MARIETTA, Ga. (BRPROUD) – Country music legend Travis Tritt is taking a stand even though it will hurt his fans and bottom line.
Tritt is cancelling four shows in the cities listed below because they are requiring “proof of COVID vaccination, mask mandates, or testing.”
- Muncie, Indiana on Oct. 23
- Philadelphia, Mississippi on November 6
- Peoria, Illinois on Nov 11
- Louisville, Kentucky on Nov. 13
The full statement about this decision from the country star is provided below:
“I’m putting my money where my mouth is and announcing that any venue or promoter mandating masks, requiring vaccinations, or pushing COVID testing protocols on my fans will not be tolerated. Any show I have booked that discriminates against concert-goers by requiring proof of vaccination, a COVID test, or a mask is being canceled immediately. Many people are taking a firm stand against these mandates around the country, and I wholeheartedly support that cause. I have been extremely vocal against mandates since the beginning. This is a sacrifice that I’m willing to make to stand up for the freedoms that generations of Americans have enjoyed for their entire lifetimes. There are plenty of promoters and venues around the country that appreciate fans and the freedom of choice in this great country, and those are the promoters and venues that I will be supporting.”
Tritt continues, “I’m sorry for any inconvenience this situation creates for anyone who had purchased tickets to these shows. We will try to reschedule unrestricted shows in these areas as soon as we can.”
Shows that do not have mandates will continue as scheduled.
Late on Monday night, Tritt went on Twitter and told people to “hold the line.”
Tritt has received nine Grammy nominations in his career and won the award twice.