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Florida Georgia line latest band to cancel 2021 tour due to COVID; includes Chicago date

The band announced it is canceling its I Love My Country Tour 2021, a 29-city trek that included an Oct. 29 date at the United Center.

Thomas Rhett and Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line perform onstage for Feeding Nashville’s live benefit concert at FirstBank Amphitheater on August 03, 2021 in Franklin, Tennessee.
Thomas Rhett and Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line perform onstage for Feeding Nashville’s live benefit concert at FirstBank Amphitheater on August 03, 2021 in Franklin, Tennessee.
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Florida Georgia line on Friday became the latest tour casualty due to COVID-19.

The band announced it is canceling its I Love My Country Tour 2021, a 29-city trek that included an Oct. 29 date at the United Center.

“There is nothing better than seeing all of your faces from the stage, feeling your good energy, and making memories together,” said FGL’s Tyler Hubbard, in the official announcement. “We were hopeful we could get back on the road this fall, and are so bummed to have to cancel this tour, but we know in our hearts that we still have to make sure we’re keeping our fans and crew safe. It’s unfortunate that we have to cancel but we hope y’all understand. We love our fans and can’t wait to be back out when the time is right.”

The trek, which was kicking off Sept. 24 in Atlanta, also featured openers Russell Dickerson, Lauren Alaina and Redferrin.

Refunds will automatically be issued via the original method of payment.

On Monday, Garth Brooks announced he was canceling his 2021 arena tour, which had already sold 350,000 tickets across its five announced dates.

“In July, I sincerely thought the pandemic was falling behind us. Now, watching this new wave, I realize we are still in the fight and I must do my part,” Brooks said at the time. “It is with a heavy heart we announce the decision to cancel all 5 shows but with a hopeful heart, we will reschedule and start over when this wave seems to be behind us.”

On Wednesday, Neil Young announced he was withdrawing from the Sept. 25 Farm Aid lineup due to COVID concerns. Young is a Farm Aid board member with still-scheduled-to-perform artists Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews.

Michael Buble and Stevie Nicks have also canceled the remaining dates on their 2021 tours.