Hurricane season has been hitting the United States East Coast hard the last few weeks. As a result of one, namely Hurricane Ida, country music star Jason Aldean had to cancel an Alabama concert. The show, initially scheduled for Saturday night, August 28th, was postponed as the hurricane poses major threats to the area. These include a storm surge, heavy rains, and even the possibility of tornadoes.
Aldean intended to perform at Wharf Amphitheatre in Orange Beach, AL. The concert featured as one of the many shows listed for his Back In the Saddle tour. However, Jason Aldean and his team made the decision to cancel Friday, August 27th.
The star’s team shared a post via his Twitter account stating, “Due to the impending Tropical Storm, Jason’s concert originally scheduled for Saturday @TheWharfOBA will be rescheduled to 10/31/21.”
The tweet continued, sharing that all ticketholders for the August concert should attend the show’s new date. The team encouraged fans to reach out with questions and remain safe during the storm.
Concerts frequently take place despite torrential downpours. Though Jason Aldean’s concert saw cancelation as a precaution. Hurricane Ida had strengthened from a tropical storm to an all-out hurricane Friday. AL.com shared that “Ida is expected to be an extremely dangerous major hurricane when it reaches the coast of Louisiana.”
Regions surrounding could experience hurricane-force winds throughout Saturday. The site continued that Ida could result in “potentially catastrophic wind damage possible where the core of Ida moves onshore.”
Authorities stress that people in the danger zone rush to protect themselves and their homes.
Jason Aldean Expresses Gratitude at Performing Live Again
Jason Aldean’s most recent cancelation came in light of the impending, potentially deadly, tropical storm. Although previously, the artist expressed his gratitude at being back on stage and performing live earlier this month. After 18 months of no live music or rowdy country crowds, he shared real relief and happiness at touring again.
During one of the star’s earlier August concerts, he shared with fans, “the coolest thing about all this…is that I’m looking out, seeing all you guys, and I don’t see one f***ing mask.” He then expressed his exasperation with the pandemic and the past year’s heavy restrictions saying, “I’ve had just about enough of that sh*t.”
Fans shared similar enthusiasm, chanting back, “USA! USA!” excitement and genuine happiness rumbling through the crowd.
Regardless, Jason Aldean expressed more frustration than gratitude when he said, “This is our first weekend back and who knows what’s going to happen next week…I don’t know ’cause I don’t know if they’re going to let us play next week.”
So far, it seems country concerts have persisted since restrictions eased. However, the rapidly increasing cases of COVID-19 and the multiple tropical storms raging over the eastern U.S. don’t appear too promising.