MORGAN WALLEN’S DANGEROUS UNDERWAY, 13,237 STRONG AT THE GARDEN OPENING NIGHT

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 - 10:00am

54-Stop Tour Kicks-Off with First-of-Two Sold-Out Madison Square Garden Shows
 
ERNEST Joins Wallen, Surprises Crowd with “Flower Shops”;
HARDY and Wallen Collab on “He Went To Jared”
 
HARDY Welcomes Surprise Guest Lindsay Ell During “One Beer”

NEW YORK, NY – Clad in a flannel cut-off shirt, denim jeans and boots, Morgan Wallen opened his Dangerous Tour at Madison Square Garden tonight, the first stop on his 54-city trek across the country. With a decibel level averaging 30dBs louder than the average game at the arena, the songwriter/superstar eased into the night opening the show with current single “Sand In My Boots” solo on piano before asking the crowd, “What you say we do something country in New York City tonight?”
 
And that’s exactly what the 13,237 crowd did. Showing up early, by 8 pm the crowd was at 92% capacity, a full 75 minutes before their headliner took the stage.
 
“My name is Morgan Wallen,” he said introducing himself, three songs in to his 23-song-set. “We were supposed to start our tour in Indiana, but the good Lord had other plans, so for 2022, our first show is right here in Madison Square Garden,” before grinningly adding, “Make it hard for the next people who come see us on tour.”
 
Broken into four quarters and overtime, with two surprise guests (ERNEST on “Flower Shops” and HARDY on “He Went To Jared”), the sold-out crowd was treated to music spanning both of Wallen’s albums, 2018’s If I Know Me (“Chasin’ You,” “Up Down”) and 15 songs from 2021’s 33-song Dangerous: The Double Album. During “7 Summers” fans mimed the lyrics and facetimed those at home, and during “Cover Me Up” phone flashlights stayed on while Wallen confessed, “this is one of my favorite songs to sing.”

As he dove into his final two songs (“Wasted On You” and “Whiskey Glasses”) standing on the edge of his stage, the boy from East Tennessee said in closing, “I never thought I’d be doing this. You all are incredible.”
 
2022 The Dangerous Tour stops:
February 9, 2022 — New York, NY — Madison Square Garden — HARDY and Larry Fleet
February 10, 2022 — New York, NY — Madison Square Garden — HARDY and Larry Fleet
February 24, 2022 — Columbia, SC — Colonial Life Arena — HARDY and Larry Fleet
February 25, 2022 — Savannah, GA — Enmarket Arena — HARDY and Larry Fleet
February 26, 2022 — Greenville, SC — Bon Secours Wellness Arena — HARDY and Larry Fleet
March 3, 2022 — Biloxi, MS — Mississippi Coast Coliseum — HARDY and Larry Fleet
March 4, 2022 — Bossier City, LA — Brookshire Grocery Arena — HARDY and Larry Fleet
March 5, 2022 — Oklahoma City, OK — Paycom Center — HARDY and Larry Fleet
March 10, 2022 — Sioux Falls, SD — Denny Sanford PREMIER Center — HARDY and Larry Fleet
March 11, 2022 — Omaha, NE — CHI Health Center — HARDY and Larry Fleet
March 12, 2022 — Grand Forks, ND — Alerus Center — HARDY and Larry Fleet
March 16, 2022 — Nashville, TN — Bridgestone Arena — HARDY and Larry Fleet
March 17, 2022 — Nashville, TN — Bridgestone Arena — HARDY and Larry Fleet
March 18, 2022 — Nashville, TN — Bridgestone Arena — HARDY and Larry Fleet
April 14, 2022 — Evansville, IN — Ford Center — HARDY and Larry Fleet
April 15, 2022 — Charleston, WV — Charleston Coliseum — HARDY and Larry Fleet
April 21, 2022 — Corpus Christi, TX — American Bank Center — HARDY and Larry Fleet
April 22, 2022 — San Antonio, TX — AT&T Center — HARDY and Larry Fleet
April 23, 2022 — Lafayette, LA — CAJUNDOME — HARDY and Larry Fleet
April 28, 2022 — Green Bay, WI — Resch Center — TBD and Larry Fleet
April 29, 2022 — Des Moines, IA — Wells Fargo Arena — TBD and Larry Fleet
April 30, 2022 — Kansas City, MO — T-Mobile Center — TBD and Larry Fleet
May 12, 2022 — Denver, CO — Ball Arena — HARDY and Larry Fleet
May 13, 2022 — Rapid City, SD — Summit Arena — HARDY and Larry Fleet
May 14, 2022 — Billings, MT — First Interstate Arena — HARDY and Larry Fleet
May 27, 2022 — Allentown, PA — PPL Center — HARDY and Larry Fleet
June 2, 2022 — Charlotte, NC — PNC Music Pavilion — HARDY
June 3, 2022 — Raleigh, NC — Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek — HARDY
June 4, 2022 — Bristow, VA — Jiffy Lube Live — HARDY
June 16, 2022 — Noblesville, IN — Ruoff Music Center — HARDY
June 23, 2022 — Gilford, NH — Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion — HARDY
June 24, 2022 — Gilford, NH — Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion — HARDY
June 25, 2022 — Darien Center, NY — Darien Lake Amphitheater — HARDY
July 2, 2022 — Orange Beach, AL — The Wharf Amphitheater — HARDY
July 3, 2022 — Orange Beach, AL — The Wharf Amphitheater — HARDY
July 7, 2022 — Saratoga Springs, NY — Saratoga Performing Arts Center — HARDY
July 8, 2022 — Syracuse, NY — St. Joseph's Health Amphitheater at Lakeview — HARDY
July 21, 2022 — Burgettstown, PA — The Pavilion at Star Lake — HARDY
July 30, 2022 — Ridgefield, WA — RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater — TBD
August 4, 2022 — Atlanta, GA — Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood — HARDY
August 5, 2022 — Atlanta, GA — Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood — HARDY
August 11, 2022 — Mansfield, MA — Xfinity Center — HARDY
August 12, 2022 — Hartford, CT — XFINITY Theatre — HARDY
August 25, 2022 — Wichita, KS — INTRUST Bank Arena — HARDY
August 26, 2022 — Rogers, AR — Walmart AMP — HARDY
August 27, 2022 — St. Louis, MO — Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre — HARDY
September 7, 2022 — Albuquerque, NM — Isleta Amphitheater — HARDY
September 9, 2022 — Nampa, ID — Ford Idaho Center — HARDY
September 10, 2022 — West Valley City, UT — USANA Amphitheatre — HARDY
September 15, 2022 — Chula Vista, CA — North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre — HARDY
September 16, 2022 — Mountain View, CA — Shoreline Amphitheatre — HARDY
September 17, 2022 — Wheatland, CA — Toyota Amphitheatre — HARDY
September 24, 2022 — Los Angeles, CA — Crypto.com Arena — HARDY
September 25, 2022 — Los Angeles, CA — Crypto.com Arena — HARDY
 
