Kid Rock and Alan Jackson step in as Seaworld replacements

Kid Rock and country star Alan Jackson have stepped in to headline shows at SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida after artists including Willie Nelson, Cheap Trick and Heart pulled out in the wake of the controversial Blackfish documentary. Trace Adkins, Martina McBride and REO Speedwagon also recently scrapped gigs at the embattled themepark after watching the CNN movie, which exposed the bleak conditions faced by captured killer whales housed at the location.
SeaWorld bosses, who denied the allegations about whale mistreatment made in the film, were left scrambling to find new acts for the line-up for the Bands, Brews & BBQ event series, but Kid Rock and Jackson have since agreed to fill the gaps for shows which kick off on Saturday (01Feb14).
A total of nine acts withdrew from the Bands, Brews & BBQ bash at SeaWorld, while another three, including Pat Benatar and the Beach Boys, axed shows at another affiliated venue, Busch Gardens in Tampa, Florida.
Of the original six-week series line-up at SeaWorld, only former American Idol champ Scotty McCreery and country singer Justin Moore remain.
Other replacement performers are expected to be announced soon.