Just this Saturday, September 3, Luke Combs’s fans witnessed a performance they may never forget. In Bangor, Maine’s Maine Savings Amphitheater, Combs gave the second of two sold-out concerts during the opening weekend of his Middle of Somewhere Tour.
All attendees to the second of two sold-out performances at the venue, which functioned as the concert’s opening weekend, received refunds from Luke Combs. Combs stated that he was having vocal issues, and in order to give the crowd what they had paid for, he continued to perform “the greatest free performance” he could give. Throughout the concert, Morgan Wade and Mitchell Tenpenny offered further support.
After the initial performance with Mitchell Tenpenny, Combs took some time to consider his choices before deciding he would continue to perform. Luke Combs halted for a moment and fought back tears after confessing his voice wasn’t good enough before the crowd started shouting his name, demonstrating their unending devotion for the musician.
Combs continued on by performing his hit, “Doin’ This.”
Later on in the program, Combs addressed the issue once more and expressed his gratitude to the audience for attending and supporting his profession.
Supporters of Combs praised him as a “class act” for attending the event despite obvious problems and appreciated his honesty and kindness on social media.
.@LukeCombs is a class act!— Joshua Claussen (@StormyClaussen) September 4, 2022
Before his show in Bangor, Maine tonight, he said: “I have to let you know that I have refunded all of your tickets. As of 7:00 pm, I realized my voice isn’t up to par. I am not canceling this show, but please help me out with singing.”
On Twitter, other fans encouraged others to “pay it forward” by giving the money to a charity.
All-time move by @lukecombs last night in Bangor #Maine. He was sick and felt like the crowd wouldn’t get his best, so he refunded every. Single. Ticket. Then gave his all for an hour long set.— Kyle Hauser (@KyleHauser234) September 4, 2022
Donating my refund to charity. #LukeCombs, you’re the best.
@lukecombs I want to donate my refund to a charity of your choice! What will it be!?? You put on an amazing show in Bangor even if you weren’t feeling well!— Jon Voisine (@1984Jonv) September 4, 2022