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Tim McGraw canceled a series of concerts in Cuba

Tim McGraw canceled a series of concerts in Cuba, shortly after the Trump administration’s announcement of new policies to keep Americans from engaging in tourism on the island, and enriching the repressive Castro regime.

Tim McGraw’s “One of Those Havana Nights” was scheduled to take place between May 25 and 27. Tickets ranged in price from $2,599 to nearly $5000.

Diario de Cuba, a Spanish newspaper focusing on Cuban news and commentary, reported Monday that Bonus Track, the Cuban agency responsible for the McGraw concerts, published a note on their Facebook page that the event was canceled “due to circumstances beyond the control” of event organizers. That Facebook post was no longer visible on their page.

Early Monday morning, the top post on Bonus Track’s Facebook page was an advertisement for the McGraw event, which has since been deleted. The official website for Tim McGraw’s One of Those Havana Nights event is also no longer live.

A representative for Dreamcatcher Events, the organization sponsoring the event on the U.S. side, confirmed the cancelation on Tuesday. When asked why, the representative said, “Tim does not feel comfortable traveling to Cuba at this time.”

McGraw has not made any public statements about the event. 

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