Bad news for all of you Hoosiers out there. Grammy Award-winning artist Travis Tritt has officially canceled his concert at Ball State University on October 23.
That’s right — the country music star will not be making his way to Muncie, Indiana like he originally planned. Tritt took to social media early on Tuesday evening to announce the unfortunate news to all of his fans and followers. He stated that he made the decision to cancel the show due to the university’s mask mandate policy.
“Sorry folks, this show scheduled for Oct. 23 at Emens Auditorium in Muncie, Indiana was canceled last week due to the university’s mask mandate policy. It’s not back on the calendar,” Tritt announced on Twitter. “All tickets will be refunded. — Team TT.”
Country music fans seemed like they were split right down the middle on this one. Travis Tritt’s decision to cancel his show based on Ball State University’s mask mandate had some fans cheering. But it left others scratching their heads.
“I wish all artists would do what you’re doing!” one fan confidently said.
“I get it, Travis,” another person said. “But isn’t it really taking away and punishing the fans more than the venue? Sometimes it’s not venue policy but government policy. We live in messed up times.”
“It’s sad to see so many people that are willing to give up their individual freedoms and liberties,” commented a fellow country music fan.
Travis Tritt’s Website Removes Muncie Tour Date from the Lineup
As unfortunate as it is for those who had tickets to the Travis Tritt show in Muncie, Indiana, it doesn’t look like it will be getting any better. Tritt clearly noted in his tweet that he will not be adding the location back onto his calendar. And as a result, his official website has removed the tour date from the lineup.
Speaking of which, The Emens Auditorium website also announced that the show was going to be canceled. Definitely not the news that country music fans in Indiana wanted to hear. But at least those who did have tickets, however, can rest assured knowing they will at least get their refunded back to them.
Meanwhile, Travis Tritt will move along to the next stop of his tour. The beloved country star started his career back in 1989 when he first signed with Warner Bros. Records. During his impressive career, he has put together 11 studio albums. Seven of those 11 have been certified platinum or higher. He’s also racked up more than 30 million in career albums sales. And as far as accolades go, Tritt has earned two Grammy Awards, four CMA Awards, and on top of all of that, he is a member of the world-famous Grand Ole Opry.