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Gilbert reschedules Europe shows

Friday, December 18, 2015 – Brantley Gilbert will reschedule his European Black Out Tour dates for early
May. He postponed shows in November following the Paris terrorist attacks.

Gilbert kicked off his tour with a sold-out show Nov. 11 at Melkweg in Amsterdam and playing Hamburg, Germany's Fabrik and Munich, Germany's Technikum.

At the time, Gilbert Tweeted, "Out of respect for the lives lost in yesterday's terrorist attacks, we have decided to postpone the rest of our European dates. Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of France at this tragic time. We will be back as soon as possible, and at a more appropriate time."

Gilbert will play
May 5 in Glasow, Scotland at Oran Mor,
May 6 at Manchester's Academy Two,
May 7 at Birmingham's 02 Institute 1 and
May 8 at London's Shepherd's Bush Empire.

"At a time like that, there are more important things than getting up and rocking out," Gilbert said. "We took a moment to pray, regroup allow people time to grieve. But we said we'd be back...and we're coming."

This why I play music," Gilbert says. "To bring it to the people... to bring them together. We are in this together, and these songs I write are their lives, too. For me to go to places like Germany, England, Scotland - it makes the world bigger and smaller, and I like that. We're not so different. People like to rock and be real; that's what we're finally getting to do.

Gilbert will kick off the North American leg of his Black Out Tour
Jan. 28 in Saginaw, Mich. The 28-date run will break for a trip to Queensland, Australia for the CMC Rocks QLD at Willowbank Raceway on
March 12, then wrap up
April 30 at the Pinnacle Bank Center in Lincoln, Neb.

Tour dates are:
Jan. 28 Dow Event Center Saginaw, MI
Jan 29 Rupp Arena Lexington, KY
Jan. 30 ISU Hulman Center Terre Haute, IN
Feb. 4 James Brown Arena Augusta, GA
Feb. 5 CFE Arena - University of Central Florida Orlando, FL
Feb. 6 Donald L Tucker County Civic Ctr Tallahassee, FL
Feb. 11 Rogers K Rock Arena Kingston, Ontario
Feb. 12 GM Center Oshawa, Ontario
Feb. 13 Budweiser Gardens London, Ontario
Feb. 18 Huntington Center Toledo, OH
Feb. 19 Nutter Center Dayton, OH
Feb. 20 Turning Stone Resort Verona, NY
Feb. 24 AT&T Center Rodeo San Antonio, TX
Feb. 25 Chesapeake Energy Arena Oklahoma City, OK
Feb. 26 ASU Convention Center Jonesboro, AR
Feb. 27 BanCorp South Center Tupelo, MS
March 3 Rushmore Plaza Ice Arena Rapid City, SD
March 4 Brick Breeden Fieldhouse Bozeman, MT
April 12 CMC Rocks QLD: Willowbank Raceway Queensland, Australia
April 14 Giant Center Hershey, PA
April 15 Thompson-Boling Arena Knoxville, TN
April 16 Salem Civic Center Salem, VA
April 21 Swiftel Center Brookings, SD
April 22 Bismark Civic Center Arena Bismark, ND
April 23 Target Center Minneapolis, MN
April 28 Resch Center Green Bay, WI
April 29 US Cellular Center Cedar Rapids, IA
April 30 Pinnacle Bank Center Lincoln, NE.
May 5 Oran Mor Glasgow
May 6 Academy 2 Manchester
May 7 02 Institute 1 Birmingham
May 8 02 Shepherd's Bush Empire London

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