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Luke Bryan is 'a little bit bummed' about postponing Talon Winery concert

Luke Bryan performed on his 2014 Farm Tour. The 2015 edition of the tour comes to Lexington's Talon Winery Oct. 1. Photo by Jim Wright.
Luke Bryan performed on his 2014 Farm Tour. The 2015 edition of the tour comes to Lexington's Talon Winery Oct. 1. Photo by Jim Wright.

The Luke Bryan Farm Tour, scheduled for Thursday night at Talon Winery and Vineyard, has been postponed until Tuesday.

"Anytime you have to cancel a show, particularly one you were so excited for, you get a little bit bummed about it," Bryan said in an interview with WBUL-FM 98.1. "I hope everyone understands we're trying to do what we can to keep the fans safe, make it a fun event and not tear people's farms up."

Talon owner Harriet Allen said the country superstar's team decided to postpone the performance because tractor-trailers and buses for Bryan's tour couldn't get onto the Talon property after several days of rain. The winery has seen five inches of rain since Tuesday, she said.

Bryan said that once his team realized they couldn't set the stage, "Then you've got to start considering fans going out and parking and getting stuck, and then you've got 10,000 people in the world's largest mud bog," he said.

In the WBUL interview, he said this was the first Farm Tour show that he has had to postpone in seven years. He also said he had to reschedule a Rupp Arena show in early 2014 after his stage was damaged at the previous tour stop.

All the logistics of the show are planned to be the same, with gates for parking opening at 2 p.m., the concert site opening at 5 and music starting at 7.

"It will be beautiful and warmer," Allen said of the rescheduled date. According to the Weather Channel, it will be a rainy Friday and Saturday in the Bluegrass but will start clearing Sunday.

Talon Winery is one of eight stops on Bryan's annual Farm Tour, which started Wednesday in Fort Wayne, Ind., and continues through Oct. 10 in Valdosta, Ga. It will be the first time the tour has come to Kentucky in its seven years.

All tickets bought for Thursday night's performance will be honored at Tuesday's show, which at this time is sold out. A news release from Bryan's publicist said people with ticket problems should email support@xorbiatickets.com.

After the postponement was announced, Rupp Arena offered ticketholders discount tickets to the Avett Brothers-Jason Isbell concert Thursday night.

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