Travis Tritt and Chris Janson Issue Statements After Canceling Co-Headlining Florida Concert
The show was canceled in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian.
Travis Tritt, Chris Janson; Photo via YouTube
Travis Tritt and Chris Janson have made the decision to cancel their upcoming concert in Estero, Florida due to the aftermath of Hurricane Ian.
The concert was set to feature the War Hippies and take place on October 28 at the Hertz Arena.
The artists took to social media to share individual statements with fans and cited the relief and recovery efforts as the reason for the cancelation.
Tritt shared the following statement along with the caption, “FYI.”
“In light of the devastation in and around the Estero area and wanting to provide more time for community recovery and relief, Travis Tritt’s scheduled appearance in Estero, Florida, on October 29th has been canceled. Tritt hopes to return to the market at a future date. Ticket refunds will be available at the point of purchase.”
Janson also shared a similar statement and promised, “Hope to be back real soon, Estero!”
“In light of the devastation in and around the Estero area and wanting to provide more time for community recovery and relief, the ‘Can’t Miss Tour’ stop featuring Travis Tritt, Chris Janson, and War Hippies, scheduled in Estero, Florida, on October 28 has been canceled. Ticket refunds will be available at the point of purchase.”
Hurricane Ian made landfall on September 28 in Southwestern Florida as a high-end category 4 storm. The hurricane left many homes and businesses destroyed and also took the lives of at least 89 people, according to The Washington Post. It will likely take years to rebuild.
Travis Tritt and Chris Janson will bring the Can’t Miss Tour to Corbin, Kentucky (October 22) and Charlotte, North Carolina (October 23) this weekend. The pair’s two additional Florida concert dates, Clearwater, Florida on October 22, and Pompano Beach, Florida on October 29, have not been impacted.
The artists announced the co-headlining trek earlier this year after teaming up to release the song “Things You Can’t Live Without.” The duet appears on Janson’s latest album, All In, which was released in April.
“I’m really looking forward to the ‘Can’t Miss Tour’ with Chris this Fall. Our high-energy performances complement each other so well. Audiences are going to be thoroughly entertained,” Tritt shared upon the announcement of the tour.
Janson added, “Excited to be out touring with one of my favorites. It’s gonna be a rowdy fall, and I’m looking forward to it!”
On working with Tritt in the studio, Janson told Country Now that “Things You Can’t Live Without” came out better than he could have imagined.
“He absolutely crushed it, just like I knew he would,” he shared. “It’s one of my favorite collaborations to date.”
In addition to working with Tritt, the pair also formed a bond outside of the studio. “Travis is a great guy and turned out to be a really good friend,” he added.
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