The seven-time Grammy award-winning trio Lady Antebellum will headline the US Cellular Summer Jam concert series at the Nebraskaland Days Wild West Arena on June 27.Lady Antebellum will bring their “Take me downtown tour” to North Platte.
The group, which was scheduled to perform for last summer before lead singer’s Hillary Scott’s pregnancy, made good on their promise to play the date this year when they had to cancel a year ago.
“We’re really pleased to see Lady A come back to North Platte,” Nebraskaland Days concert chairman Hans Julius said. “Many of our patrons were disappointed when the band had to cancel last year.”
Hillary Scott gave birth to a girl, Eisele, on July 22, with husband Chris Tyrrell, the band's drummer.
This year's Lady Antebellum tour is named for the band's No. 1 single, Downtown, off their newest album, Golden. The band did some touring last year, and said they spent considerable time backstage writing for their album “Golden”, so they were focused on songs that connect with fans in arenas, according to Charles Kelly of the band.
“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," Kelly said.
"All of that was the jumping off point for this tour, and now it's time to take it to the next level," he said.
On the next night, country music star Billy Currington will perform. Currington just scored his seventh No. 1 single “Hey Girl”, which is the first single to be released off his fifth studio album.
Opening acts for both shows will be announced later.
Two for price of one
Fans who buy a ticket for Lady Antebellum can buy a ticket to Billy Currington for half price. For general admission, that means both shows can be seen for less than $80.
“We tried really hard to find a combination that we thought people would be able to enjoy at a price point that would be affordable,” said Julius.
Tickets for Lady Antebellum and Billy Currington go on sale to fan club and sustaining members at 9 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 4, and to the general public at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6.
One night only tickets for Lady Antebellum are $99 in the golden circle right in front of the stage, $59 for general admission and grandstand seats. Handicapped seating is $49.