That’s a wrap for The Masked Singer National Tour, as the show’s final dates were canceled due to COVID-19. The popular series took its show on the road in May after initially postponing it due to the pandemic. Before its cancelation, the tour visited cities all over the United States, including Syracuse, Atlanta and Orlando. Each show welcomed back fan-favorite costumes from the series to perform, such as Alien from season 1, Robot from season 3, and season 6’s Pepper, who was revealed as none other than the tour’s host, Natasha Bedingfield.
The tour also introduced a new character named Boom Boom Box. The Masked Singer Tour character was a brown furry ’80s-styled boom box that traveled from city to city, and each night was revealed as a different surprise guest. Each surprise guest was unique to the city they were performing in and would be unmasked at the end of the concert, similar to how things play out on the series. Some of the most notable surprise guests were 98 Degrees member Drew Lachey, American Idol winners Maddie Poppe and Taylor Hicks, and The Bachelor season 26 star Clayton Echard. Other guests included local radio hosts, news anchors and even a few athletes.
While fans were loving the show, with just 10 dates left, the tour sadly had to be cut short. The Masked Singer Tour announced on its official Instagram account that because of the ongoing pandemic, they had to cancel the final shows. The account wrote, “Despite our best efforts, Covid has made it impossible for The Masked Singer National Tour to perform at the following dates.” The account then listed the final 10 dates from the tour. The show planned to end its run in Las Vegas, where it likely would have had an electric show with an incredible surprise guest. The tour also will miss the opportunity to stop in major cities like Salt Lake City and Los Angelos.
Fans flooded the comments sharing their disappointment but understanding why they made the decision to end the show. “Bummed but understand. Hope everyone is well soon,” one fan wrote. Luckily, fans of the show only have to wait two months for The Masked Singer to come back to their TV screens as the FOX series announced it will premiere its eighth season on September 21. The show is set to welcome back host Nick Cannon as well as panelists Robin Thicke, Jenny McCarthy, Ken Jeong and Nicole Scherzinger. The tour account did not clarify how many crew members were infected, but Natasha shared on social media that she, unfortunately, tested positive.
The cancelation is a huge disappointment for fans who had already bought tickets, but luckily, they will be given their money back for the dates that were canceled. It would have been great to see who else was hiding behind the Boom Boom Box costume, but safety always comes first, and The Masked Singer made the right decision by ending the tour. The cancelation might mean fans are getting even more impatient waiting for season 8 to begin, but luckily, the show will be back on air before they know it. Hopefully, The Masked Singer is ready to blow fans away with some unexpected masked celebrities in order to make it up to them after the tour’s early conclusion.