Lady A sets fall tour
Monday, July 29, 2013
– Lady Antebellum announced today the first leg of its headlining Take Me Downtown Tour 2013. Kip Moore and Kacey Musgraves will join the arena tour kicking off Nov. 8 in Southaven, Miss. and running through December.
Lady A had to curtail touring in June due to Hillary Scott's pregnancy. She has since given birth to a girl, Eisele Kaye Tyrrell, was born on July 22.
"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," said 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."
Tour dates are:
Nov. 8 Southaven, MS Landers Center
Nov. 9 St. Louis, MO Chaifetz Arena
Nov. 10 Evansville, IN Ford Center
Nov. 12 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
Nov. 15 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
Nov. 16 Toledo, OH Huntington Center
Nov. 17 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
Nov. 19 Fargo, ND Fargodome
Nov. 21 Rapid City, SD Rusmore Plaza Civic Center
Nov. 22 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
Nov. 23 Salt Lake City, UT EnergySolutions Arena
Dec. 3 Springfield, MO JQH Arena
Dec. 5 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
Dec. 6 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
Dec. 7 Omaha, NE CenturyLink Center
Dec. 12 Cincinnati, OH U.S. Bank Arena
Dec. 14 Peoria, IL Peoria Civic Center
Fans can purchase tickets and special VIP experiences beginning Sept. 13.
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