16 Jul MIRANDA LAMBERT + LITTLE BIG TOWN RIDE THE BANDWAGON TOUR INTO OPENING WEEKEND
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NASHVILLE, Tenn.—It’s a tour that’s been years in the making as country music superstars and GRAMMY, CMA and ACM Award-winners Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town kicked off their co-headlining The Bandwagon Tour this weekend, playing to capacity crowds at each of its first three stops beginning Thursday, July 12 at PNC Music Pavilion in Charlotte, North Carolina, Friday night at Cincinnati, Ohio’s Riverbend Music Center and concluding their opening weekend in Indianapolis, Indiana at Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center Saturday night. With each stop came a once-in-a-lifetime experience for every fan in attendance, as the co-headliners came together to perform a forty-minute finale of each other’s hits.
The joint tour will traverse across the Northeast, Southeast and Midwest regions, making just 17 stops total for fans to see this unique concert experience.
Opening the show is newcomer and Sony recording artist Tenille Townes who appears on all dates on The Bandwagon Tour. For the opening weekend only, Natalie Hemby, who has penned No. 1 hits for both Lambert and Little Big Town, joined the tour. Special guests on the remaining stops of The Bandwagon Tour include Turnpike Troubadours and The Steel Woods for select dates.
Both critically lauded artists, Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town, together tout a combined thirty-six ACM Award wins, twenty-one CMA Award wins and four GRAMMYs. Lambert, who made ACM history when she was named the ACM Female Vocalist of the Year for the ninth consecutive year, recently wrapped up her Livin’ Like Hippies Tour in March and was just announced as the Country Music Hall of Fame ® and Museum’s 15th artist-in-residence.
Little Big Town recently hosted a sold-out, year-long residency at Ryman Auditorium and on July 26, the Country Music Hall of Fame ® and Museum launched their new, yearlong exhibit called LITTLE BIG TOWN: THE POWER OF FOUR showcasing the bands’ storied and powerful 20-year history within the country music community. Current single, “Summer Fever” is out now and climbing the charts at country radio.
Remaining tour stops on The Bandwagon Tour:
Thursday, July 19– Jones Beach Theatre, Wantagh, New York*
Friday, July 20 – Xfinity Theatre, Hartford, Connecticut*
Saturday, July 21 – Xfinity Center, Mansfield, Massachusetts*
Thursday, August 2 – The Wharf Amphitheater, Orange Beach, Alabama*
Friday, August 3 – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa, Florida*
Saturday, August 4 – Coral Sky Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, Florida*
Friday, August 10 – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands, Texas**
Saturday, August 11 – Dos Equis Pavilion, Dallas, Texas**
Thursday, August 16 – Darien Lake Amphitheater, Darien Center, New York*
Friday, August 17 – KeyBank Pavilion, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania*
Saturday, August 18 – BB&T Pavilion, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania*
Thursday, August 23 – Budweiser Stage, Toronto, Ontario*
Friday, August 24 –DTE Energy Music Center, Clarkston, Michigan*
Saturday, August 25 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Chicago, Illinois*
*denotes Turnpike Troubadours select dates
**denotes The Steel Woods select dates
Tenille Townes joins for all dates
Live Nation is the national tour promoter for The Bandwagon Tour.
About Miranda Lambert:
Vanner Records/RCA Records Nashville singer/songwriter Miranda Lambert is the most decorated artist in ACM history as well as the reigning ACM Female Vocalist of the Year, having been bestowed this honor for nine consecutive years. Her accolades include 2 Grammy Awards, 13 (CMA) Country Music Associations Awards, and 32 (ACM) Academy of Country Music Awards as well as many other honors, including the prestigious Harmony Award from the Nashville Symphony.
The Texas native released her most recent effort, a double album titled The Weight of These Wings in November 2016, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart. She touts six studio albums to her repertoire; Kerosene (2005), Crazy Ex-Girlfriend(2007), Revolution (2009), Four The Record (2011) and Platinum(2014), the latter earning Lambert a GRAMMY Award for Best Country Album, in addition to her previous GRAMMY win for Best Female Country Vocal Performance in 2010 for “The House That Built Me.” The first song released from The Weight Of These Wings, “Vice,” received multiple Grammy and ACM Award nominations. Lambert’s previous country radio single, “Tin Man”, which she debuted at the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards last year (2017) and was awarded Song Of The Year at the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards. www.Mirandalambert.com.
About Little Big Town:
GRAMMY, ACM, CMA, and AMA Award-winning group, Little Big Town — consisting of members Karen Fairchild, Phillip Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman, and Jimi Westbrook — first entered the music scene over 19 years ago with hit songs “Boondocks,” “Bring It On Home,” “Good As Gone” and the GRAMMY-nominated “Little White Church.” Their breakthrough albums Tornado and Pain Killer produced multiple #1 singles, including “Pontoon,” “Tornado,” and “Day Drinking,” as well as the history-making, best-selling country single of the year (2015) “Girl Crush.” Released February 24, 2017, Little Big Town’s last studio album, The Breaker, debuted #1 on the Billboard Country Charts and Top 10 (No.4) on the Billboard 200 to critical acclaim, marking the group’s fourth Top 10 debut on the Billboard 200 chart. The album features their GRAMMY-winning, multi-week #1 single, “Better Man,” as well as “When Someone Stops Loving You.” Current single “Summer Fever” is out now and climbing the charts at country radio.
Little Big Town has earned more than 40 award show nominations and in the past five years has taken home nearly 20 awards, including multiple GRAMMY, AMA, People’s Choice, CMA, ACM awards, and an Emmy award. Currently the reigning CMA and ACM Vocal Group of the Year, the Country Music Hall of Fame inductees (2014) went onto receive their star on the Nashville Walk of Fame in 2017. Also in 2017, Little Big Town hosted a sold-out, year-long artist residency at the famed Ryman Auditorium in Nashville — marking the venue’s first-ever, year-long residency in its 125-year history. The band also recently launched 4 Cellars wine, their first non-musical project as a band, with Browne Family Vineyards. On July 26th The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville launched their new, yearlong exhibit called LITTLE BIG TOWN: THE POWER OF FOUR showcasing the bands powerful and storied 20-year history within the country music community.
For more information on Little Big Town visit LittleBigTown.com or follow them @littlebigtown.
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