ZBB blacks out the sun on tour
Monday, February 29, 2016
– Zac Brown Band will kick off their sixth headlining U.S. concert tour, the Black Out the Sun Tour, in mid-May in Connecticut in a tour that concludes in early September in New York.
Inspired by a lyric from "Tomorrow Never Comes" on their latest album "Jekyll + Hyde," the 29-date tour includes shows at both stadiums and amphitheaters.
Drake White & The Big Fire will open the shows.
Tour dates are:
May 19 / Hartford, CT / XFINITY Theatre
May 20 / Camden, NJ / BB&T Pavilion
May 21 / Burgettstown, PA / First Niagara Pavilion
May 22 / Noblesville, IN / Klipsch Music Center
May 27/ Kansas City, MO / Sprint Center*
May 28 / Minneapolis, MN / Target Field**#
June 3 / Mountain View, CA / Shoreline Amphitheatre
June 4 / Irvine, CA / Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre*
June 5 / Inglewood, CA / The Forum*#
June 24 / Cuyahoga Falls, OH / Blossom Music Center
June 25-26 / East Troy, WI / Alpine Valley Music Theatre*
July 1 / Cincinnati, OH / Riverbend Music Center#
July 2 / Clarkston, MI / DTE Energy Music Theatre#
July 3 / Darien Center, NY / Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
July 21 / Syracuse, NY / Lakeview Amphitheater#
July 22 / Bethel, NY / Bethel Woods Center for the Arts*#
July 23 / Hershey, PA / Hersheypark Stadium#
Aug. 12 / Houston, TX / Minute Maid Park^#
Aug. 13 / Dallas, TX / Gexa Energy Pavilion*
Aug. 14 / Austin, TX / Austin360 Amphitheater^^#
Aug. 19 / Flushing, NY / Citi Field*#
Aug. 20-21 / Boston, MA / Fenway Park*#
Sept. 2 / Bristow, VA / Jiffy Lube Live
Sept. 3 / Saratoga Springs, NY / Saratoga Performing Arts Center
# American Express Card Members presale
* fan presale March 8, general on sale March 11
** fan presale March 8, general on sale March 12
^ fan presale March 22, general on sale March 25
^^ fan presale March 15, general on sale March 18
Ticket presale for Zamily fan club members is available for select dates starting March 1. American Express card members can purchase tickets in select markets before the general public beginning Tuesday, March 1 at noon. ACiti card member presale begins Wednesday, March 2 through Citi's Private Pass Program. Tickets for the general public go on sale for select dates starting March 4.
Prior to kicking off their 2016 tour, Zac Brown Band's Southern Ground Music & Food Festival returns to Charleston, S.C. for its fifth year on Saturday and Sunday April 16 and 17. Headliners include Tedeschi Trucks Band and Thomas Rhett with additional performances by Michael Franti & Spearhead, Kacey Musgraves, Hunter Hayes, Marshall Tucker Band and more.
More news for Zac Brown Band
CD reviews for Zac Brown Band
With "Welcome Home," the Zac Brown Band continues to do what it does best, which is making quality roots music. In fact, one of the album's songs is even titled "Roots." Brown may not be the most religious guy, but his latest songs focus on many truly spiritual cornerstones of life: family and friends.
Both "Family Table" and "My Old Man" find Brown reflecting on his family life, with the latter also looking at 'the here and now' of being a father himself. »»»
Jekyll + Hyde
Fans looking for the Zac Brown Band of 2005 won't find it in "Jekyll + Hyde" - there's nothing but an aftertaste of the Georgia group's chicken-fried origins. That might be why the album's name is so appropriate. Fans have gotten to know the country-folk band, but a deviant creeps in on all 16 tracks of its fourth album. And, like the classic story, Hyde stands out as more interesting.
It hits hard, too. The opener, "Beautiful Drug," has an electric-pop »»»
Zac Brown Band's "Uncaged" album opens with Jump Right In, which finds singer/bandleader Brown admonishing, "Let the music pull you in," which might just be Brown's motto. He's all about forgetting the cares of the day and giving in wholeheartedly to the magnetic attraction of good music. Although Brown writes, sings and plays well throughout, there are nevertheless few truly standout tracks or unexpected surprises on "Uncaged."
With that said, »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk
When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: There's a lot to be said about The Felice Brothers
The Felice Brothers have soldiered on, occupying the fringes of the musical world with ups and downs. After not knowing whether the group would even continue following the departure of half of the band a few years ago, The Felice Brothers continued with a new rhythm section and a new album, "Undressed," that is heavily political.... »»»
Concert Review: Turner bring it on (to his second) home
Frank Turner opined during the first of four sold-out nights of the Lost Evenings Festival that Boston was his home away from his British home. The likable, accessible singer hit the sweet spot not only with his perspective, but his performance as well demonstrated why.
Turner made a major change in this year's festival. For the first time, he... »»»
Follow Country Standard Time
Elsewhere in the news
Currently at the CST blogs
After having huge success at the get go with "Redneck Woman," Wilson eventually went her own way and took a break. During her "hiatus," Wilson started her own label and was a "120 percent mom" to her teenage daughter.... »»»
A visit with Hayes Carll finds him taking a rare day off at home to discuss new album "What It Is" co-produced by Brad Jones and Carll's girlfriend, Allison Moorer. "This album works around three themes; our relationship (he and Moorer), the world and myself.... »»»
Dale (The Real Deal) Watson has been releasing hard country albums since 1995 and shows no signs of slowing down on his most recent release, "Call Me Lucky." This record marks his third effort recorded in Memphis, at Sam Phillips Recording Studio, with Watson's regular touring band, The Lone Stars.... »»»
Joy Williams' "Front Porch" album is a beautiful collection of acoustic, country-folk music. The title cut, for instance, includes sweet fiddling, while the rest of the album takes an appreciated low-key approach to its instrumentation. »»»
Randy Rogers makes a big, bold statement with his title track, but it's the smaller insightful moment expressed through "Wine In A Coffee Cup" that stands out most. Rogers sings it empathetically over a swaying groove... »»»
When You're Ready
One of the most celebrated acoustic guitarists working within the Americana field, Molly Tuttle is two-time International Bluegrass Music Association Guitarist of the Year, the first female to be so honored. »»»
Stronger Than the Truth
The beauty of Reba McEntire's albums flows from her way with a phrase, knowing when to modulate to carry us deeper into sadness or joy and when to pull back when she wants us to listen quietly to the lessons of a tear falling. »»»
Brooks and Dunn return with the duo's first studio album in a dozen years. Sort of. That's because they revisit a dozen of their hits (leaving a bunch behind) with contemporary country singers. »»»
A decade after recording his tribute to Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle has released an album of Guy Clark covers. It includes, perhaps, Clark's best-known songs, "L.A. Freeway" and "Desperados Waiting For A Train," as well as a »»»