In advance of their performance on tomorrow’s People’s Choice Awards in Los Angeles, Lady Antebellum dropped by CBS' The Talk today to announce their headlining WHEELS UP 2015 TOUR presented by Quicken Loans. The band will kick things off on Feb. 28 with a European trek through Norway, Sweden, Ireland, Scotland, the UK and Australia and begin the North American leg on May 1 in Lubbock, TX. The tour will continue through the fall with triple-threat entertainer Hunter Hayes and red-hot newcomer Sam Hunt rounding out the electric lineup. Citi is the official credit card of the WHEELS UP 2015 TOUR with Citi cardmembers having access to pre-sale tickets through Citi’s Private Pass Program at www.citiprivatepass.com, or visit www.LadyAntebellum.com to join the mailing list and be the first to know about VIP ticket information as more dates are announced. Fans can also purchase tickets in select markets as part of tour promoter Live Nation’s Country Megaticket beginning the week of Jan. 26 at www.Megaticket.com.
“The magic of being with fans from all over the country is really why we’re ultimately all here,” said Lady A’s Charles Kelley. “Being able to play off each other on that stage is honestly where we have the most fun, and I have a feeling the crowd will already be on their feet when we get out there after starting the night with Hunter and Sam!"
Last year, Lady Antebellum launched their 7FOR7 initiative where they fulfilled seven wishes for seven fans in seven days. Continuing with their unique campaign, the band has partnered with Detroit-based Quicken Loans, the nation’s second largest mortgage lender, to pay the mortgages of seven families across the country for one year.
“Lady Antebellum has very devoted fans and we cannot wait to help several of them not only enjoy some great music through our sponsorship of this tour, but also enjoy a yearlong vacation from mortgage payments,” said Jay Farner, President and Chief Marketing Officer for Quicken Loans.
The trio’s “warranted leap to stardom” (Dallas Morning News) and undeniable chemistry has continuously commanded the attention of critics who continue to praise their “effortless harmonies and raw emotion” (The Washington Post) and “top-notch, high energy” performances (The Boston Herald).
First Announced Cities on the WHEELS UP 2015 TOUR:
St. Louis, MO
Saratoga Springs, NY
New York, NY
Mountain View, CA
San Diego, CA
Los Angeles, CA**
Eau Claire, WI**
Virginia Beach, VA
Kansas City, KS**
West Palm Beach, FL
*Openers may vary
**Not part of Live Nation’s Megaticket
Seven-time GRAMMY winning group Lady Antebellum’s fifth studio album, 747, has spawned the PLATINUM certified multi-week chart-topping smash hit “Bartender,” and its new single “Freestyle” is quickly climbing the charts. The new album follows over 11 million albums sold worldwide, nine trips to No. one on the country radio charts, six Platinum singles and “Vocal Group of the Year” honors from both the CMA and ACMs three years in a row. The trio’s new headlining tour, which will once again partner with Brancott Estate wines, follows their previous 80-city 2014 TAKE ME DOWNTOWN TOUR, which took them through Canada and the US.
Hailed as a "country-rock-blues guitar hero in the making" by the Los Angeles Times, five-time GRAMMY nominee and CMA Award-winning artist Hunter Hayes is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who roared onto the music scene in 2011 with his Platinum-selling, No. one self-titled debut album on Atlantic Records. In 2014, his critically-acclaimed follow-up Storyline also debuted at No. one and features the GRAMMY-nominated hit, “Invisible.”
Sam Hunt’s debut album Montevallo topped the Billboard Country Albums Chart in its first week and is the best-selling debut album for a country artist since 2011. The album has been named one of the best of the year by the Associated Press, Billboard and Rolling Stone, and includes the Platinum-selling No. 1 hit, “Leave the Night On.”
About Quicken Loans
Based in the heart of Detroit’s urban-core, Quicken Loans is the nation’s second largest retail home mortgage lender. In 2013, the company closed a record $80 billion in volume across all 50 states through the support of its web centers located in Detroit, Cleveland and Scottsdale, Arizona. Breaking records isn’t foreign to Quicken Loans, the company ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction for Primary Mortgage Origination,” in the United States by J.D. Power for the last five years (2010-2014), as well as highest in customer satisfaction among all mortgage servicers in 2014.
Recognized for its incredible culture, Quicken Loans has been named among the top-30 companies on FORTUNE magazine’s annual “100 Best Companies to Work For,” list for the last 12 consecutive years, ranking #5 in 2014. The last 5 years have been the most significant to date for the company following the move of its headquarters to downtown Detroit in 2010, where the team has grown to nearly 12,000 team members, with 10,000 working in the re-emerging downtown area. For more information about Quicken Loans, please visit QuickenLoans.com.
Later this week, Lady Antebellum will perform at the CMT Ultimate Kickoff Party live from Dallas, TX on Jan. 9 before they sing the National Anthem at the College Football Playoff National Championship on Jan. 12. For more information on the tour and a full list of appearances visit www.ladyantebellum.com.
With just one week to go until the inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship, CMT is gearing up for its first ever CMT ULTIMATE KICKOFF PARTY LIVE FROM THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP, a live television special premiering on Friday, January 9 at 9:00 p.m. ET. The 90-minute special will not only air live on CMT, but it will also broadcast on 119 iHeartMedia country stations across the country, which are also available on iHeartRadio.
Actor/Comedian Rob Riggle will host the concert which has a star studded lineup including Lady Antebellum, Toby Keith, Big & Rich, Brett Eldredge, Jake Owen, Maddie & Tae and Thomas Rhett. With just one week to go until the inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship, CMT is gearing up for its first ever CMT ULTIMATE KICKOFF PARTY LIVE FROM THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP, a live television special premiering on Friday, January 9 at 9:00 p.m. ET. The 90-minute special will not only air live on CMT, but it will also broadcast on 119 iHeartMedia country stations across the country, which are also available on iHeartRadio. Actor/Comedian Rob Riggle (“Dumb & Dumber To,” “22 Jumpstreet,” “Fox NFL Sunday”) will host the concert which has a star studded lineup including Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Big & Rich, Brett Eldredge, Jake Owen, Maddie & Tae and Thomas Rhett. Singer-Songwriter Aloe Blacc will join Lady Antebellum for an unforgettable performance and Jessie James Decker (“Redneck Island”) will be CMT’s social correspondent for the event. and Jessie James Decker (“Redneck Island”) will be CMT’s social correspondent for the event.
The concert celebrates the biggest weekend of the year for college football and will be broadcast from the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. The television special marks a first-time partnership with CMT and College Football Playoff and is the kickoff entertainment event at the national championship playoff weekend.
The inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship is on January 12, 2015, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
The College Football Playoff today announced Lady A will headline the pregame festivities at the inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship, performing the Star-Spangled Banner on Monday, January 12, 2015, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.Pregame festivities will kick off with Grammy-nominated new artist, Aloe Blacc, who will sing America the Beautiful with back up by Booker T Washington High School choir from Dallas.The game will feature the winner of the Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual against the winner of the Playoff Semifinal at the Allstate Sugar Bowl. For more information about the College Football Playoff National Championship, please visit www.collegefootballplayoff.com.