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Country band Midland benches baseball stadium tour, including Tampa stop

There have been no official announcements, but the short summer tour of baseball stadiums has been removed from its schedule.
Jess Carson, from left, Mark Wystrach and Cameron Duddy, of Midland, pose in the press room with the award for new vocal duo or group of the year at the 53rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in 2018, in Las Vegas. The band was supposed to perform in Tampa but the show has disappeared from its official tour schedule
Jess Carson, from left, Mark Wystrach and Cameron Duddy, of Midland, pose in the press room with the award for new vocal duo or group of the year at the 53rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in 2018, in Las Vegas. The band was supposed to perform in Tampa but the show has disappeared from its official tour schedule [ JORDAN STRAUSS | Invision ]
Published Jun. 14
Updated Jun. 14

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.”

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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Those stadium shows have been replaced by a variety of stops across the Midwest and West in June and July.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.