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In a social media post, Billy Bob’s informed its customers about the canceled event. Originally scheduled for January 26, the performance will now take place on September 21, 2024— making it the first venue to take such action in the wake of Elle King’s infamous Opry performance.
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“The Elle King event, originally for Fri. 1/26/24 has been rescheduled to Sat. 9/21/24 @ 10 PM. Original event tickets will be accepted for the new date. Refunds are available at the point of purchase. Thank you for your understanding!”
This decision follows Elle King’s controversial appearance at the Grande Ole Opry during a Dolly Parton tribute concert on January 19.
Elle King’s performance at the Grand Ole Opry has created a social media storm, with video footage circulating online capturing the singer openly admitting to being drunk before delivering what fans are deeming a “disrespectful” rendition of Dolly Parton’s song “Marry Me.” The footage shows King slurring her words, using explicit language, and acknowledging her state of intoxication while on stage.
Billy Bob’s Texas has replied to the cancellation of the performance, informing their followers that their house band will be taking the stage instead of Elle King for the night.
Located in Fort Worth, Texas, Billy Bob’s Texas has a rich history dating back to 1910 when it was an open-air barn for prize cattles during the Fort Worth Stock Show, Officially opening its doors on April 1, 1981, Billy Bob’s Texas quickly gained national attention as a 100,000 square-feet entertainment center with over 30 bar stations, real Pro Bull Riding, and a Texas-sized dance floor, according to their official website. The venue promotes itself as “The World’s Largest Honky Tonk,” offering a unique way for people to experience country music’s biggest stars.