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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.

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Welcome Home CD review - Welcome Home
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 CD review - 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 »»»
Uncaged CD review - Uncaged
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: Jinks wins over fans, especially new ones – Cody Jinks asked the crowd a bit into his show how many had never seen him before. It seemed like Jinks has made a lot of musical inroads into the public's consciousness because roughly three quarters of the audience raised their hands to show that this was their first time. That probably made Jinks feel pretty darn good about how life has been... »»»
Concert Review: Fogerty lives up to his past – Woodstock 50 may never have happened, but that original monumental event was certainly in the air at John Fogerty's My 50 Year Trip Tour before, during and after. The before and after was in the choice of songs that came over the speakers including everything from Jefferson Airplane's "Don't You Want Somebody to Love" to The... »»»
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