Chris Stapleton Preps New Album, Announces Massive Tour

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It don’t matter who’s on country radio, Chris Stapleton is still the current king of country music when it comes to recognition and album sales. A solid 16 months since he shocked the world at the 2015 CMA Awards, and he is still the perennial chart topper on the country albums charts with Traveller most every week, and there is no signs of it slowing down soon. Nonetheless, he’s already prepping a new album. Though no title, track list, or cover art has been revealed just yet, it has been confirmed that the new Stapleton album will be delivered on May 5th.

May 5th is also when the 2nd leg of a huge nationwide tour will commence, with new dates just announced. Heretofore, Chris Stapleton’s live dates have been in bouts and spurts, but in 2017 he will be touring the country extensively. Even more exciting is who he’s bringing out on tour with him, following the now fashionable model of not going for the tier two mainstream country talent, but traditional and independent up and comers.

Lindi Ortega, Brent Cobb, Anderson East, Margo Price, Brothers Osborne, Maren Morris, and Lucie Silvas all support, along with some shows with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. You can see the full dates below.

March 9 – Houston, TX  Rodeo Houston
March 18 – London, ON  Budweiser Gardens*
March 19 – Ottawa, ON  Canadian Tire Centre*
March 22 – Winnipeg, MB  MTS Centre*
March 24 – Calgary, AB  Scotiabank Saddledome*
March 25 – Edmonton, AB  Rexall Place*
March 27 – Vancouver, BC  Rogers Arena*
March 28 – Seattle, WA  Key Arena†
March 30 – Las Vegas, NV  Pearl Theater – Palms Casino Resort†
April 6 – Columbus, GA  Columbus Civic Center†
April 8 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL  Tortuga Music Festival
April 20 – Roanoke, VA  Berglund Center‡
April 21 – Pikeville, KY  East Kentucky Expo Center‡
April 22 – Pikeville, KY  East Kentucky Expo Center‡
April 27 – Columbia, MO  Mizzou Arena+
April 28 – Cape Girardeau, MO  Show Me Center+
April 29 – Bloomington, IL  U.S. Cellular Coliseum+
May 5 – Alpharetta, GA  Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre§
May 11 – Virginia Beach, VA  Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at VA Beach§
May 12 – Raleigh, NC  Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek§
May 13 – Charlotte, NC  PNC Music Pavilion§
May 18 – San Diego, CA  Mattress Firm Amphitheatre§
May 19 – Phoenix, AZ  Ak-Chin Pavilion§
May 20 – Los Angeles, CA  The Forum§
May 23 – Denver, CO  Red Rocks Amphitheatre§
June 1 – Fresno, CA  Save Mart Center at Fresno State§
June 2 – Mountain View, CA  Shoreline Amphitheatre§
June 3 – Wheatland, CA  Toyota Amphitheatre§
June 9 – Southaven, MS  BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove#
June 10 – Birmingham, AL  Oak Mountain Amphitheatre#
June 15 – Charleston, WV  Charleston Civic Center#
June 16 – Cincinnati, OH  Riverbend Music Center#
June 17 – Indianapolis, IN  Klipsch Music Center#
June 22 – Tulsa, OK  BOK Center#
June 23 – Manhattan, KS  Country Stampede
June 24 – North Platte, NE  Nebraskaland Days
June 29 – Chicago, IL  Wrigley Field††
July 5 – Milwaukee, WI  Summerfest††
July 6 – Milwaukee, WI  Summerfest††
July 14 – Mansfield, MA  Xfinity Center#
July 15 – Hartford, CT  The XFINITY Theatre#
July 16 – Darien Lake, NY  Darien Lake Performing Arts Center#
July 20 – Holmdel, NJ  P.N.C. Bank Arts Center#
July 21 – Wantagh, NY  Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater #
July 22 – Bristow, VA  Jiffy Lube Live#
July 28 – George, WA  Watershed Festival
July 29 – Central Point, OR  Country Crossings Music Festival
July 30 – Mountain Home, ID  Mountain Home Country Music Festival
August 3 – Duluth, MN  AMSOIL Arena**
August 4—Prairie Du Chien, WI—Country on the River
August 5 – St. Louis, MO  Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre**
August 10 – Hershey, PA  Giant Center**
August 11 – Pittsburgh, PA  First Niagara Pavilion**
August 12 – Philadelphia, PA  BB&T Pavilion**
August 17 – Toronto, ON  Budweiser Stage**
August 18 – Cleveland, OH  Blossom Music Center**
August 19 – Clarkston, MI  DTE Energy Music Theatre**
August 25 – Gilford, NH @Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion**

*with special guest Lindi Ortega
†with special guest Maren Morris
‡with special guest Brent Cobb
+with special guest Lucie Silvas
§with special guests Brothers Osborne and Lucie Silvas
#with special guests Anderson East and Brent Cobb
**with special guests Margo Price and Brent Cobb
††with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers