Luke Bryan's 2016 Farm Tour is off to a rough start.
Last year, Bryan's annual Farm Tour was speckled with cancellations due to weather conditions. It seems that the pattern is repeating itself this year, as Bryan was just forced to cancel the opening date of the tour.
But it isn't just a little rain that prompted Bryan to cancel his concert in Gaston, South Carolina on Wednesday (October 5). As Bryan revealed on a statement on his website, he had to cancel the concert due to evacuation orders for Hurricane Matthew.
As of 11 A.M. on Tuesday morning (October 4), NBC reported that Hurricane Matthew was a Category 4 storm. The hurricane has already hit Haiti, and is expected to reach the east coast of the U.S. later in the week.
Evacuation orders in the coastal areas of South Carolina will start on Wednesday so people can hopefully get out of harm's way before the storm hits. Bryan addressed the decision to cancel the concert on his website, writing:
"Due to the Hurricane Matthew evacuation orders that begin on Wednesday in the coastal areas of South Carolina that will impact the traffic routes to the farm, the Luke Bryan Farm Tour 2016 at Culler Farms in Gaston, SC tomorrow, Oct 5, will be cancelled."
Those who bought tickets to the concert will be able to receive a full refund within 72 hours of Bryan's announcement. Bryan's concert scheduled for Thursday in Greenback, Tennessee is set to go on as scheduled.
We hate that Bryan had to cancel the first day of his Farm Tour, but we know it's for a good reason. While you wait to catch him at one of his other Farm Tour concerts, listen to one of his new songs from his Farm Tour EP, Here's to the Farmer.
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