Luke Bryan Cancels First Farm Tour 2016 Date Due to Hurricane Matthew
Bryan and company were scheduled to play in Gaston, S.C., on Wednesday (Oct. 5), but due to evacuation orders put in place because of Hurricane Matthew, the show has been canceled. According to Bryan's official website, evacuation orders in South Carolina's coastal areas, which begin on Wednesday, "will impact the traffic routes to the [venue, Culler Farms]," necessitating the cancellation. A statement notes that full refunds will be provided this week; ticketholders should check their email inboxes for details.
Hurricane Matthew made landfall in Haiti on Tuesday (Oct. 4), USA Today reports, after hitting the Caribbean and resulting in the deaths of at least seven people. The storm is projected to travel through Cuba and the Bahamas, then up the East Coast of the United States, over the next few days.
Weather issues plagued Bryan's 2015 Farm Tour as well, with heavy rains forcing the singer to cancel or postpone some of the dates. Still, in 2015, Bryan performed for more than 110,000 fans during his Farm Tour.
Bryan's 2016 Farm Tour will now begin on Thursday (Oct. 6) in Greenback, Tenn., at Maple Lane Farms; a portion of Farm Tour ticket proceeds go toward a local college scholarship, the Luke Bryan Farm Tour Scholarship, given to students from farming families within the communities in which the Farm Tour stops. The artist's first-ever Farm Tour EP, ... Here's to the Farmer, is now available.
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