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Nashville, TN – Oct. 2, 2012 – Reigning CMA and ACM Vocal Group of the Year Lady Antebellum’s headlining OWN THE NIGHT WORLD TOUR makes its final curtain call tomorrow night for their third consecutive sold out show at the iconic Sydney Opera House in Australia.

“The success of this tour is probably the accomplishment we are most proud of as a band,” said Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley. “It started as a sketch on a paper plate and it ended halfway around the world performing three nights at one of the most famous venues in the world. To think that we were able to take country music to all of these new places is mind-boggling to me. It’s been one long, crazy, unforgettable year for us.”

The tour traveled across the US, Canada, Europe and Australia, where the Grammy winning trio was welcomed by over one million fans in 11 countries on three continents. Lady A sold out shows in top markets including Los Angeles, Chicago, two nights in New York City, Toronto, London, three nights at Sydney’s Opera House and even had a chance to open a sold out show at London’s Hard Rock Calling for one of their idols Bruce Springsteen.

Along the way, the trio captivated audiences including critics across the globe, hailing their “youthful exuberance and unending energy” (Virginian Pilot) while also noting that the trio has “claimed its spot among the elite headliners” (San Jose Mercury News).
“Nashville’s Lady Antebellum, on its first arena headlining tour, has become such a crowd-pleasing phenomenon that there is arguably no other country band on the planet right now that can steal the trio’s ever-brightening spotlight.” – Salt Lake Tribune
“Lady Antebellum certainly pushes all the right buttons in concert –backdrops dominated by shooting stars and bucolic scenery, a careful placement of the hits — but there’s more to their appeal than just that. Their
palette is broader, more forcefully colored than most of their peers, and the soulfulness that results is unmistakable.” – Variety
“When the Grammy-winning trio of Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood took the stage, they left no stone unturned…a full sing-along reached the back of the packed lawn. The band, whose talent runs deep, has a great chemistry and plays well to an audience. A classic stage with a U-shaped ramp and a riser stretching into standing-room-only allowed lots of audience interaction.” – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
“The group is now on its first headlining arena tour and you have to play to the back seats…those who were there certainly ate it up. The fans cheered, sang and swayed with their cell phones on.” – The Montreal Gazette
“The Grammy-winning, Nashville-based Lady Antebellum took it even higher with a surprisingly terrific performance…they demonstrated an ability to connect with every fan in the crowd.” – Ottawa Citizen
“Kicking off with ‘We Owned The Night,’ Lady A went on to quite literally do that, much to the delight of the sell-out crowd.” – Scottish Daily Express
For a glance behind the scenes of their OWN THE NIGHT 2012 WORLD TOUR, click here:

IN OTHER NEWS: In celebration of the tour, the trio also announced that they will release a live concert film titled OWN THE NIGHT WORLD TOUR on Dec. 4 in the US and Canada, with plans for release worldwide in 2013. Fans will be able to purchase the film in multiple formats including DVD, Blu-ray and will be available at all digital retailers. Distributed by Eagle Rock Entertainment, the live film includes 90 minutes of performance from the Little Rock, AR stop of the World Tour this past June, tour documentary footage and seven additional bonus cuts.
Lady Antebellum is currently nominated for “Vocal Group of the Year” and “Album of the Year” for OWN THE NIGHT at the 46th Annual CMA Awards scheduled to air Nov. 1 on ABC. OWN THE NIGHT debuted at the No. one position on Billboard’s Top 200 and has spawned two No. one hits “We Owned The Night” and “Just A Kiss.” The trio has sold over 11 million albums across the globe, scored seven GRAMMY Awards and tallied six No. one hits. For more information on the tour and live film, visit