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Elle King postpones tour after botched Dolly Parton tribute

Elle King appears to be taking a break from her tour in the wake of her drunken performance at the Grand Ole Opry last week.

The «Ex’s & Oh’s» singer has postponed five concerts, including one scheduled for Friday in Fort Worth, Texas.

«Your tickets will be valid for the new dates. If you cannot enter a new date, you can return the money at the point of purchase. I’ll see you there,» read the announcement on the singer’s Instagram story on Thursday.

Billy Bob’s Texas on Wednesday he announced that Friday’s performance in Fort Worth would be moved to Sept. 21, but the venue did not give a reason for the last-minute change.

In addition to the Billy Bob show, the February concerts affected include King’s performance in Shipshewana, Ind.; Waukegan, Illinois, and two shows in Harris, Michigan. These concerts have been rescheduled for March 21, 22, 29 and 30.

She said King will return to the stage on March 1 during the Extra Innings festival in Tempe, Arizona official website of the tour.

Representatives for King did not provide further comment when reached by The Times on Friday.

But the postponements come on the heels of King’s performance during Dolly Parton’s family’s 78th birthday party in Nashville last Friday. The «Drunk (and I Don’t Wanna Go Home)» singer took the stage at the Ryman Auditorium to perform Parton’s «Marry Me,» but slurred her words and admitted she had forgotten the lyrics — much to the chagrin of many concertgoers and social media users.

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“Hi, my name is Elle King. I’m beat up,» the 34-year-old told the audience after struggling to get through the performance, according to a clip shared on Tick ​​Tock. A few more clips of cringe-inducing looks went viral on social networksshowing King improvising lyrics during an erratic delivery.

«I don’t know the lyrics to this thing in this town,» King said. “Don’t tell Dolly because it’s her birthday.

King, the daughter of comedian Rob Schneider, also repeatedly berated and joked with the crowd on stage about her performance, telling them, “You don’t get your money back.

When her appearance went viral, observers likened King’s performance to «drunk karaoke» and raised further concerns, prompting the Grand Ole Opry to issue an apology to one disappointed concertgoer online.

«(We) deeply regret and apologize for the language that was used during last night’s second performance of Oprah,» the lauded program said on Twitter.

Parton didn’t say much about King’s performance — though her younger sister Stella did.

«If you disrespect one of my family, you disrespect all of us,» Stella Parton he tweeted Tuesday for the defense her original remarks about King from Monday.

“I choose to speak on my personal platforms because it is my privilege. I know a lot about being disrespected in the music industry. However, I no longer remain silent when I see people misbehaving,” she continued. “The bottom line is, if you’re lucky enough to be in front of a paying audience, give them your best or get off the stage. I don’t buy the lame flimsy excuse to get ‘beaten up’ to get there. The fans pay our wages FYI. Sometimes they sacrifice themselves for it.”

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