The group continues the trek overseas in October
Current two-time CMA nominee Lady Antebellum closed out the North American leg of their You Look Good World Tour last night (Sat, Feb 9th) in front of a packed hometown crowd at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Kicking off with two of country’s hottest rising stars Kelsea Ballerini and Brett Young, Music City was on their feet for more than four hours of jam-packed music including Lady A’s biggest chart-topping hits and new favorites off their CMA “Album of the Year” nominated No. One album, Heart Break (Capitol Records Nashville).
“Without getting too nostalgic, this is a dream come true for us to close out this tour in Nashville,” says Charles Kelley. “For over ten years we have walked this journey with everyone here tonight and we couldn’t feel more blessed. Thank you to everyone who helped us make this tour the most unforgettable journey yet.”
With an incomparable welcome to the stage from their dominant horn section, Lady A launched into the night with their chart-topping hits along with “This City” as the stage was illuminated by a bright Nashville marquee. Continuing the momentum with their “buoyant” (Billboard) hit “You Look Good,” the augmented horn section included students from Nashville School of the Arts. With a memorable dedication to Don Williams and Troy Gentry, the multi-platinum group offered up a stripped down melody of Hillary Scott & The Scott Family’s Grammy award-winning No. One hit “Thy Will,” that swiftly led into Kelley’s critically acclaimed track “Leaving Nashville.” Scott invited Ballerini back to the stage one last time for a sizzling cover of Beyonce’s “Single Ladies,” while Young joined Kelley and Haywood for a spin on Tim McGraw’s song “Something Like That.” With a deafening crowd chanting for more, Lady A returned to the stage to close out the night with their No. One hit “Bartender” and Grammy-winning smash “Need You Now.”
As one of Entertainment Weekly and Rolling Stone’s “must-see summer tour” comes to an end in North America, Lady Antebellum will prove they’re “back, with all the hit” (Chicago Tribune) overseas in October.
We were on hand for the tour’s opener in Bakersfield, CA in May. Things went relatively smooth and each act was polished for an opening tour stop.
Heart Break follows more than 18 million units, nine No. One hits, ACM and CMA “Vocal Group of the Year” trophies three years in a row, and countless other honors including Billboard Music Awards, People’s Choice Awards and Teen Choice Awards.
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