Old Dominion announced today (March 6) that they are withdrawing from their performances at popular UK country festival C2C, due to coronavirus concerns.
C2C is slated to take place in Berlin, Germany; Amsterdam, Netherlands; London, England; Dublin, Ireland; and Glasgow, Scotland from March 7-15; Old Dominion had five shows slated as part of the festival. UK group The Shires are set to replace Old Dominion on the lineup, making The Shires the first UK artist to perform on the C2C Arena main stage.
“After much consideration, we have decided to withdraw from our upcoming performances as part of the C2C Music Festival in Berlin, Amsterdam, Dublin, London and Glasgow,” the band said via a message on Twitter. “We are so sorry to disappoint our fans overseas; however with the growing uncertainty and unpredictable nature of the virus that is spreading throughout the world, the safety and security of our entire team is the top priority. We are forever grateful for every opportunity we get to witness just how far our music is reaching, and we will be back across the world as soon as we can. Much love and thank you for your support – Matthew, Trevor, Brad, Geoff & Whit.”
Other artists scheduled to perform during C2C include Luke Combs, Darius Rucker, Eric Church, Brett Young, The Cadillac Three, Old Crow Medicine Show, Tanya Tucker, and more.
Globally, there are now more than 100,000 confirmed cases. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), as of March 5, there are 262 confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Germany, 38 cases in the Netherlands, 89 in the United Kingdom, and two in Ireland. According to CNN, there are confirmed cases in 20 U.S. states; this week, Tennessee had its first confirmed case, as a 44-year-old man in Williamson County, just south of Nashville, tested positive for the virus on Wednesday (March 5).
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