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Wallen headlines on tour

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 – Morgan Wallen will hit the road in 2018 for his first headlining tour, he announced today.

The Up Down Tour starts Feb. 2 in Indianapolis and concludes April 28 in Las Vegas. Wallen will be joined by opener Ray Fulcher.

"I can't wait to get on the road and play some new music for people across the country," said Wallen. "I've been lucky enough to watch and learn from incredible artists and entertainers like FGL (Florida Georgia Line), who took me out on their tours early on. Now, I'm excited to hit the stage as a headliner and really show everyone what I'm about."

The Tennessee native, who charted with his first single "The Way I Talk," has opened for Chris Lane and Granger Smith.

"Up Down," Wallen's latest single which features FGL, just hit radio.

Tour dates are:
Feb. 2 - Indianapolis, IN +
Feb. 3 - Grand Rapids, MI +
Feb. 9 - Myrtle Beach, SC +
Feb. 10 - Valdosta, GA +
Feb. 15 - Tuscaloosa, AL +
Feb. 16 - Auburn, AL +
Feb. 17 - Birmingham, AL +
Feb. 23 - Athens, GA +
Feb. 24 - Rome, GA +
March 1 - Buffalo, NY +
March 2 - Jordan, NY +
March 3 - Dewey Beach, DE +
March 8 - Uncasville, CT
March 9 - Binghamton, NY +
March 10 - Asbury Park, NJ +
March 15 - Silver Spring, MD +
March 22 - Columbus, OH +
March 23 - Rosemont, IL +
March 24 - Rootstown, OH +
March 30 - Knoxville, TN +
April 20 - San Bernadino, CA
April 25 - Los Angeles, CA
April 26 - San Diego, CA
April 28 - Las Vegas, NV + with Ray Fulcher

Born in Sneedville, Tenn., Wallen attended the same school as Kenny Chesney. With a hard rock-loving preacher for a father and a mother into country and contemporary Christian music, Wallen began performing for his local congregation at the age of 3 and went on to develop a strong love of country, rock and hip hop. moving to Music City in 2015, he's co-written with Craig Wiseman, Rodney Clawson, Chris Tompkins and the Warren Brothers. Wallen released a five-song EP, "The Way I Talk," last year.

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