Lady Antebellum: ‘Own the Night 2011 Tour’ Begins in Knoxville

Lady Antebellum: ‘Own the Night 2011 Tour’ Begins in Knoxville

Lady Antebellum is just about everywhere these days and why not? They have to promote a brand new album and then there’s that little detail that they’re one of the best things going right now in country music (or all of music for that matter).

On Sept. 11, the band sang the national anthem before the New York Jets-Dallas Cowboys game. It was the first Sunday night contest of the season and since it took place in New Jersey on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 the performance held extra significant.

“Still shaking after singing the Anthem. Thank you @NFL & NYC for letting us show our deep appreciation for this amazing country! #thankful,” the band tweeted after their recital.

On Sept. 13, the band released their third studio album, Own the Night. To celebrate, the trio appeared on NBC’s Today Show. Later that day, they really celebrated their new release with an unplugged concert at New York City’s Irving Plaza.

The band has already released two singles from their new oeuvre: “Just a Kiss” and “We Owned the Night.” The former went to number one on the county singles chart as well as number seven on the Billboard Hot 100.

“You never quite know what’s going to happen when the record comes out, as far as what people respond to and what they like,” said Dave Haywood. “We put a couple (of songs) out on iTunes already, and the response so far feels great. The couple that we put out feel great, so I think that’s the ultimate test for us.”

After switching coasts, Lady A made an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Once again the band followed up a boob tube gig with an unplug set of Own the Night. This time the trio delighted fans who had Lady Antebellum tickets to the famed Troubadour in Los Angeles.

Lady A’s hectic schedule then has them performing on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno (Sept. 16), CBS Sunday Morning (Sept. 25), and Saturday Night Live (Oct. 1 with host Melissa McCarthy).

With all those television appearances, Lady Antebellum fans better make sure their DVRs have plenty of room.

Returning to their packed itinerary, Lady Antebellum has three dates planned for late October and early November before they kick off their “Own the Night 2011 Tour” in Knoxville, Tennessee on Nov. 11. The trio’s trek wraps Dec. 18 with a Lady Antebellum concert in Morgantown, West Virginia.

“We named our new album ‘Own The Night’ with our fall tour in mind. Creating a once-in-a-lifetime night for our fans in every city we visit is the goal . . . living in the moment and ‘owning the night’ together,” explained Charles Kelley. “Hillary and Dave and I can’t wait to be back out on the road sharing some of the new stuff we’ve been working on, in addition to all of the hits we’ll probably never get tired of playing.”

Joining the tour as a special guest is Josh Kelley, the older brother of Charles. He’ll help warm up the audience with either Randy Montana or Edens Edge.

Montana is slated to appear at the tour’s first six shows. Besides the opening date in Knoxville, you can catch Lady Antebellum, Josh Kelley, and Randy Montana in Macon, Georgia on Nov. 12; Lady Antebellum, Josh Kelley, and Randy Montana in Pikeville, Kentucky on Nov. 13; Lady Antebellum, Josh Kelley, and Randy Montana in El Paso, Texas on Nov. 16; Lady Antebellum, Josh Kelley, and Randy Montana in Phoenix, Arizona on Nov. 17; and Lady Antebellum, Josh Kelley, and Randy Montana in Las Vegas, Nevada on Nov. 18.

The first date with Edens Edge on the marquee is Nov. 25. That’s when Lady Antebellum plays the Von Braun Center Arena in Huntsville, Alabama.

Additional highlights from the route include Lady Antebellum, Josh Kelley, and Edens Edge in Lubbock, Texas on Dec. 2; Lady Antebellum, Josh Kelley, and Edens Edge in La Crosse, Wisconsin on Dec. 8; and Lady Antebellum, Josh Kelley, and Edens Edge in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania on Dec. 16.

In total, there are 21 stops on Lady A’s upcoming road trip. The tour is sponsored by the cable network Great American Country.

Needless to say, this autumn is a great time to be a Lady Antebellum fan. You can see the band perform on television and live in concert.

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