If you were looking forward to having Lady Antebellum take you “Downtown” live and in person during their previously announced fall tour, you’ll have to wait a little bit longer. That’s because the group is moving the start date to 2014. The Take Me Downtown Tour will now begin Jan. 10, 2014 in Peoria, Ill.
The news came via an announcement on the band’s website, where bandmates Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood stated that “we’ve had to move things around on our tour schedule.” They didn’t go into a whole lot of detail about why they had to postpone the dates, only noting that the changes were necessary to “accommodate” the upcoming release of a “deluxe” version of their album Golden (due Nov. 12), as well as their brand-new single “Compass”.
Below is the band’s statement in full:
We hope you are loving “Compass” as much as we are. We’re really excited about the Deluxe version of GOLDEN coming out in November and all the events and performances we’ll be doing around its release, but we’re most excited about getting to play this new music live for you!
To accommodate the new release and in order to give you guys the best show possible, we’ve had to move things around on our tour schedule. The 1st leg of the TAKE ME DOWNTOWN TOUR with Kip and Kacey will now kick off on Jan. 10th in Peoria, IL. We hope these changes aren’t too much trouble for you, and that we’ll get to see you in one of the more than 60 cities the tour will hit next year.
Check back here for more info on the rescheduled dates…we’ll be posting updates frequently and be in touch a lot over the next few weeks. We are sorry for the inconvenience, we love you guys, and we’re excited to see you on the road!
– Hillary, Dave & Charles
See all 2014 Take Me Downtown Tour dates on the band’s website.
Released this past spring, Golden is Lady Antebellum’s third No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart and their fourth No. 1 on the Top Country Albums chart. Own the Night, released in 2011, and 2010′s Need You Now also topped the Billboard 200, while the trio’s 2008 self-titled debut peaked at No. 4.
In 2012, Lady Antebellum embarked on their first headlining world tour, performing to a reported one million+ fans in 11 countries.