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Lady A goes Down Under

Thursday, May 31, 2012 – Lady Antebellum announced today that the final leg of their Own The Night 2012 World Tour will roll into Australia this September for 3 shows.

Tickets will go on sale at 9 a.m. local time on Friday, June 15, with pre-sale tickets available from Tuesday June 12.

"We've been anxiously waiting to announce that we're going back to Australia," said Lady A's Dave Haywood. "We were over there a little bit over a year ago with Keith Urban, and it was honestly one of the best experiences of our performing career."

Shows are:

Sept. 25 - Melbourne - Palais Theatre

Sept. 28 - Brisbane - Convention Centre

Oct. 1 - Sydney - Opera House

Lady A has sold 850,000 tickets on the first leg of the tour, which continues on to Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Rochester, N.Y. this weekend.

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