Alabama postpones tour, including stop in Wichita with The Beach Boys

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

County music group Alabama is postponing the remainder of their "50th Anniversary Tour," including a stop in Wichita with The Beach Boys. 

The two groups were set to perform at INTRUST Bank Arena on November 2. Rescheduled dates are expected to be announced in the coming weeks. 

The arena said tickets purchased for the original date will be honored for the newly rescheduled dates. Fans who are unable to attend the new date can get a refund at their original point of purchase. 

Alabama's publicist said the tour was postponed due to lead singer Randy Owen's ongoing complications with cluster migraines and vertigo. Doctors have advised more time is needed for Owen to fully recover.  

Wichita was the only North American city on Alabama's tour to feature a performance by The Beach Boys.

Alabama bass player and vocalist Teddy Gentry released the following statement Wednesday:

"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."


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Seven-time multi-platinum selling country music group in history Alabama will bring its "50th Anniversary Tour" and The Beach Boys for a "once-in-a-lifetime" concert to Wichita this fall. 

The two legendary groups will perform at INTRUST Bank Arena on Saturday, November 2. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. this Friday.

"Jeff, Randy and I used to listen to the incredible harmonies of The Beach Boys when we started our band 50 years ago," says Alabama bass player and vocalist Teddy Gentry. "Our goal as a band was to have the same magic as The Beach Boys' harmonies and unique songs."

Wichita is the only North American city on the tour to feature a performance by The Beach Boys.

"We are excited to share the stage together with The Beach Boys at this special one-time concert," Gentry adds. "I think the fans are going to be dancing and smiling all night long. We can't wait!"

Tickets can be purchased online at selectaseat.com, by phone at 855-755-SEAT (7328) or in person at the Select-A-Seat Box Office at INTRUST Bank Arena. 

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