Zach Bryan Forced To Cancel New York City Show Due To Venue Staffing Issues

by Matthew Memrick

Zach Bryan drove to New York City, only for the country artist to learn that venue staffing issues caused the Monday show’s cancelation.

In a Sunday night Tweet, Bryan told fans about his trip. The Oklahoma native is in the same boat with fans who wanted to see the Monday, Dec. 20 show.

The star apologized to fans and assured them that Webster Hall was “being safe.” 

One Twitter fan named KevinWentPhone replied to Bryan, saying, “We love what you do and who you are! I just tested positive this morning, so I was devastated to not be able to make it. Hope everyone out there is safe and healthy.”

Bryan looks to perform Tuesday at the Royale in Boston, but there’s no word on that venue yet. One Instagram fan told another that the NYC COVID outbreak was more venue-based and did not involve Bryan’s crew. Tickets on his website are still on sale for the show.

Bryan Vows To Return in Statement

Bryan’s concert is among the recent COVID-19 variants affecting New York City shows. Several Broadway shows are off due to the pandemic’s resurgence over the past weeks. Over the weekend, longtime NBC comedy sketch show “Saturday Night Life” was reduced to a bare-bones staff for its final episode of 2021.

You could feel the pain in the country star’s Tweet as he mentioned that tickets for the new show would be honored.

“So sorry to let y’all down,” Bryan stated. “We will be monitoring the COVID outbreak situation in NYC before rescheduling a new show date.”

The artist asked fans to keep a lookout for email updates. He wanted them to know that he and his team “did EVERYTHING we could to keep this show from being rescheduled, but the safety of Webster Hall’s staff and you guys comes first.”

Finally, the former Navy man told fans about his dream to never cancel a show as long as he performed.

He added in another tweet that “Anyone who can’t make the next show, refunds will be available.”

Zach Bryan Just Out Of The Navy

There is some good news for Bryan coming in 2022. Months after getting an honorable discharge from the Navy, the man will be performing at Nashville’s storied Ryman Auditorium on Feb. 10. 

Bryan will perform at Lexington’s Kentucky Horse Park Alltech Arena two days later during the Bulls, Bands, and Barrels festival.

In an Instagram post from October, the artist talked about his time in the Navy. He recently fulfilled an eight-year commitment, starting when he was 17. He lauded that service, saying the experience “Made a man out of me.”