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Lady Antebellum to Open for Bruce Springsteen

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Lady Antebellum are used to headlining shows all over the country, but they are about to return to opening act status — not that they are complaining. The award-winning trio will head overseas to open the show for rock icon Bruce Springsteen, at London’s 2012 Hard Rock Calling Music Festival on July 14.

“It’s Springsteen … there is no entertainer we look up to more than him,” Lady A member Charles Kelley shares. “I’m going to be like a little kid at Christmas watching his show. It’s the biggest honor for us to be invited to play this festival … the entire lineup is awesome!”

The concert, which will be held at London’s famed Hyde Park, will also include an appearance by Paul Simon, who will perform his multi-platinum-selling 1986 album, ‘Graceland,’ in its entirety. More performers will be announced soon.

Lady A, which also includes Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood, will already be overseas when the Hard Rock Calling Music Festival occurs. They will be on the European leg of their Own the Night tour, which will include two more shows in the UK, as well as concerts in Ireland, Germany, Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

“Every time we’ve gone over to Europe, the fans there have given us such a warm welcome,” Dave shares. “It’s an honor for us to be able to travel abroad and share our music with so many other countries … plus, we love to get out and sightsee and really experience each place we visit. Europe is going to be a blast!”

The Hard Rock Calling Music Festival will be held July 13 – July 15. More information can be found here. Find Lady Antebellum’s complete tour schedule here.

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