Morris postpones RSVP tour to '21
Thursday, May 14, 2020
– Add Maren Morris to the list of musicians who are bagging their touring plans this year. Morris announced on Thursday she was postponing her RSVP The Tour until 2021 due to COVID-19.
The tour now is slated to get underway April 30, 2021 in Alpharetta, Ga. and will run through Sept. 6, 2021 in Morrison, Col. Morris had planned to start the tour June 5 in Boston.
"In tears writing this but given these unprecedented circumstances I've decided to postpone RSVP The Tour to 2021," Morris said. "Thankfully, all rescheduled dates will be in the same venues, so your tickets will be valid at the door. If you would like a refund, the ticketing company will send details via email to all buyers."
"These months have been a rolling wave of uncertainty, hope and reality. Let's do this at the right time when we can all be together again. Safe, connected and awake to that fact that live music, as a fan or as the one on stage, is even more precious now. Thank you for understanding. Love you."
2021 tour dates are:
April 30 -- Alpharetta, Ga.
May 1 -- Tuscaloosa, Ala.
May 6 -- Raleigh, N.C.
May 7 -- Charlotte, N.C.
May 8 -- Charlottesville, Va.
May 14 -- Jacksonville, Fla.
May 15 -- Boca Raton, Fla.
TBD -- Montreal, QC
June 5 -- Rogers, Ark.
June 18 -- Sterling Heights, Mich.
June 19 -- Grand Rapids, Mich.
June 24 -- Columbia, Md.
June 25 -- Boston, Mass.
June 26 -- Gilford, N.H.
July 9 -- Indianapolis, Ind.
July 10 -- Cleveland, Ohio
July 16 -- Kansas City, Mo.
July 23 -- San Diego, Calif.
July 24 -- Los Angeles, Calif.
July 30 -- Abbotsford, BC
July 31 -- Portland, Ore.
Sept. 6 -- Morrison, Colo.
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