Event Calendar

Aug 7

KALEO

Red Hat Amphitheater
Red Hat Amphitheater
Kaleo: Fight or Flight Tour
August 7, 2020 | Friday
7:00 PM
Kaleo: Fight or Flight Tour

After wrapping a nearly non-stop global tour in support of their 2016 debut album A/B, GRAMMY-nominated Elektra/Atlantic Records’ KALEO announces their Fight or Flight Tour. Launching in Portland, Oregon on July 1, KALEO is set to perform at venues across North America including Red Hat Amphitheater Raleigh on August 7, Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre on August 8 and many more through Oct. 17 (announcement video HERE). Tickets on sale Friday March 6 10am at LiveNation.com & via the Live Nation app.

Frontman and songwriter JJ Julius Son has been in the studio allowing a combination of globe-trotting and meticulous tinkering to influence the highly-anticipated follow-up to the Gold-certified A/B, resulting in spectrum of sounds recorded around the world – in North America, South America and across Europe. Refreshingly free of calculation, with Julius Son allowing each tune to dictate its path while simultaneously leaning-in to his blues, folk and rock inclinations.

“‘Fight or flight’ speaks to our instinctual response to choices: to stay and fight or to flee,” offers Iceland-native Julius Son. “Throughout the process of making this new album while touring and recording abroad, learning new languages and incorporating sounds from the varying cities I visited, what was most remarkable was seeing first-hand how we are more alike than we are different. This idea to stay, stand our ground and fight for what we believe in keeps resurfacing, and I think as we finish this next record and begin the next chapter, we wanted the fans to know we’re not going anywhere. We’re here with them.”  

Earlier this month, KALEO announced their return to Red Rocks on July 21 after releasing two new singles written solely by Julius Son: “I Want More,” which Texas Monthly calls “a tender-yet-tough anthem” that “goes down nice and easy,” and “Break My Baby,” that Loudwire describes as “hooky and groovy, showcasing the range of [Julius Son’s] vocal and a gritty, bluesy approach.”

Amassing over 1 Billion global streams, 39 international certifications and countless sold-out headline shows spanning from London to Moscow, breakout album A/B spawned three hit singles for the Icelandic rock band – the GRAMMY-nominated “No Good,” the Gold-selling “All The Pretty Girls” and the chart-topping, 2x Platinum-certified “Way Down We Go,” which was used in over two dozen television shows, leading it to No. 1 on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top TV Songs chart.

Joining KALEO on the road include special guests Matt Maeson, known for No. 1 Alt Radio hit “Cringe” and his most recent Alt Radio Top 20, “Go Easy”; Warner Records' alt-pop 20-million-plus streaming "Hollow" three-piece Belle Mt.; and Wilder Woods, whose self-titled debut features his current single “Someday Soon” and Top 20 radio favorite, “Supply & Demand.”

Before setting out on their Fight or Flight Tour, KALEO is set to perform on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert tonight (2/27) on CBS as well as perform a short series of dates in small, intimate settings, including 3 sold out shows: May 27 at Brighton Music Hall in Allston, Mass. and two nights at Gramercy Theatre in New York, June 1-2. The band also plays the Radio 104.5 Birthday Show in Camden, N.J. on May 30.

With new music on the horizon, every order of two (2) or more tickets purchased online for select KALEO Fight or Flight Tour stops includes one (1) physical or digital copy of their upcoming album.^ For access to ticket presales, join KALEO’s mailing list at www.officialkaleo.com.

For more information on performances, pre-sale opportunities, tickets and additional announcements, please visit www.officialkaleo.com and follow online on FacebookTwitter,Instagram and YouTube.

Aug 8

JIMMY EAT WORLD

Red Hat Amphitheater
Red Hat Amphitheater
Jimmy Eat World. The Front Bottoms. Criminal Energy with Special Guest Turnover
August 8, 2020 | Saturday
6:30 PM
Jimmy Eat World. The Front Bottoms. Criminal Energy with Special Guest Turnover

The 20-date summer run will start in Atlanta, GA on August 6, includes concerts at Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre Friday August 7 & Red Hat Amphitheater Raleigh Saturday August 8, and culminate in a hometown gig in Phoenix, AZ, Labor Day Weekend, on September 5th.  New Jersey based The Front Bottomswill join the tour as direct support with Turnover opening the festivities on in Charlotte and Raleigh.

