Excitement was high among fans that country band Midland, the Grammy-nominated creators of the hit Drinkin’ Problem, was doing a tour of minor league baseball parks, including a stop in Tampa.
But mere days after making the big announcement in May, the band benched the six shows in its “Back to the Minors Tour” from its official tour website. No official announcement has been made about the change.
A post on a Facebook event page for the tour said shows were canceled “due to scheduling and routing conflicts.”
The critically acclaimed band from Texas had scheduled a short six-night run of baseball fields, including playing George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa on July 31. Since tickets never went on sale, there were no refunds needed.
Those stadium shows have been replaced by a variety of stops across the Midwest and West in June and July. The band is scheduled to begin a European tour Sept. 5. When the band returns in October for its Last Resort Tour, there are no Florida stops on the current schedule.