AEW is finally heading back on the road after almost a year of working out of Daily’s Place in Jacksonville due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The world all but shut down in March 2020 due to the uncontrolled global spread of COVID-19. AEW ran their last show on the road in front of fans on March 11th, 2020 in West Valley City, Utah. The next week was the first of many shows to be held on a closed set at Daily’s Place which is adjacent to TIAA Bank Field, home of the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Planned Dynamite recordings in Rochester, New York and Newark, New Jersey were subsequently postponed. The original Blood And Guts match was due to take place in Newark on March 25th between Inner Circle and The Elite but that was cancelled.
A new press release issued by the company, however, points to a return to touring in front of live fans as the world begins to emerge from the effects of the pandemic. So far three shows have been scheduled all to take place in July 2021 in Miami, Austin, and Dallas.
AEW heads to the James L. Knight Center on July 7th, followed by a trip to the H-E-B Center in Cedar Park, Texas, which is part of the greater Austin area on the 14th. On July 21st, AEW pitch up at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas, which is part of the greater Dallas area.
Two other shows scheduled for June have been postponed until later in the year. The event due to take place in St. Louis on the 23rd of June has been rescheduled to Friday, the 5th of November. The event due to take place in New Orleans has been pushed back until Wednesday, January 12th, 2022.
In the press release AEW President Tony Khan says:
“We’re so appreciative of our fans in Jacksonville who have been with us these past nine months. Their support and incredible energy have lifted us week after week, and viewers have fed off their enthusiasm and support. Daily’s Place will always be our home.“Looking ahead, we’re thrilled to welcome our fans back to become part of the action in Miami, Austin and Dallas. We’ve missed touring cities, meeting the fans and hearing their roar during our live shows. Please be assured, we are working closely with the venues to comply with state and local regulations in each city. Miami, Austin and Dallas are the first of many as we gear up the trucks to travel around the country again!”