Fans who have been waiting two and a half years to see For King & Country in Winnipeg will have to wait just a little bit longer.

The Smallbone brothers were originally supposed to come through Winnipeg on their 'Burn The Ships' Canadian tour in the spring of 2020. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the concert was one of the first casualties in cancellations.

As restrictions throughout the country began to ease this year there was hope that the tour could take place this fall and a tentative date of Oct. 31 was set for Winnipeg. However, border restrictions meant the band and its crew could not get into Canada to do a tour. When border restrictions finally lifted on Oct. 1 the band and the tour's promoters, Unite Productions, jumped into action trying to pull it all together. 

However, not all the pieces could fall into place in the few short weeks available, and the band has announced that the tour will have to officially take place in the spring of 2023.

"Frustrating challenges have hit us at every turn," the band wrote in a message to ticket holders on Tuesday, Oct. 18. That includes the loss of a venue in Saskatoon, Sask., due to flooding, "and added layers of difficulties continue to come our way."

The band says the move to a spring tour gives them more time to make all the necessary arrangements. "Though we've done everything we could to bring you this tour as planned this fall, this is the best option for all parties, and we can't wait to see you there."

By the time the band finally makes it here, it will be three years after the original date, but fans say it will be worth the wait. Craig, a long-time listener of CHVN, says while he's sad he's still excited. "I'll be holding on to my tickets," he says.

Your original tickets from 2020 will still be used for entry. If you need tickets re-printed or sent again you can contact the Winnipeg Centennial Concert Hall, which is the location of the concert. You can also contact them if you'd no longer like to retain your tickets.