Morgan Wallen admittedly treats his tours like an athlete approaching a new season, so when the East Tennessean wrapped his wildly successful 55-city Dangerous Tour on Oct. 8, no one expected he’d come with a line-up of more shows this soon. Yet, the ACM Milestone Award Winner and only country artist nominated for Pollstar’s Major Tour of the Year award revealed this morning he’s not only expanding the size of the venues he’s playing, he’s traveling around the globe to see his fans in 2023 featuring a stop at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa on Thursday, Sept. 21.
Wallen named his tour after one of three new songs dropping tonight (Dec. 1) at midnight on his One Thing At A Time – Sampler: One Thing At A Time, Tennessee Fan, paying homage to Wallen’s East Tennessee upbringing, and Days That End In Why. Together, these three songs serve as the first taste of what’s to come from his time in the studio and arrive on the heels of his new single at Country radio, Thought You Should Know, cowritten with Miranda Lambert and Nicolle Galyon, currently sitting Top 20 as his latest No. 1 You Proof returns to the top of the charts for a rare sixth, non-consecutive week atop the Country Airplay chart.
As one of the biggest artists in the world with Dangerous continuing to notch historical chart status as Billboard’s longest running Top 10 album in history for a solo artist (eclipsing Adele’s 21 and Bruce Springsteen’s Born In The USA), the 2022 American Music Awards’ Favourite Male Artist and Favourite Country Song winner adds, “Also, I’m not quite done making this new album, so I’m going to keep making it through the holiday break and early January to chase this inspiration. I promise I won’t wait too long to reveal the album details. To hold you over, I’m dropping three new songs today as a sampler of what I’ve been working on. Can’t wait to take it one night at a time in 2023.”
Wallen’s 2022 Dangerous Tour spanned over 50 shows and broke records in 30 venues across the country during its eight-month-long run. Highlights include his historic Globe Life Field show, which became the fastest sellout in the venue’s history and surpassed attendance records previously held by artists such as Elton John and Lady Gaga, and holding fastest historical sellouts at 11 venues, while simultaneously breaking attendance records with stops at XFINITY Theatre, AmericanBank Center and Darien Lake Amphitheater.
MORGAN WALLEN – ONE NIGHT AT A TIME WORLD TOUR CANADA DATES
*All dates, cities and venues below subject to change
Sept. 16 – Toronto, Budweiser Stage
Sept. 18 – London, Ont., Budweiser Gardens
Sept. 21 – Ottawa, Canadian Tire Centre
Sept. 22 – Québec City, Videotron Centre
Sept. 23 – Montreal, Bell Centre
Sept. 28 – Winnipeg, Canada Life Centre
Sept. 29 – Saskatoon, Sask., SaskTel Centre
Sept. 30 – Calgary, Scotiabank Saddledome
Oct. 4 – Vancouver, Rogers Arena
About Morgan Wallen
With over 12.3 billion on demand streams, multi-platinum certifications and seven chart-toppers at Country radio, it’s no wonder The New Yorker dubbed Morgan Wallen “the most wanted man in country.” His critically-acclaimed, four-times platinum ACM Album of the Year Dangerous: The Double Album, Wallen’s follow-up to his double platinum breakout If I Know Me, topped 2021s all-genre Billboard 200 albums year-end chart with 4.1 million units sold earning him 2022 Billboard Awards Country Male Artist top honour while continuing to notch historical chart status as Billboard’s longest running Top 10 album in history for a solo artist (eclipsing Adele’s 21 and Bruce Springsteen’s Born In The USA). Its success sparking an in-demand 55-show The Dangerous Tour in 2022 that kicked off this February and wrapped in early October, with the superstar’s first headlining stadium show at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Tex. that saw Wallen shattering attendance records previously held by Elton John and Lady Gaga. The east Tennessean’s hit-packed set included Up Down (2017), Whiskey Glasses (2018), Chasin’ You (2019), More Than My Hometown (2020), 7 Summers (2020, named one of Time Magazine‘s Best Songs of the Year), Sand In My Boots (2021) and his crossover Wasted On You. Wallen’s first solo release of 2022, the emotional ballad Don’t Think Jesus, timed to Good Friday in honour of its redemptive lyrics, earned a Top 10 Billboard Hot 100 debut and landed atop Billboard Hot Country Songs chart making him the first artist to score three No. 1 debuts on the chart (based on airplay, streaming and sales) since its inception. Follow up single You Proof, released in mid-May, became Wallen’s fastest chart climber to-date, reaching No. 1 after 14 weeks and remaining at No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart for six non-consecutive weeks. Working outside the traditional Nashville mainframe with producer Joey Moi, Hits Magazine notes, “Wallen continually colours outside the lines,” adding, in turn “he’s connected to his fans in ways unprecedented for a country star.” Having already taken home New Artist of the Year in 2020, the CMA New Artist Winner also won AMAs fan-voted Favorite Male Artist and Favorite Country Song at 2022’s awards. The east Tennessee superstar and recent ACM Milestone Award recipient shares, “Awards are awesome, but my true measure of success is my fans, who this year I got to see every single night out on the road and will continue to do so for many years to come.” Thanks to nearly one million of his fans, $3 for every ticket sold during his 2022 Dangerous Tour has raised nearly $3 million benefitting the Morgan Wallen Foundation which funds causes close to his heart.
Nashville’s most unpredictable hitmaker ERNEST is “The Charmer” (MusicRow), a triple threat talent and one of Music City’s on the rise artist/writers that’s changing the status quo. A 2022 Variety Hitmaker, the chart-topping songwriter fuses influences ranging from Eminem to George Jones, creating a twist-heavy verse style that’s become his signature, proving its mettle and earning him seven No. 1 hits to date. The eccentric free spirit and 2022 CMA Triple Play Award winner released his debut full-length album Flower Shops (The Album) in March, named one of Holler and The Tennessean‘s best albums of 2022 and showcasing the more classical country side of his craft. Nashville’s “busiest – and most consistently successful – creative force” (Tennessean) just wrapped his first-ever sold-out headlining Sucker For Small Towns Tour, spanning college towns nationwide.
About Bailey Zimmerman
Establishing himself as one of music’s most exciting new voices, Bailey Zimmerman has arrived at the cusp of superstardom with the 2022 release of his debut EP, Leave The Light On – the biggest streaming country debut of all time and the most-streamed all-genre debut of the year. The EP arrived at No. 2 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and No. 9 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart, affording the Louisville, Ill. native to join Zach Bryan and Luke Combs as the only country artists in 2022 to earn more than one million streams on each of a project’s tracks during release week alone. In 2021 the twenty-two-year-old released his very first song. Now, in just one year’s time, Zimmerman touts nearly one billion global streams, has earned his first pair of platinum singles, notched three entries on the Billboard Hot 100 and sold out his first headline tour within minutes of tickets going on-sale.
A young artist with the rasp of a seasoned rocker and the heart of a sensitive songwriter, Zimmerman strikes a sweet spot between timeless American country, rafter-rattling arena rock and the kind of authentic storytelling that tugs at the heartstrings with a sense of humour and a whole lot of soul. With more new music on the horizon, featuring the grit and gravel of his unmistakably Southern drawl, Zimmerman will continue to showcase the straightforward authenticity for which he is known and loved.
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