Kelsea Ballerini Fires Up 2019 with Headlining The Miss Me More Tour with Brett Young Arena Bill Includes Newcomer Brandon Ratcliff
UNAPOLOGETICALLY (DELUXE EDITION) IS DIGITALLY AND PHYSICALLY AVAILABLE NOW
Nashville, Tennessee (October 29, 2018) – After completely selling out THE UNAPOLOGETICALLY TOUR, including an international stop in Australia, Black River Entertainment’s KELSEA BALLERINI is dominating arenas with her headlining THE MISS ME MORE TOUR with BRETT YOUNG in 2019.
Named after her chart-rising bold anthem, “Miss Me More”, the most-added new single on Country radio upon release, the 14-date tour will kick off on April 11, 2019, at Wicomico Youth and Civic Center in Salisbury, MD, straight through Scheels Arena in Fargo, ND, on May 11, 2019.
“The message of ’Miss Me More’ means so much to me and that’s why I’m so excited to announce this tour,” shares Ballerini. “It’s about being bold and unapologetically standing up for yourself. I can’t wait to sing it with everyone next April!”
Inviting hitmaker Young to join her, the ACM’s New Male Vocalist of the Year has racked up four consecutive #1 PLATINUM hits from his self-titled breakout album, setting him apart as the first debut Country artist since 2014 to claim a 3X PLATINUM certification. Special guest BRANDON RATCLIFF rounds out the bill as the opener.
Presale tickets are available now exclusively for Ballerini’s fan club members, The Legends. Tickets open to the general public on Friday (11/2) at 10 a.m. (local time). For additional details, including VIP Packages and Experiences, click here.
Announced dates, cities, and venues of THE MISS ME MORE TOUR to date:
4/11 – Wicomico Youth and Civic Center – Salisbury, MD
4/12 – Santander Arena – Reading, PA
4/13 – Erie Insurance Arena – Erie, PA
4/17 – Salem Civic Center – Salem, VA
4/18 – Knoxville Civic Coliseum – Knoxville, TN
4/25 – Hertz Arena – Estero, FL
4/26 – Saint Augustine Amphitheatre – St. Augustine, FL
4/27 – James Brown Arena – Augusta, GA
5/2 – Rushmore Plaza Civic Center – Rapid City, SD
5/3 – Bismarck Event Center – Bismarck, ND
5/4 – Tyson Events Center – Sioux City, IA
5/9 – AMSOIL Arena – Duluth, MN
5/10 – U.S. Cellular Center – Cedar Rapids, IA
5/11 – Scheels Arena – Fargo, ND
Kicking her setlist up a notch, Ballerini will mix her acclaimed sophomore album, UNAPOLOGETICALLY, including #1 “Legends,” with new knockouts from the deluxe edition like “This Feeling” with The Chainsmokers. UNAPOLOGETICALLY (DELUXE EDITION) is digitally and physically available now.
Recently honored at this year’s CMT Artists of the Year special, the fourth consecutive CMA Female Vocalist of the Year nominee is vying for the esteemed title and will perform at The 52nd Annual CMA Awards on November 14, airing live from Nashville at 8/7c p.m. on ABC.
Ahead of her anticipated trek next spring, Ballerini will continue KEITH URBAN’s GRAFFITI U WORLD TOUR through November 3 at American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX, before returning to the road this winter for KELLY CLARKSON’s MEANING OF LIFE TOUR in January.
For more information on KELSEA BALLERINI and THE MISS ME MORE TOUR, as well as Keith Urban’s GRAFFITI U WORLD TOUR and Kelly Clarkson’s MEANING OF LIFE TOUR, please visit KelseaBallerini.com and reach out to her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
ABOUT KELSEA BALLERINI:
Praised by The New York Times as being an “elegant songwriter,” GRAMMY nominee Kelsea Ballerini’s latest single, “Miss Me More,” hails from her acclaimed sophomore album UNAPOLOGETICALLY. The newly released deluxe edition includes four tracks: “Fun and Games,” “I Think I Fell In Love Today,” “Landslide (Live from Nashville)” (Fleetwood Mac), and her new collaboration with The Chainsmokers, “This Feeling,” plus the original 12-track compilation. Continuing to blaze a trail that’s all her own, Ballerini appears on NBC’s hit music competition series, The Voice, as their first-ever fifth coach during the 10-part Comeback Stage series this season. In addition to being awarded high-profile accolades from ASCAP, iHeartRadio, Billboard, and Radio Disney, plus several breakthrough female artist nods from ACM and CMT, the Black River Entertainment artist is nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year at The 52nd Annual CMA Awards. Ballerini remains the only female artist in the genre’s history, including female duos and groups, to claim #1 with her first three consecutive singles [PLATINUM-certified, #1 smashes – “Love Me Like You Mean It,” “Dibs,” “Peter Pan”] from a debut album [GOLD-certified breakout THE FIRST TIME].
ABOUT BRETT YOUNG:
Academy of Country Music’s New Male Vocalist of the Year Brett Young’s sophomore album TICKET TO L.A. is due December 7 on BMLG Records, and its lead single “Here Tonight” is quickly rising at radio. The highly-anticipated release follows his “soothing, approachable” (New York Times) self-titled debut album, which became an instant success upon its release in 2017. The release dominated the Top 20 on the Country Albums chart for 37 weeks and quickly reached RIAA PLATINUM certification. Delivering four consecutive hits, Young became one of Country music’s new class of hitmakers as each single climbed to the top of the charts, distinguishing himself with “In Case You Didn’t Know” as the first debut Country artist since 2014 to garner 3X PLATINUM certification. The smash hit’s official music video has surpassed 200 million views, while Young was the only artist of 2017 with two efforts listed on VEVO’s Top Country Videos list. Young continues to impress the genre and beyond with nominations from Billboard, Teen Choice, CMT and is currently nominated for Country Music Association’s New Artist of the Year. Above the industry successes, his relationship with fans found Young selling out every single stop on his debut headlining CALIVILLE TOUR and earning new followers on the road with Thomas Rhett’s LIFE CHANGES TOUR 2018. His headlining CMT ON TOUR: HERE TONIGHT is set to kick off in November. For additional information, visit brettyoungmusic.com.
ABOUT BRANDON RATCLIFF:
Brandon Ratcliff is a 24 year old singer-songwriter and artist from Cotton Valley, Louisiana. Son of Suzanne Cox of the legendary Cox Family, he was surrounded by music and began to hone his craft from a very young age. His talents quickly attracted the music business machine in Nashville, but at the age of 20, he decided to turn down a record deal and work on his craft….he would not take the quick and easy route. In the process of finding great co-writing partners, he befriended Pete Good (producer and co-writer) and AJ Babcock (co-writer) who would go on to become his closest friends outside of the studio. Together, they honed Ratcliff’s musical talent drawing from country, R&B and classic rock to Ratcliff’s personal inspirations such as Stevie Wonder and John Mayer. Eventually, Grammy-award winning producer Shane McAnally teamed up with them, and the result is a bold, fresh look at the seasons of relationships delivered by an artist with a clear point of view and a distinctive sound.