Reba McEntire Abruptly Postpones Florida Concert: ‘The Safety Of My Fans, Band, And Crew Is Always My Number One Priority’
Reba McEntire has been forced to abruptly postpone her Estero, Florida concert on Thursday (Nov. 10) due to the impending…
Reba McEntire; Photo Courtesy CMA
Reba McEntire has been forced to abruptly postpone her Estero, Florida concert on Thursday (Nov. 10) due to the impending hurricane.
The country music icon took to social media on Wednesday (Nov. 9) to issue a statement, sharing the unfortunate news with fans ahead of her appearance at the 56th annual CMA Awards.
“Due to the approaching hurricane, I will be rescheduling tomorrow’s Estero, FL show for Saturday, December 10,” McEntire wrote. “The safety of my fans, band and crew is always my number one priority. All tickets will be honored for the new date.”
She concluded her statement by saying, “Thank you for understanding! I’ll be praying for the safety of everyone in Florida.”
The news comes just days after McEntire was forced to cancel several shows per Doctor’s orders.
“An update about this weekend’s shows…” McEntire shared on November 2. ”My doctor has advised me to go on vocal rest, so I have made the difficult decision to reschedule this weekend’s shows. Thank you for understanding! Love, Reba.”
McEntire was scheduled to appear in Raleigh, North Carolina at the PNC Arena on November 3, Columbus, Ohio at the Nationwide Arena on November 4 and in Indianapolis, Indiana at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse on November 5.
According to McEntire’s official statement, those shows will have been rescheduled and will now take place on December 2 (Columbus, OH), December 3 (Raleigh, NC) and December 16 (Indianapolis, IN).
McEntire also encouraged fans to hold on to their tickets for the new dates as their tickets will be honored at the rescheduled show.
Reba’s latest tour kicked off on October 13 in Lafayette, Louisiana at the Cajundome. She recently made a stop in Nashville for her first-ever headlining show at Bridgestone Arena. The sold-out event included a 30-song set that kept the capacity crowd on their feet from start to finish.
Reba: Live In Concert features support from Terri Clark and virtual collaborations with Brooks & Dunn and Vince Gill.
The Oklahoma native’s show boasts impressive production, with costume changes, pyrotechnics, and more.
Reba was recently honored for more than 58 million albums sold worldwide. Ahead of her Music City show, she was presented with a plaque commemorating the career milestone.
The country music icon is scheduled to perform at the 56th Annual CMA Awards on Wednesday, Nov. 9. Details about her highly anticipated performance are being kept under wraps for the time being, however, it’s reported that she will take the stage for a “special performance.”
Reba will also return to the road in 2023 for an extension of Reba: Live In Concert. Kicking off on March 9, the next trek will conclude with the “Fancy” singer’s first-ever headlining performance at the iconic Madison Square Garden in New York City.
“I am very grateful we’re continuing this tour on into 2023,” Reba said. “I’ve had so much fun being back out on the road and doing what I love to do most, entertaining people. And now getting to headline places like Madison Square Garden and bring my buddies Terri Clark and The Isaacs with me? Well, that’s just the extra icing on an already triple-layered, stuffed and filled, iced and frosted cake!”
In addition to touring, fans can catch Reba starring on Big Sky alongside her boyfriend, Rex Linn. The ABC drama airs Wednesday nights at 10pm ET.
In 2023, Reba will star in The Hammer on Lifetime. The much-anticipated film was inspired by the life of traveling circuit judge, Kim Wanker.
According to a press release from the network, McEntire will play the role of Kim Wheeler, who is described as “outspoken, firecracker lawyer” who is appointed Judge of the 5th District of Nevada. As one of the few traveling judges left in America, Wheeler finds herself covering a new circuit after the reigning judge passes away under what is described as “suspicious circumstances.”
Click HERE to view the recently released action-packed trailer.
Additionally, McEntire recently released a holiday project, dubbed Reba: The Ultimate Christmas Collection, which features hits from her previous Christmas project, as well as “I Needed Christmas,” from Lifetime film, Reba McEntire’s Christmas In Tune.
“I’m excited to share this newly packaged collection of my all-time favorite Christmas songs,” McEntire shared. “It was so hard to narrow down to just twelve songs, but I hope my fans enjoy this journey through time!”
Reba McEntire’s next scheduled tour date will take place on Friday, November 11 at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida with special guest Terri Clark.
Lauren Jo Black
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.