ASHWAUBENON – A headlining concert at Country Thunder Wisconsin in Twin Lakes in July won't be embattled country star Morgan Wallen's only appearance in the state in 2022.
Wallen, who was caught on camera earlier this year using a racial slur, also will perform at 7 p.m. April 28 at the Resch Center in Ashwaubenon for a stop on The Dangerous Tour.
Larry Fleet, who performed with Jake Owen at the Meyer Theatre in 2020 and played a free WNCY-FM concert at Anduzzi's in Ashwaubenon in August, will open.
Tickets are $82.75 to $162.75 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at ticketstaronline.com, 800-895-0071 and the Resch box office.
After TMZ posted a video of Wallen using a racial slur in February outside his home after a night out with friends, backlash from the country music industry was swift. His songs were pulled from radio stations, Spotify country playlists and CMT; his booking agency severed ties; and Wallen was removed from the ballot of both the Academy of Country Music and CMT awards in 2021.
He was also not invited to last week’s Country Music Association Awards, where his “Dangerous: The Double Album” that spent 10 consecutive weeks at the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 was nominated for Album of the Year.
In May, the CMA’s board of directors decided to remove him from the artist-only Entertainer and Vocalist ballots, while allowing him to still be nominated for awards recognizing albums, songs, music videos and other works, "so as to not limit the opportunity for other credited collaborators."
Wallen apologized and also talked at length about his actions during an interview with Michael Strahan on “Good Morning America” in July.
He performed his first public concert since the incident in September, raising $725,000 for victims of floods and storms in Humphreys County, Tennessee. He has played other concerts since, including a Nov. 12 show in Mobile, Alabama, where he told the crowd he sold 31,000 tickets.
The Resch Center stop is part of a 47-date tour that kicks off Feb. 3 and runs through Sept. 24. In addition to Fleet, Hardy is a guest on most of the dates. The Green Bay stop, however, will feature Fleet and another unannounced support act.
Wallen was scheduled to headline Country Thunder and Country Jam USA in Eau Claire this past summer, but he canceled those performances and others after fallout from the video.
Country Thunder Wisconsin announced in October that Wallen will be one of its headliners for next year's festival, which runs July 21-24.
Dave Paulson of the Tennessean also contributed to this report.
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