Music

Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker Announce Summer Tour

Mainstream country stars Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker plan on spending the late summer and early fall together on the road. The two acts co-headline the Summer Plays On Tour, July 19 to Aug. 6.

Aside from a pair of dates only featuring Lady Antebellum, tour stops will feature the co-headliners as well as up-and-coming opening act Russell Dickerson.

The tour begins in Canada for one night only before covering a wide range of major US cities, with a bulk of dates at seasonally appropriate outdoor pavilions and amphitheaters.

The pairing should make for a fun, carefree night out listening to live music. Lady Antebellum keeps country music’s vocal group tradition alive for a new, pop-minded generation, while tour mate Darius Rucker’s success in country should further overshadow any notions that he’s just Hootie in a cowboy hat. Plus, who wouldn’t want to sing along with “Wagon Wheel” with thousands of strangers?

“For us as a band, being out on the road together is where it all comes to life,” says Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley in a press release. “Darius is one of our closest friends, and so we just feel really excited to get to share this tour and those memories on and off stage with him. There’s no doubt that it’s going to be a total blast, and we’re thrilled to have Russell out with us too this summer. We’re already brainstorming ways to shake things up and make each night all about just being in the moment.”

Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker, 2018 Summer Plays On Tour Dates

July 19 — Toronto, Ontario, Canada @ Budweiser Stage
July 20 — Cleveland, Oh. @ Blossom Music Center
July 21 — Darien Center, N.Y. @ Darien Lake Amphitheater  (Lady Antebellum only)
July 26 — Bethel, N.Y. @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
July 27 — Gilford, N.H. @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
July 28 — Hartford, Cn. @ XFINITY Theatre

Aug. 2 — Columbia, Md. @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
Aug. 3 — Holmdel, N.J. @ P.N.C. Bank Arts Center
Aug. 4 — Wantagh, N.Y. @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Aug. 16 — Mountain View, Ca. @ Shoreline Amphitheater
Aug. 17 — Sacramento, Ca. @ Toyota Amphitheater
Aug. 19 — Seattle, Wa. @ White River Amphitheater
Aug. 23 — Phoenix, Az. @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
Aug. 24 — Irvine, Ca. @ FivePoint Amphitheater
Aug. 25 — San Diego, Ca. @ Mattress Firm Amphitheater

Sept. 6 — Cincinnati, Oh. @ Riverbend Music Center
Sept. 7 — Clarkston, Mi. @DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sept. 8 — Pittsburgh, Pa. @ KeyBank Pavilion
Sept. 13 — St. Louis, Mo. @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
Sept. 14 — Indianapolis, In. @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Sept. 15 — Chicago, Il. @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
Sept. 20 — Virginia Beach, Va. @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
Sept. 21 — Philadelphia, Pa. @ BB&T Pavilion
Sept. 22 — Mansfield, Ma. @ Xfinity Center
Sept. 27 — Alpharetta, Ga. @ Verizon Amphitheater  (Lady Antebellum only)
Sept. 28 — Tampa, Fl. @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheater
Sept. 29 — West Palm Beach, Fl. @ Coral Sky Amphitheater

Oct. 4 — Raleigh, N.C. @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
Oct. 5 — Charlotte, N.C. @ PNC Music Pavilion
Oct. 6 — Bristow, Va. @ Jiffy Lube Live

recommended for you

Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker Announce Summer Tour