Country star Morgan Wallen will go on a headline tour this spring, the company of Brett Young.
The “Beer Before Bed” singer booked the shows late Friday at Citi Field in New York and the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, where he will likely hit Canadian soil again in June, according to a press release announcing the tour.
Wallen and Young released their debut album “Remind Me” earlier this month. Wallen thanked those who had supported him earlier on social media as he pulled out of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in December, where he would have performed his first country festival gig.
He used Twitter and YouTube to apologize for the use of the racial slur.
“I love what I do,” Wallen wrote. “I’m proud of how far I’ve come with it. I was young and stupid and ignorant, and in the moment I chose not to choose an immediate way out. I could have taken the easy way out. And I won’t do that again.”
In the past, former “American Idol” contestant Tamyra Gray and such country stars as Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift and Florida Georgia Line have been accused of racism. Swift and Underwood have released apologies and encouraged their fans to make amends, while a few public figures have criticized those who publicly chastised them.
CNN previously reported on a report published earlier this week that concluded attacks on rock, punk and rap acts are most likely to be blamed on race rather than religion, gender or sexual orientation.