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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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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: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
Concert Review: No sugarcoating, Welch dishes out an experience – Gillian Welch (accompanied, as always, by master guitarist David Rawlings), celebrated her "The Harrow & The Harvest" album with a powerful night of music. She apologized many times for the utter unhappiness expressed through this album's songs, admitting it's "not the most chipper album" at one point.... »»»
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