McGraw axes 2020 tour
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
– Tim McGraw today joined the increasingly long list of 2020 tours being postponed or canceled due to COVID-19.
McGraw posted on social media, "I hope my live shows are proof enough of how much I absolutely love performing for you guys. I'm so sad to have to cancel this year's Here on Earth Tour, but everyone's safety has to be the top priority. We're working with our teams to figure out when and how we can get back out on the road and see you all safely. In the meantime, we're looking for some new ways to connect with you and get more music out."
McGraw released a new single last week, "I Called Mama."
The tour was slated to start July 10 in Syracuse, N.Y. and conclude Aug. 26 in Chicago. Midland and Ingrid Andress also were on the tour.
This week alone, Lady Antebellum, Chris Stapleton, Thomas Rhett and Rascal Flatts all canceled tours.
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