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As a concertgoer, nothing is more upsetting than hearing an artist say they have to postpone or cancel a concert, especially after you’ve waited for months to go see them. Such announcements are made even more upsetting if you are unable to make the rescheduled date, and have to sell or give your tickets to someone else.
Country stars try to avoid these situations at all costs, but sometimes they can’t help it. Artists get sick, and while some try to push through their sicknesses at shows, others are too ill to step on stage.
Bad weather can also lead to a show’s cancellation or postponement. These things happen, and no one can predict them.
In Carrie Underwood‘s case, another unpredictable situation forced her to suddenly postpone a show that she’s had on the books for months as part of her Cry Pretty Tour. But the reason why the country superstar has to push the concert back has nothing to do with sickness or inclement weather.
Underwood was scheduled to perform at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Canada, on June 9. The date is just one of several that Underwood booked in Canada this year, with additional stops being in Winnipeg, Vancouver, and Edmonton, to name a few.
But those that planned to see her in Toronto will have to wait just a little longer, because an unexpected circumstance forced Underwood to postpone that show.
What was the circumstance?
Well, it turns out that the city’s NBA team, the Toronto Raptors, have advanced to the NBA finals.
The finals will take place at the Scotiabank Arena, and if a fifth game is necessary, it will occur on June 10, the day after Underwood’s concert.
Because the concert and the NBA both require a great deal of set up, the call was made to postpone the concert just in case the arena is needed for a fifth NBA finals game.
Scotiabank Arena announced the news of the show’s postponement through a tweet, which Underwood later retweeted.
So far, no rescheduled concert date has been announced. But if you do have tickets to the show, make sure to hold on to them since they will be honored at the new concert.
Underwood isn’t the only artist left to deal with a change of plans because of the Raptors’ run in the finals. The duo Twenty One Pilots was forced to flat-out cancel their Wednesday night (May 29) show at the Arena due to the first game of the NBA finals taking place there on Thursday night (May 30).
At least Underwood didn’t outright cancel her show, and will be able to make it up to fans in the future.
When the folks of Toronto finally get the chance to see her, they’ll realize the wait was well worth it. Her Cry Pretty Tour has already earned rave reviews, and her performances are top-notch. You can watch one of them in the video below!