Morgan Wallen is dominating country music at the moment. Dangerous is one of the biggest albums of the year, and he’s selling out stadiums all over the country. He recently sold out two shows in Kentucky in less than 90 minutes. He then repeated a feat that only one other country music star has ever done before.
Tickets for Wallen’s Dec. 3-4 shows at Rupp Arena went on sale Friday morning and promptly sold out. Demand for the “Sand in My Boots” singer is so high that organizers added a third show in Kentucky on Dec. 5. It also sold out, Billboard reported.
“It sold a lot of tickets. A lot of excitement about Morgan Wallen, a lot of fan club members, so that was kind of how we knew there was such a demand for a third show, was because of how successful those first two shows sold,” Brian Sipe, general manager with Central Bank Center, told the Herald-Leader.
Garth Brooks is the only other artist in Rupp Arena history to sell out three consecutive nights, the paper said.
Wallen is touring with labelmates HARDY and Ernest.
Simmons Bank Arena in North Little Rock, Arkansas, also added another show to Wallen’s itinerary after the first show sold out. The new show is set for Nov. 20.
Morgan Wallen announced last month that he would be returning to the road for the first time in more than a year. He has upcoming shows in Rome, Georgia, and Mobile, Ala.
He recently shared a video from a show at Auburn Rodeo that shows how much sway he has amongst his army of fans.
Morgan Wallen Banned from Awards Shows, Still Nominated
On Nov. 10, Morgan Wallen may win the biggest prize at the CMAs, even though organizers have banned him from the show. The 28-year-old’s Dangerous: The Double Album is up for Album of the Year.
He’s also nominated for Favorite Male Country Artist and Favorite Country Album at the American Music Awards, Fox News notes. He’s banned from that show as well.
“Morgan Wallen is a nominee this year based on charting,” a statement from the American Music Awards said. “As his conduct does not align with our core values, we will not be including him on the show in any capacity (performing, presenting, accepting). We plan to evaluate his progress in doing meaningful work as an ally to the Black community and will consider his participation in future shows.”
Wallen apologized for his behavior this summer. Despite the occasional surprise appearance at a show, he mostly disappeared from the public eye for much of the year. But fan support stayed steady. He made his first major return last month when he raised $725,000 for flood victims in Tennessee at a charity concert.