NASHVILLE, TENN. (October 8, 2019) - PLATINUM-selling Big Loud Records Country star and CMA New Artist of the Year nominee MORGAN WALLEN is surging into 2020 with plans for a brand-new headline tour. Today (10/8), he's announcing the initial details behind MONSTER ENERGY OUTBREAK TOUR PRESENTS: MORGAN WALLEN'S WHISKEY GLASSES ROADSHOW.
"This year so far, I've mostly played shows as the opening act. While I love that, and appreciate everyone who's made that possible, I'm ready to get into rooms where I know the energy will all be directed towards our music and our production," shares Wallen. "It's been a while since I've gotten to headline, so I can't wait to see some of the same faces I've gotten to know from before and get to know a bunch of new ones. I know it's going to be the best one yet. Jon is one of my good buddies and has his own star rising, so I'm super pumped he accepted the offer to come out. Ashland is a new talent, one that most aren't familiar with yet, but that will change soon. So I ask y'all to show up early and show both of them love. You won't be disappointed."
Set to kick off January 2 in Grand Rapids, MI, and roll through May 1 in Denver, CO, the coast-to-coast run will feature special guests Jon Langston and Ashland Craft, stopping in 19 cities nationwide. Pre-sales for tickets to MONSTER ENERGY OUTBREAK TOUR PRESENTS: MORGAN WALLEN'S WHISKEY GLASSES ROADSHOW begin October 14 and will go on-sale to the general public October 18. Live Nation is the official promoter of the tour.
MONSTER ENERGY OUTBREAK TOUR PRESENTS: MORGAN WALLEN'S WHISKEY GLASSES ROADSHOW Tour Dates -
January 2 | Grand Rapids, MI - 20 Monroe Live
January 3 | Detroit, MI - The Fillmore
January 4 | Rosemont, IL - Rosemont Theatre
January 9 | New Orleans, LA - The Fillmore
January 10 | Houston, TX - House of Blues
January 11 | Irving, TX - Toyota Music Factory
January 16 | Northfield, OH - MGM Northfield Park
January 17 | Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room
January 18 | Cincinnati, OH - Taft Theatre
March 19 | Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore
March 20 | Raleigh, NC - The Ritz
March 21 | North Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues
April 9 | Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore
April 11 | Boston, MA - House of Blues
April 17 | Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
April 23 | San Jose, CA - San Jose Civic
April 29 | Boise, ID - Revolution Concert House
April 30 | Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
May 1 | Denver, CO - Fillmore Auditorium
Recently named to PEOPLE's coveted "Ones To Watch" list, the news follows Wallen's successful 2019 IF I KNOW ME headline tour, massive summer on Florida Georgia Line's CAN'T SAY I AIN'T COUNTRY tour and his second consecutive PLATINUM-certified #1, "Whiskey Glasses." The East Tennessee native scored his first ever CMA nomination for New Artist of the Year - and has been projected as a top contender for the 2020 GRAMMY Award for Best New Artist by Billboard and Forbes.
As 2019 winds down, Wallen is keeping his foot on the gas as breezy heartbreaker "Chasin' You," gains at Country radio and he joins Luke Combs' sold-out BEER NEVER BROKE MY HEART tour.
Earlier this summer, Wallen unveiled hypnotic collaboration with Diplo, "Heartless," and will hit the road on Jason Aldean's WE BACK TOUR next year.
ABOUT MORGAN WALLEN:
Morgan Wallen's debut album IF I KNOW ME (Big Loud Records) delivered back-to-back PLATINUM-certified #1s; "Up Down" featuring Florida Georgia Line, multi-week chart-ruler "Whiskey Glasses," GOLD-certified lead "The Way I Talk" and current single, "Chasin' You." With over 1 BILLION total career streams to his credit, he received his first-ever CMA Awards nomination for New Artist of the Year, after earning a CMT Breakthrough Video of the Year award nomination for "Whiskey Glasses." The breakout star was chosen as a MusicRow 2019 "Next Big Thing" artist, spotlighted in CMT's Listen Up "18 for 2018" class, and named a 2018 Taste of Country RISER among other accolades. Wallen has co-penned hits for Jason Aldean (PLATINUM-certified multi-week #1 "You Make It Easy"), Kane Brown, A Thousand Horses and Dustin Lynch, and garnered critical acclaim for his cover of Jason Isbell's "Cover Me Up," while on-fire Diplo collaboration, "Heartless" continues to gain momentum nationwide.
