Brantley Gilbert Announces Album Release Date, 2017 Tour in Surprise Facebook Post
On Oct. 7, Brantley Gilbert made a big announcement via Facebook about his upcoming album. The "Dirt Road Anthem" singer took to Facebook Live to let fans know that his latest album will be available for pre-sale as early as next week ... and that he'll be promoting it on the road in early 2017!
Talking from the back of a jeep, Gilbert took a break from his Ohio hunting trip to announce that his fourth studio album, The Devil Don't Sleep, will be released on Jan. 13. The country rocker says that like his past three albums, the new release represents another chapter in the story of his life.
"You know there's always the good, the bad and the ugly, but there's a lot of good on this one, because this last chapter of my life has been extremely positive," says Gilbert. "God has been awesome and blessed us in a lot of ways. I got married and that's the best thing that's ever happened to me."
In the video, Gilbert goes on to clarify that the message behind the album is to never rest on your laurels, even when things are going well.
"The Devil Don't Sleep is all about knowing that the devil is always there and there's always temptation," he says. "It just keeps me on my toes and it's just kind of a constant reminder to me to move forward and keep my nose in the right direction."
Gilbert also announced that he'll be hitting the road in the new year for his 2017 The Devil Don't Sleep Tour with special guests Tucker Bethard and Luke Combs. As of today, the singer has announced eight shows beginning in February, but promises that more dates will be announced as soon as Nov. 11. Tickets are on now sale exclusively for members of the Gilbert's BG Nation, and The Devil Don't Sleep will be available for pre-order to the fan club on Oct. 12.
Visit Gilbert's official website for more information and to sign up for BG Nation. Check out a list of announced dates below.
Brantley Gilbert, The Devil Don't Sleep 2017 Tour Dates:
Feb. 3 — State College, Pa. @ Bryce Jordan Center
Feb. 10 — Cape Girardeau, Mo. @ Show Me Center
Feb. 24 — Greensboro, N.C. @ Greensboro, Coliseum
March 4 — Kansas City, Mo. @ Sprint Center
March 17 — Jackson, Miss. @ Mississippi Coliseum
April 7 — Bloomington, Ill. @ US Cellular Coliseum
April 8 — Columbus, Ohio @ Schottenstein Center
April 20 — Bossier City, La. @ CenturyLink Center
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