Brantley Gilbert Announces Black Out Tour – Dates Inside! (@brantleygilbert)

Photo Credit: James Minchin
Photo Credit: James Minchin
Photo Credit: James Minchin

Brantley Gilbert has always pushed the edge when it comes to music. So when it comes to striking out on the road with his BLACK OUT TOUR, it figures the man with back-to-back Platinum albums would never settle for North America alone. Instead, the renegade Country star is hitting the UK, Germany, the Netherlands and Australia, in addition to playing arenas across Canada and the U.S.

“If you’re gonna take it on the road, do it,” the man who won last year’s American Music Award for Favorite Country Album explains. “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.”

Kicking off November 11 at Melkweg in Amsterdam, the rough’n’raw songwriter who just hit #1 with “One Hell Of An Amen,” the Gold-certified celebration of living and dying with valor, will swing through Hamburg’s Fabrik, Munich’s Technikum and Stuttgart’s Im Wizemann before heading to Glasgow’s Oran Mor and a sweep through England’s Manchester Academy, the Birmingham Institute Library and London’s storied Shepard’s Bush Empire. An international run more favored by harder rock acts, Brantley handily straddles the line.

“Music is music,” says the man who also wrote Jason Aldean’s chart-toppers “Dirt Road Anthem” and “My Kinda Party.” “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.”

The Georgia-born-and-raised songwriter hits the U.S. January 28 in Saginaw, Michigan for 27 North American dates. The run pauses as Brantley ventures to Queensland, Australia for the CMC Rocks QLD at Willowbank Raceway on March 12.

This is why I do this,” Brantley says. “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. 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.”

Tickets for the arena dates will be on sale to the general public beginning Friday, November 6 with a special presale for members of the BG Nation. For more information, visit www.brantleygilbert.com.

Brantley Gilbert: BLACK OUT TOUR Dates

Nov. 11                        Melkweg                                                          Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nov. 12                        Fabrik                                                              Hamburg, Germany
Nov. 13                        Technikum                                                       Munich, Germany
Nov. 14                        Im Wizemann                                                  Stuttgart, Germany
Nov. 17                        Oran Mor                                                         Glasgow, Scotland
Nov. 18                        Manchester Academy                                     Manchester, England
Nov. 19                        Birmingham Institute Library                           Birmingham, England
Nov. 20                        O2 Shephard’s Bush Empire                          London, England
Jan. 28                        Dow Event Center                                           Saginaw, MI
Jan 29                         Rupp Arena                                                     Lexington, KY
Jan. 30                        ISU Hulman Center                                         Terre Haute, IN
Feb. 4                          James Brown Arena                                       Augusta, GA
Feb. 5                          CFE Arena – University of Central Florida      Orlando, FL
Feb. 6                          Donald L Tucker County Civic Ctr                   Tallahassee, FL
Feb. 11                        Rogers K Rock Arena                                      Kingston, Ontario
Feb. 12                        GM Center                                                       Oshawa, Ontario
Feb. 13                        Budweiser Gardens                                         London, Ontario
Feb. 18                        Huntington Center                                           Toledo, OH
Feb. 19                        Nutter Center                                                   Dayton, OH
Feb. 20                        Turning Stone Resort & Casino                       Verona, NY
Feb. 24                        AT&T Center Rodeo                                        San Antonio, TX
Feb. 25                        Chesapeake Energy Arena                             Oklahoma City, OK
Feb. 26                        ASU Convention Center                                  Jonesboro, AR
Feb. 27                        BanCorp South Center                                    Tupelo, MS
March 3                       Rushmore Plaza Ice Arena                             Rapid City, SD
March 4                       Brick Breeden Fieldhouse                               Bozeman, MT
March 12                     CMC Rocks QLD: Willowbank Raceway         Queensland, Australia
April 14                        Giant Center                                                    Hershey, PA
April 15                        Thompson-Boling Arena                                 Knoxville, TN
April 16                        Salem Civic Center                                         Salem, VA
April 21                        Swiftel Center                                                 Brookings, SD
April 22                        Bismark Civic Center Arena                           Bismark, ND
April 23                        Target Center                                                 Minneapolis, MN
April 28                        Resch Center                                                 Green Bay, WI
April 29                        US Cellular Center                                         Cedar Rapids, IA
April 30                        Pinnacle Bank Arena                                      Lincoln, NE.

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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