Country music legend Travis Tritt is now announcing that he is not going to play concert venues where there is a requirement for patrons to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, nor is he going to play at venues that mandate pre-show testing or insist on mask mandates.
Adding that he believed that the “fear mongering narrative is breaking down”, this well-known singer of hits such as “Country Club” and “Strong Enough to be Your Man” encouraged his fans to stay strong in the face of adversity.
Tritt shared his convictions in a Monday press release on his website, and he delineated the fact that he had canceled all of his concerts at venues that make such demands of his customers. Going forward, he announced that he was no longer going to play at venues that made these demands.
“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 wrote in an impassioned opinion piece.
Tritt continued, “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.”
Tritt also noted that he continues to be “willing” to stand up for America’s freedoms and he has no problem taking his tour elsewhere if needed.
“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 58-year-old hit musician declared. “There are plenty of promoters and venues around the country that appreciate fans and the freedom of choice in this great country, and those are the promoters and venues that I will be supporting.”
Therefore, Tritt was announcing that he was not going to be playing in many of his previously scheduled shows, including Muncie, Indiana; Peoria, Illinois; Philadelphia, Mississippi; or Louisville, Kentucky at time of this reporting. Tritt hasn’t announced any future tour dates that could be impacted by him standing by his personal convictions.
He concluded with the statement, “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.”
Tritt tweeted Monday about this big news and wrote, “The fear-mongering narrative is breaking down. People who stand up against this narrative scare the hell out of those who promote fear. Hold the line and stand strong.”
At the time of this writing, Twitt’s late-night tweet has received at least 6,000 likes.