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Sammy Hagar, Nickelback, Chicago, Santana nix summer concerts in Tampa

The MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre has lost more than a dozen shows in the past week.
Sammy Hagar performs at his 70th birthday party, dubbed Sammy Hagar's Rock-n-Roll Birthday Party, in 2017 in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
Sammy Hagar performs at his 70th birthday party, dubbed Sammy Hagar's Rock-n-Roll Birthday Party, in 2017 in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. [ Jill Trunnell ]
Published May 20, 2020
Updated May 20, 2020

The bad news keeps coming for the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre.

Seven more concerts have been canceled or postponed at Tampa’s 20,000-seat shed, leaving only a handful remaining on the calendar this year.

The Black Crowes have postponed their much-anticipated reunion tour, which was scheduled to hit town on July 1, until sometime in 2021, “in the interest of everyone’s health and safety," the band wrote on Facebook.

Chicago and Rick Springfield announced their initial run of summer tour dates, including a July 3 date in Tampa, will be pushed to 2021. No new date has been set for the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre show.

“As of now, the 2020 tour dates later in the year are still happening,” Chicago wrote on Facebook, “but we are monitoring the situation and will continue to keep fans updated.”

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Sammy Hagar and the Circle’s concert with Night Ranger on July 11 has also been canceled, according to the venue.

“We are beyond disappointed that we won’t be able to play these shows for all of you, but we understand and respect that health and safety must come first,” Night Ranger wrote on Facebook.

Hard rockers Disturbed have postponed their show with Staind on July 23 to sometime in 2021.

“We had hoped that there would be some clear direction and guidelines on how mass gatherings would be conducted this summer,” Disturbed wrote on Facebook. “Unfortunately, that clarity has not come.”

Canadian rockers Nickelback have called off their summer tour with Stone Temple Pilots and Switchfoot, which was to hit Tampa on Aug. 16.

“So many have been affected by this and that is not something we take for granted,” Nickelback wrote in a statement. “The right thing to do is ensure that our fans have access to refund options during these challenging times.”

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And Santana and Earth, Wind and Fire have pushed their summer tour, including an Aug. 29 date in Tampa, to 2021.

“This is truly beyond our control and of course is for the safety and well-being of our beloved fans,” Santana wrote on Facebook. “We look forward to bringing you the sounds of Light and Love next year. We will get through this together and be stronger and wiser.”

Looking ahead into fall, the Backstreet Boys announced on Facebook that they are postponing their 2020 tour, including a Sept. 27 stop at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, into 2021. No new date has been set.

As with all Live Nation shows, fans can get refunds on shows that have been canceled or postponed (once a new date is announced), or they can apply their purchase price toward a future show. Click here for details.

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This leaves only a few remaining MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre shows this year that have not yet been canceled or postponed until 2021: The Doobie Brothers (June 10), Matchbox Twenty (Aug. 7), Daryl Hall and John Oates (Aug. 15) and Brooks and Dunn (Oct. 23).

Hall and Oates on Wednesday announced their shows through July would be pushed to 2021, which leaves open the possibility that an August show in Tampa could still happen.

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