GIlbert plans '18 tour
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
– Brantley Gilbert announced he will launch The Ones That Like Me 2018 in February.
"People tell you all kinds of things about marketing," Gilbert said of his tour's name. "But I want to call it something that speaks to what this tour is: a chance for me to get together with all the people out there who get this music, who believe in these songs and live their lives just like the people back home do. We are all proud Americans, who try to stand up and do the right thing. That isn't marketing, that's - and that's what my music is made of."
"I say every album is a chapter of my life," Gilbert said. "It's real, even when it's simple because life is pretty simple, even when it's rough. 'One Hell of an Amen' looks some tough stuff in the eye, and stands tall. It's how I was raised, and I think everyone in the BG Nation feels it the same way. So these aren't just my songs, they're the songs of all of our lives. When I get back out there, man, we're gonna have even more life to lift up and celebrate."
The tour launches Feb. 1 in Worcester, Mass. The initial leg is 36 concerts. Aaron Lewis and Josh Phillips will open the shows.
Tour dates are:
Feb. 1 DCU Center, Worcester, MA
Feb. 2 GIANT Center, Hershey, PA
Feb. 3 Times Union Center, Albany, NY
Feb. 8 Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Greenville, SC
Feb. 9 Thompson Boling Arena, Knoxville, TN
Feb. 10 BancorpSouth Arena, Tupelo, MS
Feb. 15 EagleBank Arena, Fairfax, VA
Feb. 16 The James Brown Arena, Augusta, GA
Feb. 17 North Charleston Coliseum, N. Charleston, SC
March 24 Tuscaloosa Amphitheater, Tuscaloosa, AL
April 19 Lexington Center - Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY
April 20 Salem Civic Center, Salem, VA
April 21 Eastern Kentucky Expo Center, Pikeville, KY
April 26 Wright State University Nutter Center, Dayton, OH
April 27 ISU Hulman Center, Terre Haute, IN
April 28 Walmart Amp - Arkansas Music Pavilion, Rogers, AR
5/10 US Cellular Center, Cedar Rapids, IA
5/11 The Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI
Feb. 18 Erie Insurance Arena, Erie, PA
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