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KELSEA BALLERINI’S FIRST HEADLINING TOUR POSTS EARLY SELL OUTS; THE FIRST TIME TOUR KICKS OFF IN NOVEMBER
Authentic Superstar Earns Two CMA Awards Nods While “Peter Pan” Nears No. 1
Nashville, Tenn. (September 6, 2016) –
Although tickets to her first-ever headlining tour have only been on
sale for two weeks, authentic superstar and Black River Entertainment
artist Kelsea Ballerini has already proven her
crowd-drawing potential, with two shows confirmed as early sell outs.
Both her hometown concert in Knoxville (11/11) and her Minneapolis show
(11/19) have reached full capacity, and tickets to the remaining dates
on THE FIRST TIME Tour are going fast. In addition, all Neverland VIP
Experience packages for shows which are already on sale have also sold
out, with more hitting the market in upcoming weeks.
some of Ballerini’s milestone tour has been re-routed, with her
Knoxville date a part of the tour’s opening week and her Texas shows in
Dallas and Houston moving to mid-December. One date has been added to
the nationwide trek – a show at Joe’s Live in Rosemont, IL, on November 17 with special guest Levi Hummon – while tickets to the country sweetheart’s Las Vegas and Mahnomen, MN, shows go on sale in the coming weeks.
News of Ballerini’s breakout tour success comes hot on the heels of another exciting announcement – her inclusion in the list of nominees for the upcoming 50th annual CMA Awards. Ballerini's up for two awards on November 2 –New Artist of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year–capping
a year that has seen the young singer-songwriter progress from
intriguing newcomer to authentic star. Her GOLD-certified smash “Peter
Pan” is now nearing No. 1 on both the Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase radio charts, and its fantasy themed music video has been viewed over 13 million times on Vevo.
Here’s an updated list of dates and cities included on Kelsea Ballerini’s THE FIRST TIME Tour:
11/11 - Knoxville, TN - TN Theatre + (SOLD OUT)
11/12 - Atlanta, GA - Buckhead Theatre +
11/17 - Rosemont, IL - Joe’s Live ^
11/18 - Mahnomen, MN - Shooting Star Casino (On Sale 9/19)
11/19 - Minneapolis, MN - Mill City Nights ^ (SOLD OUT)
12/2 - New York City - Irving Plaza ~
12/3 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom ~
12/8 - Los Angeles, CA - Wiltern Theatre
12/9 - Las Vegas, NV - Orleans Casino w/ special guest Cam (On Sale 9/10)
12/10 - Las Vegas, NV - Orleans Casino w/ special guest Cam (On Sale 9/10)
12/13 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues * (moved from 10/22)
12/14 - Houston, TX - House of Blues * (moved from 10/21)
+ With Morgan Evans
^ With Levi Hummon
~ With Jacob Davis
* With Carly Pearce
About Kelsea Ballerini:
Kelsea Ballerini launched to stardom with two consecutive #1 smashes –
PLATINUM-certified "Love Me Like You Mean It” and GOLD-certified
follow-up “Dibs” – from her critically acclaimed debut album THE FIRST TIME.
The Black River Entertainment recording artist is the first solo female
artist in 15 years to hit #1 with her first two country singles and one
of only 11 women to have ever hit the top of the charts with a debut.
Abuzz with high-profile media looks, she has been named “The Country
Sweetheart” in People Magazine’s elite “Ones to Watch” portfolio, touted by Billboard Magazine as “Country’s Next Queen,” praised by Rolling Stone
as the “Nashville It Girl,” selected as one of CMT’s Next Women of
Country, and this summer co-hosted alongside Arsenio Hall on ABC’s
summer replacement series Greatest Hits. The talented
singer/songwriter’s credit is featured on all 12 songs on her debut,
including the current Top 5-and-climbing GOLD-certified hit single,
“Peter Pan.” Awarded Billboard’s “Rising Star” honor at the
prestigious 2015 Women In Music event, Ballerini continues to rack up
the accolades earning her first-ever ACM Award win for New Female Vocalist of the Year, the fan-voted Radio Disney Music Award for The Freshest - Best New Artist (all genre) and the American Country Countdown Award (ACCA) for Breakthrough Female of the Year.
Having shared the stage with Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum, Tim McGraw,
Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban, Ballerini performed at the Country
CMC Rocks Festival in Australia.