Security Company Speaks Out After Guard Makes “False Claims” Against Morgan Wallen

“A hired employee of BEST Crowd Management made false claims as it related to last night’s Morgan Wallen concert,” the security company wrote.

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Andrew Wendowski

Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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Posted on April 25, 2023

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Morgan Wallen; Photo Courtesy of David Lehr

The company that employs a security guard who claimed Morgan Wallen was “too drunk” to perform at his canceled Mississippi concert on Sunday is speaking out, denouncing the man’s statements.

On Sunday evening (April 23), Wallen canceled his concert at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Mississippi just minutes before he was scheduled to take the stage, citing that “voice is shot and I am unable to sing.”

Morgan Wallen Statement; Photo Courtesy of Instagram Stories
Morgan Wallen Statement; Photo Courtesy of Instagram Stories

Security Claimed Wallen Was “Too Drunk” To Perform In Mississippi

Following the abrupt cancelation of the concert, rumors swirled that Wallen was “too drunk” to take the stage and that his reason for canceling the show was not true. 

The rumors began after a video of a security guard working at the venue began circulating on TikTok and other social media platforms. In the clip, the security guard can be seen gossiping with fans, saying that Wallen “couldn’t walk,” was “too drunk” to perform and that a “ambulance took him.”

The guard claimed he was given that information “by head of security” and that “the losing his voice” story is “bull crap.”

Read The Security Company’s Statement Below

BEST Crowd Management, a company that provides security services for concerts and other large events in the area, took to social media to address the statements made by an employee of the company.

“A hired employee of BEST Crowd Management made false claims as it related to last night’s Morgan Wallen concert and we do not stand behind the detail in his statement,” the company wrote, before recommending that fans ”refer to Morgan’s social media pages for details.”

Courtesy of Best Crowd Management
Courtesy of Best Crowd Management

Big Loud partner, Seth England, also shared the statement to his Instagram stories thanking the company for speaking out on the false accusation.

“Thank you, @bestcrowdmanagement, for correcting your employee, who made up an entire story that was nowhere close to true. Every detail was false. Laughable what some people will just say for a reaction,” England wrote.

Courtesy of Seth England
Courtesy of Seth England

Rescheduled Three Concerts

Following Sunday’s cancelation in Mississippi, Morgan Wallen postponed three upcoming tour dates of his One Night At A Time World Tour, including his shows in Michigan, Illinois and Nebraska.

“Y’all know how important my fans are to me, so I feel horrible about this news,” Wallen’s statement read. ”There’s nothing more I want to do than be on stage playing for you guys. But as of today, I’m on doctor-ordered vocal rest and we have to reschedule this week’s shows.”

The “Last Night” singer went on to share his gratitude for fans as he continues to heal his vocal cords.

”I appreciate and understand everything you do to get to my shows, so it would be unfair of me to put on a show that I know will not be 100%,” he continued. “I’m doing everything I can to speed up the process of getting to that 100% mark.”

Morgan Wallen; Photo Courtesy of David Lehr
Morgan Wallen; Photo Courtesy of David Lehr

Wallen was scheduled to appear in Grand Rapids, MI at the Van Andel Arena on April 27, Moline, IL at the Vibrant Arena on April 28 and Lincoln, NE on April 29. The statement also revealed that those shows have now been rescheduled for June 27, Sept. 8, and Sept. 9, respectively.

Wallen also assured fans that “all original tickets will be honored for the new dates.” Fans who are no longer able to attend can check with their point of purchase for questions about refunds. 

Wallen’s next scheduled tour date will take place on May 4 in Jacksonville, FL at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena.

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One Night At A Time World Tour

Wallen is currently in the midst of the U.S. leg of his One Night At A Time World Tour, which kicked off with two sold-out shows at American Family Field in Milwaukee, Wisconsin earlier this month. 

The One Night At A Time World Tour marks Wallen’s first-time ever headlining stadiums across the globe for multiple nights. 

Marking one of the largest tours of 2023 so far and the biggest tour of Wallen’s career, the lengthy trek will visit 30 stadiums, plus arenas, amphitheaters and festivals to fans across four countries and two continents. 

The North American leg of the trek will wrap up on October 7 at Tacoma Dome in Washington.

The tour, which kicked off in March with shows overseas in New Zealand and Australia, will return overseas this fall with stops in Canada before heading to The O2 in London on Dec. 3.

Produced by Live Nation, the trek will feature support from ERNEST and Bailey Zimmerman on all dates. HARDY and Parker McCollum will also appear on select dates.

