Tonight's Show in Nebraska Cancelled
Sat., Oct. 15. 2011 11:35am EDT
We have bad news for our fans in Nebraska: We've had to cancel tonight's show in Lincoln NE because of mechanical problems. Sound familiar? Yes, but this time it's not our bus; it's our rental van.
Late last night, after our concert in Shabbona IL, we heard the sound of metal grinding against metal as we drove to the hotel, and we immediately knew we had serious brake problems. We looked up a local brake place and drove there first thing this morning, before they even opened. That place was too busy to help us, but they recommended the auto dealership across the street, which was able to get us in relatively quickly.
As we suspected, the van was too dangerous to keep driving and needed significant repairs. We got those repairs authorized by the rental company, but the van won't be done until about noon. Unfortunately, we're in Dixon IL (the birthplace of Ronald Reagan), which is 420 miles away from Lincoln NE. Consequently, we wouldn't be able to get to the concert venue in time to set up our sound system and do a show unless we started it very late -- hours later than scheduled.
We can't do that to our fans and to the concert organizers, and so we thought it best to cancel and to let people know as quickly as possible so they could make other plans for the evening.
We apologize for the inconvenience. We're disappointed, too. We really thought that repairs were the one thing we wouldn't have to worry about on these weekends when we were driving a rental van instead of the bus. This has been quite a year! But God is good.
We will be refunding the money for everybody who has already purchased tickets from us online. Please don't give up on us!