The concert by country superstar Tim McGraw originally scheduled for Sunday’s grand opening of the Kansas Star arena has been postponed until Oct. 12, the Kansas Star said Tuesday. A new opening act will be announced soon, it said.
The decision to postpone the concert was mutual between the arena and McGraw, the Kansas Star said. They wanted to avoid conflicting with a tornado relief concert Saturday in Norman, Okla., the Star said.
“While we were looking forward to hosting Tim McGraw this weekend, helping our neighbors in their time of need must take precedence,” Scott Cooper, Kansas Star general manager, said in a written statement. “We encourage everyone to support the artists donating their time and talents at this Saturday’s concert in Oklahoma, and we look forward to hosting Tim at the Kansas Star arena in October.”
Tickets remain on sale for the Oct. 12 show. Country artist Joe Nichols, who was scheduled to open for McGraw on Sunday, is unavailable for the rescheduled show.
The Kansas Star will donate $5 from every ticket sold for Sunday’s show and for the rescheduled show to the tornado relief efforts in Oklahoma. Tickets already sold for Sunday’s show will be honored for the Oct. 12 show.
Ticket holders who want refunds should take their tickets to the point of purchase. Those who bought tickets by phone or over the Internet will be contacted by e-mail.