All American country singer-songwriter, Brantley Gilbert has announced a tour that will be taking him throughout the United States and beyond…heading into Canada, the UK, Germany, the Netherlands and Australia. Afterall, “Country Must Be Country Wide”, right? Gilbert’s “Black Out Tour” is set to kick off in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on Wednesday, November 11th.
If you’re gonna take it on the road, do it,” Gilbert says in a press release. “If you’re gonna push the music, don’t be afraid to put it out there. People around the world get the idea about what we do: These songs are about living life in hard places, but standing up when you do. That’s a universal thing, so let’s do it.”
The United States portion of the tour will begin Thursday, January 28th in Saginaw, Michigan. After that, Gilbert will head to Queensland, Australia for the CMC Rocks QLD at Willowbank Raceway on Saturday, March 12th.
This is why I do this: To take it to the people. I want to rock hard and tell the truth and see it in their eyes. My fans know what I’m talking about, and they come for that reason,” Gilbert says. “It’s not for everybody, but it’s its own kind of country … and being out in some of the secondary markets, the kind of places I came up, that feels just like home.”
Tickets for arena dates are scheduled to go on sale on November 6th, with a special pre-sale being offered for BG Nation members.
A complete list of Gilbert’s “Black Out Tour” dates is available below.
Nov. 11 — Amsterdam, the Netherlands @ Melkweg
Nov. 12 — Hamburg, Germany @ Fabrik
Nov. 13 — Munich, Germany @ Technikum
Nov. 14 — Stuttgart, Germany @ Im Wizemann
Nov. 17 — Glasgow, Scotland, UK @ Oran Mor
Nov. 18 — Manchester, England, UK @ Manchester Academy
Nov. 19 — Birmingham, England, UK @ Birmingham Institute
Nov. 20 — London, England, UK @ O2 Shephard’s Bush Empire
Jan. 28 — Saginaw, Mich. @ Dow Event Center
Jan 29 — Lexington, Ky. @ Rupp Arena
Jan. 30 — Terre Haute, Ind. @ ISU Hulman Center
Feb. 4 — Augusta, Ga. @ James Brown Arena
Feb. 5 — Orlando, Fla. @ CFE Arena — University of Central Florida
Feb. 6 — Tallahassee, Fla. @ Donald L. Tucker County Civic Center
Feb. 11 — Kingston, Ontario, Canada @ Rogers K Rock Arena
Feb. 12 — Oshawa, Ontario, Canada @ GM Center
Feb. 13 — London, Ontario, Canada @ Budweiser Gardens
Feb. 18 — Toledo, Ohio @ Huntington Center
Feb. 19 — Dayton, Ohio @ Nutter Center
Feb. 20 — Verona, N.Y. @ Turning Stone Resort & Casino
Feb. 24 — San Antonio, Texas, @ AT&T Center Rodeo
Feb. 25 — Oklahoma City, Okla. @ Chesapeake Energy Arena
Feb. 26 — Jonesboro, Ark. @ ASU Convention Center
Feb. 27 — Tupelo, Miss. @ BanCorp South Center
March 3 — Rapid City, S.D. @ Rushmore Plaza Ice Arena
March 4 — Bozeman, Mont. @ Brick Breeden Fieldhouse
March 12 — Queensland, Australia @ CMC Rocks QLD: Willowbank Raceway
April 14 — Hershey, Pa. @ Giant Center
April 15 — Knoxville, Tenn. @ Thompson-Boling Arena
April 16 — Salem, Va. @ Salem Civic Center
April 21 — Brookings, S.D. @ Swiftel Center
April 22 — Bismark, N.D. @ Bismark Civic Center
April 23 — Minneapolis, Minn. @ Target Center
April 28 — Green Bay, Wis. @ Resch Center
April 29 — Cedar Rapids, Iowa @ U.S. Cellular Center
April 30 — Lincoln, Neb. @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
Canaan Smith and Michael Ray will be opening for Gilbert.
Before he was playing sold-out stadium shows with country’s biggest acts like Chesney and Aldean, for whom he wrote “My Kinda Party” and “Dirt Road Anthem,” Gilbert played Shopko Hall in 2011 to support his “Halfway to Heaven” album. His hits include “Country Must Be Country Wide” and “Small Town Throwdown.
For more information, visit BrantleyGilbert.com.