Dan + Shay Postpone Entire Spring Arena Tour After Coronavirus Concerns
Hours after they were forced to cancel a scheduled show in Philadelphia, Dan + Shay have moved all 15 remaining dates on their spring tour. The postponement is due to spreading concerns related to the coronavirus.
Rescheduled dates for the duo's Arena Tour will fall mostly in July and August and run right into the previously-announced fall leg of the tour. It's not clear if they'll feature the same opening acts. A list of new dates is below, as is a full statement from Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney.
Thursday morning's (March 12) cancelation of the Philadelphia show came as the venue closed for cleaning. That they were outside the venue preparing for the show speaks to how quickly things have changed over the last 48 hours. While they're just the second major act to postpone a country tour — following Zac Brown Band — several other artists have been affected or have chosen to cancel individual shows.
Precautions are being taken worldwide as COVID-19 spreads. The NBA and MLS have suspended their seasons, and the annual March Madness NCAA tournament will not allow fans to watch the games live from the stands.
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Dan + Shay's official statement:
Well, here we are. March 12, 2020, sitting in a bus parked outside Wells Fargo Center, making a statement we never thought we’d have to make. After the mandatory postponement of our Philadelphia show, and several others in the coming weeks, we have made the collective decision (with our team and health officials) to postpone the spring leg of THE (ARENA) TOUR. These shows mean the world to us, and it was important that they be postponed and not canceled, but more than the shows, our fans mean the world to us, and protecting their safety is the number one priority. We want the shows to be memorable, and not experienced with fear.
Thank you all for your patience and understanding. It is a strange, strange time for all of us, but we felt this was the right thing to do. Previously purchased tickets will be honored at all rescheduled dates. We hope everyone can make it. Keep an eye on venue websites for further information and updates. Stay safe out there.
So much love,
Dan + Shay
Dan + Shay's New the (Arena) Tour 2020 Tour Dates:
March 6 -- Nashville, Tenn. @ Bridgestone Arena
July 30 -- Tulsa, Okla. @ BOK Center
July 31 -- Dallas, Texas @ American Airlines Center
Aug. 1 -- San Antonio, Texas @ AT&T Center
Aug. 6 -- Louisville, Ky. @ KFC Yum! Center
Aug. 7 -- Grand Rapids, Mich. @ Van Andel Arena
Aug. 8 -- Oro-Medonte, Ont. @ Burl's Creek Event Grounds
Aug. 13 -- Omaha, Neb. @ CHI Health Center
Aug. 14 -- Kansas City, Mo. @ Sprint Center
Aug. 15 -- Chicago, Ill. @ United Center
Aug. 21 -- Calgary, Alb. @ Prairie Wind Park
Aug. 28 -- Milwaukee, Wisc. @ Fiserv Forum
Aug. 29 -- Minneapolis, Minn. @ Target Center
Sept. 10 -- Greenville, S.C. @ Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Sept. 11 -- Charlottesville, Va. @ John Paul Jones Arena
Sept. 12 -- Greensboro, N.C. @ Greensboro Coliseum
Sept. 17 -- North Little Rock, Ark. @ Simmons Bank Arena (f.k.a. Verizon Arena)
Sept. 18 -- St. Louis, Mo. @ Enterprise Center
Sept. 19 -- Detroit, Mich. @ Little Caesars Arena
Sept. 24 -- Washington, DC @ Capital One Arena
Sept. 25 -- New York City @ Madison Square Garden
Sept. 26 -- Pittsburgh, Pa. @ PPG Paints Arena
Sept. 28 -- Philadelphia, Pa. @ Wells Fargo Center
Oct. 1 -- Orlando, Fla. @ Amway Center
Oct. 2 -- Atlanta, Ga. @ State Farm Arena
Oct. 3 -- New Orleans, La. @ Smoothie King Center
Oct. 5 -- Indianapolis, Ind. @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Oct. 8 -- Newark, N.J. @ Prudential Center
Oct. 9 -- Boston, Mass. @ TD Garden
Oct. 10 -- Uncasville, Conn. @ Mohegan Sun Arena
Oct. 11 -- Hershey, Pa. @ Giant Center
Oct. 15 -- Denver, Colo. @ Pepsi Center
Oct. 16 -- Salt Lake City, Utah @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
Oct. 17 -- Las Vegas, Nev. @ T-Mobile Arena
Oct. 21 -- Glendale, Ariz. @ Gila River Arena
Oct. 23 -- San Francisco, Calif. @ Chase Center
Oct. 24 -- Sacramento, Calif. @ Golden 1 Center
Oct. 29 -- Boise, Idaho @ ExtraMile Arena
Oct. 30 -- Portland, Ore. @ Moda Center
Oct. 31 -- Tacoma, Wash. @ Tacoma Dome