Brantley Gilbert Plans Global Black Out Tour for 2015 and 2016
"Country must be country wide," one of Brantley Gilbert's songs goes, but why stop with the United States? The singer-songwriter has announced a tour that will be taking him not only across the country but also to Canada, the UK, Germany, the Netherlands and Australia.
Gilbert's Black Out Tour is set to kick off in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on Nov. 11. He'll hit Germany, Scotland and England throughout November and then, in the new year, play dates throughout the U.S., plus a few in Canada and one in Australia.
“If you’re gonna take it on the road, do it,” Gilbert says in a press release. “If you’re gonna push the music, don’t be afraid to put it out there. People around the world get the idea about what we do: These songs are about living life in hard places, but standing up when you do. That’s a universal thing, so let’s do it."
He adds, "Music is music. I don’t care what you call it, as long as you let me play it my way. I know where these songs came from, what they mean, how they played out -- and that is how me and the boys try to bring ’em.”
A complete list of Gilbert's Black Out Tour dates is available below. Tickets for arena dates are scheduled to go on sale on Nov. 6, with a special pre-sale being offered for BG Nation members. More information is available on Gilbert's website.
“This is why I do this: To take it to the people. I want to rock hard and tell the truth and see it in their eyes. My fans know what I’m talking about, and they come for that reason," Gilbert says. "It’s not for everybody, but it’s its own kind of country ... and being out in some of the secondary markets, the kind of places I came up, that feels just like home.”
The country star released his newest album, Just As I Am, in May of 2014, but fans shouldn't expect more new tunes too soon. Gilbert says that he is taking his time with his new project.
“When the record process starts for me, I go through my entire catalog, every single note, every song, every idea,” he explains. “A lot of times, on this last record, there were three or four songs that I started years ago and hadn’t finished. It just matched up. I’d been through more in my life and had more content. Of course, also, I do write or co-write everything that I cut. I don’t think I’ve seen enough of the good, the bad and the ugly yet. I hate to say that, but on the record, I try to cover all those things. Every emotion.”
Brantley Gilbert, 2015-2016 Black Out Tour Dates:
Nov. 11 -- Amsterdam, the Netherlands @ Melkweg
Nov. 12 -- Hamburg, Germany @ Fabrik
Nov. 13 -- Munich, Germany @ Technikum
Nov. 14 -- Stuttgart, Germany @ Im Wizemann
Nov. 17 -- Glasgow, Scotland, UK @ Oran Mor
Nov. 18 -- Manchester, England, UK @ Manchester Academy
Nov. 19 -- Birmingham, England, UK @ Birmingham Institute
Nov. 20 -- London, England, UK @ O2 Shephard’s Bush Empire
Jan. 28 -- Saginaw, Mich. @ Dow Event Center
Jan 29 -- Lexington, Ky. @ Rupp Arena
Jan. 30 -- Terre Haute, Ind. @ ISU Hulman Center
Feb. 4 -- Augusta, Ga. @ James Brown Arena
Feb. 5 -- Orlando, Fla. @ CFE Arena -- University of Central Florida
Feb. 6 -- Tallahassee, Fla. @ Donald L. Tucker County Civic Center
Feb. 11 -- Kingston, Ontario, Canada @ Rogers K Rock Arena
Feb. 12 -- Oshawa, Ontario, Canada @ GM Center
Feb. 13 -- London, Ontario, Canada @ Budweiser Gardens
Feb. 18 -- Toledo, Ohio @ Huntington Center
Feb. 19 -- Dayton, Ohio @ Nutter Center
Feb. 20 -- Verona, N.Y. @ Turning Stone Resort & Casino
Feb. 24 -- San Antonio, Texas, @ AT&T Center Rodeo
Feb. 25 -- Oklahoma City, Okla. @ Chesapeake Energy Arena
Feb. 26 -- Jonesboro, Ark. @ ASU Convention Center
Feb. 27 -- Tupelo, Miss. @ BanCorp South Center
March 3 -- Rapid City, S.D. @ Rushmore Plaza Ice Arena
March 4 -- Bozeman, Mont. @ Brick Breeden Fieldhouse
March 12 -- Queensland, Australia @ CMC Rocks QLD: Willowbank Raceway
April 14 -- Hershey, Pa. @ Giant Center
April 15 -- Knoxville, Tenn. @ Thompson-Boling Arena
April 16 -- Salem, Va. @ Salem Civic Center
April 21 -- Brookings, S.D. @ Swiftel Center
April 22 -- Bismark, N.D. @ Bismark Civic Center
April 23 -- Minneapolis, Minn. @ Target Center
April 28 -- Green Bay, Wis. @ Resch Center
April 29 -- Cedar Rapids, Iowa @ U.S. Cellular Center
April 30 -- Lincoln, Neb. @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
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