LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) — Country music singer Travis Tritt says he won't be performing at venues with strict COVID-19 safety measures, including a stop in Louisville.
Tritt canceled the following shows because the venues require proof of COVID-19 vaccine, a negative test, or is mandating masks:
- Oct. 23 - Muncie, Indiana
- Nov. 6 - Philadelphia, Mississippi
- Nov. 11 - Peoria, Illinois
- Nov. 13 - Louisville, Kentucky
"I’m putting my money where my mouth is and announcing that any venue or promoter mandating masks, requiring vaccinations, or pushing COVID testing protocols on my fans will not be tolerated," said Tritt in a statement. "Any show I have booked that discriminates against concert-goers by requiring proof of vaccination, a COVID test, or a mask is being canceled immediately. Many people are taking a firm stand against these mandates around the country, and I wholeheartedly support that cause. I have been extremely vocal against mandates since the beginning. This is a sacrifice that I'm willing to make to stand up for the freedoms that generations of Americans have enjoyed for their entire lifetimes. There are plenty of promoters and venues around the country that appreciate fans and the freedom of choice in this great country, and those are the promoters and venues that I will be supporting."
Tritt apologizes for the inconvenience it places on anyone who bought tickets to these shows. He says they will work to reschedule unrestricted shows in these areas.