FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE Add Rising Stars to THE SMOOTH TOUR 2017
MORGAN WALLEN, RYAN HURD and RUSSELL DICKERSON Join the Genre-Defying Lineup
FGL Earns Three 2017 CMT MUSIC AWARDS Nominations; Four New GOLD and PLATINUM Certifications
Superstar Duo at Catwalk for a Cause May 17
Nashville, Tenn. (May 9, 2017) – Just weeks away from the kickoff of their groundbreaking THE SMOOTH TOUR 2017, Country mega stars FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE have now rounded out their headline trek’s already stellar lineup with three new supporting artists.
Joining THE SMOOTH TOUR 2017 on select dates are rising stars MORGAN WALLEN, RYAN HURD and RUSSELL DICKERSON (full schedule below). They’ll fire up massive crowds each night before a genre-busting cast of fellow stars take the stage, including FGL, Hip-Hop icon NELLY and breakout Country talent CHRIS LANE.
Wallen’s debut single, “The Way I Talk,” has just entered Country radio’s Top 30, while Hurd and Dickerson recently turned heads on Thomas Rhett’s HOME TEAM TOUR and with attention-grabbing debut EPs.
Pop idols BACKSTREET BOYS will also be featured on THE SMOOTH TOUR 2017 in three historic stadium concerts – Boston (July 7), Minneapolis (July 29) and Chicago (August 12) – FGL’s first-ever headlining stadium shows.
Meanwhile, FGL’s Country dominance continues as they've been nominated in three categories for the 2017 CMT MUSIC AWARDS: Video of the Year ("H.O.L.Y."), Duo Video of the Year ("H.O.L.Y."), and Collaborative Video of the Year ("May We All" featuring Tim McGraw). Voting is now open on CMT.com. The RIAA also recently presented them with four new sales certifications. Current single “God, Your Mama, And Me” is now GOLD-certified for moving over 500,000 units, while “Confession” and “May We All” (featuring Tim McGraw) have both reached PLATINUM status for crossing 1 million units. Likewise, the 2016 smash “H.O.L.Y.” has gone 3X PLATINUM, bringing the duo’s total number of tracks sold to over 29 million worldwide.
On May 17, FGL will perform at the Martin Truex Jr. Foundation’s 8th annual Catwalk for a Cause fundraiser. Featuring a James Bond theme and a guest list of NASCAR stars, the night raises money for the fight against childhood and ovarian cancers and will celebrate 15 “Catwalk Heroes” aged 3 – 17 who have beaten or continue to battle the disease. Culminating in a fashion-show style event, each honoree will be escorted down the runway by NASCAR drivers like Dale Earnhardt Jr., Danica Patrick, Joey Logano, and Truex Jr. More information can be found at martintruexjrfoundation.org.
Here’s a complete list of dates featuring THE SMOOTH TOUR 2017’s new supporting artists:
* with MORGAN WALLEN # with RYAN HURD + with RUSSELL DICKERSON
June 2 - Austin 360 Amphitheatre - Austin, TX * June 3 - Starplex Pavilion - Dallas, TX * June 15 - Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater - Wantagh, NY # June 16 - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center - Darien Center, NY # June 17 - BB&T Pavilion - Philadelphia, PA # June 24 - Klipsch Music Center - Indianapolis, IN # June 25 - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis, MO #
July 14 - The Amphitheater at the Wharf - Orange Beach, AL * July 15 - The Amphitheater at the Wharf - Orange Beach, AL * July 21 - Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek - Raleigh, NC * July 22 - Hershey Park - Hershey, PA * July 23 - Saratoga Performing Arts Center - Saratoga Springs, NY * July 27 - BOK Center - Tulsa, OK #
August 3 - PNC Music Pavilion - Charlotte, NC # August 4 - Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater - Virginia Beach, VA # August 5 - Jiffy Lube Live - Bristow, VA # August 10 - Bethel Woods Center for the Arts - Bethel, NY # August 11 - Blossom Music Center - Cleveland, OH # August 17 - PNC Bank Arts Center - Holmdel, NJ # August 18 - XFINITY Theatre - Hartford, CT # August 19 - KeyBank Pavilion - Pittsburgh, PA #
September 1 - Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion - Gilford, NH * September 2 - Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion - Gilford, NH * September 7 - Honda Center - Anaheim, CA + September 8 - Glen Helen Amphitheater - San Bernardino, CA + September 9 - Mattress Firm Amphitheatre – San Diego, CA + September 10 - AK-Chin Pavilion - Phoenix, AZ + September 14 - Toyota Amphitheatre - Wheatland, CA + September 15 - Concord Pavilion - Concord, CA + September 16 - Shoreline Amphitheatre - Mountain View, CA + September 21 - Toyota Center - Kennewick, WA + September 22 - Adams Center - Missoula, MT + September 23 - Brick Breeden Fieldhouse - Bozeman, MT + September 29 - USANA Amphitheatre - Salt Lake City, UT + September 30 - Pepsi Center - Denver, CO +
October 1 - ISLETA Amphitheatre - Albuquerque, NM + October 6 - White River Amphitheatre - Seattle, WA + October 7 - Sunlight Supply Amphitheater - Portland, OR + October 12 - Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena - Jacksonville, FL * October 13 - MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL Fairgrounds - Tampa, FL * October 14 - Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre at the S. Florida Fairgrounds - West Palm Beach, FL * October 19 - Oak Mountain Amphitheatre - Birmingham, AL * October 20 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park - Alpharetta, GA * October 21 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park - Alpharetta, GA *
Live Nation is the official promoter of THE SMOOTH TOUR 2017 and tickets can be purchased at LiveNation.com. For more information on Florida Georgia Line, visit floridageorgialine.com.