June 23, 2018
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Hank Williams Jr. Bangor concert postponed for ‘technical issues’

Hank Williams Jr.
By Aimee Thibodeau, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — The same day it was announced that Hank Williams Jr. would be performing on the Bangor Waterfront in August, concert organizers sent a news announcement saying the performance has been “postponed due to technical issues.”

They offered no additional information as to why the Aug. 3 concert has been postponed.

“We will advise you of the revised show date as soon as we can,” Elissa Young, Waterfront Concerts marketing director, said in an email Tuesday evening. The same message announcing the concert change was made at waterfrontconcerts.com and on its Facebook page.

Ticket prices for Williams concert had been listed as $27.75 for general admission, or $37.75, $47.75, $57.75 and $67.75 for reserved seating, plus any applicable fees depending on purchase outlet.

The only son of country legend Hank Williams, who transformed country music, Williams Jr., now 64, has 20 gold albums, six platinum albums — one of which has sold more than five million copies — and 13 chart-topping albums under his belt.

In 1989, Williams’ manager arranged a deal with ABC’s Monday Night Football to have the country star rework “All My Rowdy Friends are Coming Over Tonight” into a theme song to be performed before each Monday night game. Two years later, the Monday Night theme won the first of four straight Emmy Awards, and Williams remained the performance voice of Monday Night Football.

His most recent album, Old School New Rules, was released in 2012. And even those who aren’t country music fans likely have heard Williams’ “Country Boy Can Survive,” “Born to Boogie,” and “My Name is Bocephus.”

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