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Kelley announces solo tour

Monday, October 12, 2015 – Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley announced today he would tour the U.S. starting in late November.

The news comes shortly after one-third of Lady A said he would release an album.

The Driver Tour starts Nov. 28 in Cleveland and ends Jan. 28 in Las Vegas. Maren Morris, who hails from Texas, will open the shows.

"I've played some great shows at arenas and amphitheaters, but I'm definitely looking forward to getting into clubs with people grabbing on your legs and being able to see every face," said Kelley. "I can't wait to get right up there in it with the fans and try out some of this new stuff we've been working on. I'm pretty excited about just scrapping the set list and playing whatever we feel like playing."

Kelley will perform "The Driver" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon tomorrow with Dierks Bentley and Eric Paslay who also lent their voices to the track. The song is the lead single from Kelley's upcoming solo project and is now available at country radio.

Tour dates are:
Nov. 28 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
Nov. 29 - Asbury Park, NJ - The Stone Pony
Dec. 1 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre
Dec. 3 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore Theatre
Dec. 4 - Tallahassee, FL - The Moon
Dec. 5 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
Dec. 10 - Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theatre
Dec. 11 - Oklahoma City, OK- Diamond Ballroom
Dec. 12 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
Dec. 17 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues
Dec. 18 - Houston, TX - House of Blues
Dec. 19 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
Jan. 7 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
Jan. 8 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
Jan. 9 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's
Jan. 16 - Washington D.C. - The Fillmore Silver Spring
Jan. 17 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
Jan. 22 - Louisville, KY - Mercury Ballroom
Jan. 23 - Springfield, IL - Boondocks
Jan. 24 - Sioux City, IA - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Jan. 26 - Denver, CO - Gothic Theatre
Jan. 28 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues

Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. local time on Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets through Citi's Private Pass Program beginning tomorrow.

Columbia Nashville singer songwriter Morris has country, folk and pop influences. She has previously released music on her own.

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