Alabama postpones 50th anniversary tour over singer's health

August 21, 2019 - 6:55 pm

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Southern rock band Alabama says it is postponing the remainder of its 50th anniversary tour as lead singer Randy Owen battles health complications.

The band announced Wednesday that Owen, 69, is suffering from migraines and vertigo, and doctors say he needs more time to recover. The news comes after a string of already-canceled shows due to the singer's health.

Bass player and vocalist Teddy Gentry wrote in a statement that though he and the rest of the band are disappointed, Owen's recovery is the priority.

The 50-city tour was scheduled through Nov. 23, where it would have ended in Salisbury, Maryland.  They had been scheduled to appear in Wichita with The Beach Boys on Nov. 2.

Rescheduled dates will be released in the coming weeks.

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