Hayes is also set to release first book
On the heels of a breakthrough year filled with a Grammy nomination, five ACM Award nominations, a CMT Award nomination, and just announced earlier this month six nominations for the upcoming 2022 Billboard Music Awards, Walker Hayes announces his new headlining arena tour called Glad You’re Here. The 15 city trek will kick off in Johnstown, PA on September 29th with special guest Parmalee. It marks Hayes’ first-time headlining arenas after selling out theaters across the country this spring on his 19 city The Fancy Like Tour. Pre-sale begins April 26th at 10 am local time with tickets on sale on Friday, April 29th at 10 am local time.
“I can’t believe that we are playing arenas,” says Hayes. “It’s mind blowing how our team is growing, how the crowds are growing, and how the music continues to connect with my audience. I’m just so grateful.”
The new tour gets its name from another first for Hayes, his forthcoming book Glad You’re Here written with his best friend, Craig Allen Cooper. Cooper will likely sound familiar to fans, as it’s the name of a beloved Hayes song in which he documents the day a pastor he barely knew – Craig – gifted the Hayes family a car during a time of need. It helped the family through one of their toughest moments and led Hayes down his path towards finding hope in Christ. The book is set for release May 3rd.
Not even a year ago, Hayes released the smash-hit “Fancy Like” which catapulted him into super-stardom. In addition to hitting No. 1 at country radio, the track held the top spot on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart for over six months, and saw Hayes perform everywhere from the American Music Awards to the halftime show of the AFC Championship game. His follow up “AA,” is currently climbing the radio charts, holding firm on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart and recently found Hayes on this year’s ACM Awards and CMT Music Awards performing the hit single.
Now, Hayes takes these songs, plus his deep catalogue of fan favorites like “Don’t Let Her” and “90s Country,” and the RIAA multi-Platinum “You Broke Up With Me,” on the road for his arena headlining Glad You’re Here Tour.
Walker Hayes The Glad You’re Here Tour:
Sept 29 – Johnstown, PA @ 1st Summit Arena
Sept 30 – Binghamton, NY @ Visions Veterans Memorial Arena
Oct 1 – Huntington, WV @ Mountain Health Arena
Oct 7 – Reading, PA @ Santander Arena
Oct 8 – Worcester, MA @ DCU Center
Oct 13 – Saginaw, MI @ Dow Event Center Arena
Oct 14 – Corbin, KY @ Corbin Arena
Oct 15 – Youngstown, OH @ Covelli Centre
Oct 21 – Cedar Rapids, IA @ Alliant Energy Powerhouse
Oct 22 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Danny Sanford Premiere Center
Nov 5 – Bakersfield, CA @ Mechanics Bank Arena
Nov 7 – Los Angeles @ The Greek Theater
Nov 10 – Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena
Nov 11 – Portland, OR @ Theater of the Clouds
Nov 12 – Everett, WA @ Angel Of the Winds Arena