Though singer Hillary Scott just welcomed her daughter Eisele Kaye Tyrrell last week, Lady Antebellum are already gearing up for their return to the road. It’s business as usual for the trio, who has announced the first leg of their headlining 2013 Take Me Downtown Tour, which will launch on Nov. 8 in Mississippi.
Joining Lady A for the run will be Kip Moore and Kacey Musgraves. The tour is slated to hit arenas in over 40 cities, with the first batch of dates — there are 17 of ‘em — running through Dec. 14 in Peoria, Ill.
The band wrote its most recent chart-topping album ‘Golden’ while on tour, so needless to say, the threesome is itching to play these songs, which were penned around live energy, in venues and for fans.
“We spent almost every day last year backstage writing for our album ‘Golden,’ so we were really focused on writing songs that would connect with the fans in these arenas,” Charles Kelley explains. “We definitely learned a lot about ourselves as live performers and the type of catalog we wanted to have so that we could go out and try to give the fans the best show they’ve ever experienced. All of that was the jumping off point for this tour, and now it’s time to take it to the next level.”
Tickets will be available beginning Sept. 13, so you have time to save some money before you buy. Go here for updated on-sale information and more.
Lady Antebellum played to a million fans over 11 countries last year on their first headlining world tour. Scott performed up until her eighth month of pregnancy, with her last gig being the Taste of Country Festival in June, so her break was short. Still, she has a few months to bond with baby before it’s back to work.
Lady Antebellum 2013 Take Me Downtown Tour Dates:
11/8 Southaven, Miss. | Landers Center
11/9 St. Louis, Mo. | Chaifetz Arena
11/10 Evansville, Ind. | Ford Center
11/12 Grand Rapids, Mich. | Van Andel Arena
11/15 Chicago, Ill. | Allstate Arena
11/16 Toledo, Ohio | Huntington Center
11/17 Cleveland, Ohio | Quicken Loans Arena
11/19 Fargo, N.D. | Fargodome
11/21 Rapid City, S.D. | Rusmore Plaza Civic Center
11/22 Denver, Colo. | Pepsi Center
11/23 Salt Lake City, Utah | EnergySolutions Arena
12/3 Springfield, Mo. | JQH Arena
12/5 Minneapolis, Minn. |Target Center
12/6 Kansas City, Mo. |Sprint Center
12/7 Omaha, Neb. |CenturyLink Center
12/12 Cincinnati, Ohio |U.S. Bank Arena
12/14 Peoria, Ill. |Peoria Civic Center