Tuesday, March 15, 2016

'Nashville' Stars Going on Concert Tour in USA and a First-Ever International Tour

Due to the overwhelming success of sold-out tours in 2014 and 2015, the stars of ABC's Nashville will take the show on the road again this spring with a concert tour across the U.S. The tour will feature cast members Clare Bowen, Chris Carmack and Charles Esten performing original music as well as songs from the hit television series. Will Chase, Jonathan Jackson and Aubrey Peeples join the tour in select cities. "Nashville" returns with all original episodes beginning Wednesday, March 16 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT) on ABC.

Last week it was announced that the "Nashville in Concert" tour will also stage its first-ever international run in the United Kingdom with Clare Bowen, Chris Carmack, Charles Esten and Sam Palladio performing.

"It is truly extraordinary how demand has grown over these past three years," said Steve Buchanan, president, Opry Entertainment. "We have added several new major markets this year so that we can reach as many of our dedicated Nashville fans as possible all across America. Audiences have been consistently blown away by the performing and songwriting talent of our cast."

"It's so great to see the cast have an opportunity to take their show on the road again," said Russell Ziecker, executive vice president, TV Music, Lionsgate. "The spirit and energy they bring to the stage is infectious. They've all become country music evangelists and ambassadors of Nashville, both the show and the city. It continues to amaze me how many ways life imitates art imitates life on this show and with this cast."

Also announced today is the May 13 soundtrack release of "The Music of Nashville, Season 4, Volume 2" (Big Machine Records.) Receiving much praise from critics and fans alike, the music from Nashville has amassed over five million track sales since the show's inception.

All U.S. shows go on sale March 18 at 10 a.m. local times at www.abc.com/nashvilletour.

4/14 San Jose, CA City National Civic
4/15 Las Vegas, NV The Venetian Theatre at The Venetian
4/16 Los Angeles, CA Microsoft Theater
4/17 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre
4/19 Denver, CO Paramount Theatre
4/21 Tulsa, OK Brady Theater
4/23 Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
4/24 Austin, TX The Moody Theater*
4/25 Houston, TX Revention Music Center
4/27 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre
4/28 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall
4/30 Rosemont, IL Rosemont Theatre
5/1 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre
5/3 Washington, DC DAR Constitution Hall
5/5 New York, NY The Theater at MSG
5/6 Boston, MA Wang Theatre
5/7 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena

*Austin on sale is March 25 at 10 a.m. local time

All UK shows go on sale March 18 at 9:00 a.m. GMT at www.gigsandtours.com; www.ticketmaster.co.uk and www.axs.com.

6/13 Manchester Bridgewater Hall
6/14 Birmingham Birmingham Symphony
6/16 Glasgow Glasgow Clyde Auditorium
6/17 Bristol Bristol Colston Hall
6/18 London London Eventim Apollo Hammersmith

The tour is produced by Opry Entertainment.

Nashville airs on six continents and in more than 70 countries, including the United Kingdom, which will air season four this spring. Since its debut, the show has inspired seven "Music of Nashville" soundtracks as well as a Christmas album, which have collectively sold more than one million soundtracks and millions more single tracks to date.

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