Ballerini launches third tour leg in June
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Ballerini launches third tour leg in June

Thursday, March 2, 2023 – Kelsea Ballerini will launch the third leg of her Heartfirsts Tour in June with special guest Georgia Webster, announcing today 10 shows.

The third leg kicks off June 16 at the Santa Barbara Bowl in California, visits cities throughout the western U.S., and closes out on July 1 at Arizona Financial Theatre in Phoenix.

Ballerini will kick off the second leg this Monday at HISTORY in Toronto, Canada and will visit cities throughout the midwest and east coast, closing out on March 18 at Stage AE in Pittsburgh.

Ballerini, who just released a new single, "If You Go Down (I'm Goin' Down Too)," will play Saturday Night Live this Saturday with guest host Travis Kelce of the Kansas City Chiefs.

She also released a six-song EP, "Rolling Up the Welcome Mat" (Black River), on Feb. 14. The EP also came with an accompanying short film written and directed by Ballerini.

Tour dates are:
June 16 – Santa Barbara, CA / Santa Barbara Bowl
June 17 – Las Vegas, NV / The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas
June 20 – Highland, CA / Yaamava Theater
June 21 – Oakland, CA / Fox Theater
June 24 – Seattle, WA / Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
June 25 - Jacksonville, OR / Britt Pavilion *
June 27 - Portland, OR / Keller Auditorium
June 28 - Boise, ID / Outlaw Field at the Idaho Botanical Garden
June 29 - Salt Lake City, UT / Sandy Amphitheater
July 1 - Phoenix, AZ / Arizona Financial Theatre

* Tickets on sale March 24

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