Lady A slates July tour of Europe
Monday, February 6, 2012
– Lady Antebellum announced Monday that the band will headline their Own the Night 2012 World Tour to Europe this summer with a slew of dates.
Fans can purchase tickets beginning this Fri., Feb. 10 through LadyAntebellum.com. More dates are slated.
"Every time we've gone over to Europe, the fans there have given us such a warm welcome," said Lady A's Dave Haywood. "It's an honor for us to be able to travel abroad and share our music with so many other countries...plus, we love to get out and sightsee and really experience each place we visit. Europe is going to be a blast!"
Tour dates are:
July 10 Dublin, Ireland Olympia Theatre
July 13 Glasgow, UK Royal Concert Hall
July 15 Manchester, UK Manchester Apollo
July 16 London, UK Hammersmith Apollo
July 18 Essen, Germany Philharmonie
July 20 Frankfurt, Germany Jahrhunderthalle
July 21 Munich, Germany Tollwood Festival
July 23 Copenhagen, Denmark Falconer Theatre
July 24 Gothenburg, Sweden Tradgardsforeningen
July 26 Seljord, Norway Countryfestivalen
July 27 Stockholm, Sweden Solliden Skansen
Lady A kicked off their Own the NIght 2012 World Tour last week with sold out shows in the U.S. The trio will break from the road this weekend for the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards where they will present and are also nominated for Best Country Album.
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