Alabama Postpones Remainder of 50th Anniversary Tour, Citing Randy Owen’s Migraines

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Alabama is postponing the remainder of its 50th anniversary tour due to lead singer Randy Owen’s ongoing complications with cluster migraines and vertigo. The group had hoped to continue its record-breaking 50-city tour, but doctors have advised more time is needed for Owen to fully recover.  

Alabama bass player and vocalist Teddy Gentry released the following statement: “The ‘50th Anniversary Tour’ has been very special to us. The support of the fans and their energy at all of our shows has led to some of the most fun we’ve ever had onstage. As disappointed as myself, Randy, and Jeff are to have to postpone this tour for all of our incredible fans, we know that Randy’s recovery is what is most important for everyone at this time. We would like to thank our fans, promoters, and venues and we look forward to seeing you all soon.”
Pollstar recently featured the country legend’s on its cover, with Outback Concerts’ Mike Smardak, who’s promoting Alabama’s 50th Anniversary Tour, echoing the praise of  many regarding the band’s high energy shows.
“You’re on your feet the entire time. They’ve had over 43 No. 1 singles, sold 80 million records world wide, are the most-awarded band in the history of country music. The music is timeless … and this tour is a celebration of their 50-year history, all while ushering in a new generation of fans who may have never had a chance to see them before.”
The 20-plus rescheduled dates for the tour will be announced in the coming weeks.