Country singer Colter Wall announced on Wednesday (January 5th) that he has officially canceled all of his January and February 2022 shows.
In a post on both of his Facebook and Instagram accounts, Colter Wall declared the bad news. “Touring in current conditions doesn’t make much sense to us right now. So the January and February dates are canceled. Refunds are at point of purchase. Be on watch for more videos and merch.”
Colter Wall was originally set to perform in New Orleans, Houston, Oklahoma City, Denver, and Tulsa from January 12th to February 3rd. He did not indicate exactly what conditions he was referring to. However, fans on Facebook assumed it had something to do with the current rise in COVID-19 cases.
Among the Colter Wall fans that were unhappy with his decision, a Facebook user wrote, “They only win if you let them. Maybe you should book venues that are impervious to covid restrictions in the future. And let your freedom loving fans support you.”
Another fan of Colter Wall seems to not be content with the dismissive post. “I just feel like a few words like ‘we’re sorry for the inconvenience’ or something like that goes a long way. Especially when the person running this page is going to remind everyone to buy his merch.”
Meanwhile, Colter Wall will be performing at Stagecoach 2022. It’s set for April 30th in Indio, California.
Colter Wall Opens Up About How Western Canadian Cowboy Culture Fascinates Him
During a 2018 interview with The Boot, Colter Wall spoke about how Western Canadian cowboy culture fascinates him. “It’s definitely something that I took more and more of an interest in as I’ve gotten older,” he explained.
Colter Wall then said the more time he spends touring and living in the U.S., the more time has to explore and just write some more Western songs. “Which had always been, whether I knew it or not, sort of prevalent in my songwriting — musically, obviously.”
While chatting about his favorite music artists, Colter Wall stated that he is a huge fan of Tex Ritter. “Blood on the Saddle is one of my favorite cowboy records of all time. And I was really listening to that one really heavily while writing some of these songs and getting all the ideas together for this album.”
Colter Wall then said that his favorite folk singer is Ramblin’ Jack Elliott. Wall described Elliott as being one of the guys who can cover all the bases in folk music. “He did the blues stuff, he did some of the more Southern Appalachian bluegrass stuff, and then he did a bunch of cowboy songs. He was something of a cowboy himself, and I was just such a huge fan of his.”