Augusta, GA (WJBF) – We have learned that the February 19th show scheduled for the James Brown Arena featuring Lee Brice, Tyler Farr, and Dylan Scott has been cancelled.
According to a release we received Wednesday morning, Farr recently underwent microlaryngeal surgery to remove a vocal polyp on his vocal chords. He has been placed on total vocal rest and will be unable to perform as planned on the upcoming “Life Off My Years” Tour with Brice and Scott.
Due to the tour’s lineup change, the show scheduled for the James Brown Arena was cancelled.
Tickets will be refunded at the point of purchase. The purchaser must be present in order to receive a refund for any tickets purchased at the James Brown Arena Box Office. If a credit card was used, the original purchaser must present the credit card used for purchase along with ID. Refunds will only be made in the same method of payment used to originally purchase the tickets at the ticket office. Customers who purchased tickets through www.GeorgiaLinaTix.com or over the phone at 1-877-428-4849 will automatically receive a refund to the credit card used for purchasing tickets within 5-10 business days. To contact the box office, please call 706-262-4567.
“This is the last thing I would’ve ever expected,” said Farr. “I sing hard, and I give it everything I have every night, but I really believed I was putting my training to work. After a #1 song, an awesome tour with Jason and getting engaged, this is not how I thought I was going to be winding up 2015.”
Instead of taking the “wait and see” approach, Farr and his medical team chose to remove the polyps and begin vocal rest, followed by aggressive therapy. To maximize recovery and minimize time off the road, the Missouri-born owner of three gold and one platinum single is cancelling all shows for the next few months.
“I know what it takes to get out there and really deliver,” Farr said. “I hate cancelling shows, especially the upcoming tour with my buddy Lee Brice, but I never want to give the fans less than everything… And I know the sooner I let my body heal, the sooner I can get back out there – and the fewer problems I will have in the long run. To me, it’s never about the next few days, but doing the right thing overall, and now I’m under doctor’s orders.”
Working with the medical team at the Vanderbilt Voice Clinic, Farr says he will be doing all he can to heal his vocal chords and gearing up for the road this spring. Being given a good report post-surgery, it appears his voice will return stronger and richer than ever.