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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

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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... »»»
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