Country music singer Travis Tritt has canceled four concerts at venues that required proof of COVID-19 vaccinations.
Tritt said that this move shows that he is “putting my money where my mouth is.”
The four shows were promoted by Live Nation and AEG Live, both of which had strict COVID-19 protocols in place. They were set to be held at the Emens Auditorium on Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana on October 23; the Pearl River Resort in Philadelphia, Mississippi on November 6; the Peoria Civic Center in Peoria, Illinois on November 11; and Louisville Palace in Louisville, Kentucky on November 13.
In a statement, Tritt said that he and his team will not tolerate venues or promoters that require any COVID-19 prevention methods including masks, vaccinations and testing.
“I got literally hundreds of comments and direct messages from people on all social media platforms, which basically told me how disappointed they were,” Tritt says. “They were heartbreaking.”
Tritt says the negative comments he received after performing shows with COVID-19 safety protocols on the Brooks & Dunn Reboot Tour convinced him to do things differently for his solo dates.
The Wyoming Department of Health provides COVID-19 case, variant, death, testing, hospital and vaccine data online. The department also shares information about how the data can be interpreted. COVID-19 safety recommendations are available from the CDC.