Dan + Shay’s Philadelphia Concert Rescheduled Due To ‘Ongoing Coronavirus Situation’

The Dan + Shay concert scheduled for Thursday night (March 12) at Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center has been rescheduled. The…

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Lauren Jo Black

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March 12, 2020

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The Dan + Shay concert scheduled for Thursday night (March 12) at Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center has been rescheduled.

The move comes after the venue closed to undergo “extensive cleaning and sanitization” due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

Dan + Shay said they were heartbroken over the news and took to Twitter to share a message to their disappointed fans.

“Philly, we have been looking forward to this show since the day it was announced, and are devastated that it will not be happening tonight,” the Grammy-winning duo wrote. “We love this so much that we flew in a day early to enjoy it, but unfortunately we will not be able to perform due to the arena being shut down.”

Dan + Shay went on to confirm that the new date for the show is Monday, September 28 and that all tickets previously purchased will be honored for the newly scheduled event.

“It’s a sad day for all of us, but there is peace in knowing the decision was made to protect those who planned to attend the show,” they concluded. “We promise to make it extra special when we return.”

The postponement of the show is just one of many happening this week as the U.S. and countries around the globe try to stop the spread of COVID-19.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.