How long is a Lady Antebellum concert?
Clocking in at 85-95 minutes, Lady Antebellum sets are sharp and direct, never overstaying their welcome while delivering the goods in a compact period of time. That is not to say that the group hasn’t occasionally stretched their standard show length, including the group’s three hour set at the Pepsi Center following Hillary’s extensive maternity leave. But the band has a tenacity for barreling through their set, pulling from across all four studio albums. Songs have a tendency to stay true to their studio version, which may be disappointing for fans that expect a bit of variety in the live material.
Who is opening for Lady Antebellum on the Take Me Downtown tour?
The tour is bringing out opening acts Kip Moore and Kacey Musgraves. Musgraves is a close friend of the group, having already been out on tour with them in both 2011 and 2012. The classically inspired country artist is out supporting her major label debut album, Same Trailer Different Park.
Kip Moore is signed to the Nashville sect of major label MCA, and he released his debut album Up All Night in 2012. Though the album is starting to get a bit long in the tooth, the songs have enough staying power to impress the crowd with his mixture of down-to-Earth country-rock.
What songs will Lady Antebellum play in concert?
The group has explored a few covers outside their traditional country-pop formula. Daft Punk’s own disco-funk track “Get Lucky” was rather popular in 2013, and is expected to carryover as a main setlist pick into 2014. The band vies for the attention of the classic rock crowd with their fresh rendition of Tom Petty’s classic, “I Won’t Back Down.” During a given set, they’ll do either the Tom petty cover or the grossly overlooked Bob Dylan masterpiece, “Man of Constant Sorrow.” These two seem to rotate out, and the band rarely plays over three covers a night.
Interestingly, the last cover is almost always a modern Anna Kendrick track. “When I’m Gone” is a popular choice, as well as “Cups” which closed the group’s soaring performance in Grand Rapids. It is an intriguing choice to close the evening with a cover, especially one not as well known. But the band nearly always plays their jaw-dropping modern pop ballad, “Need You Now,” when they return to the stage to begin their encore.
The setlist below gives you a great idea of what to expect from a Lady Antebellum concert in 2014.
Better Off Now (That You’re Gone)
Our Kind of Love
Get to Me
Just a Kiss
Love Don’t Live Here
It Ain’t Pretty
I Run to You
Dancin’ Away with My Heart
Wanted You More
And the Radio Played
Lookin’ for a Good Time
We Own The Night
Need You Now
Will I hear anything from the Christmas album?
Lady Antebellum’s 2012 Christmas record was quite a treat for fans, but it will remain underappreciated in the 2014 tour. The band will be leaning towards material from their 2013 release, Golden, and their breakthrough Grammy winner, Own the Night. Though the Christmas album, On This Winter’s Night, is a charming collective of original and holiday season standards, it is not compelling enough to force it into the set outside the winter season.
How do I get access to presale tickets for Lady Antebellum’s tour?
Lady Antebellum has a fan club known as Team Lady A. There are various tiers for fan club members. VIP members can get access to presale tickets weeks in advance of any public onsale. They also get access to a number of other items and features for their $29.99. Digital members ($14.99) receive presales usually a day after VIP members, and subsequent free members get access to presales the following day.
All tickets are obtained through the band’s official website. But there are other wasy to obtain presale tickets. Lady Antebellum features various radio, venue and promoter presales. Tune into your local country radio station, follow the venue on social media and generally get plugged in to these outlets for a shot at their presale offerings.
Who is Lady Antebellum’s publicist and press contact?
Mary Hilliard Harrington handles press relations and publicity for the band via the agency The Greenroom PR. For official press matters, she can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Daniel Miller is the current manager. He worked with Borman Entertainment, but was carried over into Fusion Music when Lady Antebellum signed a new management deal with both Fusion and Red Light Management. His job is to oversee the day-to-day developments and management of the band.
Is frontwoman Hillary Scott still pregnant?
No! She gave birth to a wonderful little girl named Eisele Kaye Tyrell July 2013, though fans are well aware that she was very pregnant on a tour early 2013. Hillary Scott is also married to Chris Tyrell, current drummer of the band.
“Lady Antebellum presented an accessible blend of contemporary pop and traditional country music. They function extraordinarily well as a collective, delivering their hits, slick and genuine. Their emphasis is on songs, not bigger-than-life personalities or gimmicks.” – John Serba of Michigan Live
“So while Lady Antebellum was certainly conscious of promoting its fourth album, “Golden,” which came out last month, the troupe seemed just as invested as having the best time possible before its upcoming enforced leave.” – Gary Graff of The Oakland Press
“The trio sounded tight and played off of one another like they’d been doing this all their lives. As soon as Dave Haywood sat down at the piano, everyone knew what was coming. Their ground breaking single “Need You Now” got a big applause from the audience. Kudos to Hillary for making this moment happen at CMA.” – Mark Runyon of ConcertTour.org
Need You Now Tour (2010)
Tour Opening Act: David Nail
Started Oct 15, 2010 in Wallingford – Ended Nov 20, 2010 in Kansas City, Missouri
Own the Night Tour (2011-2012)
Tour Opening Acts: Josh Kelly, Randy Montana, Kacey Musgraves, David Nail, Darius Rucker, Edens Edge, Thompson Square
Started November, 11 2011 in Knoxville, Tennessee – Ended October 3, 2012 in Sydney, Australia