ABOUT JON LANGSTON:
Jon Langston grew up in Loganville, GA as the oldest of three boys, listening to music by his heroes Alan Jackson and The Eagles. He grew up playing football, eventually earning a football scholarship to college. Jon always thought football would a part of his life, but after his sixth concussion left him blind for fifteen minutes, his Division 1 football career ended abruptly. Jon picked up his guitar which he hadn't touched since the eighth grade and re-taught himself how to play. Playing open mic nights and working on his songwriting eventually lead to the 2013 release of "Forever Girl," the first song he ever wrote by himself. That release kicked off his music career which has culminated in 15 sold out shows this year and over 400 MILLION career streams. Jon opened for Luke Bryan on his Farm Tour in 2017, which was a full circle moment for Jon who had been in the crowd as a spectator of Luke Bryan's Farm Tour only a few years before in Athens, Georgia. He was invited to perform on the tour again in 2018 and joined Luke in support of his Sunset Repeat Tour in 2019. Jon has signed a publishing deal with Sony ATV, management with KP Entertainment, and is the first artist signed under Luke Bryan's new Label 32 Bridge Entertainment in conjunction with EMI Records Nashville. On his new label home, Jon released his major label debut single, "When It Comes To Loving You," which reached No. 1 on the all-genre iTunes Chart, and followed it shortly after with the release of fan favorite, "Dance Tonight." Jon's current single, "Now You Know" is climbing the country radio charts. For more information please visitwww.jonlangston.com and follow @jonTLangston on Twitter @jonlangston on Instagram and on Facebook.
ABOUT ASHLAND CRAFT:
Ashland Craft is a country music singer/ songwriter from Piedmont, South Carolina. In 2017, she had the opportunity to compete in NBC's hit television show The Voice, where she finished as a top 10 finalist, as a member of Team Miley. During her time on the show, Ashland received high notoriety from critically-acclaimed musicians such as Billy Ray Cyrus, Gretchen Wilson, Tanya Tucker and Zac Brown Band. She is now traveling with her band and has opened for artists such as Michael Ray, Devin Dawson, Scotty McCreery, Craig Campbell, William Michael Morgan and LANCO. Ashland is excited to make her mark on country music and become a household name.
ABOUT OUTBREAK PRESENTS:
Launched in 2011, the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour showcases the biggest new names in music each year amidst their culture-impacting, breakthrough moment. The Monster Energy Outbreak Tour is the largest national touring brand in the club and theater space, recognized as the ultimate tastemaker in the live arena, and currently consists of five annual music tours (Hip Hop, EDM, Rock, Country, College) and one annual comedy tour. Notable alumni include Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore, The Chainsmokers, Mike Shinoda, Cole Swindell, Garfunkel & Oates, Logic, Kane Brown, Post Malone, Asking Alexandria, and 21 Savage; to name a few. For more information about The Monster Energy Outbreak Tour visit: www.outbreakpresents.com.
ABOUT MONSTER ENERGY:
Most companies spend their money on ad agencies, TV commercials, radio spots and billboards to tell you how good their products are. At Monster Energy, we chose none of the above. Instead we support the scene, our bands, our athletes and our fans. We back athletes so they can make a career out of their passion. We promote concert tours, so our favorite bands can visit your hometown. We celebrate with our fans and riders by throwing parties and making the coolest events we can think of a reality.www.monsterenergy.com.