Tickets for the tour will be available to the general public starting on Friday, March 13th at 10AM local time with various presales beginning as early as Tuesday, March 10th at 12pm local time. The tour is produced by Live Nation, for more information and tickets please visit www.jimmyeatworld.com

Jimmy Eat World continue the 2020 roadshow in support of their “bold, brave and ultimately defiant” (NME)10th studio album, Surviving(listen here). With 10 records to pull from, the sets will prove to satisfy all fans new and old... As the band proclaims:  

“Whether we’ve slept on your floor after the ‘97 basement show or you’ve just only recently heard about us, we will have something you’d be into catching live!”

Not to be missed, The Front Bottoms recently returned with “Camouflage,” a standalone single teasing a larger body of work on the horizon in 2020.  The FADER declared the song, “…a celebration of sorts for a band perennially on the fringes of a major breakthrough.”

Jimmy Eat World are Jim Adkins, Rick Burch, Tom Linton and Zach Lind.

Aug 15

BLACKBERRY SMOKE

Red Hat Amphitheater
Red Hat Amphitheater
Spirit of the South. Blackberry Smoke. The Allman Betts Band. The Wild Feathers. Featuring Founding Members of the Allman Brothers Band Jaimoe
August 15, 2020 | Saturday
6:00 PM
Spirit of the South. Blackberry Smoke. The Allman Betts Band. The Wild Feathers. Featuring Founding Members of the Allman Brothers Band Jaimoe

Blackberry Smoke will kick off their extensive “Spirit Of The South Tour: A Celebration of Southern Rock and Roll” this summer with special guests The Allman Betts BandThe Wild Feathers and founding member of The Allman Brothers BandJaimoe.  

Spirit of the South: A Celebration of Southern Rock and Roll featuring Blackberry Smoke, with special guests The Allman Betts Band and The Wild Feathers to play Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre on Friday August 14, Red Hat Amphitheater Raleigh on Saturday August 15, and CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park Simpsonville on Sunday August 16.  Tickets go on sale Friday March 6 at 10am at LiveNation.com and via the Live Nation app. 

Created in celebration of the various roots and influences within Southern music, every show will conclude with a unique collaborative finale, which will feature Blackberry Smoke, The Allman Betts Band, The Wild Feathers, Jaimoe and additional surprise guests showcasing the inspirations of Rock, Blues, Gospel and Soul music. Additionally, for the first time ever, Blackberry Smoke is partnering with The Allman Brothers Band Museum At The Big House—located in Macon, GA—to bring the band’s storied history on the road with a new mobile set up. The museum will feature never-before-seen archival items including original hand-written lyrics, awards, rare family photographs, iconic pieces of clothing and jewelry, one-of-a-kind instruments played by the band and more. Jaimoe will also be onsite at the museum and available for meet and greet opportunities at each stop. All “Spirit Of The South Tour” ticket holders will be granted free access to the museum with $1 of each ticket donated to The Allman Brothers Museum at the Big House to help preserve its history and heritage.

Of the collaboration, The Big House Museum director Richard Brent shares, “We feel privileged to have this opportunity to get out on the road and bring some of these unique items to the fans. The museum has become such an amazing place for people to gather, but it comes with a big price to maintain and expand. If you haven’t been able to get down to Macon, GA, this exhibit will give you a great visual of what we are about. You will not only get to see what we have brought out, but you also will get to learn some great stories from the songs, albums and images of The Allman Brothers Band. We know that by showing a small portion of what the ABB museum has to offer, it will inspire folks to stop by the Big House the next time they are in the Macon area.”  

Additionally, of the tour, Blackberry Smoke lead singer Charlie Starr shares, “We are beyond excited to bring our Spirit Of The South tour to fans this summer. If you think of this music as a genre and you step back far enough to see the scope of what a handful of bands from the South were able to accomplish, it’s pretty damn staggering. All without giving a damn about what was hip or trendy at the time. It’s music that is a part of the fabric of people’s lives…music that we all love and cherish deeply. On this tour we’d like to celebrate the musical freedom championed by those pioneers and maybe help tell the story. It’s not only what people think of as Southern Rock, but all the elements in Rock and Roll that make it Southern.  It’s blues, gospel, soul, jazz and bluegrass…everything that took root in the South and spread all over the world.  We feel this tour is going to give us all a unique opportunity for something really special. I think everyone will love the Celebration!”

The Allman Betts Band’s Devon Allman also comments, “I’ve been knowing the Blackberry cats a couple decades, we come up in the same circuit. This tour is going to be special, the sweet warm summer nights and the epic jams at the end. Can’t f***ing wait!”

