Country music’s fastest rising star Kelsea Ballerini is embarking on her first-ever headlining tour this fall!
Aptly titled The First Time Tour, the Black River artist’s nationwide trek will take her record-breaking hits like “Love Me Like You Mean It” and “Dibs” to 10 cities over the 11 dates with additional dates to be announced soon.
The tour is set to kick off in Houston, Texas at the House of Blues and wrap with a two-night stand in Las Vegas with special guest Cam in early December. Additional support acts include Carly Pearce, Morgan Evans, Levi Hummon, and Jacob Davis.
“I’ve been blessed to open for so many incredible artists and people I admire. Getting to watch their shows and learn more about our craft has inspired me to grow as an artist,” shared Ballerini. “One of the highlights of touring has been meeting fans and creating new relationships along the way. And for that reason, I was inspired to put together my first headlining tour. I can’t wait to get up close and personal with the people who have made the last few years so incredible. See you this fall!”
The news comes on the heels of Ballerini’s latest single, the smash “Peter Pan,” entering the Top 10 on both the Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase radio charts, while its fantasy-themed music video , directed by Kristin Barlowe, nears 10 million views on Vevo.
Tickets for The First Time Tour will be available to fan club members beginning Wednesday (8/3) and go on sale to the general public this Friday (8/5) at 10 a.m. local time. A limited number of VIP experiences will also be up for grabs to fan club members starting Wednesday (8/3) at 10 a.m., with non-members joining the sale at noon local time.
Ballerini will perform tonight (8/1) on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! outdoor stage, this Wednesday (8/3) will feature her as part of the massive CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock concert special (also on ABC) and on Thursday (8/4), she and Arsenio Hall will co-host the grand finale of ABC’s musical retrospective Greatest Hits live from Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
Check out the official tour dates for The First Time Tour below. For tour updates, tickets and more information, visit KelseaBallerini.com.
10/21 – Houston, TX – House of Blues*
10/22 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues *
11/11 – Knoxville, TN – TN Theatre +
11/12 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre +
11/18 – Mahnomen, MN – Shooting Star Casino (Delayed on sale date from National Tour)
11/19 – Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights ^
12/2 – New York City, NY – Irving Plaza ~
12/3 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom ~
12/8 – Los Angeles, CA – Wiltern (Delayed on sale date from National Tour)
12/9 – Las Vegas, NV – Orleans Casino w/ special guest Cam
12/10 – Las Vegas, NV – Orleans Casino w/ special guest Cam
* With Carly Pearce
+ With Morgan Evans
^ With Levi Hummon
~ With Jacob Davis