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Country music star Morgan Wallen announced he’s embarking on a concert tour next year hoping for a comeback after his N-word scandal.

‘Here We Come’

“Here we come,” Wallen tweeted on Monday as he announced “The Dangerous Tour,” is scheduled to put him on the road in the U.S. for nearly eight months in 2022.

The concert tour is set to start on February 3 in Evansville, Indiana, and it will continue until September 24, when the final performance will take place at Los Angeles’ Staples Center. The tour will feature 46 stops at places like Madison Square Garden in New York City on February 9 and Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on March 17.

Backstory: Racial Slur Gets Chart-Topping Country Music Star Morgan Wallen Banned From Radio

Wallen’s N-Word Scandal

Wallen found himself in hot water earlier this year when he was caught on camera saying the N-word. Afterward, he was suspended from his recording contract indefinitely, and his music was pulled from many radio stations. He was also banned by various awards shows.

“I’m embarrassed and sorry. I used an unacceptable and inappropriate racial slur that I wish I could take back,” Wallen said at the time, according to CNN. “There are no excuses to use this type of language, ever. I want to sincerely apologize for using the word. I promise to do better.”

However, Wallen’s fans continued to stand by him, with sales of his music skyrocketing and his “Dangerous: The Double Album” topping the Billboard 200 chart.

“I was around some of my friends and we say dumb stuff together. In our minds it’s playful, you know?” Wallen, 28, said of his scandal in an interview that aired over the summer. “That sounds ignorant, but that’s really where it came from. And it’s wrong.”

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Wallen Doubles Down

When asked if he understands why this racial slur “makes Black people so upset.” Wallen replied, “I don’t know how to put myself in their shoes because I’m not.”

“But I do understand, especially when I say I’m using it playfully or whatever, ignorantly, I understand that that must sound, you know, like, ‘He doesn’t — he doesn’t understand,'” he continued. 

When asked if country music world has a racism problem, Wallen replied, “It would seem that way, yeah. I haven’t really sat and thought about that.”

While what Wallen did was undoubtedly very wrong, he has apologized many times for it and done everything he could to make amends, so he does not deserve to be permanently cancelled.

Fans clearly still want to see him perform, so we can only hope that the cancel culture leaves him alone and allows him to go on his tour next year in peace. 

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