Gilbert plans to Take It Outside this summer
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
– With a winter tour barely underway, Brantley Gilbert announced today he would Take It Outside this summer on a 22-date tour starting in June.
The tour kicks off June 2 at Mansfield, Mass' XFinity Center and ends in October.
"We're just getting started bringing the music to the people," Gilbert said. "We hit that stage in Saginaw, (Mich>), and the crowd was lit up. Makes you wanna hit the road, and stay out there - when the people are so raging. We knew when we did this arena tour, we were gonna wanna take it outside. We don't have all the dates in place, but I want the fans in these markets to know I'm coming,"
Joining Gilbert for his Take It Outside Tour are label-mate Justin Moore and "Dirt Road Anthem" co-writer Colt Ford. The three have previously toured together.
"We've all done so many things together," Gilbert said. "This is one of those tour's that'll be crazy before it even rolls. Justin likes to really push the limits, and he's a pretty serious performer... and Colt is one of those guys who gets how to hit a crowd right between the eyes. If you love your country on the rougher side, this is gonna be a show for you."
Tour dates are:
June 2 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center with Kip Moore, Colt Ford
June 3 Hartford, CT The XFINITY Theatre
June 11 St Louis Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
June 12 Kansas City, MO Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
June 17 Gilford, NH Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook
June 19 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
June 23 Raleigh, NC Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
June 24 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavillion
June 26 Orange Beach, AL The Amphitheater at The Wharf
July 8 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts
July 9 Chicago Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 22 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 24 San Diego Sleep Train Amphitheatre
July 31 Wheatland, CA Toyota Amphitheatre
Aug. 5 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater
Aug. 6 Phoenix Ak-Chin Pavilion
Aug. 20 Pittsburgh First Niagara Pavilion
Aug. 8 New Orleans Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square
Sept. 9 Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell
Sept. 10 Dallas Gexa Energy Pavilion
Oct. 13 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
Oct. 14-15 Morrison, CO Red Rocks
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