LEWISTON — Saturday’s country music concert at the Colisee with headliner Rodney Atkins will go on as planned, despite an accusation by his wife that he tried to smother her with a pillow.

A variety of websites, including TMZ.com, reported Thursday morning that Atkins, whose hits include “If You’re Going through Hell” and “Cleaning this Gun,” was arrested at his home in Tennessee on Nov. 21 on a charge of domestic assault. He was released on $2,500 bail.

A statement from Atkins’ attorney released about 11 a.m. on Thursday called his wife’s allegations “completely untrue,” but confirms that the couple was arguing.

Bangor-based promoter Alex Gray, who is overseeing the Lewiston concert which also stars Kellie Pickler, said he has talked with Atkins’ agent and is assured that the 7 p.m. show will go on.

So far, it has proved popular, selling all but 400 of the Colisee’s available 4,100 seats, Gray said. He expects any remaining tickets to sell on Saturday.

Since the news broke, the Colisee has received two calls from concert-goers checking to see if it is still on, Box Office Manager Jim Mercier said.

“I’m getting more calls from people wanting to buy tickets,” Mercier said. “A lot more.”

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