LADY ANTEBELLUM ANNOUNCES THE FIRST LEG OF THE TAKE ME DOWNTOWN TOUR 2013 SET TO LAUNCH IN NOVEMBER
Friends Kip Moore and Kacey Musgraves Join The 40-Plus City North American Trek
NASHVILLE, TN – July 29, 2013 – Seven-time GRAMMY award-winning trio Lady Antebellum has announced the first leg of their headlining TAKE ME DOWNTOWN TOUR 2013. The group has invited Kip Moore and Kacey Musgraves to join the arena tour kicking off Nov. 8 in Southaven, MS and running through December. Fans can purchase tickets and special VIP experiences beginning Sept. 13. Visit www.ladyantebellum.com for the most updated on-sale information and www.cidentertainment.com/ladyantebellum for VIP opportunities.
“We spent almost every day last year backstage writing for our album GOLDEN, so we were really focused on writing songs that would connect with the fans in these arenas. We definitely learned a lot about ourselves as live performers and the type of catalog we wanted to have so that we could go out and try to give the fans the best show they’ve ever experienced,” explains Lady A’s Charles Kelley. “All of that was the jumping off point for this tour, and now it’s time to take it to the next level.”
Last year, Lady A hosted over one million fans across the globe in 11 countries on their first headlining world tour, which earned them Billboard Touring’s “Breakthrough Award,” CMA’s “International Artists Achievement Award” and will accept the “Jim Reeves International Award” at this fall’s ACM Honors. The shows were inspirational and critics praised the band’s “youthful exuberance and unending energy.”
TAKE ME DOWNTOWN TOUR 2013 Dates:
|11/8||Southaven, MS||Landers Center|
|11/9||St. Louis, MO||Chaifetz Arena|
|11/10||Evansville, IN||Ford Center|
|11/12||Grand Rapids, MI||Van Andel Arena|
|11/15||Chicago, IL||Allstate Arena|
|11/16||Toledo, OH||Huntington Center|
|11/17||Cleveland, OH||Quicken Loans Arena|
|11/21||Rapid City, SD||Rusmore Plaza Civic Center|
|11/22||Denver, CO||Pepsi Center|
|11/23||Salt Lake City, UT||EnergySolutions Arena|
|12/3||Springfield, MO||JQH Arena|
|12/5||Minneapolis, MN||Target Center|
|12/6||Kansas City, MO||Sprint Center|
|12/7||Omaha, NE||CenturyLink Center|
|12/12||Cincinnati, OH||U.S. Bank Arena|
|12/14||Peoria, IL||Peoria Civic Center|
The harmony-based trio Lady Antebellum continues to reaffirm the very beginnings of Lady Antebellum by focusing on deft songwriting and fresh uses of their talents, which was at the heart of what drew them together in the first place. Since its 2006 inception, Lady A has won the “Vocal Group of the Year” honor from both the CMA and from the ACM’s three times in a row and sold over 11 million albums worldwide. The trio has taken seven trips to No. one on the country radio charts, earned five Platinum singles including their recent “Downtown” and has been awarded with seven GRAMMY awards including the all-genre “Record of the Year” and “Song of the Year.” In the end, the mix of their road experiences, songwriting and creative partnership have allowed the magic to remain – because they have kept the focus on the music.
Platinum-selling artist Kip Moore’s current No. one hit “Hey Pretty Girl” is the third consecutive chart-topper off his debut album UP ALL NIGHT, which was the best selling debut album from any country artist released last year. His first No. one single, “Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck,” held the top spot on both charts for two weeks making him the first solo artist in four years to have a debut album’s first single go No. one for multiple weeks. Moore has already sold out dozens of headlining shows this year, often in just minutes and recently played his first stadium show as part of CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock.
Nashville-based singer/songwriter, Kacey Musgraves released her debut album Same Trailer Different Park this past spring to massive critical acclaim and recognition. The album debuted at No. one on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart making her the first solo female in five years to open at No. one with a rookie release. She’s received ACM, CMT and Teen Choice Award nominations and her Top 10 single “Merry Go ‘Round” was recently certified Gold and follow up single “Blowin’ Smoke” is currently climbing the charts.
For an update on tour dates and ticket info, visit www.ladyantebellum.com.
Mary Hilliard Harrington/Tyne Parrish
Universal Music Group Nashville