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Jelly Roll photo and `Backroad Baptism` tour ad mat courtesy of Live Nation and Richman Communications
Jelly Roll photo and "Backroad Baptism" tour ad mat courtesy of Live Nation and Richman Communications

Jelly Roll to bring North American 'Backroad Baptism Tour' to Darien Lake

Mon, Feb 20th 2023 10:50 am

Tickets on sale starting Friday, Feb. 24, at Ticketmaster.com

Live Nation Press Release

After dominating Billboard’s Emerging Artist Chart for a record-breaking 25 consecutive weeks – ultimately breaking the record of most weeks spent at No. 1 – with his single, “Son Of A Sinner,” multigenre hitmaker Jelly Roll today announced his “Backroad Baptism Tour.”

Produced by Live Nation, the 44-city arena tour kicks off Friday, July 28, and includes a stop at Darien Lake Amphitheater in Darien Center on Thursday, Aug. 3.

Tour openers include Ashley McBryde, Caitlynne Curtis, Chase Rice, Elle King, Merkules, Struggle Jennings, Three 6 Mafia, Yelawolf and Josh Adam Meyers. As previously announced, Jelly Roll will also open on several dates as direct support for Eric Church.

Darien Lake performers will include Merkules, Jennings and Meyers.

The “Backroad Baptism Tour” comes after a momentous year for Jelly Roll. The chart-topping, multigenre phenomenon scored his first No. 1 on country radio with his debut country single “Son Of A Sinner” and earned a two-week rock No. 1, which “cemented his rising mainstream stardom” (Tennessean). More recently, he released “she” as well as his current radio hit, “NEED A FAVOR” – both from his anticipated forthcoming album. 

Having independently amassed more than 4 billion career streams to date, Jelly Roll made his Grand Ole Opry debut in 2022 and continues to sell-out venues across the U.S. – recently playing to more than 16,000 fans at his sold-out show hometown venue at Bridgestone Arena. 

His 2020 single “Save Me” – a confessional, vulnerable expression of self-doubt – set the stage for his new season of life, and took him to new heights. He has earned more than 155 million views on YouTube, and Platinum certification from the RIAA, and continues to resonate with fans who tap into Jelly’s uniquely connective ability. He brings fans “therapeutic music.”

Tickets go on sale starting at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at Ticketmaster.com. Fans can also purchase VIP packages, which may include premium seats, side-stage viewing for the entire length of Jelly Roll’s set, backstage tour and group photo, VIP lounge and limited-edition tour poster. For more information, visit vipnation.com.

More About Jelly Roll

Outright genre-bending singer/songwriter/rapper Jelly Roll has quietly been building a remarkable career, under the radar and on his own terms. Since his days selling his mix tapes out of his car, he has constantly been independently releasing new music (more than 24 albums), touring relentlessly, consistently topping various iTunes charts, engaging a rabid fanbase and creating videos that have amassed nearly 2 billion views on YouTube. He pairs deeply personal lyrics with music that blends old-school rap, classic rock, country and soul to create music that is therapeutic, raw and tackles the heaviness in life.

Born and raised in Nashville’s Antioch neighborhood, the former addict and drug dealer released his album, Ballads of the Broken, in 2021, ahead of his sold-out hometown show at the famous Ryman Auditorium (which sold out in under an hour). The introspective 10-track album shows Jelly Roll’s growth as an artist and man, drawing from his personal experiences to tell the story of a man who has been through the ringer and isn’t afraid to share his raw truth. It featured a multiweek No. 1 rock hit (“Dead Man Walking”) and his No. 1 country debut single, “Son Of A Sinner.”

Now, after a history-making “breakthrough year” (American Songwriter), having just sold-out Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena and released the riveting anthem “NEED A FAVOR” along with the soul-stirring ballad “she” from his forthcoming album, the reigning No. 1 of Billboard’s Emerging Artists chart for more than 25 weeks and counting is well on his way to mainstream, multigenre stardom.

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