ALABAMA postpones tour, including stop in Columbia, due to lead singer’s health

Images retrieved from ALABAMA’s website, Facebook page.

Country Music Hall of Fame group ALABAMA announced they will be postponing the remainder of their 50th Anniversary Tour, which included a stop at the Colonial Life Arena Oct. 3.

The reason for the postponement was due to Randy Owen’s ongoing health complications with cluster migraines and vertigo. According to representatives, the group had hoped to continue the record-breaking tour, but doctors advised more time is needed for Owen to fully recover.

ALABAMA bass player and vocalist Teddy Gentry released the following statement:

“The ’50th Anniversary Tour’ has been very special to us. The support of the fans and their energy at all of our shows has led to some of the most fun we’ve ever had onstage. As disappointed as myself, Randy, and Jeff are to have to postpone this tour for all of our incredible fans, we know that Randy’s recovery is what is most important for everyone at this time. We would like to thank our fans, promoters, and venues and we look forward to seeing you all soon.”

Tickets for the originally scheduled show will be valid for the new show date to be announced in the coming weeks. Customers may now request a refund at the original point of purchase. More details regarding refunds can be found on the Colonial Life Arena website.

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