STARS OF ABC'S "NASHVILLE" HIT THE ROAD FOR A SPRING CONCERT TOUR
Clare Bowen, Chris Carmack, Charles Esten, Aubrey Peeples and Lennon & Maisy
To Perform in Eight Cities Around the Country
Following a highly successful tour in 2014, stars of ABC's "Nashville" will once again hit the road in an eight-city spring concert tour. Launching on April 29 in New York City, Clare Bowen, Chris Carmack, Charles Esten, Aubrey Peeples and Lennon & Maisy will take the stage and perform various songs from the hit television series. Sam Palladio will join the tour for the New York and Los Angeles shows and Jonathan Jackson will appear in Chicago. All shows go on sale Friday, March 27.
"It is so exciting and rewarding to see our amazing cast blossom as live artists and be able to have that intimate relationship with our 'Nashville' fans," said Dawn Soler, Senior Vice President, TV Music, ABC Entertainment Group. She added, "Taking 'Nashville' on the road, along with our 'On The Record' series, offers our viewers a complete and authentic experience."
"We were truly energized last year by the fervor and passion we experienced on the road." shared Steve Buchanan, President, Opry Entertainment. "We have been anxiously awaiting the opportunity to once again share the exceptional talents of our cast with fans from coast to coast. They are all rare individuals that excel as actors, musicians, songwriters and performers."
4/29 New York, NY, Beacon Theater On sale: 3/27 at 10am ET www.ticketmaster.com
5/2 Boston, MA, Wang Theater On sale: 3/27 at 10am ET www.ticketmaster.com
5/3 Washington, DC, DAR Constitution Hall On sale: 3/27 at 10am ET www.ticketmaster.com
5/5 Chicago, IL, Rosemont Auditorium On sale: 3/27 at 11am CT www.ticketmaster.com
5/6 Minneapolis, MN, Northrup Auditorium On sale: 3/27 at Noon CT www.northrop.umn.edu/events/music
5/8 San Francisco, CA, Warfield Theater On sale: 3/27 at 10am PT www.axs.com
5/9 Los Angeles, CA, Nokia Theater L.A. LIVE, On sale: 3/27 at 10am PT www.axs.com
5/10 Phoenix, AZ, Comerica Theater On sale: 3/27 at Noon MDT www.ticketmaster.com
The tour is produced by Opry Entertainment. "Nashville" airs Wednesdays (10-11:00 p.m., ET) on ABC.
Since its debut, "Nashville" has inspired six "Music of Nashville" soundtracks, as well as a Christmas album, which have collectively sold nearly one million soundtracks and over four million tracks to date. Produced by Big Machine Records, ABC Studios and Lionsgate, the show's sixth and highly-anticipated soundtrack is on sale May 12, 2015.
Fans of "Nashville" can also tune in on Wednesday, March 25 10/9c for the music special Nashville: On The Record 2. The live concert event was taped earlier this year on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry House and features performances by several cast members including all the actors on the tour and more.
Now in its third season, the critically-acclaimed series "Nashville" regularly draws nearly 8 million viewers. It is set against the backdrop of the city's music scene and follows Rayna Jaymes and Juliette Barnes. Both women face personal and professional challenges as they navigate their paths as artists and individuals. Surrounding them and often complicating their lives are their family, friends and, in some cases, lovers, as well as the up-and-coming performers and songwriters trying to get ahead in the business. Music City can mean so many things to different people. In "Nashville," musicians and songwriters are at the heart of the storm driven by their own ambitions. Some are fueled by their creativity and passion for fame. Others struggle to cope with the pressures of success and doing everything in their power to stay on top.
"Nashville" stars Connie Britton as Rayna Jaymes, Hayden Panettiere as Juliette Barnes, Clare Bowen as Scarlett O'Connor, Chris Carmack as Will Lexington, Will Chase as Luke Wheeler, Eric Close as Teddy Conrad, Charles Esten as Deacon Claybourne, Oliver Hudson as Jeff Fordham, Jonathan Jackson as Avery Barkley, Sam Palladio as Gunnar Scott, Maisy Stella as Daphne Conrad and Lennon Stella as Maddie Conrad. "Nashville" is executive-produced by Dee Johnson, Callie Khouri and Steve Buchanan. Buddy Miller is Executive Music Producer and Frankie Pine is Music Supervisor. The series is produced by Lionsgate, ABC Studios, and Opry Entertainment, and is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format with 5.1 channel surround sound.
About Opry Entertainment
Opry Entertainment(R), a division of Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE: RHP), is a producer of multi-media entertainment experiences with primary interests in location-based entertainment and television and stage production. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, its core business segments include the world-famous Grand Ole Opry(R), the historic Ryman Auditorium(R), and legendary radio station 650 AM-WSM.
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