Morgan Wallen announced this week that he will go on a four-city tour in the Southeast this fall. It will be the first time the country music superstar has headlined a tour in more than a year.
The Tennessean reported that Wallen will play the Auburn Rodeo in Auburn, Alabama with Parker McCollum, Jon Langston, and Trey Lewis on October 23. He bounces to Bristol Motor Speedway to perform with Granger Smith Larry Fleet, Jon Langston, and Ernest on Oct. 30.
Morgan Wallen will move to Rome, Georgia on Nov. 6 to perform at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds. Ernest, Hardy, and Ashland Craft will also be on the bill. And he’ll finish off the short tour in Mobile, Alabama, on November 12 at The Grounds with Hardy, Ernest, and Ashland Craft.
Despite having a No. 1 album with Dangerous, his double-disc LP, earlier this year, Morgan Wallen has remained mostly quiet. He found himself embroiled in controversy when he was videotaped saying a racial slur on a neighbor’s doorbell camera. He stopped posting on social media and disappeared from the public eye for months. Though the controversy didn’t hurt his album sales or streams.
Wallen told Good Morning America‘s Michael Strahan this summer that he went away to focus on educating himself on Black history and culture. He said met with several influential black singers and producers to learn more. Wallen also said he planned to donate $500,000 to a series of black charities and non-profits.
But his fans never left him. And over the past several months he’s performed a handful of small shows and some drop-in appearances with friends that lit the internet ablaze. It was clear that fans wanted to see him on tour again.
Tickets for the shows went on sale Tuesday, Sept. 21.
Flood Relief Concert Featuring Morgan Wallen Raises $725K
Morgan Wallen made his first official return to the stage earlier this month to raise money for flood victims in Tennesee. The Tennesee native headlined the acoustic show that featured Hardy, Dierks Bentley, Cole Swindell, Lainey Wilson, Josh Thompson, Ernest, Ben Burgess, Lathan Warlick, and Jared Mullins.
Tickets for the Sept. 8 show sold out in under 24 hours, and organizers raised more than $725,000. That money went to several charities and aid organizations that were working with the victims of the floods in Tennesee last month.
Twenty people died during severe storms in Middle Tennessee on Aug. 21. Floodwaters damaged more than 500 homes and destroyed 272 of them, The Tennessean reported.
“I have been touched and heartbroken by the stories I’ve heard from the recent flooding and its impact in Middle Tennessee,” he wrote on social media. “Wanted to do my part to help. Proud that this is my first official show in such a long time.”