ZBB announces new tour, CD
Sunday, January 15, 2017
– Zac Brown Band will kick off its 2017 headlining North American concert tour on May 12 in their hometown of Atlanta.
The 40-plus date tour sees the band returning to stadiums and amphitheaters including Hollywood Bowl, Wrigley Field, Coors Field, Gorge Amphitheatre and Camden's BB&T Pavilion where last year ZBB broke the record for the best-attended show in the venue's 22-year history.
The band is currently in the studio recording a new album, "Welcome Home," that returns to their roots and will be out May 12. Every online ticket order includes a choice of a physical or digital copy of the new album.
"We're looking forward to heading back on the road in 2017 and sharing some new songs with our fans," Brown said.
Zac Brown Band will also perform at its Southern Ground Music & Food Festival in Charleston, S.C. on Saturday and Sunday May 20 and May 21.
Zac Brown Band is: Zac Brown (vocals/guitar), Jimmy De Martini (vocals/violin/guitar), John Driskell Hopkins (vocals/guitar/baN.J.o/ukulele), Coy Bowles (vocals/keys/guitar), Clay Cook (vocals/guitar/keys), Chris Fryar (drums), Daniel de los Reyes (percussion) and Matt
Tour dates are:
May 12-12 / Alpharetta, GA / Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park
May 20-21 / Charleston, SC / Southern Ground Music and Food Festival / MUSC Health Stadium
May 26-28 Gilford, NH / Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
June 8 / Detroit, MI / DTE Energy Music Theatre
June 9 / Cuyahoga Falls, OH / Blossom Music Center
June 10/ Columbus, OH / Ohio Stadium - 2017 Buckeye Country Superfest
June 11 / Pittsburgh, PA / KeyBank Pavilion
June 23 / Bethel, N.Y. / Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
June 24 / Syracuse, N.Y. / Lakeview Amphitheater
June 25 / Darien Center, N.Y. / Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
July 1 / Milwaukee, WI / Milwaukee Summerfest
July 6 / Hartford, CT / XFINITY Theatre
July 7-8 Holmdel, N.J. / PNC Bank Arts Center
July 14-July 15 / Camden, N.J. / BB&T Pavilion
July 16 / Bristow, VA / Jiffy Lube Live
July 29 / Denver, CO / Coors Field
Aug. 4 / Detroit Lakes, MN WeFest - WeFest Amphitheatre
Aug. 19 / George, WA / Gorge Amphitheatre
Aug. 20 / Brownsville, OR Bi-Mart Willamette Country Music Festival
Aug. 25 / Indianapolis, IN / Klipsch Music Center
Aug. 26 / Chicago, IL / Wrigley Field
Aug. 27 / St. Louis, MO / Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug. 31-Sept. 1 / Toronto, ON / Budweiser Stage
Sept. 2 / Saratoga Springs, N.Y. / Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Sept. 3 / Hershey, PA / Hersheypark Stadium
Sept. 15 / Dallas, TX / Starplex Pavilion
Sept. 22-23/ West Palm Beach, FL/ Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
Sept. 24 / Tampa, FL / MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Oct. 5 / Charlotte, NC / PNC Music Pavilion
Oct. 6 / Raleigh, NC / Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
Oct. 8 / Virginia Beach, VA / Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
Oct. 27 / Mountain View, CA / Shoreline Amphitheatre
Oct. 28 / Los Angeles, CA / Hollywood Bowl
Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday at 10 a.m. local time.
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