Changes: Tim McGraw, Sky Ferreira

Tim McGraw has called off his show at the Kansas Star Arena for a second time. The venue is blaming “contributing factors.” Sky Ferreira will miss a few dates supporting Vampire Weekend, including tonight’s gig, because of illness.

An announcement from Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kan., says the decision to cancel Tim McGraw’s Oct. 12 show was “mutually agreed” upon by the venue and the singer.

McGraw was initially booked as the arena’s inaugural performer July 7. The show was moved to Oct. 12 after Toby Keith’s “Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert” was scheduled nearby in Norman, Okla.
Now the show has been nixed for good with the venue using the definite term “canceled” rather than postponed or rescheduled.

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Aaron's Amphitheatre At Lakewood, Atlanta, Ga.

Tickets purchased through Ticketmaster will be automatically refunded. For fans who bought their tickets through the venue, you’ll want to visit the box office Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

As for Sky Ferreira, the cancellation culprit is an illness affecting her vocal chords.

Her doctor has “prescribed several days of total vocal rest,” which means she won’t be on stage supporting Vampire Weekend this week. The synthpop singer was set to join the group tonight in Albuquerque, N.M., at the Kiva Auditorium as well as Saturday in Tulsa, Okla., at the Brady Theater.

“I’m sorry for the inconvenience this has caused for the band and fans,” Ferreira wrote on Facebook. “I’m doing my best to re-join the tour as soon I’m 100%.”

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Virgin Mobile FreeFest, Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Md.

Earlier today she tweeted, “I’m back on the tour on Monday. See you in Nashville.”

The Oct. 7 gig is scheduled at the Ryman Auditorium.