Elle King Reschedules Concerts after live drama

Elle King, the popular singer-songwriter who stirred up controversy with her recent performance at the Grand Ole Opry, has rescheduled four additional concerts in Indiana, Illinois, and Michigan. Following her appearance at the Ryman Auditorium in tribute to Dolly Parton, King faced criticism for her drunken and profane performance.

Elle King’s rescheduled shows will take place in March, giving fans who purchased tickets to the original performances plenty of time to adjust their plans. The shows in Shipshewana, Indiana and Waukegan, Illinois will both happen in late March, while the two Michigan shows will take place on March 29-30. King has also rescheduled a previously postponed show in Fort Worth, Texas for September 21. If fans are unable to attend the new dates, they can request refunds at the point of purchase.

The controversy surrounding King possibly has its roots in the fact that the Grand Ole Opry and country music audiences are known for their reverence and respect for both the genre and its icons. Although King’s original intention in honoring Dolly Parton was likely pure, her drunkenness and profanity during the performance may have alienated many viewers. The unwritten rules of the Grand Ole Opry center around these values, and it’s possible that King underestimated the importance of these guidelines.