Sign up for newsletter
 

Stapleton announces second CD, tour

Friday, February 24, 2017 – Chris Stapleton will release his second album on
May 5, exactly two y ears to to the day since his uber successful "Traveller" debut was released.

Stapleton also announced "Chris Stapleton's All-American Road Show" tour, starting in mid-March and concluding in late August. New shows were announced from May 5 through June 22 and July 14 through Aug. 25.

Opening acts include Maren Morris, Brothers Osborne, Margo Price, Brett Cobb, Lindi Ortega and Lucie Silvas.

Tickets to the public went on sale today.

Stapleton has enjoyed a great run with "Traveller." The former lead singer of The SteelDrivers initially debuted in second on the Billboard Country Albums chart with more than 27,000 albums sold, making it one of the best-selling first weeks by a debut country artist in 2015.

Following a historic turn on the 49th Annual CMA Awards - where Stapleton became the first artist to win Album of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year and New Artist of the Year at the same awards - "Traveller" became the first album to re-enter the Billboard 200 all-genre album chart at number one where is stayed for two straight weeks. The album went on to win multiple Grammy and ACM Awards and was the number 1 selling country album of 2016 and the fourth-highest selling album of 2016 across all genres. The album topped the country charts for many weeks.

Tour dates are:
9 - Houston, TX - Rodeo Houston
18 - London, ON - Budweiser Gardens * (SOLD OUT)
19 - Ottawa, ON - Canadian Tire Centre *
22 - Winnipeg, MB - MTS Centre*
24 - Calgary, AB - Scotiabank Saddledome *
25 - Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place *
27 - Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena *
28 - Seattle, WA - Key Arena @
30 - Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Theater - Palms Casino Resort @ (SOLD OUT)
April 6 - Columbus, GA - Columbus Civic Center @ (SOLD OUT)
April 8 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Tortuga Music Festival
April 20 - Roanoke, VA - Berglund Center $ (SOLD OUT)
April 21-22 - Pikeville, KY - East Kentucky Expo Center $ (SOLD OUT)
April 27 - Columbia, MO - Mizzou Arena %
April 28 - Cape Girardeau, MO - Show Me Center % (SOLD OUT)
April 29 - Bloomington, IL - U.S. Cellular Coliseum % (SOLD OUT)
May 5 - Alpharetta, GA - Verizon Amphitheatre &
May 11 - Virginia Beach, VA - Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at VA Beach &
May 12 - Raleigh, NC - Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek &
May 13 - Charlotte, NC - PNC Music Pavilion &
May 18 - San Diego, CA - Mattress Firm Amphitheatre &
May 19 - Phoenix, AZ - Ak-Chin Pavilion &
May 20 - Los Angeles, CA - The Forum &
May 23 - Denver, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre &
June 1 - Fresno, CA - Save Mart Center at Fresno State & (on-sale March 10)
June 2 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre &
June 3 - Wheatland, CA - Toyota Amphitheatre &
June 9 - Southaven, MS - BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove #
June 10 - Birmingham, AL - Oak Mountain Amphitheatre #
June 15 - Charleston, WV - Charleston Civic Center #
June 16 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center #
June 17 - Indianapolis, IN - Klipsch Music Center # (on-sale March 3)
June 22 - Tulsa, OK - BOK Center #
June 23 - Manhattan, KS - Country Stampede
June 24 - North Platte, NE - Nebraskaland Days
June 29 - Chicago, IL - Wrigley Field !
July 5-6 - Milwaukee, WI - Summerfest !
July 14 - Mansfield, MA - Xfinity Center #
July 15 - Hartford, CT - The XFINITY Theatre #
July 16 - Darien Lake, NY - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center #
July 20 - Holmdel, NJ - P.N.C. Bank Arts Center #
July 21 - Wantagh, NY - Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater #
July 22 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live #
July 28 - George, WA - Watershed Festival
July 29 - Central Point, OR - Country Crossings Music Festival
July 30 - Mountain Home, ID - Mountain Home Country Music Festival
August 3 - Duluth, MN - AMSOIL Arena **
August 4 - Prairie Du Chien, WI - Country on the River
August 5 - St. Louis, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre **
August 10 - Hershey, PA - Giant Center **
August 11 - Pittsburgh, PA - KeyBank Pavilion **
August 12 - Philadelphia, PA - BB&T Pavilion **
August 17 - Toronto, ON - Budweiser Stage **
August 18 - Cleveland, OH - Blossom Music Center **
August 19 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre ** (on-sale
3)
August 25 - Gilford, NH - Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion **
* with special guest Lindi Ortega
@ with special guest Maren Morris
$ with special guest Brent Cobb
% with special guest Lucie Silvas
& with special guests Brothers Osborne and Lucie Silvas
# with special guests Anderson East and Brent Cobb
** with special guests Margo Price and Brent Cobb
! with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

