Big Smo Postpones Upcoming March Shows
Country hip-hop artist Big Smo has postponed a string of upcoming concert dates.
The shows were scheduled for March 11 through March 28; affected cities include Louisville, Ky.; Charlotte, N.C.; Columbus, Ohio, and others, for a total of 11 concerts. Big Smo made the announcement in a press release, simply citing "unforeseen circumstances" as the reason for the delayed dates.
"It is with my deepest regrets to announce that I will be RESCHEDULING *ALL OF MY MARCH TOUR DATES* due to Continuing Uncontrollable Circumstances. I can not apologize enough for the inconvenience this may have created for you as I know you are all looking forward to Kickin It with us at our shows," Big Smo writes on his Facebook page. "Let me reassure you all, your tickets will be valid for our rescheduled dates or refundable at places of purchace. I want you all to know, I am in good spirits & have a positive mind set for our future & please keep us in your thoughts & prayers as we move forward to resolve this personal situation. I would NEVER let my Kinfoke down & I Love You All. #kinfoke4life."
The artist, whose sound is a unique blend of rap, country and Southern rock, was touring to promote his debut album, Kuntry Livin', which was released last June. His rise to stardom has been unique, with more than 16 million YouTube views amassed and publicity largely done through word of mouth.
Big Smo premiered his own reality television show, Big Smo, on A&E last June. It followed his professional accomplishments of releasing his debut album, working with Darius Rucker, getting his first tour bus and other exciting moments; the show also focused on the singer's struggle to balance life at home and life on the road with his family, which includes two young daughters.
"You can tell when something’s real,” he says. “You can tell when it’s true. And I think what’s made us successful and gotten us this far is that we’re just real people, down-home country folk who really love to make music. People see that.”
Big Smo Postponed Concert Dates:
March 11 — Murfreesboro, Tenn. @ Tempt
March 12 — Louisville, Ky. @ Mercury Ballroom
March 13 — Bloomington, Ind. @ Bluebird
March 14 — Columbia, Mo. @ Snorty Horse Saloon
March 19 — Charlotte, N.C. @ Amos Southend
March 20 — Winston-Salem, N.C. @ Ziggy’s
March 21 — Duluth, Ga. @ Wild Bills
March 25 — Columbus, Ohio @ The Bluestone
March 26 — Lafayette, Ind. @ Hideaway
March 27 — Rootstown, Ohio @ Dusty Armadillo
March 28 — Dayton, Ohio @ Oddbodys