For Immediate Release
October 16, 2017

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Hilarie Szarowicz (616) 742-6397

CHRIS YOUNG SETS 2018 HEADLINE TOUR

“Chris Young Losing Sleep 2018 World Tour” with special guests Kane Brown and LANCO coming to SMG-managed Van Andel Arena® on January 19
Tickets go on sale to the general public on October 20 at 10 AM

Grand Rapids — With days to go until his induction as the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry and the release of his seventh studio album, Losing Sleep, Chris Young is revealing the launch of his 2018 headlining concerts. “Chris Young Losing Sleep 2018 World Tour” will kick-off in the new year with 18 shows during the initial winter run. The tour will visit Grand Rapids, MI on Friday, January 19, 2018 at 7:30 PM at Van Andel Arena.

Proclaimed a “headliner on his own, capable of stirring an audience in ways very few in country music can” (Taste of Country) and “one of the more commanding voices in country music” (Houston Chronicle), the Grammy-nominated singer has invited his Sony Music Nashville label mates Kane Brown and LANCO to join as special guests for the first leg of the “Chris Young Losing Sleep 2018 World Tour.” 

“I’m excited about getting out on the road in the new year with Kane and the guys from LANCO,” says Young. “It’s been really cool to write, record and tour with Kane over the last year. And then to have LANCO bring their unique energy out on the road too - I can guarantee it’s going to be a great time.”

Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, October 20 at 10:00 AM. Ticket prices are $37.50 and $57.50, and tickets 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 eight (8) tickets will apply to every order, and prices are subject to change.

A limited number of exclusive VIP Packages will also be available for sale starting October 17. These exclusive offers can include premium tickets, access to a pre-show VIP Hang (includes an exclusive performance and special Q&A session), limited-edition lithographs, autographed memorabilia and much more. Tickets and VIP packages can be purchased at ChrisYoungCountry.com.

ABOUT CHRIS YOUNG: Recently invited to become the newest member of the iconic Grand Ole Opry, Chris Young has earned multiple ACM, BBMA, CMA, CMT, Grammy and RDMA nominations and scored three consecutive chart-topping singles – including his ninth No. 1 “Sober Saturday Night” with Vince Gill – from his “excellent” (New York Times) album I’m Comin’ Over (2015). He continues to set the bar even higher with the release of his brand new single, “Losing Sleep,” which amassed more than 1.25 Million on-demand streams in its first week of release. With six albums to his credit, including 2016’s It Must Be Christmas and 2015’s Gold-certified studio album, I’m Comin’ Over, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart, Chris continues to reach new heights with his hotly anticipated seventh album — Losing Sleep — due October 20, 2017. Named “one of his era’s finest traditionalists” by the Associated Press, the upcoming record will be the RCA Records artist’s third project in less than two years. 

An international ambassador for country music, Chris performs to packed houses around the world including his recent appearance at the sold-out C2C Festival in the UK. With a hit-packed set that highlights his nine chart-toppers — including “Gettin’ You Home,” “Voices,” “Tomorrow,” “I’m Comin’ Over” and “Think Of You,” — and sixteen Gold/Platinum certified projects, Chris has joined reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year Jason Aldean as special guest on his They Don’t Know Tour through October before resuming his own headlining dates later this year. 

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