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Stadium tour set for country star Wallen

Adam Sandler, Bret Michaels, Drive-By Truckers also schedule outings

Country superstar Morgan Wallen has scheduled an extensive summer tour.

Chris Hupe

Whatzup Features Writer

Published January 11, 2023

Fresh off his 55-city Dangerous Tour which wrapped in early October, Morgan Wallen recently announced he will be right back at it with a 39-city tour this year. 

Wallen’s One Night at a Time World Tour begins March 15 in New Zealand and stops at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids on April 27 before visiting in several stadiums for two-night stands, including Wrigley Field in Chicago on June 23-24, Ford Field in Detroit on June 29-30, and Ohio Stadium in Columbus on Aug. 11-12. 

Wallen got his start competing on NBC’s The Voice before becoming the music superstar that he is today, breaking multiple records with his 2021 album Dangerous

This mega-tour comes just two years after he faced harsh criticism for using language that was caught on video. He later apologized and met with Black social justice leaders. 

Wallen will be joined on the tour by Hardy, Parker McCollum, Ernest, and Bailey Zimmerman.

Sandler takes laughs on road

Legendary comedian Adam Sandler has announced an 11-date spring arena run of shows that kicks off at the United Center in Chicago on Feb. 5, followed by stops Heritage Bank Center in Cincinnati on Feb. 6 and Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, on Feb. 7. 

Sandler, 56, starred on Saturday Night Live from 1990-95 and had a string of hit movies afterward, including Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, The Wedding Singer, and Grown-Ups, while also receiving critical acclaim for his dramatic roles in Punch Drunk Love and Uncut Gems.

He was recently announced as the recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor by the Kennedy Center.

Have good time at Parti-Gras

It’s almost time to hop in your time machine to celebrate the music of yesteryear at Bret Michaels’ Parti­Gras 2023, featuring Poison’s Bret Michaels, Night Ranger, Jefferson Starship, former Journey singer Steve Augeri, and Sugar Ray singer Mark McGrath

It is indeed an interesting grouping of artists but it is guaranteed to be “Nothing But a Good Time” although Michaels will have solo band instead of Poison, who were on the tour last year. 

Of course, we all know Night Ranger never disappoints, and there are not enough flattering adjectives available to describe Jefferson Starship, a band with a five-decade legacy from which to pull a setlist. 

The tour kicks off at Pine Knob Music Theatre near Detroit on July 13, stops at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in the Chicago suburb of Tinley Park on July 29, and visits Ruoff Music Center in Noblesville on July 30. 

Drive-By heading back out

Southern rockers Drive-By Truckers, who were at The Clyde Theatre last summer, will hit the road hard this spring. 

The band announced an extensive U.S. tour that begins March 9 at The Vogue in Indianapolis and heads to Saint Andrew’s Hall in Detroit the following night. 

The tour finishes its two-month run in at Newport Music Hall in Columbus, Ohio, on May 11.

Drive-By Truckers released their 14th album, Welcome 2 Club XIII, in 2022. The record paid tribute to the band’s earliest days before they were even called Drive-By Truckers, and featured a handful of guest slots, notably R.E.M.’s Mike Mills and singer-songwriter Margo Price

“(Mike) Cooley and I have been playing together for 37 years now,” Drive-By Truckers’ Patterson Hood said in a statement at the time of the album’s announcement. “That first band might have failed miserably on a commercial level, but I’m really proud of what we did back then. It had a lot to do with who we ended up becoming.” 

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