Morgan Wallen; Photo Courtesy of David Lehr
Morgan Wallen; Photo Courtesy of David Lehr

In an effort to give back to those in need, Wallen will donate $3 of every ticket sold on the U.S. dates to The Morgan Wallen Foundation. Established in 2021, the foundation benefits causes near and dear to the superstar’s heart, including organizations such as Greater Good Music, Children Are People, the Salvation Army, and the National Museum of African American Music.

Additionally, Morgan Wallen will also perform at several festivals this summer such as Gulf Coast Jam, Carolina Country Music Fest, We Fest, Big Valley Jamboree, YQM Country Fest, and more.

READ: Fans Praise Morgan Wallen’s Showmanship After He Falls On Stage: “He Recovered & Kept Going Like A Boss”

New Album, One Thing At A Time

The tour comes in support of his latest album, One Thing At A Time, which arrived on March 3. One Thing At A Time showcases Wallen’s wide range of musical influences as well as combine his love for country, rock and hip-hop. 

The project features 36 tracks, including duets with Eric Church, HARDY and ERNEST. Wallen’s sister Ashlyne also makes an appearance on the project, singing harmonies on the song titled “Outlook.” He also pays tribute to his son, Indigo (Indie) Wilder Wallen, on the project with the tune “Dying Man,” which he often dedicates to Indie during his live concerts.

“This record represents the last few years of my life, the highs and the lows,” Wallen previously shared in a statement. “It also brings together the musical influences that have shaped me as an artist – country, alternative and hip-hop.”

Morgan Wallen 'One Thing At A Time' Album Art
Morgan Wallen ‘One Thing At A Time’ Album Art

Nominated For Entertainer Of The Year At 2023 ACM Awards

Additionally, Wallen recently earned four nominations at the 2023 ACM Awards, including the coveted Entertainer Of The Year, Male Artist Of The Year, Song Of The Year (“Sand In My Boots”) and Artist-Songwriter Of The Year.

Co-hosted by Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks, the 58th Academy Of Country Music Awards will stream live exclusively on Prime Video from Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas on Thursday, May 11 at 8/7c.

READ: PHOTOS: Jamie Lynn Spears & Her Family Attend Morgan Wallen’s Mississippi Concert

Morgan Wallen’s Remaining U.S. Tour Dates

May

4 – Jacksonville, FL – VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena

5 – West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre

6 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre

18 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium*

19 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium*$  

20 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium*$

24 – Austin, TX – Moody Center

26 – Houston, TX – Minute Maid Park*#

June

1 – Atlanta, GA – Truist Park*$  

2 – Atlanta, GA – Truist Park*$

3 – Panama City Beach, FL – Gulf Coast Jam^

8 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach

9 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach

10 – Myrtle Beach, SC – Carolina Country Music Fest^

14 – Pittsburgh, PA – PNC Park*&  

15 – Pittsburgh, PA – PNC Park*#

17 – Philadelphia, PA – Citizens Bank Park*#

22 – Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field*#  

23 – Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field*$

27 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena

29 – Detroit, MI – Ford Field*#  

30 – Detroit, MI – Ford Field*#

July

6 – St. Louis, MO – Busch Stadium*$  

7 – St. Louis, MO – Busch Stadium*$

14 – San Diego, CA – Petco Park*#  

15 – San Diego, CA – Petco Park*#

19 – Phoenix, AZ – Chase Field*#  

20 – Phoenix, AZ – Chase Field*#

22 – Los Angeles, CA – SoFi Stadium*#

August

3 – Detroit Lakes, MN – WE Fest^

11 – Columbus, OH – Ohio Stadium*%

12 – Columbus, OH – Ohio Stadium*#

16 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park*#

17 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park*# 

18 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park*$

September

2 – Washington, DC – FedEx Field*$

8 – Moline, IL – Vibrant Arena

9 – Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena

October

7 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome

HARDY, Morgan Wallen; Photo Courtesy of David Lehr
HARDY, Morgan Wallen; Photo Courtesy of David Lehr

Morgan Wallen 2023 International Tour Dates

August

5 – Camrose, AB – Big Valley Jamboree^

24 – Dieppe, NB – YQM Country Fest^

September

14 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage  

15 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage  

16 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage

18 – London, ON – Budweiser Gardens

21 – Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre

22 – Quebec City, QC – Videotron Centre

23 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre

28 – Winnipeg, MB – Canada Life Centre

29 – Saskatoon, SK – SaskTel Centre

30 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome

October

3 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena 

4 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena

December

3 – London, UK – The O2~

* Stadium Dates

^ Festival Dates

# HARDY, ERNEST, Bailey Zimmerman

$ Parker McCollum, ERNEST, Bailey Zimmerman

& HARDY, Bailey Zimmerman

% Riley Green, ERNEST

+ HARDY, ERNEST

~ openers TBA

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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