I don’t know if anyone had this situation on their bingo card for 2023, because it’s almost too crazy to make up.
Canadian wildfires have caused a wild scene in New York City today, with tons of thick smoke covering the greater New York City area and the state as a whole, reaching as far south as the Carolina’s (though not nearly as dense or apocalyptic-looking).
While each year Canada has a wildfire season that spans from May through October due to droughts, this year’s fires are proving to be some of the most destructive wildfires that Canada has seen this early into a season.
The New York Times reports that over 150 fires were active in Quebec alone. Across other parts of Canada, on Tuesday, it was reported there are more than 400 active fires. Many of those fires started only a few days ago, but some could have started weeks ago.
Check this video of NYC out… it’s like a scene out of a movie I would never wanna be in:
Yankee Stadium looks like a spot on Mars:
And the bad air conditions are starting to affect country music, too.
Chris Stapleton just announced that he’ll be rescheduling his concert that was slated for tomorrow evening at St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview in Syracuse, New York due to the poor air conditions.
Residents of New York have been advised to stay inside because of the bad air, and Chris’ team is working to find a new date for the show.
All previously purchased tickets will be honored for the new date, and they hope to have an update on when the rescheduled show will take place by Friday afternoon:
“Due to the ongoing air conditions in the greater Syracuse area, tomorrow night’s show at St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview will be rescheduled to a later date.
All previously purchased tickets for the original date will be honored for the new date. We expect to have an update by mid-day Friday, June 9th.”
The next show after this one on Chris’ All American Road Show tour is scheduled for June 9th in Mansfield, Massachusetts at the Xfinity Center.
2023 All American Road Show tour dates:
June 9—Mansfield, MA—Xfinity Center+
June 15—Spokane, WA—Spokane Arena§
June 16—Bend, OR—Hayden Homes Amphitheater§
June 17—Seattle, WA—Lumen Field†
June 22—Des Moines, IA—Wells Fargo Arena§
June 23—Wichita, KS—INTRUST Bank Arena§
June 24—Denver, CO—Empower Field at Mile High†
July 6—Bangor, ME—Maine Savings Amphitheater§
July 8—Cavendish, PEI—Cavendish Beach Music Festival
July 13—Charleston, SC—Credit One Stadium#
July 14—Virginia Beach, VA—Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater#
July 15—Baltimore, MD—CFG Bank Arena#
July 19—Omaha, NE—CHI Health Center**
July 20—St. Louis, MO—Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre**
July 21-22—Cullman, AL—Rock the South
July 28—Nashville, TN—Nissan Stadium†
July 29—Nashville, TN—Nissan Stadium†
August 5—Tampa, FL—Raymond James Stadium†
August 10—Gilford, NH—Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion**
August 11—Gilford, NH—Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion**
August 17—Toronto, ON—Budweiser Stage‡
August 19—Montreal, QC—Lasso Festival at Parc Jean-Drapeau
August 24—Memphis, TN—FedEx Forum††
August 25—Alpharetta, GA—Ameris Bank Amphitheatre††
August 26—Alpharetta, GA—Ameris Bank Amphitheatre††
October 5—Charlottesville, VA—John Paul Jones Arena*
October 6—State College, PA—Bryce Jordan Center*
October 12—Corpus Christi, TX—American Bank Center Arena++
October 26—Tulsa, OK—BOK Center++
*with special guests Margo Price and Nikki Lane
†with George Strait and special guests Little Big Town
‡with special guests Marcus King and The War and Treaty
+with special guests Charley Crockett and The War and Treaty
§with special guests Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives and Allen Stone
#with special guests Margo Price and Allen Stone
**with special guests Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives and The War and Treaty
††with special guests Marcus King and Allen Stone
++with special guests Charley Crockett and Nikki Lane