Alabama with Charlie Daniels Adds Third Show at the Fox Theatre
Tickets will go on sale Friday, Dec. 1 at 10 a.m. Tickets range from $39.50-$150, plus applicable fees, and will be available at FoxTheatre.org, by calling (855) 285-8499 or at the Fox Theatre Box Office.
Alabama holds the record for highest grossing run by a country artist in Fox Theatre history. The legendary group sold out two consecutive nights in 2013 with over 8,500 in attendance; the two-night engagement was the first time Alabama had ever played at the Fox Theatre.
The addition of Charlie Daniels will make for a legendary night in country music history. Charlie's list of accolades is broad, the latest being his induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2016.
Alabama's front man Randy Owen remembers the record-breaking performances fondly with excitement for the bands return after 4 years. "Returning to Atlanta at the Fox Theatre with our friend and Hall of Fame Member Charlie Daniels will be one of the highlights for Alabama on the 2018 Tour. Atlanta has always been great to us, and we are humbled to be able to continue the journey and share our music with generations of fans."
"This will be an unforgettable night for fans and for country music as a whole. We are so thrilled to bring Alabama and Charlie Daniels together at The Fox Theatre for an epic show unlike any other," says Rudi Wilhoite, a representative for Outback Concerts.
Forty years since starting the band, Alabama has charted 43 #1 singles including 21 #1 singles in a row and have won over 179 CMA Awards, Grammy Awards, and ACM Awards. They are members of the Country Music Hall of Fame and have their own star of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Alabama introduced rock style guitars, lights, pyrotechnics and sounds to the country audience. This inspired many of today's brightest country stars including Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan.
Charlie Daniels is the quintessential Southerner with a healthy dose of Wild West Cowboy and a career spanning nearly 60 years and exceeding 20 million in sales worldwide. He recently released the album Memories, Memoirs and Miles - Songs of a Lifetime, a musical companion to his forthcoming memoir 'Never Look At The Empty Seats.'
It's the kind of story you read about in books and watch on the big screen at the movies. For the band ALABAMA, it's not just a story; it's their life. It is a classic American tale of rags to riches. From humble beginnings picking cotton in the fields to international stars that went on to sell 73 million albums while changing the face and sound of country music. It's been over 40 years since Randy, Jeff and Teddy, left the cotton farms of Fort Payne, Alabama, to spend the summer playing in a Myrtle Beach, South Carolina bar called The Bowery. Having grown up working in the fields, the cousins were no strangers to hard work. They didn't flinch when it took six long years of working for tips and living hand to mouth playing in the bar. Of the early days and their humble beginnings, Jeff says, "I don't think we thought too far ahead. We were more concerned with paying our bills at the end of the week and playing music." Finally, word of mouth earned the major label deal they'd been dreaming of. In 1980 the band broke through with their first Top 20 hit "My Home's In Alabama." ALABAMA is the band that changed everything. They brought country music to the mainstream and from side stage to the main stage. ALABAMA introduced rock style guitars, lights, pyrotechnics and sounds to the country audience. "We were renegades in sneakers and T-shirts," says Teddy. "We had long hair and played loud and some of the country folks resisted us for a while. But then of course they did accept us and then after that, our success made it lots easier for other bands to try it in country music," concluded Gentry. Bands benefitting from that breakthrough include Zac Brown Band, Florida Georgia Line and Eli Young Band. They have also inspired many of today's brightest country stars including Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan as well as pop and rock stars from Ed SHeeran to Jon Bon Jovi. "I was part of a benefit concert at the Ryman," he says, "and I look over there's Jon Bon Jovi. He walked over and said hello and it turns out he's a fan of our music." ALABAMA's reach goes far beyond their impact on other artists; their music is timeless and can be heard today as a part of every cover band's set list in nearly every college town in America. Not long ago, Teddy was witness to a scene that reminds us that their legacy of song remains as fresh as it ever was. "I was in Nashville," he says, "walking by this club full of young people--I'm talking 18 or 20. The band started playing 'Dixieland Delight' and everybody in the place started singing and sang all the way through. I had to smile at the longevity of the songs. Half the crowd at our shows is young people, under 25 years old. So I think that's a tribute to the fact that we spent a career putting out good songs that stand the test of time." While their music continues to stand the test of time, their numbers and stats are beyond compare. They have charted 43 #1 singles including 21 #1 singles in a row, a record that will likely never be surpassed