ABOUT MORGAN WALLEN:
The New Yorker dubbed Morgan Wallen “the most wanted man in country” in part due to the CMA Award Winner’s 8 billion on-demand streams, multi-platinum certifications and four consecutive chart-toppers, and in part due to his flyover appeal: “Bruce Springsteen meets Larry the Cable Guy.” The critically-acclaimed follow-up to his Double Platinum breakout If I Know MeDangerous: The Double Album (Big Loud/Republic Records), topped 2021’s all-genre Billboard 200 Albums year-end chart with 3.2 million units sold and sparked an in-demand 54-date THE DANGEROUS TOUR in 2022 that kicks off this February and sees the “Up Down” (2017), “Whiskey Glasses” (2018), “Chasin’ You” (2019), “More Than My Hometown” (2020), “7 Summers” (2020, named one of Time Magazine’s Best Songs of the Year) and “Sand In My Boots” (currently Top 5 at Country radio) singer playing two nights at Madison Square Garden and three nights at Bridgestone Arena. Working outside the traditional Nashville mainframe with producer Joey MoiHits Magazine notes, “Wallen continually colors outside the lines,” adding, in turn “he’s connected to his fans in ways unprecedented for a country star.” With over 705k tickets already sold ahead of the tour’s launch, $3 from every ticket sold benefits the songwriter from East Tennessee’s More Than My Hometown Foundation.
 
ABOUT HARDY:
Big Loud Records’ booming upstart HARDY broke new ground with critically acclaimed debut album, A ROCK, “an album that owes as much to AC/DC as George Jones” and “one of the most self-assured full-length debut albums in years” (Billboard). The project joins his countrified mixtape HIXTAPE VOL. 1 and most-recent HIXTAPE VOL. 2, as well as career-launching EPs THIS OLE BOY and WHERE TO FIND ME. Nominated for New Artist of the Year at the 2021 CMA Awards, three 2021 ACM Awards, one of CRS’ 2021 New Faces of Country Music, a CMA Triple Play award recipient and a Vevo DSCVR artist, the pride of Philadelphia, MS has earned his reputation as "Nashville's most clever new redneck songwriter" (Rolling Stone). The 2020 AIMP Songwriter of the Year has co-penned NINE #1 singles since 2018, including his first-ever #1, platinum-certified “ONE BEER” feat. Lauren Alaina + Devin Dawson. Current Top 20 single “GIVE HEAVEN SOME HELL” is a hard-charged tribute to a fallen friend, making a statement as the most-added single of the week at country radio upon launch. Serving as direct support on Morgan Wallen's The Dangerous Tour now, HARDY previously shared the stage with Jason Aldean, FGL, Chris Lane, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell and more.
 
ABOUT LARRY FLEET:
Blue-collar, Tennessee native Larry Fleet grew up with a love of music sparked by an eclectic mix of influences spanning Merle Haggard to Marvin Gaye. To make ends meet, he spent tireless hours working construction jobs – never losing sight of his dream to make music. A chance encounter with Jake Owen in 2017 led to a collaborative friendship and an opening slot on the road. Shortly thereafter, Fleet was sharing the stage with one of his heroes - Willie Nelson - and etching his mark in the Nashville songwriting community, co-writing with esteemed tunesmiths Rhett Akins, Brett James, and Kendell Marvel. The hard-working family man is turning heads now with sophomore album, Stack of Records (Big Loud Records), produced by Joey Moi, the follow up to his aptly-titled debut, Workin’ Hard. Breakout hit “Where I Find God” – a powerful ode to finding peace in a higher power’s presence – is featured on the new project, garnering Fleet praise for his “emotive vocals” (Billboard) and amassing nearly 19 Million YouTube official music video views. Fleet is currently on the road supporting Morgan Wallen's The Dangerous Tour.
 
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