Tickets on sale next Friday; highly anticipated new album, ‘Higher,’ out Nov. 10
Live Nation Press Release
Chris Stapleton will continue his extensive “All-American Road Show” tour through next summer, including a new show at Darien Lake Amphitheater in Darien Center on July 11. Special guests will be Marcus King and Nikki Lane.
Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. next Friday, Nov. 3. Ticket details can be found at www.chrisstapleton.com/tour. Citi is the official card of Stapleton’s “All-American Road Show.” Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, and continuing until 10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, through the Citi Entertainment program. For presale details, visit www.citientertainment.com.
The upcoming performances add to yet another landmark year for the eight-times Grammy, 15-times CMA and 150times ACM award-winner, who will release his highly anticipated new album, “Higher,” on Nov. 10 via Mercury Nashville (preorder/presave). Produced by Dave Cobb, Morgane Stapleton and Chris Stapleton, “Higher” was recorded at Nashville’s RCA Studio A and showcases his supernatural voice and musical versatility across 14 songs that defy genre.
Already receiving critical attention, Stapleton has unveiled three album tracks ahead of the release: “It Takes A Woman,” “Think I’m In Love With You” and “White Horse,” of which Billboard praises “a hell-raising anthem, meant to be blared with windows down and enjoyed with ears ringing. ‘White Horse’ finds Stapleton pairing an outlaw swagger with some heaven-scraping vocals, going for the gusto throughout the chorus to try and match the guitar snarl.” Furthermore, Consequence declares, “ ‘White Horse’ certainly suggests that Stapleton is leaning into his strengths as a cross-genre act”; and Brooklyn Vegan proclaims, “one of the most jaw-dropping singles yet from an artist who rarely if ever misses.”
Additionally, Stapleton is nominated for three more awards at this year’s 57th Annual CMA Awards: Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year and Musical Event of the Year (“We Don’t Fight Anymore” with Carly Pearce). The awards ceremony will be broadcast live from Nashville on ABC Wednesday, Nov. 8 (8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT).
Alongside Stapleton (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, slide electric guitar), the new album features Cobb (acoustic guitar, eclectic guitar), J.T. Cure (bass), Paul Franklin (pedal steel), Derek Mixon (drums), Morgane (background vocals, synthesizer, tambourine) and Lee Pardini (organ, piano).
One of the country’s most respected and beloved musicians, in the past year Stapleton was named Entertainer of the Year at the 58th ACM Awards – resulting in a prestigious ACM Triple Crown Award – and Male Vocalist of the Year at the 2022 CMA Awards – his sixth time earning the award, setting the record for most wins ever in the category. Additionally, in February, he performed the national anthem at Super Bowl LVII, and has collaborated in recent years with Adele, Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Justin Timberlake, P!nk, Sheryl Crow, Santana and many more.
The new album follows 2020’s acclaimed “Starting Over,” which went on to win three awards at the 67th Annual Grammys: Best Country Album, Best Country Solo Performance (“You Should Probably Leave”) and Best Country Song (“Cold”) in addition to earning Album of the Year honors at both the CMA and ACM Awards. Called a “a sure-footed masterpiece” by the Associated Press, the album landed on “Best of 2020” lists at NPR Music, Rolling Stone, Billboard, Esquire, Vulture, The Tennessean and The New York Times, who declared, “Chris Stapleton’s roar isn’t designed to scare you off. It’s regal, an announcement of an alpha figure asserting his primacy … on this, his fourth album, the thrill is back.”
Prior to “Starting Over,” Stapleton released a pair of Platinum-certified releases in 2017 – “From A Room: Volume 1” and “From A Room: Volume 2” – as well as his five-times-Platinum breakthrough solo debut album in 2015, “Traveller.”
In addition to their work as musicians, the Stapletons are founders of the Outlaw State of Kind charitable fund, which supports a variety of causes that are close to their heart.