3 February, 2017Print
Zac Brown Band Announces New Album 'WELCOME HOME'Out May 12th via Southern Ground/ Elektra Records
New Single "My Old Man" Available Today
Dave Cobb-Produced Album Kicks Off 40+ date "WELCOME HOME" 2017 North American Tour
New York, NY: On May 12th, GRAMMY-Award winning Zac Brown Band will release ‘WELCOME HOME,’ the band’s new album and their first release on Southern Ground/ Elektra Records. Produced by GRAMMY-Award winning producer Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell) and In The Arena Productions, and recorded at Southern Ground Nashville studio, ‘WELCOME HOME’ is what the band calls not only a return to their roots, but also a return to 'The Foundation,' the band's debut album that is now 5X platinum.
The theme of reflection is echoed throughout the 10-track album. Songs range from the first single, “My Old Man,” which paints a poignant picture of the ever-changing relationship between fathers and sons to “2 Places at 1 Time,” about juggling the conflict between life on the road and the comforts of home, and “Roots,” which honors the band’s journey from their humble beginnings. In addition, the band continues their tradition of recording a cover song they all admire, this time with John Prine's "All The Best."
"This is the most personal album we've ever done and we're very proud of it," said Brown. "Welcome Home."
“Since the first time I saw Zac Brown Band in Atlanta in 2008, they have continued to evolve as incredible songwriters, performers, and record makers,” says Elektra President Gregg Nadel. "They’ve made a brilliant new album that marks a return to the band’s roots, and I am thrilled to 'welcome home' ZBB to the Elektra family."
Pre-orders for ‘WELCOME HOME’ are available today. All pre-orders will include an instant download of the first single "My Old Man”: https://atlanti.cr/welcomehome
Listen to "My Old Man": https://atlanti.cr/myoldmanlyricvideo
‘WELCOME HOME’ is the follow-up to ‘JEKYLL + HYDE,’ the three-time GRAMMY-winning multi-platinum artists’ fourth consecutive #1 debut on the Billboard 200 chart. Their 2016 “BLACK OUT THE SUN” tour broke attendance records at Camden’s BB&T Pavilion and Boston's Fenway Park, and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum opened a career-spanning exhibition exploring the group’s rise to fame. All this built on the group’s three platinum-selling albums (‘Uncaged,’ ‘You Get What You Give,’ and ‘JEKYLL + HYDE’), 5x platinum ‘The Foundation,’ their 2013 project ‘The Grohl Sessions Vol. 1,’ 25 million singles and eight million albums sold, and a historic fifteen #1 radio singles, along with the distinction of becoming the second act ever to top both the country and active rock formats.
Zac Brown Band kicks off their 40+-date 2017 headlining North American concert tour on May 12th, the same day ‘WELCOME HOME’ is released, with an already sold-out two-night stand in their hometown at Atlanta’s Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park. The band returns to stadiums and amphitheaters nationwide including Hollywood Bowl, Wrigley Field, Coors Field, Gorge Amphitheatre, and Camden’s BB&T Pavilion. The band will also perform at their own Southern Ground Music & Food Festival in Charleston, SC on Saturday and Sunday, May 20th and 21st.
Every online ticket order includes a choice of a physical or digital copy of ‘WELCOME HOME.' Travel packages will be available for select dates.
Zac Brown Band 2017 “WELCOME HOME” Tour Dates:
May 12 / Alpharetta, GA / Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park
May 13 / Alpharetta, GA / Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park
May 20 / Charleston, SC / Southern Ground Music and Food Festival / MUSC Health Stadium
May 21 / Charleston, SC / Southern Ground Music and Food Festival / MUSC Health Stadium
May 26 / Gilford, NH / Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
May 27 / Gilford, NH / Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
May 28 / Gilford, NH / Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
June 8 / Detroit, MI / DTE Energy Music Theatre
June 9 / Cuyahoga Falls, OH / Blossom Music Center
June 10/ Columbus, OH / Ohio Stadium - 2017 Buckeye Country Superfest
June 11 / Pittsburgh, PA / KeyBank Pavilion
June 23 / Bethel, NY / Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
June 24 / Syracuse, NY / Lakeview Amphitheater
June 25 / Darien Center, NY / Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
July 1 / Milwaukee, WI / Summerfest
July 6 / Hartford, CT / XFINITY Theatre
July 7 / Holmdel, NJ / PNC Bank Arts Center
July 8 / Holmdel, NJ / PNC Bank Arts Center
July 14 / Camden, NJ / BB&T Pavilion
July 15 / Camden, NJ / BB&T Pavilion
July 16 / Bristow, VA / Jiffy Lube Live
July 29 / Denver, CO / Coors Field
August 4 / Detroit Lakes, MN WeFest - WeFest Amphitheatre
August 19 / George, WA / Gorge Amphitheatre
August 20 / Brownsville, OR Bi-Mart Willamette Country Music Festival
August 25 / Indianapolis, IN / Klipsch Music Center
August 26 / Chicago, IL / Wrigley Field
August 27 / St. Louis, MO / Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
August 31 / Toronto, ON / Budweiser Stage
September 1 / Toronto, ON / Budweiser Stage
September 2 / Saratoga Springs, NY / Saratoga Performing Arts Center
September 3 / Hershey, PA / Hersheypark Stadium
September 15 / Dallas, TX / Starplex Pavilion
September 21/ Jacksonville, FL/ Daily's Place Amphitheatre
September 22 / West Palm Beach, FL/ Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
September 23/ West Palm Beach, FL/ Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
September 24 / Tampa, FL / MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
October 5 / Charlotte, NC / PNC Music Pavilion
October 6 / Raleigh, NC / Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
October 8 / Virginia Beach, VA / Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
October 27 / Mountain View, CA / Shoreline Amphitheatre
October 28 / Los Angeles, CA / Hollywood Bowl
About Zac Brown Band
Zac Brown Band is: Zac Brown (vocals/guitar), Jimmy De Martini (vocals/violin/guitar), John Driskell Hopkins (vocals/guitar/banjo/ukulele), Coy Bowles (vocals/keys/guitar), Clay Cook (vocals/guitar/keys), Chris Fryar (drums), Daniel de los Reyes (percussion) and Matt Mangano (bass).
Zac Brown Band is managed by ROAR, a Beverly Hills-based artist and brand management company. The band is also represented by CAA, public relations firm Shore Fire Media and strategic digital marketing agency Girlilla Marketing. Additional information can be found at http://www.zacbrownband.com/.
About Elektra Records
The Elektra Records roster today includes artists such as Fitz and the Tantrums, Kaleo, Anderson East, Brent Cobb, Saint Motel, Finish Ticket, and others. Founded in 1950 by music pioneer Jac Holzman, Elektra is one of the most influential and iconic labels in the business, from its origins in traditional folk and ethnic music to launching the careers of such seminal artists as Judy Collins, the Doors, and the Stooges. Defined since its inception by an artist-driven environment, the label has championed a boundary-crossing roster, from the Eagles to Metallica, from Natalie Cole to Missy Elliott. In 2004, with the new independence of Warner Music Group following its sale by Time Warner, Elektra was merged into the Atlantic Records Group and officially relaunched in 2009.
Zac Brown Band on the Web
For more information on Zac Brown Band, please contact Rebecca Shapiro (email@example.com) or Nina Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org) at Shore Fire Media,718.522.7171, Sheila Richman (Sheila.Richman@atlanticrecords.com) at Elektra/ Atlantic, 212.707.3063, or Liz Norris at ROAR, (310) 424-7800 (email@example.com)