Blenders cancel 2021 holiday tour due to pandemic
FARGO – Just over a month after announcing the return of their annual holiday tour, the Blenders announced on Friday August 27 that the tour was canceled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The group announced the decision on its Facebook page.
“With current and planned restrictions, and more importantly safety and well-being at stake, we believe it is the right thing to do. Due to the limited size and duration of our tour, it is not possible to move forward with so many unknowns, ”the statement said.
The vocal group was to play five days at the Fargo Theater, a homecoming for the quartet.
The other dates included three in Minneapolis and one in Mason City, Iowa.
“It’s entirely our decision based on what’s best for us, our band, our team and our fans, so please don’t blame the venues that are doing their best to get through these times. We encourage you. to continue to support them, ”the statement said.
The group celebrated their 30th anniversary in 2019 and marked it with a special video documentary, “One Last Song,” which aired on WDAY and WDAZ.
When canceling their 2020 tour due to the pandemic, the group were optimistic about their return this year.
“If we all work together and keep each other healthy, we’re sure we’ll be back at these sites in 2021,” the group said.
Instead of touring in 2020, the quartet released a studio concert video of their popular holiday tunes, thanks to their sponsorship with Bell Bank. In Friday’s announcement, the group referred to “an exciting project planned for this year,” adding that details would come soon.
Tickets sold for this year’s tour will be refunded.