Brantley Gilbert Plans One Hell of a Tour


Brantley Gilbert may seem like an underdog, but then the man in black emerges from the quiet and swoops in to take over the country music scene. Whether it is with a Number 1 radio hit, a selfless act of planning a benefit show, or an album of pure brilliance from front to back, Brantley has proven that you don’t have to be constantly drawing attention to be one of the most successful men in the industry.

Now, Brantley is storming back with a tour like never before. The Black Out Tour will travel throughout North America, Europe, and Australia, conquering many countries along the way. The multi-platinum selling artist explained:

If you’re gonna take it on the road, do it. 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.

The tour will kick off in Amsterdam on November 11th, heading into 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. In regard to bringing his music to areas that are more geared toward harder rock, Brantley shared his reasoning as to why he believes these stops will be fruitful.

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.

The North American leg of the Black Out Tour will begin on January 28th in Saginaw, Michigan and will continue on to twenty-six additional American cities, with a slight break for the country rocker to head down under.

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. 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 North American dates will be on sale to the general public beginning Friday, November 6th with a special presale for members of the BG Nation. For more information, visit

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.