Less than three months after wrapping up their Jekyll + Hyde Tour, Zac Brown Band are looking ahead to another multi-month trek across the U.S.
The Black Out the Sun Tour kicks off May 19th, one month after Brown and company stage their fifth annual Southern Ground Music & Food Festival in Charleston. Like their Jekyll + Hyde run — a headlining tour that stretched throughout the summer, fall and early winter of 2015, with the band playing more than 25 songs a night — the new tour will bring marathon shows to amphitheaters and sports arenas, including two-night stands at Fenway Park in Boston and the Alpine Music Valley Theatre outside of Milwaukee. Drake White, who opened a string of shows during last year's trek, is back on board as direct support for the entire run.
Taking its cues from the group's wide-ranging music, Zac Brown Band's stage show reaches far behind the boundaries of country music, roping in everything from Metallica covers to EDM-inspired light displays. It's a sound that's equally indebted to the band's Georgia roots and their interest in Top 40 radio.
"I'm Southern as can be" Brown told Rolling Stone Country last September, during the final stretch of the Jekyll tour, "but I'm a traveler of the world also. You become bits and pieces of all the places that you visit and spend time. So yes, I am country, but I'm also city when I need to be. I think in finding the line between those two things, the listenership has increased."
Tour dates for Zac Brown Band's Block Out the Sun Tour:
May 19 - Hartford, CT @ XFINITY Theatre
May 20 - Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
May 21 - Burgettstown, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
May 22 - Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
May 27 - Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
May 28 - Minneapolis, MN @ Target Field
June 3 - Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater
June 4 - Irvine, CA @ Irvine Meadows Amphitheater
June 5 - Inglewood, CA @ The Forum
June 24 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
June 25 - East Troy, WI @ Alpine Valley Music Theatre
June 26 - East Troy, WI @ Alpine Valley Music Theatre
July 1 - Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
July 2 - Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 3 - Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
July 21 - Syracuse, NY @ Lakeview Amphitheater
July 22 - Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
July 23 - Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium
Aug. 12 - Houston, TX @ Minute Maid Park
Aug. 13 - Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
Aug. 14 - Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater
Aug. 19 - Flushing, NY @ Citi Field
Aug. 20 - Boston, MA @ Fenway Park
Aug. 21 - Boston, MA @ Fenway Park
Sept. 2 - Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
Sept. 3 - Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center