ASHWAUBENON – A headlining concert at Country Thunder Wisconsin in Twin Lakes in July won’t be country star Morgan Wallen’s only appearance in the state in 2022.
Wallen, who was taken on camera earlier this year using a racial insult, will also perform at 7 p.m. on April 28 at the Resch Center in Ashwaubenon for a stage of The Dangerous Tour.
Larry Fleet will open.
Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at ticketstaronline.com, 800-895-0071 and at the Resch ticket office. Prices have not been announced.
After TMZ posted a video of Wallen using a racial slur in February outside his home after a night out with friends, the response from the country music industry was swift. His songs have been pulled from radio stations, Spotify country playlists, and CMT; his booking agency has severed ties; and Wallen was removed from the ballot from both Academy of Country Music and CMT Awards in 2021.
He was also not invited to last week’s Country Music Association Awards, where his “Dangerous: The Double Album” who spent 10 consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 was nominated for album of the year.
In May, the CMA’s board of directors decided to withdraw it from ballots reserved for artists and singers, while still allowing it to be nominated for awards recognizing albums, songs, music videos and more. works, “so as not to limit the opportunity for other credited collaborators.”
Wallen apologized and also spoke at length about his actions during a interview with Michael Strahan on “Good Morning America” in July.
He gave his first public concert since the September incident, raising $ 725,000 for flood and storm victims in Humphreys County, Tennessee. He has performed other concerts since and currently has dates on his website listed until early December.
Wallen was scheduled to headlining Country Thunder and Country Jam USA at Eau Claire last summer, but he canceled those and other performances after the video fallout.
Thunder Wisconsin Country announced in October that Wallen would be one of his headliners at next year’s festival, which runs July 21-24.
Dave Paulson of Tennessean also contributed to this report.
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