For Immediate Release
March 30, 2017
Hilarie Szarowicz (616) 742-6397
Chris Stapleton adds “All-American Road Show” date at SMG-managed Van Andel Arena®
The show features Marty Stuart and Brent Cobb; tickets go on sale Friday, April 7 at 10 AM
Grand Rapids— New dates have been added to “Chris Stapleton’s All-American Road Show” tour including a stop in Grand Rapids at Van Andel Arena on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 7:00 PM. Produced by Live Nation, the show will feature Brent Cobb and Marty Stuart as special guests.
Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, April 7 at 10 AM. Tickets prices are $35.75, $50.75, and $70.75 and will be available at the Van Andel Arena and DeVos Place® box offices, online at Ticketmaster.com, and charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000. A purchase limit of four (4) tickets will apply to every order and prices are subject to change. VIP packages will be available via Ticketmaster. Members of Van Andel Arena’s email list will have access to a presale on Thursday, April 6. Fan can sign up for the list on the arena’s website here.
After a breakout 2015 and 2016, Stapleton is preparing to release new music on May 5—exactly two years to the day since the release of Traveller. In advance of the anticipated release, Stapleton and his band will world-premiere new music on this Sunday’s 52nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, where he’s up for three awards—Male Vocalist of the Year, Song of the Year (“Tennessee Whiskey”) and Video of the Year (“Fire Away”). The awards show will be broadcast live on CBS from Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena this Sunday, April 2 at 8/7c.
The extensive 2017 tour follows a series of extraordinary years for Stapleton since the release of his breakthrough double Platinum solo debut album Traveller. Released last May 2015 on Mercury Records Nashville, Traveller initially debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Country Albums chart with more than 27,000 albums sold, making it one of the best-selling first weeks by a debut country artist in 2015.
Following a historic turn on the 49th Annual CMA Awards—where Stapleton became the first artist to win Album of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year and New Artist of the Year at the same awards – Traveller became the first album to re-enter the Billboard 200 all-genre album chart at No. 1, where is stayed for two straight weeks. The critically acclaimed album went on to win multiple Grammy and ACM Awards and was the #1 selling Country album of 2016 and the fourth-highest selling album of 2016 across all genres.
SMG turns 40 in 2017! Celebrating its 40th anniversary and founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to 233 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theaters, performing arts centers, amphitheaters, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 15 million square feet of exhibition space and more than 1.5 million sports and entertainment seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre-opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Soldier Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s NRG Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering companies, currently serving more than 140 accounts worldwide. For more information, visit www.smgworld.com.