More news for Chris Stapleton

CD reviews for Chris Stapleton

From A Room: Volume 2 CD review - From A Room: Volume 2
There is no bigger artist in country music today, perhaps even in American music, than Chris Stapleton. His appeal reaches beyond just the commercial country fans for his gritty bluesy approach. 2015's "Traveller" set a high bar, which was met by this year's release of "From A Room: Volume 1," which won Album of the Year in the 51st CMA Awards. Stapleton also garnered the Male Vocalist of the Year for his second time. Now seven months after that release, "From »»»
Traveller CD review - Traveller
Chris Stapleton is one of those artists you've heard without ever realizing it. That's because of his acclaim as a songwriter with such hits as Luke Bryan's "Drink a Beer," Josh Turner's "Your Man," Darius Rucker's "Come Back Song" and Kenny Chesney's "Never Wanted Nothing More." He also had a successful stint as lead singer of the driving bluegrass band The SteelDrivers (Adele recorded one of their songs, which he co-wrote as »»»
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: Daniels wears out bows, but music endures – After each of the first few songs Charlie Daniels played, his 'fiddle tech (?)' exchanged his bow. Is this because he was playing particularly hard? Perhaps. Whatever the case, Daniels and his five-piece band clearly appeared to be giving it their all during the act's hour-and-a-half set. As it is the Christmas month, Daniels sang a... »»»
Concert Review: Rawlings easily moves out of the shadow – Every once in awhile David Rawlings moves out of the shadow of musical mate Gillian Welch to launch his own tour. While Welch, for whom Rawlings plays guitar, has the more prominent career, nights like this ably confirm that there is a reason does his own thing as well. Rawlings, who released the very fine "Poor David's Almanack" in... »»»
Subscribe to Country News Digest Country News Digest      Follow Country Standard Time on twitter CST      Visit Country Standard Time on Facebook CST

Elsewhere in the news

Currently at the CST blogs

Washburn, Fleck create "Echoes" Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn have powerhouse individual talents; each has followed an estimable career path to where they find themselves today: making complex, but spare, records, writing music together and touring with their son Juno. Their new release, "Echoes In The Valley" features mostly songs written by Fleck and Washburn, banjos, Washburn's strong vocals and very little else.... »»»
Hillman bides his time Legends don't come any more legendary than Chris Hillman. The roll call of bands that comprises Hillman's half century in music reads like a wing exhibit at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame; Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers, Manassas, the Souther Hillman Furay Band, the Desert Rose Band,... »»»
The Cadillac Three creates its "Legacy" William Shakespeare noted a few centuries back that a rose by any other name would be equally aromatic, and that general idea has musical implications as well. The Cadillac Three knows a thing or two about maintaining a sonic identity after a name change;... »»»
With Stanley and Watson, sound isn't elementary Those aware of the late Owsley "Bear" Stanley likely know him for one of two reasons - his pioneering work manufacturing lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) in San Francisco during the mid-to-late 1960s and his role as an innovative sound engineer. Most notably, Bear worked...... »»»
May shifts gears, directions Headed into 2015, Imelda May was on a hit streak. Her rockabilly career was in full swing, nurtured by the likes of former Squeeze keyboardist Jools Holland and guitar icon Jeff Beck. Her albums routinely topped the charts in her native Ireland.... »»»
Lane assumes mantle of "Highway Queen" For most artists, eight years is a fair amount of time in their careers. For Nikki Lane, eight years represents the entirety of her recorded history, and she's filled that relatively short time span with a highlight reel of impressive accomplishments, not the least of which would be actually... »»»
From A Room: Volume 2 CD review - From A Room: Volume 2
There is no bigger artist in country music today, perhaps even in American music, than Chris Stapleton. His appeal reaches beyond just the commercial country fans for his gritty bluesy approach. 2015's "Traveller" set a high bar, which was met by this year's release of "From A Room: Volume 1," which won Album of the Year in the 51st CMA Awards.  »»»
Down Home Sessions EP CD review - Down Home Sessions EP

Upon first glance at the track list of Cole Swindell's fourth installment of the "Down Home Sessions" series, one may get the impression that it is a covers EP. It features several chart toppers from other artists, including Luke Bryan's "Roller Coaster" and Thomas Rhett's "Get Me Some Of That." »»»

The Rest of Our Lives CD review - The Rest of Our Lives
The first full album from Tim McGraw and Faith Hill is an inspired effort, even though some of its songwriters may surprise you. The title cut, for instance, features pop ginger Ed Sheeran on its credits, while Meghan Trainor contributed to "Roll the Dice." »»»
Bloodshot Records' 13 Days of Xmas CD review - Bloodshot Records' 13 Days of Xmas
Label holiday albums can sometimes be like office white elephant gift exchanges because there's a little bit of everything on the table. Some stuff you like, while other things may have been better left unwrapped. »»»
Texoma Shore CD review - Texoma Shore
Blake Shelton's 11th studio album finds The Voice advisor in a contented, one might even say homey, frame of mind. The opening track and first single "I'll Name the Dogs" sets the tone. It's a rollicking ode to domesticity that manages to make household chore distribution ("You find the spot and I'll find the money / You be the pretty and I'll be the funny") both romantic and amusing.  »»»
A Storyteller's Memory CD review - A Storyteller's Memory

Remington Ryde made a promise to James King to keep his music alive, and with the release of "A Storyteller's Memory," the group kept its word. The band's first recording with Pinecastle Records is a tribute to the late King that includes some of his most memorable stories and songs. »»»