The highly anticipated concert by Elle King at Billy Bob’s Texas in Fort Worth Stockyards, Texas has been unexpectedly postponed. Originally scheduled for Friday, January 26, the event will now take place on Saturday, September 21, 2024, starting at 10 PM.
Billy Bob’s Texas took to social media to inform ticket holders about the rescheduling, stating, “The Elle King event, originally planned for Fri. 1/26/24 has been rescheduled to Sat. 9/21/24 @ 10 PM.” The venue did not provide a reason for the postponement, and Elle King, the talented singer known for her hit song “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home),” has yet to make any statements regarding the matter.
Fans who already purchased tickets for the original date need not worry, as their tickets will be valid for the new date. However, if someone prefers a refund, they can obtain one at the point of purchase. Billy Bob’s Texas, widely recognized as the largest honky tonk establishment worldwide, expressed their gratitude for understanding and cooperation.
It is worth noting that the new date for the concert has been promptly announced: September 21, 2024. This allows fans to mark their calendars and eagerly anticipate an amazing performance from Elle King.
The decision to postpone the show came just days after Elle King faced criticism for her admittedly “hammered” performance at The Ryman during Opry Goes Dolly. The event was organized to celebrate the 78th birthday of the legendary artist, Dolly Parton.
The Elle King event, originally for Fri. 1/26/24 has been rescheduled to Sat. 9/21/24 @ 10 PM. Original event tickets will be accepted for the new date. Refunds are available at the point of purchase. Thank you for your understanding! pic.twitter.com/BFgV3z3R03— Billy Bob’s Texas (@BillyBobsTexas) January 24, 2024
Elle King’s Ryman Rumble: Inside the ‘Opry Goes Dolly’ Drama
During the “Opry Goes Dolly” event at the renowned Ryman Auditorium, there was quite a stir caused by Elle King’s unexpected behavior. The 34-year-old country star made no secret of being heavily intoxicated as she took to the stage on Friday evening (Jan. 19).
While celebrating the 78th birthday of the iconic singer Dolly Parton, King’s visibly drunk state during her performance drew criticism. Despite this, she managed to captivate the audience with a breathtaking rendition of Parton’s hit song “9 to 5.”
However, things took a humorous turn when King attempted to perform her own song called “Marry Me,” only to forget the lyrics and resort to expletives while engaging in banter with the crowd.
In a moment of candidness, King humorously pleaded with the audience, urging them not to inform Dolly of her intoxicated state. She also admitted her lack of familiarity with the tune’s lyrics, jokingly questioning why people had purchased tickets for her performance.
“Everyone’s like holy sh*t we bought tickets for this sh*t. Holy sh*t, I’m not even gonna fu**ing lie, y’all bought tickets for this sh*t?” she exclaimed.
Unfazed by a heckler in the crowd, King boldly declared, “You ain’t getting your money back,” while revealing her true name as Tanner Elle Schneider and candidly stating, “Hi, my name is Elle King [and] I’m f**king hammered.”
Adding to the lighthearted atmosphere, King’s background vocalist shared a playful remark into the microphone, proclaiming that they were celebrating Dolly Parton’s birthday in the traditional way: with a bottle. Amidst the joviality, King’s background singer requested that she perform one of her own songs.
Responding with self-deprecating humor, King expressed uncertainty about playing another artist’s song but agreed, saying, “Let’s see if I can play one of mine, barely.”
It was indeed an eventful night filled with unexpected twists and turns, showcasing Elle King’s unpredictable yet undeniably entertaining stage presence.
Social Media Storm: The Aftermath of Elle King’s Performance
Social media erupted in outrage when footage of Elle King’s “intoxicated” performance at a concert started circulating online, quickly going viral and making headlines. One fan took to TikTok to share a clip, expressing her disappointment by captioning it, “Elle King disrespected the Ryman and Dolly Parton.”
In the clip, she recounted the unfortunate incident, saying, “I believe we just witnessed the downfall of Elle King’s career during Dolly’s Birthday Tribute show at The Ryman. Prior to this, she must have dropped the f-bomb about 15 times and even forgot the lyrics to the Dolly song she was supposed to sing. Eventually, they had to close the curtain on her, prematurely ending the variety show and bidding everyone goodnight.”
@jamiek721 Elle King disrespected the Ryman & Dolly Parton 🤦🏼♀️ #elleking #grandoleopry #nashville #countrymusic #dollyparton #tributeshow #countrymusictiktoks #cancelled #dollyfam #dolly #drunk ♬ Oh No No No Laugh – Sound Effect
Numerous fans echoed their dissatisfaction, asserting that Elle King should never be granted the opportunity to perform on the revered Opry stage again. Comments like “Oh, Elle King is never getting invited back to the Opry” and “Elle King committed one of the most disrespectful acts you can do on that stage” flooded social media.
Following the debacle, the “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)” singer has faced significant backlash both online and in the media. As of the time of writing this article, neither Elle King nor her representatives have provided any comments or statements regarding the incident.
Opry’s Apology Amidst Controversy: Stella Parton Joins the Fray
Dolly Parton’s sister, Stella Parton, has spoken out following a controversial performance at the Grand Ole Opry. The iconic country music venue issued an apology in response to the incident.
The event in question, titled “Opry Goes Dolly,” took place at The Ryman Auditorium, with this year marking the second annual celebration of Dolly Parton’s birthday. On January 19, 2024, the Opry hosted two shows, one at 7 p.m. and another at 9:30 p.m., in honor of the legendary singer turning 78.
Although there was no direct connection established between the postponement of King’s Texas concert and the Opry Goes Dolly event, numerous fans took to the comment section of Billy Bob’s post to speculate and draw conclusions.