Travis Tritt says he will no longer tolerate mandates being pushed onto his fans at his concerts, so he has made the decision to pull the plug on any shows that require any kind of health guidelines.
The multi-platinum country singer and two-time GRAMMY winner canceled all upcoming performances at venues that require proof of COVID vaccination, testing or have mask mandates in effect.
The Georgia native has been very vocal about his political views and thoughts on mandates/protocols on social media and at his recent concerts, but now he is putting his words into actions.
“I’m putting my money where my mouth is and announcing that any venue or promoter mandating masks, requiring vaccinations, or pushing COVID testing protocols on my fans will not be tolerated,” Tritt said in a statement via his publicist. ”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.”
Tritt continued, “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.”
Despite a potential loss in revenue, Tritt says he’s willing to suffer any losses for what he believes is for the greater good of his fans.
“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,” Tritt declared. ”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.”
The singer then apologized to fans who purchased tickets for any upset this may cause.
“I’m sorry for any inconvenience this situation creates for anyone who had purchased tickets to these shows,” Tritt added. ”We will try to reschedule unrestricted shows in these areas as soon as we can.”
The concerts affected by Tritt’s decision include shows in Indiana, Mississippi, Illinois and Kentucky.
See the full list of affected shows below:
October 23 – Muncie, Indiana
November 6 – Philadelphia, Mississippi
November 11 – Peoria, Illinois
November 13 – Louisville Kentucky
Shows without mandates or COVID protocols in effect will continue as scheduled. See a full list of Tritt’s upcoming events at www.TravisTritt.com.