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Wallen heads to UK

Monday, February 3, 2020 – Morgan Wallen will head across the pond for his first European headline run in May for four shows in Great Britain.

"I can't wait to get over to the UK for my first time ever," shares Wallen. "I've always heard how amazing the fans are over there - looking forward to experiencing it for said. Y'all get ready for a good time."

Launching May 14 at Manchester's Gorilla, Wallen brings longtime collaborator HARDY along to open. With Top 25 debut single "Rednecker," and four PLATINUM-certified number one singles as a songwriter under his belt HARDY also has upcoming state-side touring runs with Cole Swindell and Thomas Rhett.

Tour dates are:
May 14 - Manchester, UK - Gorilla
May 15 - London, UK - The Garage
May 17 - Newcastle, UK - O2 Academy 2
May 19 - Glasgow, SCT - SWG3 Warehouse

Ticket pre-sales begin Feb. 5, and will go on-sale to the general public Feb. 7.

Wallen will join Luke Bryan's Proud to be Right Here Tour, starting May 28 through Oct. 10 with major stops at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena (July 30), New York City's Madison Square Garden (Aug.4) Los Angeles' Staples Center (Oct. 9).

Last Friday, Wallen released a new version of PLATINUM-certified Diplo collaboration "Heartless," adding Julia Michaels to the mix and pairing it with a new music video directed by Brandon Dermer and shot in Nashville. Wallen is in the studio now working on his second album with producer Joey Moi, expected for release in 2020.

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