Best New Artist Nominee Zac Brown Band Brings Breaking Southern Ground Tour to West Coast


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Zac Brown Band

GRAMMY-nominated Zac Brown Band will bring their “Breaking Southern Ground” tour to the West Coast for the first time with over a dozen concert dates starting in March. The band will also make an early stop on the West Coast next week to perform live on the GRAMMY telecast from STAPLES Center in LA on January 31. This summer, Zac Brown Band will join the Dave Matthews Band to perform at select shows including New York’s Citi Field.

The “Breaking Southern Ground” tour provides concert goers with the full Zac Brown Band experience: eat-and-greets featuring Zac cooking up his signature recipes for a few lucky fans in most markets, in addition to performances by three up-and-coming Atlanta-based artists who have been signed by Zac Brown to his label Southern Ground Records: Sonia Leigh, Levi Lowrey and Nic Cowan. The shows will host various on-stage combinations of the musicians integrated throughout the event as Zac Brown Band will make appearances during each artist’s set and invite them to join the full band later in the night.

A new addition to this leg of the tour, special guests Joey + Rory will join the Zac Brown Band to emcee the shows.

March 2 – Sports Arena – San Diego, CA (on sale 1.29)
March 3 – Dodge Theatre – Phoenix, AZ (on sale 1.29)
March 4 – Pan American Center – Las Cruces, NM (on sale 1.29)
March 5 – World Arena – Colorado Springs, CO (on sale 1.30)
March 6 – The Rail – Salt Lake City, UT (on sale 1.30)
March 9 – Fox Theatre- Oakland, CA (on sale 1.31)
March 10 – Event Center – San Jose, CA (on sale 1.31)
March 11 – Arco Arena – Sacramento, CA (on sale 1.30)
March 12 – Gibson Amphitheatre – Los Angeles, CA (on sale 1.30)
March 13 – The Joint – Las Vegas, NV (on sale 1.30)
March 17 – Arlington Theatre – Santa Barbara, CA (on sale tbc)
March 18 – RaboBank Theater – Bakersfield, CA (on sale 1.30)
March 19 – Redding Convention Center – Redding, CA (on sale 1.29)
March 20 – Armory Auditorium – Salem, OR (on sale tbc)
March 21 – Comcast Arena – Everett, WA (on sale tbc)

Zac Brown Band will also join Dave Matthews Band this summer:
July 3 & 4 – Alpine Valley Music Theatre – East Troy, WI
July 9 – Hersheypark Stadium – Hershey, PA
July 10 – PNC Park – Pittsburgh, PA
July 16 & 17 – Citi Field – New York, NY
July 23 – Nationals Park – Washington, DC

In addition to three GRAMMY nominations, four Country Music Association and three American Music Award nominations, the 2009 breakthrough act captured the “Top New Vocal Group” Award at the Academy of Country Music Awards and the “USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year” at the CMT Awards for “Chicken Fried.”

Zac Brown Band’s platinum-certified, major label debut ‘The Foundation’ – one of Billboard’s Top 20 albums of 2009 – is out now on Atlantic Records.