The new tour adds to a landmark series of years for Blackberry Smoke, who recently returned to the studio with Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb to begin work on their next album, including a new song with Jamey Johnson. They also recently spent time at Capricorn Sound Studios in Macon, GA creating new renditions of several songs with ties to the historic studio and the town. The new music follows the release of their latest full-length album, Find A Light, which debuted as the best-selling Country and Americana/Folk album in the country, entered at #3 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and #2 on the Billboard Americana/Folk Albums chart in 2018. Of the album, NPR Music praises, “pushes the envelope while providing that famous Blackberry Smoke autonomy, delivered with soulful vocals, haunting harmonies and kick ass songs.” After the release of Find A Light, Blackberry Smoke released two additional projects—a live album and concert film, Homecoming: Live In Atlanta (stream/purchase here)—which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Americana/Folk Album Sales chart—and a 6-song acoustic EP, The Southern Ground Sessions (stream/purchase here).

Blackberry Smoke is Charlie Starr (vocals, guitar), Richard Turner (bass, vocals), Brit Turner (drums), Paul Jackson (guitar, vocals), and Brandon Still (keyboards). Since their debut in 2004, the band has independently released six full-length records and has toured relentlessly, building a strong and loyal community of fans. In addition to their work as musicians, Blackberry Smoke remains committed to charitable work and has raised nearly $400,000 benefiting children’s cancer research.

Oct 23

JAMEY JOHNSON

Red Hat Amphitheater
Red Hat Amphitheater
Jamey Johnson
October 23, 2020 | Friday
6:30 PM
Jamey Johnson

Platinum-selling singer/songwriter Jamey Johnson, one of today’s most respected country music artists, will play North Charleston Performing Arts Center on May 6, Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre on May 7, and Red Hat Amphitheater Raleigh on Friday May 8 with special guests Whiskey Myers.  Tickets go on sale Friday February 28 at 10am at LiveNation.com and via the Live Nation app.  

The Washington Post considers him to be “one of the greatest country singers of our time.”  Since Johnson doesn’t create a set list, no two shows are the same, so the once-in-a-lifetime concert will be unforgettable.

“I don’t know what I’m going to do until I am standing there doing it,” he says.  “That is a freedom I have enjoyed ever since I began doing this, the ability to try something new.

“You’ll see me do a lot of my songs, including my old stuff,” he says. “If I have a new song that I want to share, you will hear that. When I’m not doing my songs, I’ll be doing everybody else’s that I like, from every format. If I find a jazz song that I like, we’ll drop it in there. If I find a rock song that I like, we’ll do that.

“My taste is vintage, traditional, and that is not to say that everything I do is old. There are a lot of new writers these days that are putting out great music that I find in the same vein as the old stuff I like and we may try some of that out.”

His 2008 album, That Lonesome Song, was certified platinum for 1 million in sales, and his 2010 double album, The Guitar Song, received a gold certification.  He has been nominated for 11 Grammys.

In addition, he won two Song of the Year Trophies, for  “Give It Away” and “In Color,” both from the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association. He has received tremendous praise from The New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Wall Street Journal and other publications, many of which have hailed his albums as masterpieces.

In 2012, the Alabama native released the Grammy-nominated Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran paired him with Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris, Ray Price, Elvis Costello, George Strait, Vince Gill and Merle Haggard.

In 2013, the Nashville Scene’s 13th annual Country Music Critics’ Poll named it the year’s best album.  (Two years earlier, the same poll named Johnson’s The Guitar Song as the year's best album, and Johnson himself as best male vocalist, best songwriter and artist of the year.)

In 2014, he created his own label, Big Gassed Records, to release his own songs and albums as well as the music of other artists.

Johnson says he gets the same thrill when he takes the stage each time as he did when he launched his impressive career. “I love the audience participation,” he says. 

“I love it when they sing along. I love it when I can’t remember the words and they do. I love it when the band really nails a good one and I love it when we end up in a train wreck, and those are few and far between, but I even love that.

“There are some things we do every night and I think our fans know what that will be.  Fans will yell at me during the show and I can’t understand what they are saying, but I am thrilled to death they are that passionate.”

May 6

RESCHEDULED TO 2021 - MARREN MORRIS

Red Hat Amphitheater
Red Hat Amphitheater
Maren Morris
May 6, 2021 | Thursday
7:00 PM
Maren Morris

Grammy-winning artist Maren Morris will embark on “RSVPThe Tour” throughout North America, including dates at Red Hat Amphitheater Raleigh on Saturday August 22 and Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre on September 17.  Supporting acts Ryan Hurd and Caitlyn Smith will perform in Raleigh and James Arthur and Caitlyn Smith will perform in Charlotte. The tour kicks off in June following her headlining appearance at the Houston Rodeo on March 7, her biggest show to date.

