Tyler Farr will make a special appearance at the legendary downtown Broadway bar, Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 7:30 PM CST. This free show presented by NRA Country will be Farr’s first since he had to cancel a tour due to having microlaryngeal throat surgery to remove a vocal polyp on his vocal chords in January of this year. Storme Warren of SiriusXM will host the event.
Farr expressed excitement to return to his former employer saying, “I worked at Tootsie’s when I first moved to Nashville. Seems fitting to have my first show be back where it started!”
The power vocalist first became aware of vocal issues while on tour with Jason Aldean last summer – and the problem was identified during a severe bout of bronchitis at the end of 2015.
“This is the last thing I would’ve ever expected,” said the operatically-trained Farr. “I sing hard, and I give it everything I have every night, but I really believed I was putting my training to work. After a #1 song, an awesome tour with Jason and getting engaged, this is not how I thought I was going to be winding up 2015.”
Rather than wait and see, Farr and his medical team opted to remove the polyps and begin vocal rest, followed by aggressive therapy. To maximize recovery and minimize time off the road, the Missouri-born owner of three gold and one platinum single canceled all shows for the next few months.