GRAMMY award-winning singer/songwriter Charles Kelley continues to map out plans for new music with the announcement of THE DRIVER TOUR picked up by Enterprise, with special guest Maren Morris. The 22-city club tour will make its first stop at House of Blues in Cleveland, OH on November 28th and continue through the winter with tickets on sale this Friday (10/16) at 10A local time on www.charleskelley.com.
“I’ve played some great shows at arenas and amphitheaters, but I’m definitely looking forward to getting into clubs with people grabbing on your legs and being able to see every face,” shares Kelley. “I can’t wait to get right up there in it with the fans and try out some of this new stuff we’ve been working on. I’m pretty excited about just scrapping the set list and playing whatever we feel like playing.”
Ahead of the upcoming tour, Kelley will first navigate to New York City tomorrow to perform “The Driver” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (10/13 at 10:35P CT on NBC) with friends Dierks Bentley and Eric Paslay who also lent their voices to the track. The Guardian describes the song as “driving the genre out of its summer party haze and into a welcome season of introspection. It was recently announced as the lead single from Kelley’s upcoming solo project and is now available at Country radio.
THE DRIVER TOUR Dates:
November 28 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
November 29 – Asbury Park, NJ – The Stone Pony
December 1 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
December 3 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
December 4 – Tallahassee, FL – The Moon
December 5 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
December 10 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theatre
December 11 – Oklahoma City, OH – Diamond Ballroom
December 12 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
December 17 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
December 18 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
December 19 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
January 7 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
January 8 – Chicago – House of Blues
January 9 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
January 16 – Washington, D.C. – The Fillmore Silver Springs
January 17 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
January 22 – Louisville, KY Mercury Ballroom
January 23 – Springfield, IL Boondocks
January 24 – Sioux City, IA Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
January 26 – Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre
January 28 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
Stepping outside of one of the world’s most popular groups, Charles Kelley explores new territory with a raw sound that pushes his vocals into a lower, grittier key than what listeners have been hearing from him in a group setting. “The Driver” serves as the lead single from his upcoming first-ever solo release and was born in a ratty studio in the back of producer Paul Worley’s office. His unmatched perspective of hours spent on the road pursuing a life-long dream is present through his impeccable voice. In addition to his success as part of seven-time GRAMMY award-winning trio Lady Antebellum, Kelley has also penned No. one hits recorded by Luke Bryan and Darius Rucker.
Columbia Nashville singer/songwriter Maren Morris has quickly established herself in Nashville’s music community with songwriting and vocal stylings that reflect her country, folk and pop influences, with Rolling Stone Country touting her “a stellar solo artist in her own right.” Currently on Spotify, songs from her self-titled EP, available here, have garnered critical acclaim and more than 2.5 million streams in little over a month, with 3 songs hitting Spotify’s US and Global “Viral 50” chart. Recently named as one of CMT’s Next Women of Country, Maren has been featured on select tour dates with Sam Hunt, Little Big Town and Chris Stapleton.
For a full list of upcoming performances and tour dates, and visit www.charleskelley.com