in any genre. They have won over 178 CMA Awards, Grammy Awards, ACM Awards and counting. They've earned 21 Gold ®, Platinum ® and Multi- Platinum ® albums and were named the RIAA's Country Group of the Century. They are members of the Country Music Hall of Fame and have a start on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. They are also world-class philanthropists who have raised over 250 Million dollars for charity. But the boys from Fort Payne are not content to rest on past glories. To much acclaim the band released a new studio album SOUTHERN DRAWL in 2015 landing on the cover of USA Today, in People Magazine, Rolling Stone and Country Weekly. Adding a new chapter to an already iconic legacy can be a little tricky, but the album skillfully walks the line between the fresh and familiar, featuring a potent collection of songs for a new generation of Alabama lovers while also giving longtime fans plenty of reasons to rejoice. Quality songs that have become the soundtrack for American life are the foundation for Alabama's stellar career. That standard of excellence continues on Southern Drawl. Whether it's a wistful ballad about a musician missing his lover on the road such as "Come Find Me," the emotional honesty of "I Wanna Be There," their heartfelt tribute to working class America in "American Farmer" or just the rowdy, groove-laden fun of "Hillbilly Wins the Lotto Money," each song on Southern Drawl is a snapshot of life vividly brought into focus by three masters of their craft. The band recently announced their 2017 SOUTHERN DRAWL tour where the band will perform to legions of loyal fans, selling out 10,000 to 15,000 seat venues night after night. They were honored with the ACM Career Achievement Award at the Ryman Auditorium in the Fall of 2015 and were named "Album Of The Year" at the 2015 Dove Awards for ANGELS AMONG US" HYMNS & GOSPEL FAVORITES. As they have for over forty years, ALABAMA continues to "Roll On."
With a career spanning nearly 60 years and exceeding 20 million in sales worldwide Charlie Daniels is the quintessential Southerner with a healthy dose of Wild West Cowboy. For decades, he has connected with his millions of fans in the varying genres of music that reflect his steadfast refusal to label his music as anything other than the "Charlie Daniels Band" sound - music that is now sung around the fire at 4-H Club and scout camps, helped elect an American President, and been popularized on a variety of radio formats. Having celebrated multiple GRAMMY® Awards, CMA Awards, ACM Awards, BMI Awards, GMA Dove Awards, CCMA Awards, his list of accolades is broad; the latest being the newest inductee to the Country Music Hall of Fame. Several of his albums have been RIAA Certified Multi-Platinum® and he has achieved a platinum-selling single in his iconic fiddle-ridden hit, "Devil Went Down To Georgia." An outspoken American Patriot and strong supporter of the U.S. Military, Daniels' talked-about Volunteer Jam concerts are world-famous musical extravaganzas featuring artists like Lynyrd Skynyrd, Ted Nugent, Trace Adkins, Alabama and others, all on one stage for one purpose - to raise funds for our U.S. Military. Daniels 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam in 2016 raised funds for The Journey Home Project, a non-profit veterans assistance organization which he co-founded. For more information on Charlie Daniels, visit www.charliedaniels.com.
The Fox Theatre is one of Atlanta's premier venues for live entertainment and declared a "Top Stop of the Decade" by Venues Today Magazine. Listed as #1 non-residency venue worldwide for the decade by Billboard Magazine, the Fox most recently won 2017's "Theatre of the Year" by the International Entertainment Buyers Association. Other notable achievements include Rolling Stone Magazine's "The Best Big Rooms in America" as part of their "Venues That Rock" series (2013), nominated for Theatre of the Year by Billboard and Pollstar Magazines, and awarded the 2011 Outstanding Historic Theatre of the Year award by the League of Historic American Theatres. For the past decade, the Fox Theatre has consistently ranked in the top three non-residency theatres in North America for gross ticket sales by industry trade magazines, Pollstar, Billboard and Venues Today. The Fox Theatre has the #1 social media presence for any theatre or performing arts center in North America (2,000-5,000 seats), and for any Georgia venue according to the "Social Media Power 100" compiled by Venues Today Magazine. With 4,665 seat theatre, the Fox hosts 250 performances a year, from rock concerts to Broadway, ballets, comedy and movies, attracting 500,000 visitors per year. In addition, the Fox hosts wedding receptions, trade shows, corporate meetings and association functions in its fabulous ballrooms, lounge and outdoor terrace. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization, the Fox Theatre stands today as a fiercely protected landmark and a nationally acclaimed theater and is celebrating its 88th year. The Fox Theatre proudly acknowledges its partners for their generous support: Coca-Cola, Lexus, Georgian Terrace Hotel, Georgia Natural Gas, Atlanta Beverage- Budweiser, Regions, Grady Health Systems, and Whole Foods Market.
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