Chris Stapleton Cancels New York Concert Due to Air Quality Concerns
Chris Stapleton has canceled his show in Syracuse, N.Y., on Thursday night (June 8) due to air quality issues from the ongoing Canadian wildfires. The air quality in New York, at time of publishing, was at "very unhealthy" levels, per the New York Times.
Stapleton's team issued a statement about the cancelation on Wednesday, to mixed reviews on Twitter.
Some fans have spent hundreds, if not thousands, on tickets to see their favorite country superstar — for many, that meant re-scheduling appointments, missing things and moving other things around to get to the show.
A few examples of tweets showing the differing opinions on Stapleton's cancelation below:
@LibermanMeira "Come on bro Syracuse wants u a little smoke never killed nobody"
@TLC2NYKing "Good call. Just going to and from my vehicle today had my lungs burning. There is no way someone could sing without hurting their vocal cords. This was my Mother's Day/Birthday gift...I'll see you when you swing back!"
@rus_shakelford "So must be u never sang around a campfire? Nice of u to cancel less than 24hrs before the show. So now we all have pay the hotel no matter what"
A quick check around locally indicates that the Syracuse Mets baseball team will go forward with Thursday night's planned game, and they even had a little fun poking at Stapleton:
The concert cancelation, of course, is a safety precaution due to an uncontrollable circumstance. All tickets will be honored for the rescheduled concert date, which is expected to be announced Friday.
Chris Stapleton's tour runs all the way through October of 2023.
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