Longtime TFM reader, follower, and we assume fan… Morgan Wallen, is headed back out on tour and we are here for it.
Wallen told fans in a text message that he was hitting the road. “Announcing 4 shows today…” was the simple text, before announcing each show individually, accompanied by a pre-sale code.
The just-announced series of concerts include two dates in Alabama, one in Georgia and one in Tennessee.
Confirmed Tour Dates
Oct. 23 – Auburn Rodeo – Auburn, Alabama (get TICKETS)
Oct. 30 – Bristol Motor Speedway – Bristol, Tennessee (get TICKETS)
Nov. 6 – Coosa Valley Fairgrounds – Rome, Georgia (get TICKETS)
Nov. 12 – The Grounds – Mobile, Alabama (get TICKETS)
In the eight months since video surfaced of Morgan Wallen using a racial slur, the country-phenom’s Big Loud record deal was suspended, media conglomerates pulled his music from their radio stations, and was deemed ineligible for the Academy of Country Music Awards.
Wallen claimed that he did not say the racial slur “frequently” in the past— but admitted that when he previously did, he used it around that “certain group of friends” of his.
Despite widespread backlash from institutions and many of his peers in the music industry, the singer continued to prevail on the charts long after the February scandal.
His second studio album, Dangerous: The Double Album, spent 10 consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and was still No. 1 on Billboard’s top country albums chart after 24 weeks in the spot. His album sales also increased dramatically in the days after the footage of the racial slur was released.
“It was already being well-received by critics and by fans. Me and my team noticed that whenever this whole incident happened that there was a spike in my sales. So we tried to calculate what the number of—how much it actually spiked from this incident,” said Wallen in an interview this summer. “We got to a number somewhere around $500,000, and we decided to donate that money to some organizations—BMAC being the first one.”
He spoke to AmericanSongwriter just before the scandal hit about his writing, and how his backstory influences what he does. You should check that out.
Earlier this month, the “Wasted On You” singer returned to the stage for his first official headlining performance since the incident.
That concert, which raised over $725,000 for The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee and the Tennessee Emergency Response Fund, dubbed Morgan Wallen & Friends, helped families impacted by flooding.
Pre-sale tickets for the shows are on-sale now, while general on-sale begins at 10:30 CT on Tuesday, September 21 via MorganWallen.com.
We are looking forward to the cut off shorts and throwing down so much beer. See you at Bristol.