Posted 12 months ago
By Scott Carlson
Seven-time GRAMMY award-winning trio Lady Antebellum announced today that their headlining TAKE ME DOWNTOWN TOUR 2014 will roll into North Platte at the US Cellular Summer Jam Concert Series at the NEBRASKAland DAYS Wild West Arena on June 27th.
The group, which was scheduled to perform for NLD 2013 prior to Hillary Scott’s pregnancy, made good on their promise to play the date this year.
“We’re really pleased to see Lady A come back to North Platte,” said Concert Committee Chairman Hans Julius. “Many of our patrons were disappointed when the band had to cancel last year.”
“We spent almost every day last year backstage writing for our album GOLDEN, so we were really focused on writing songs that would connect with the fans in these arenas. We definitely learned a lot about ourselves as live performers and the type of catalog we wanted to have so that we could go out and try to give the fans the best show they’ve ever experienced,” explains Lady A’s Charles Kelley. “All of that was the jumping off point for this tour, and now it’s time to take it to the next level.”
Rounding out the Concert Series on June 28th will be Billy Currington, who just scored his seventh number one single “Hey Girl”, the first release off his fifth studio album. Opening acts for both shows will be announced at a later date.
Two country acts is not something NEBRASKAland DAYS has done in over 5 years. But going into their 50th Celebration, it felt right.
“At our core, we’re a festival that Celebrates our Western heritage,” says Julius. “Rounding out the Celebration with two acts of this quality just felt right this year.”
And to make sure people can afford the Celebration, NEBRASKAland DAYS is offering some deals.
Fans who buy a ticket for Lady Antebellum can buy a ticket to Billy Currington in the same category for half price. For General Admission, that means both shows for under $80. “We tried really hard to find a combination that we thought people would be able to enjoy at a price point that would be affordable,” said Julius.
Tickets for Lady Antebellum and Billy Currington go on sale to Fan Club and Sustaining members on Monday, November 4th at 9 am. Public sale begins on Wednesday, November 6th and 9 am. Single night ticket prices for Lady Antebellum are $99 for Golden Circle, $59 for General Admission and Grandstand Seating. Handicapped seating is $49. Single Night Currington tickets are $69 for Golden Circle, $39 for GA and Grandstand and $29 for Handicapped. Two night prices are $134 for Golden Circle, $79 for GA, and $64 for Handicapped.