Chris Stapleton Concert at Globe Life Field Postponed; Rangers Events Rescheduled

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Saturday's concert featuring Chris Stapleton and Willie Nelson at Globe Life Field in Arlington has been postponed in an effort to stop the spread of the new coronavirus.

The news was posted on Stapleton's website and later confirmed by the Texas Rangers.

"The health & well-being of our families & communities is our number one priority. With that in mind, we must reschedule the following shows."

March 12 – Austin, TX – Frank Erwin Center
March 14 – Arlington, TX – Globe Life Field
March 20 – Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast Coliseum
March 21 – Birmingham, AL – Legacy Arena at the BJCC

"We are deeply sorry for any inconvenience this will undoubtedly cause," Stapleton said. "Please know these decisions are not made lightly and we are working diligently to find new dates for these shows & will announce that information as soon as it becomes available to us. We look forward to seeing you soon. Until then, our hope is that you all stay safe & well."

The concert -- featuring Stapleton, Willie Nelson & Family, Jamey Johnson and Yola -- would have been the first major event held inside the Texas Rangers' brand new stadium.

The Texas Rangers say the March 14 ribbon-cutting ceremony for the stadium will be rescheduled. A new date has not yet been determined, the team said Thursday.

Public and group tours of Globe Life Field will be delayed until after the first public event has taken place, the Rangers said.

The changes come a day after Dallas canceled permits for the 41st annual St. Patrick's Day parade and block party. Sundance Square in Fort Worth on Thursday announced all public events would be canceled through the end of March.

As of Thursday, Tarrant County has reported one presumptive positive case of COVID-19. The patient, 53-year-old Father Robert Pace, is the rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in Fort Worth, church leadership announced on their website.

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