Hurricane Irene Reroutes Scotty McCreery’s ‘American Idol’ Concert in New York
Hurricane Irene has forced another country concert to reschedule. Sunday night's 'American Idol' concert featuring Scotty McCreery in Albany, N.Y. has been postponed until September 4. The storm is expected to reach New York and New England states on Sunday and early Monday, so promoters acted early to keep fans from traveling in dangerous conditions.
This is the second show in the northeast to reschedule in advance of Hurricane Irene. Earlier this week, Kenny Chesney announced his August 28 show in Foxboro, Mass. would be moved to August 26. Both of these tours have shows scheduled in the area on Saturday night. As of right now, neither Chesney's Saturday show in Foxboro, or the 'American Idols Live' show in Providence, R.I. have been affected.
The hurricane is tracking to make landfall along the southeast shores of North Carolina early Saturday morning before moving up through Virginia, Washington D.C. and New York. Irene has been fluctuating between category two and category three, with heavy rains and winds in excess of 100 mph.
Only two weeks remain for McCreery on the tour. He'll next move into full album promotion mode as 'Clear as Day' is set to be in stores October 4. His debut single, 'I Love You This Big,' is currently in the Top 20 on country music charts.