• Alabama postpones 50th anniversary tour over singer's health

    By: KATIE CAMPIONE, Associated Press

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    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Country band Alabama says it is postponing the remainder of its 50th anniversary tour as lead singer Randy Owen battles health complications.

    The group announced Wednesday that the 69-year-old Owen is suffering from migraines and vertigo, and doctors say he needs more time to recover. The news comes after a string of already-canceled shows due to the singer's health.

    Bass player and vocalist Teddy Gentry wrote in a statement that though he and the rest of the band are disappointed, Owen's recovery is the priority.

    The 50-city tour was scheduled through Nov. 23, where it would have ended in Salisbury, Maryland.

    Rescheduled dates will be released in the coming weeks.

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