Kelsea Ballerini kicked off her first ever headlining tour with THREE sold-out shows over the weekend (11/10 – 11/12), proving that The First Time Tour is this winter’s can’t miss country attraction.
Responding to spellbound fans at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.; the Tennessee Theatre in her hometown of Knoxville; and the Buckhead Theatre in Atlanta, Ballerini said she was on cloud nine throughout each of the historic nights, which featured Morgan Evans as the opener.
“This opening weekend was so surreal! I still can’t believe how loud each crowd was when they sang back all of the words to my songs!” exclaims Ballerini. “To see the rooms filled with fans that love all the same things I do; lots of glitter, fun and country music, was the best feeling. Every night was more fun then I could have ever imagined!”
As The First Time Tour gets up to speed, more packed houses are set to greet the Black River Entertainment artist, including newly revealed sold-out dates in New York City and Buffalo, NY, on December 2 and 3 with special guest Jacob Davis. They join the previously-announced sell out in Minneapolis, MN (11/19) before The First Time Tour continues through December 14 in Houston, TX.
Meanwhile, Ballerini’s new single “Yeah Boy” is making its way up the Country radio charts, poised to follow in the success of GOLD-certified single “Peter Pan” (Ballerini, Jesse Lee, Forest Glen Whitehead). The song was a historic milestone, making Ballerini the first female artist – including duos or groups – to hit #1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart with her first three singles off a debut album. Simultaneously, the fantasy-themed tune rose to the top spot on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, also making Ballerini the first female artist to score a double #1.
Even more news is on the horizon, as Ballerini contends for Favorite Female Artist – Country at the fan-voted American Music Awards on November 20, airing live at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. Voting is now open through November 14 at amavote.com. The singer/songwriter will also perform live during NBC’s 90th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 24.
Upcoming The First Time Tour Dates:
11/17 – Rosemont, IL – Joe’s Live ^
11/18 – Mahnomen, MN – Shooting Star Casino
11/19 – Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights ^ (SOLD OUT)
12/02 – New York City – Irving Plaza ~ (SOLD OUT)
12/03 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom ~ (SOLD OUT)
12/08 – Los Angeles, CA – Wiltern Theatre
12/09 – Las Vegas, NV – Orleans Casino w/ special guest Cam
12/10 – Las Vegas, NV – Orleans Casino w/ special guest Cam
12/13 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues * (moved from 10/22)
12/14 – Houston, TX – House of Blues * (moved from 10/21)
^ With Levi Hummon
~ With Jacob Davis
* With Carly Pearce
For updated tour dates and information on Kelsea Ballerini’s THE FIRST TIME TOUR and brand new Fan Club visit the newly launched KelseaBallerini.com