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 www.brantleygilbert.com.
Brantley Gilbert: BLACK OUT TOUR Dates
Nov. 11 Melkweg
Nov. 12 Fabrik
Nov. 13 Technikum
Nov. 14 Im Wizemann
Nov. 17 Oran Mor
Nov. 18 Manchester Academy
Nov. 19 Birmingham Institute Library
Nov. 20 O2 Shephard’s Bush Empire London, England
Jan. 28 Dow Event Center
Jan 29 Rupp Arena
Jan. 30 ISU Hulman Center
Feb. 4 James Brown Arena
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
Feb. 13 Budweiser Gardens London, Ontario
Feb. 18 Huntington Center
Feb. 19 Nutter Center
Feb. 20 Turning Stone Resort & Casino Verona, NY
Feb. 24 AT&T Center Rodeo
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
April 15 Thompson-Boling Arena Knoxville, TN
April 16 Salem Civic Center
April 21 Swiftel Center
April 22 Bismark Civic Center Arena
April 23 Target Center
April 28 Resch Center
April 29 US Cellular Center
April 30 Pinnacle Bank Arena