Country music duo Dan + Shay decided to reschedule their "The Arena" tour due to the coronavirus concerns. Although it was unbearable for both Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney, they had to do it for everyone's safety.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Smyers said, "The coronavirus caught us all off guard." He then shared his disappointment, saying they worked their whole lives to get where they are.
However, just as they commenced their first arena tour, everything went to a screeching halt. Smyers added that they were upset, yet the reason is greater than music.
Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney at Staples Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. | Photo: Getty Images
"It's about the well-being of the world," he continued, "so we did what we thought was right and postponed the tour."
The talented duo made the decision to postpone their tour just as the pandemic appeared to be sweeping the nation. They were supposed to play in Philadelphia.
Smyers expressed gratitude to all their fans for the understanding and support they receive in such vulnerable times.
Smyers also encouraged everyone to practice social distancing and follow instructions to avoid huge groups. He explained that it's very important we all act mindfully and right away.
As of now, Dan + Shay don't have any dates on the schedule until July 30, as reported by Pop Culture. The entirety of their tour updates will be posted on their official site as they become accessible.
Reba McEntire also chose to postpone her Las Vegas residency due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Dan + Shay are signed to Warner Records Nashville. They have released three albums — "Where It All Began," "Obsessed," and "Dan + Shay."
These albums have accounted for nine singles. Five of them have topped the Country Airplay chart, and two have topped the Hot Country Songs chart.
A year ago, they collaborated with Canadian singer Justin Bieber for the single "10,000 Hours." The song debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 4.
On Instagram, McEntire announced that the "April 8 -18 performances of Reba, Brooks & Dunn: Together in Vegas will be postponed out of an abundance of caution."
The veteran singer told her fans to hang on to their tickets and that they will tell them about new dates as soon as possible. She added that they anticipate coming back to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on June 10 to 20.
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