On Tuesday (Nov. 2), Dan + Shay shared some disappointing news — followed by some happier news — with fans. First, the duo revealed they have had to cancel two upcoming shows on their Dan + Shay The (Arena) Tour due to a positive COVID-19 test within their touring camp.
“A member of our immediate touring party has tested positive for COVID-19 and to protect the safety of our fans and everyone around us, we will sadly have to cancel the upcoming dates in Orlando and Atlanta,” the duo said in a social media post.
The affected concerts include shows at Orlando’s Amway Center on Nov. 4 and in Atlanta’s State Farm Arena on Nov. 5. The duo shared the news with fans on social media, adding that they were unable to reschedule the shows.
“We know a lot of y’all have traveled or plan to travel for these shows, and it breaks our hearts to let you down,” the duo’s Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney said.
On a positive note, they did tease some other upcoming news — namely, a few holiday surprises set to be revealed beginning Wednesday. The duo previously released two holiday songs last year, including “Take Me Home for Christmas” and “Christmas Isn’t Christmas.”
That’s not the duo’s only recent uplifting news. Next year, they will tour stadiums as part of Kenny Chesney’s Here and Now 2022 tour. Dan + Shay will open shows for Chesney, alongside Old Dominion and Carly Pearce. For fans bummed about the two now-canceled Orlando and Atlanta shows, Dan + Shay also noted the 2022 Chesney stadium tour will be visiting markets near Atlanta and Orlando.
“We’ve always dreamed of being a part of this tour, so these shows will be extra special and we hope to see so many of y’all there,” Dan + Shay’s post read.