Hamilton Golf and Country Club to host concerts – only 2019 Canadian tour stop for FGL
RBCxMusic, in partnership with Golf Canada, announced a new concert series, featuring Grammy-nominated and internationally acclaimed duo, Florida Georgia Line (FGL), and JUNO award winners and homegrown rock band The Glorious Sons.
The concert series will take place June 7-8 as part of the 2019 RBC Canadian Open, to be held on the iconic grounds of the Hamilton Golf and Country Club. Organizers said the event will offer an enhanced experience for golf fans, music lovers and players alike.
Florida Georgia Line are well known for their innovative artistry and chart-topping songs – including their 16th No. 1 hit “Simple” and breakout 11-times-Platinum smash “Cruise.”
Their fourth studio album, “Can’t Say I Ain’t Country” (BMLG Records), recently arrived, racking up over 473,000 album consumption globally to date, and debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard top country albums chart. The project features current chart-rising single “Talk You Out of It.” FGL will launch their North American 2019 “Can’t Say I Ain’t Country” Tour this summer. Canadians will have the opportunity to see FGL live in concert at the RBC Canadian Open on June 7 – their only Canadian stop this year.
“We’ve always had an epic time performing in Canada,” FGL’s Tyler Hubbard SAID. “Our Canadian fans sure know how to bring the party!”
Brian Kelley added, “We just can’t wait to be back and play our new songs!”
“This is exciting news,” Team RBC ambassador and PGA TOUR professional Dustin Johnson said. “I’m a big fan of Florida Georgia Line, and this concert series is a great opportunity to open up this tournament to a whole new fan base.”
In addition, The Glorious Sons, hailing from Kingston, Ontario, will perform Saturday, June 8. The band has 10 consecutive top 10 songs on Canadian rock radio, including the Gold-certified single “Everything Is Alright.” TGS recently enjoyed four weeks at No. 1 on the U.S. rock charts with the hit single “S.O.S. (Sawed Off Shotgun).” The band is currently on a headline “S.O.S.” Tour in the U.S., which has included sold-out performances in Philadelphia, Detroit, Minneapolis, Chicago, Denver and Buffalo.
“It’s very exciting to have Florida Georgia Line and The Glorious Sons perform at this year’s RBC Canadian Open,” said Mary DePaoli, executive vice president and chief marketing officer, RBC. “We are committed to creating an unforgettable fan experience, and our new concert series is a unique opportunity to connect golf and music fans of all ages.”
Tickets are all-inclusive; a tournament day pass also serves as a concert ticket.
“Adding the concert series is another special moment in continuing to elevate the RBC Canadian Open experience, and welcoming new audiences to the golf course,” said Golf Canada CEO Laurence Applebaum. “We are thrilled that RBC has integrated the RBCxMusic platform with their incredible support of the RBC Canadian Open.”
The RBC Canadian Open’s return to the historic Harry Colt-designed course in 2019 is timed perfectly – marking the 100-year anniversary since the renowned club originally first hosted the open. This year will be the sixth time the Hamilton Golf and Country Club has played host to Canada’s National Open Championship (1919, 1930, 2003, 2006 and 2012).
In addition to the concert series, the tournament will feature new spectator enhancements, including a local foodie and patio experience, junior initiatives, the RBC Hall of Fame Day celebration and the return of The Rink, awarded 2018 best-in-class element by the PGA Tour.