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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