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Lady A Owns the Night with new tour

Monday, August 15, 2011 – After selling out every city on the group's first-ever headlining tour, Lady Antebellum announced today that they will launch the first leg of the Own the Night 2011 Tour on Nov. 11 in Knoxville, Tenn.

Both the tour name and trio's upcoming album, "Own the Night," were inspired by the album's second single, the anthemic We Owned The Night.

"We named our new album 'Own The Night' after one of our favorite songs We Owned The Night off the new album, and felt it was a great description of how we wanted our fans to spend each night of tour with us," said Lady A's Dave Haywood. "When people come out to our live show or hear the song on the radio it's a call to action. Be confident, live in the moment and enjoy the experiences you're going through - own them."

The first leg of the 21-city arena tour will feature special guest Josh Kelley and a combination Eden's Edge and Randy Montana in the opening slot. Tickets for the opening night in Knoxville, Tenn. will be available on Aug. 26 to the public.

Tour dates are:

Nov. 11 Knoxville, Tenn. Knoxville Coliseum*

Nov. /12 Macon, Ga. Macon Centreplex*

Nov. 13 Pikeville, Ky. East Kentucky Expo Center*

Nov. 16 El Paso, Texas El Paso County Coliseum*

Nov. 17 Phoenix, Ariz. Grand Canyon University*

Nov. 18 Las Vegas, Nev. The Joint @ The Hard Rock*

Nov. 25 Huntsville, Ala. Von Braun Civic Center**

Nov. 26 Florence, S.C. Florence Civic Center**

Nov. 27 Savannah, Ga. Savannah Civic Center**

Dec. 1 Colorado Springs, Colo. Colorado Springs World Arena**

Dec. 2 Lubbock, Texas City Bank Coliseum**

Dec. 3 Wichita Falls, Texas Kay Yeager Coliseum**

Dec. 4 Belton, Texas Bell County Expo Center**

Dec. 8 La Crosse, Wis. La Crosse Center Arena**

Dec. 9 Sioux City, Iowa Tyson Center**

Dec. 10 Springfield, Mo. JQH Arena**

Dec. 11 Murray, Ky. CFSB Center**

Dec. 15 Amherst, Mass. The Mullins Center**

Dec. 16 Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Mohegan Sun Arena**

Dec. 17 Roanoke, Va. Roanoke Civic Center**

Dec. 18 Morgantown, W.Va. WVU Coliseum**

* Tour dates with Randy Montana

** Tour dates with Eden's Edge

Lady Antebellum will release its third Capitol Nashville studio album "Own the Night" on Sept. 13.

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