AceShowbiz - Country singer Travis Tritt is furious with concert promoters and venue bosses who are demanding negative COVID tests or proof of vaccination - and he's cancelled four shows in protest.
The star has previously insisted he will not ask fans attending his gigs to comply with compulsory coronavirus mandates and on Monday (18Oct21), he revealed he's scrubbing upcoming concerts in Indiana, Illinois, Mississippi, and 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," he fumes in an announcement posted on his website.
"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."
The singer added, "I'm sorry for any inconvenience this situation creates for anyone who had purchased tickets to these shows. We will try to reschedule unrestricted shows in these areas as soon as we can... Shows that do not have mandates will continue as scheduled."