With many of their tour dates already completed, country super group Alabama is delaying the remainder of their 50th Anniversary Tour due to health issues that continue to plague lead singer Randy Owen.
Apparently, Randy is suffering from complications brought on by cluster migraine headaches and vertigo. However, he is currently in recovery.
The band posted the news in an Instagram post saying, “Fans and friends, unfortunately, we have to postpone the remainder of the “50th Anniversary Tour” due to Randy’s ongoing complications with cluster migraines and vertigo. We truly hoped to continue this record-breaking 50-city tour, however, doctors have advised more time is needed for Randy to fully recover.”
Randy’s cousin and band mate, Teddy Gentry, says, “The 50th Anniversary Tour has been very special to us. The support of the fans and their energy at all of our shows has led to some of the most fun we’ve ever had onstage. As disappointed as myself, Randy, and Jeff are to have to postpone this tour for all of our incredible fans, we know that Randy’s recovery is what is most important for everyone at this time. We would like to thank our fans, promoters, and venues and we look forward to seeing you all soon.”
The rescheduled dates will be announced in the coming weeks, but it is unconfirmed if The Beach Boys will be available when Alabama sets a new date for the Wichita show or if they will join the band for another date on the itinerary.
According to the Mayo Clinic website, cluster headaches are one of the most painful types of headaches. They are characterized by intense pain around the eye or on one side of the head and typically occur in clusters of time from weeks to months. While they are not life-threatening they are rare and treatment can reduce the frequency.
We’re wishing Randy a speedy recovery!