Lady A is ready to get back on the road. The award-winning trio, made up of Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood, announced on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that they were embarking on their What a Song Can Do Tour, joined by Carly Pearce, Niko Moon and Tenille Arts. The 34-city tour will kick off on July 29 in Uncasville, Connecticut, and wrap up on October 10 in Gilford, New Hampshire.
“This tour is really going to be about letting our fans know how much they mean to us and what music has done for all of us over the last year…which is the essence of the tour name. We started writing a song called ‘What A Song Can Do’ and it turned into a love-letter to our fans,” Kelley says. “We are gonna soak up these moments on stage more than we ever have before. It’s gonna be hard to wipe the smiles off our faces and I’m sure the tears off of Hillary’s.
“We were lucky enough to still release new music this past year but there are songs like ‘Champagne Night’ and ‘What If I Never Get Over You’ that we haven’t been able to play live much so we know those will make for some really special moments,” he adds.
Pearce also spoke out about the tour on social media.
“I’m such a fan of [Lady A] as artists, but even more as people,” Pearce says. “I speak for all of us that we are so incredibly excited to see all of your smiling faces. JULY CANT GET HERE FAST ENOUGH!!!!”
I’m such a fan of @ladya as artists, but even more as people. I speak for all of us that we are so incredibly excited to see all of your smiling faces. JULY CANT GET HERE FAST ENOUGH!!!! #WhatASongCanDoTour pic.twitter.com/Cn34ffwNBW
— Carly Pearce (@carlypearce) May 19, 2021
Lady A planned on being on their Ocean Tour 2020 last year, and were devastated when the tour had to be canceled because of the pandemic.
“I felt I felt such a sadness for for a lot of reasons,” Haywood shared with Everything Nash and other outlets during a virtual media event. “All of our friends, everybody just had to kind of hit a stop on all of it. Watching our friends, we all had to cancel tours. A lot of our up and coming friends that probably had a really big touring opportunity in the pipeline had to bail on that. It was just a collective kind of sigh for all of us that some of these projects may not see the light of day as much as we wanted, based on the pandemic. It just kind of is what it is.”
See a complete list of tour dates below. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, May 28, at LadyAMusic.com.
Lady A What a Song Can Do Tour Dates:
07/29/21 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun
07/30/21 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
07/31/21 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
08/06/21 Bonner Springs, KS – Azura Amphitheater
08/07/21 Rogers, AR – Walmart Amp
08/08/21 St Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
08/13/21 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
08/14/21 Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheatre at Lakeview
08/15/21 Boston, MA – Leader Bank Pavilion
08/19/21 Orange Beach, AL – The Wharf Amphitheatre
08/20/21 Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place
08/21/21 West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
08/28/21 Tuscaloosa, AL – Tuscaloosa Amphitheatre***
08/29/21 Evansville, IN – Ford Center
09/02/21 Newport, KY – Ovation Concert Venue
09/03/21 Highland Park, IL – Ravinia Festival**
09/04/21 Columbus, OH – Express Live! Amp*
09/05/21 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE*
09/09/21 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheatre
09/10/21 Norman, OK – Lloyd Noble Center
09/11/21 New Braunfels, TX – Whitewater Amphitheatre
09/16/21 Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
09/17/21 Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
09/18/21 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
09/23/21 Englewood CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
09/24/21 Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
09/25/21 Las Vegas, NV – The Theatre at Virgin Hotels
09/30/21 Wilmington, NC – Riverfront Park Amphitheatre
10/01/21 Simpsonville, SC – CCNB at Heritage Park Amphitheatre
10/02/21 Alpharetta, GA – AmerisBank Amphitheatre
10/08/21 Erie, PA – Erie Insurance Arena
10/09/21 Albany, NY – Times Union Center
10/10/21 Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
* Carly Pearce Only
** Niko Moon Only
*** Carly Pearce and Niko Moon Only