Although tickets to her first-ever headlining tour have only been on sale for two weeks, authentic superstar and Black River Entertainment artist Kelsea Ballerini has already proven her crowd-drawing potential, with two shows confirmed as early sell outs. Both her hometown concert in Knoxville (11/11) and her Minneapolis show (11/19) have reached full capacity, and tickets to the remaining dates on THE FIRST TIME Tour are going fast. In addition, all Neverland VIP Experience packages for shows which are already on sale have also sold out, with more hitting the market in upcoming weeks.
Meanwhile, some of Ballerini’s milestone tour has been re-routed, with her Knoxville date a part of the tour’s opening week and her Texas shows in Dallas and Houston moving to mid-December. One date has been added to the nationwide trek – a show at Joe’s Live in Rosemont, IL, on November 17 with special guest Levi Hummon – while tickets to the country sweetheart’s Las Vegas and Mahnomen, MN, shows go on sale in the coming weeks.
News of Ballerini’s breakout tour success comes hot on the heels of another exciting announcement – her inclusion in the list of nominees for the upcoming 50th annual CMA Awards. Ballerini’s up for two awards on November 2 – New Artist of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year – capping a year that has seen the young singer-songwriter progress from intriguing newcomer to authentic star. Her GOLD-certified smash “Peter Pan” is now nearing No. 1 on both the Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase radio charts, and its fantasy themed music video has been viewed over 13 million times on Vevo.
Currently on the road as part of Rascal Flatts’ RHYTHM & ROOTS Tour, media outlets around the country can’t get enough of Ballerini’s musical style and sparkling personality, raving about recent performances with quotes such as:
“…Ballerini, who has the fresh-faced, doe-eyed enthusiasm of a younger Mandy Moore, impressed with her soulful voice and inviting stage presence…” – The Charlotte Observer
“…Ballerini’s vivacity is almost tangible, and it is easy to see her taking the next steps towards stardom…” – The Plain Dealer
“…Ballerini quickly climbs to top of country music world…” – Albuquerque Journal
Here’s an updated list of dates and cities included on Kelsea Ballerini’s THE FIRST TIME Tour:
11/11 – Knoxville, TN – TN Theatre + (SOLD OUT)
11/12 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre +
11/17 – Rosemont, IL – Joe’s Live ^
11/18 – Mahnomen, MN – Shooting Star Casino (On Sale 9/19)
11/19 – Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights ^ (SOLD OUT)
12/2 – New York City – Irving Plaza ~
12/3 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom ~
12/8 – Los Angeles, CA – Wiltern Theatre
12/9 – Las Vegas, NV – Orleans Casino w/ special guest Cam (On Sale 9/10)
12/10 – Las Vegas, NV – Orleans Casino w/ special guest Cam (On Sale 9/10)
12/13 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues * (moved from 10/22)
12/14 – Houston, TX – House of Blues * (moved from 10/21)
+ With Morgan Evans
^ With Levi Hummon
~ With Jacob Davis
* With Carly Pearce