The Boot News Roundup: George Strait’s Going Back to Las Vegas + More
Welcome to The Boot's News Roundup, a morning rundown of the news country music fans need to know. Read on to learn more about the latest goings-on in the country, Americana, bluegrass and folk genres.
George Strait is headed back to Las Vegas! In a continuation of the 18 Strait to Vegas shows he's performed since 2016, the reigning King of Country Music will head back to the T-Mobile Arena in Sin City on Feb. 1 and 2, 2019, for a pair of concerts. Ashley McBryde will open for Strait at both shows; tickets are scheduled to go on sale on Oct. 19 at 10AM local time.
With Hurricane Michael making landfall, Chris Stapleton has pushed back his scheduled Thursday night (Oct. 11) performance at Charlotte, N.C.'s PNC Music Pavilion to Sunday (Oct. 14) instead. Stapleton announced the date change on Twitter. Fans will be able to use the tickets they purchased for the Oct. 11 show for the rescheduled date.
Kane Brown has partnered with Apple Music for a brand-new film. Titled Kane Brown -- Experiment, the film will give fans a look at Brown's sophomore album, Experiment, due out on Nov. 9. To celebrate the film's release on Apple Music on Nov. 2, Brown will perform at a screening event in Nashville on Nov. 1. “II love that I had an opportunity to tell more of my story and give a first look at the Experiment album," Brown says in a statement. "I feel like the new album is diverse and has something for everyone and is a true reflection of me as an artist."
Originally set for Oct. 19-20 in White Springs, Fla., the 2018 Party in the Pines country music festival has been cancelled. Organizers of the event, which was supposed to feature performances from the Zac Brown Band, Cassadee Pope, Luke Combs and more, have announced that the festival has been cancelled for reasons "beyond our control." According to the Lake City Reporter, the festival was only in its second year, and no reason for the cancellation has been made public; organizers are currently "working on a plan to compensate ticketholders and sponsors."
Bluegrass six-piece Flatt Lonesome have announced that they are going on an indefinite hiatus. In a press release, the band says that they will perform all currently scheduled dates, which extend into 2019, but will not put any additional shows on their calendar. "Right now is a busy time in all of our lives, and it is time for us to shift our priorities a bit as we enter new seasons of life with new families, spouses and children," says band member Kelsi Robertson Harrigill in a statement. "We are so blessed and want to thank all of the promoters, radio programmers, fans and our families for making this an incredible journey. We love you all!"
Chris Janson will headline his first-ever show in Los Angeles, Calif., on Nov. 30. The show is set to take place at the Novo, and is part of Janson's ongoing Waitin' on 5 Tour. Before heading to LA, Janson will make stops in Tennessee, Texas, Missouri, Florida and Georgia. The Waitin' on 5 tour concludes on Dec. 5 in Las Vegas, Nev.