Jon Pardi is going to have some disappointed international fans. The California native was set to head overseas for a series of dates as part of his Mr. Saturday Night World Tour dates, but has postponed the entire run. Pardi’s first show was to take place on August 25 in Ireland, performing several shows in the UK, before heading to Germany, Norway and Sweden.
“I’m sorry to announce that we’ve had to postpone the UK and European leg of the Mr. Saturday Night World Tour,” Pardi announces on social media, without offering any further explanation. “Details on rescheduled dates will be available soon so please hold on to your tickets. If you are unable to make the rescheduled date, refunds are available at the point of purchase. This sadly also means we have to cancel our headline appearance at The Long Road Festival.
“Appreciate you all understanding as we get new dates on the calendar, and really excited to get over there to the fans soon,” he adds.
The unfortunate news comes in an otherwise promising time in Pardi’s career. The father of one will become a member of the Grand Ole Opry on October 24, after he was invited by Alan Jackson, with a little help from Guy Fieri, while performing at Stagecoach earlier this year.
“It was a great moment out and it was cool that it was at Stagecoach,” Pardi told Everything Nash at a recent media event, speaking of the invitation. “It’s one of my favorite festivals in country music. and it’s the biggest in California. Tying my home state to country music in Nashville and the Grand Ole Opry, I thought it was really special, and I thought it was a look that nobody’s really seen. It gave the Opry a stronger connection with the crowd in the West Coast. They knew exactly what the Grand Ole Opry was. They went crazy. It was pretty cool.”
The “Your Heart or Mine” singer is especially grateful to forever be a part of all that country music stands represents when he becomes an official Grand Ole Opry member.
“It’s a thing that country music is historic for, and it’s good to be a part of history,” Pardi says. “And, it’s your family, it’s the Opry, it’s country music and [to[ get your name up there with some great, great artists and songwriters and great people … I’m excited to be a part of it.”
Currently, Pardi’s next scheduled date on his Mr. Saturday Night World Tour is on September 28 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Updates can be found at JonPardi.com.