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Dierks Bentley and Thomas Rhett Reach Out to Fans After Their Concerts Face Extensive Weather Delays

by Taylor Cunningham
(Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for Dierks Bentley's Whiskey Row Nashville)

Dierks Bentley and Thomas Rhett are both having some weather-related issues at their concerts tonight. The two are playing on opposite ends of the country, but storms have been threatening both of the country crooner’s shows.

Thomas Rhett took to Twitter to assure his fans that his band will play—eventually. According to his video, fans have been waiting out a rain delay for over five hours. The area has been experiencing patches of storms throughout the evening. Rhett is supposed to take the stage in Bristow, Virginia. The venue, Jiffy Lube Live, is an outdoor amphitheater, so the fate of the event lies in mother nature’s hands. However, Rhett seemed certain he’d be able to kick off the concert soon.

In the tweet, Thomas Rhett thanks his fans for waiting out the storm. “Hey what’s up everybody in Virginia… this rain sucks, and so does the lightning,” he said. He continued to tell his followers that a lot of people have been messaging him to find out if the concert is canceled, and he said that “as of right now,” it’s not.

He finished by asking everyone not to leave. “If you’re still out there, stay out there.” He then thanked his incredible fans for sticking with him.

Dierks Bentley Says the Show will Go On

Shortly after Thomas Rhett addressed his fans on Twitter, Dierks Bentley posted a similar tweet. The two are nearly two thousand miles apart, but they’re both having the same problem.

In Bentley’s tweet, he assured ticket holders that he would perform no matter what.

“Albuquerque… rain or shine we’re playing tonight,” he wrote. “So far no severe weather has been detected, @RileyGreenMusic will be up in just a few minutes…”

Bentley’s Beers On Me tour stopped in Albuquerque today, but the famously dry town is experiencing scattered thunderstorms tonight. His New Mexico delay comes less than a week after Dierks Bentley was forced to cancel his August 22nd Lake Tahoe event.

In an Instagram post, the Come a Little Closer singer announced that the show had to be rescheduled due to the ongoing forest fires. He said that the conditions were “too unsafe,” and he couldn’t “be more bummed.” But, he’d be seeing his Nevada fans once the fires are under control.