Tickets for “RSVP: The Tour” go on sale to the public on Friday, March 6 at 10am local time. Citi is the official credit card of the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, March 3 at 10am local time until Thursday, March 5 at 10pm local time through Citi Entertainment®. For complete presale details visitwww.citientertainment.com.

Last week marked the second consecutive week at #1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart for Maren’s song “The Bones,” making it the first solo female back-to-back #1 since 2012 and her fourth #1 single to date. It also marks the first solo female Billboard country #1 since her single “GIRL” topped the chart last summer. In addition, Morris recently appeared on the 50th season of “Sesame Street in an episode titled “Let’s Draw”—watch here

2019 was a monumental year for the singer songwriter who took home Album of the Year at the 53rd Annual Country Music Association Awards, where she was the most nominated artist. Her record shattering album GIRL continues to receive widespread critical praise—Variety hailed it as “the best as well as most important mainstream country-star album of the year.” GIRL was also featured amongst the Best of 2019 by Rolling StoneBillboardEsquireGQPeopleVicePasteStereogum and Uproxx.

Red Hat Amphitheater
Barenaked Ladies
July 17, 2021 | Saturday
7:00 PM
Barenaked Ladies

Watch the tour announcement video here

“Barenaked Ladies’ energy was contagious and set the stage for what would be a high-energy evening of sing-alongs and throwback hits.”
Billboard

“Even if you DID have $1,000,000, you couldn’t buy a better concert.”
The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)


Today, multi-platinum rock band Barenaked Ladies announce their extensive Last Summer On Earth tour of North America in 2020. Gin Blossoms and Toad the Wet Sprocket will round out the incredible lineup.

“We’re looking forward to getting back out on the Last Summer On Earth tour,” vocalist/guitarist Ed Robertson shares. “Having Gin Blossoms and Toad the Wet Sprocket out with us is going to be a blast. That’s a LOT of hits per night!”

Following their critically-acclaimed 2019 tour with Hootie & the Blowfish, Barenaked Ladies is ready to hit the road again and bring out all the fan favorites that have built them a long-lasting career and worldwide fanbase. The Toronto-based “cult fave” (Paste Magazine) —who have now sold over 15 million albums worldwide and earned multiple JUNO Awards and Grammy nominations— are also set to release new music in May of this year.

The tour will find Barenaked Ladies playing major venues all across North America, including a stop at Red Hat Amphitheater Raleigh on Saturday July 18. These dates follow their string of shows in the spring throughout the UK, which will culminate with a sold-out show at London’s legendary Royal Albert Hall.

This will be the 6th edition of the tour, founded by the band in 2012 – the year that the Mayan calendar predicted would be the last, hence the “Last Summer On Earth”. Barenaked Ladies headline and bring some of their best friends and favorite bands along for a summer of good times, and of course, great music. Past acts include Cracker, Big Head Todd & the Monsters, Blues Traveler, Guster, Ben Folds Five, Violent Femmes, Colin Hay, OMD, Howard Jones, Better Than Ezra, and KT Tunstall.

“We know the Mayan Calendar was wrong about the end of the world,” adds Ed Robertson,“but could they have been THAT wrong?! C’mon out and rock with us like it’s your Last Summer On Earth!”

VIP packages for Barenaked Ladies will be available which include premium seats and merch packages. The Gold packages will include pre-show soundcheck parties and meet-and-greet.  

The band just launched Barenaked Bytes, the official Barenaked Ladies app. The app will have news, information, and merch. Fans who download the app will have first access to tickets and VIP packages starting January 21st at 10am local time, with the purchase of a Barenaked Bytes bundle. Fans who have previously purchased VIP packages will receive an exclusive code to purchase pre-sale tickets on January 22nd.  More information about fan pre-sales can be found here.

Each ticket purchased will include a digital download of Barenaked Ladies’ forthcoming album, which is due for release in May of 2020. VIP packages and album digital downloads may not be available in all venues.

For Last Summer On Earth 2020, Barenaked Ladies is proud to continue to partner withREVERB to make the tour more sustainable. Since 2004, Barenaked Ladies has worked with REVERB to reduce the environmental impact of touring while also giving back to local communities across the US and Canada.

All information on the Last Summer On Earth 2020 tour can be found at barenakedladies.com. Barenaked Bytes can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play.

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