PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Tailgate N’ Tallboys organizers announced country music duo Florida Georgia Line will replace country singer Morgan Wallen at the 2021 concert in Peoria.
Soon after learning that Tailgate N’ Tallboys day one headliner Morgan Wallen was taking a pause from touring, the event’s head promoter says his attention turned to giving ticket buyers another artist they could look forward to.
“With the unfortunate situation with him pulling all his festivals this summer, we needed to replace him with a heavy hitter,” said Wayne Klein, President of USA Concerts.
Klein found that heavy hitter by landing the Grammy nominated and award-winning country duo Florida Georgia Line. This is in addition to making the festival 3 days versus 2.
“We literally turned it around in I want to say 7 days, so it’s almost a miracle,” Klein said.
Oklahoma resident Brianna Crosswhite said she bought her tickets to the Peoria concert prior to the changes.
“I think that’s really important that we’re not stuck in our houses and we get to enjoy life a little bit,” Crosswhite said.
She says after the new lineup has announced her excitement remained high.
“It probably made some people upset and sad but I knew that Tailgate N’ Tallboys would not disappoint,” Crosswhite said.
For those who have shown displeasure that Wallen will no longer appear, Klein says he hopes those ticket buyers see the worth of the updated event.
“We’re pretty confident that with the lineup that’s in front of them, they’re ticket is worth the value,” Klein said.
Tailgate and tallboys will run from June 3rd-5th at Louisville Slugger Stadium.
Additional tickets will go on sale Friday, April 16th.