Travis Tritt says he will not perform at venues that require mask mandates or vaccinations to attend.
The country artist made the announcement today on his website, sharing which shows are impacted. Four upcoming tour dates have been canceled due to venues requiring mask mandates and proof of vaccination or negative COVID test.
- Muncie, Indiana on October 23
- Philadelphia, Mississippi on November 6
- Peoria, Illinois on November 11
- Louisville, Kentucky on November 13
“I’m putting my money where my mouth is an announcing that any venue or promoter mandating masks, requiring vaccinations, or pushing COVID testing protocols on my fans will not be tolerated,” Tritt writes in the announcement.
“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,” Tritt continues. “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.”
“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.”
Travis Tritt has 13 more scheduled tour dates this year that are not impacted by this decision. Those tour dates are as follows.
- October 21 – Troy, OH
- October 22 – Shipshewana, IN
- November 4 – Macon, GA
- November 5 – Hiawassee, GA
- November 12 – Mount Pleasant, MI
- November 19 – Augusta, GA
- November 20 – Columbia, SC
- December 3 – Kansas City, MO
- December 4 – Catoosa, OK
- December 10 – Corpus Christi, TX
- December 11 – Hinton, OK
- December 16 – Greensburg, PA
- December 17 – Jim Thorpe, PA