KELSEA BALLERINI ANNOUNCES THIRD LEG OF EXCLUSIVE HEARTFIRST TOUR THIS SUMMER
March 2, 2023 (Nashville, Tenn.) – Three-time GRAMMY® Award nominee and multiple ACM and CMA Award winning multiplatinum songwriter, producer and author Kelsea Ballerini will launch the third leg of her exclusive HEARTFIRST Tour in June with special guest Georgia Webster, announcing today ten new intimate headline shows. The third leg kicks off June 16 at the Santa Barbara Bowl, visits cities throughout the Western United States, and closes out on July 1 at Arizona Financial Theatre in Phoenix, AZ.
Artist pre-sales start Tuesday, March 7 at 10am local time. Artist presale for the Highland, CA show begins Wednesday, March 8 at 10am local time. Sign up for early access to tickets at heartfirsttour.com. The Spotify pre-sale follows on Wednesday, March 8 at 10am local time.
Tickets for the general on-sale go live Friday, March 10 at 10am local time. Check out the full confirmed itinerary below.
Kelsea is set to kick off the tour’s highly-anticipated second leg this Monday, March 6 at HISTORY in Toronto, ON, and will visit cities throughout the Midwest and East Coast, closing out on March 18 at Stage AE in Pittsburgh, PA. It picks up where she left off on the 2022 fan favorite HEARTFIRST Tour last fall, which simultaneously launched her critically acclaimed album SUBJECT TO CHANGE and saw her captivate audiences night after night. Meanwhile, her new single “IF YOU GO DOWN (I’M GOIN’ DOWN TOO)” continues to climb at Country radio.
The tour announcement comes in the midst of a career-defining week for Ballerini who is set to make her Saturday Night Live debut as musical guest alongside host Travis Kelce this Saturday, March 4. She is also fresh off the surprise release of her intimate six-song EP Rolling Up the Welcome Mat (Black River) on February 14. The EP, along with an accompanying short film written and directed by Ballerini, marks the multi-platinum star’s most intimate and honest work to date. The project became an instant hit with fans and debuted to universal acclaim from everyone from The New York Times to Variety to Rolling Stone and more.
The HEARTFIRST Tour will be a prime opportunity to catch Kelsea’s full headline set—following a handful of dates on The Judds: The Final Tour and a sold-out jaunt in the UK throughout February. Meanwhile, she’ll spend the rest of the Spring on Kenny Chesney’s I Go Back Tour.
Be on the lookout for more from Kelsea Ballerini in 2023!
6/16 – Santa Barbara, CA / Santa Barbara Bowl
6/17 – Las Vegas, NV / The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas
6/20 – Highland, CA / Yaamava Theater
6/21 – Oakland, CA / Fox Theater
6/24 – Seattle, WA / Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
6/25 - Jacksonville, OR / Britt Pavilion*
6/27 - Portland, OR / Keller Auditorium
6/28 - Boise, ID / Outlaw Field at the Idaho Botanical Garden
6/29 - Salt Lake City, UT / Sandy Amphitheater
7/1 - Phoenix, AZ / Arizona Financial Theatre
*Tickets on sale March 24
3/6 – Toronto, ON / History
3/7 – Detroit, MI / The Fillmore Detroit
3/8 – Columbus, OH / Palace Theatre
3/10 – Minneapolis, MN / The Armory
3/11 – Milwaukee, WI / The Rave/Eagles Club
3/12 – Indianapolis, IN / Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
3/15 – Cleveland, OH / The Agora
3/17 – Atlantic City, NJ / Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena
3/18 – Pittsburgh, PA / Stage AE
About Kelsea Ballerni
Kelsea Ballerini has consistently made history. With the release of her debut album The First Time (Black River), she became the “only female country artist to hit #1 with the first three consecutive singles from a debut album.” This history-making feat helped earn the honeyed alto a Best New Artist GRAMMY nomination. She has logged five back-to-back Top 10 entries on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, including the platinum-selling The First Time , gold-selling Unapologetically , gold-selling kelsea , ballerini , and SUBJECT TO CHANGE . With seven #1 singles and 31 certifications from the RIAA to date, her catalog boasts a string of essential smashes such as the double-platinum “Miss Me More” and “Peter Pan,” platinum-selling “half of my hometown” feat. Kenny Chesney and “hole in the bottle” with Shania Twain, and gold-selling “I Quit Drinking” with LANY. Among dozens of accolades thus far, she has garnered three GRAMMY® Award nominations, won two ACM Awards, picked up two CMA Awards, took home the iHeartRadio Music Awards honor for “Best New Artist,” and received multiple career nominations from the ACM Awards, American Music Awards, CMA Awards, CMT Awards, and People’s Choice Awards. She concluded 2021 as the “#3 most-played female artist on country radio” and CMT “Artist of the Year” in addition to picking up “Musical Event of the Year” and “Video of the Year” at the CMA Awards for “half of my hometown.” Kelsea scored a nomination in the category of “Single of the Year” at the 2022 CMA Awards for “half of my hometown,” and she notched a People’s Choice Awards nomination for “Country Artist of 2022.” Kelsea led the field for 2022 CMT Music Awards nominations with three nominations for “Video of The Year,” “Collaborative Video of The Year” and “CMT Performance of The Year.” Not to mention, she snagged a nomination for “Music Event of the Year” for the 2022 ACM Awards as both artist and producer of “half of my hometown.” This marked Kelsea’s first ACM nomination as a producer. Expanding her sphere of influence, she authored her first original book of poetry Feel Your Way Through, and Dolly Parton tapped her to star in the audiobook of Run, Rose, Run. In April 2022, Kelsea co-hosted the CMT Awards on CBS nationwide. On top of this, the multi-platinum country superstar was named the newest face of COVERGIRL. She has joined the brand in a multi-year partnership and is set to launch a cosmetic collaboration with the brand in 2023. She was inducted as a member of the famed Grand Ole Opry in 2019. At the time, she notably became the Opry’s youngest member in its nearly 100-year history since being founded in 1925. With these accolades, it is no wonder NPR proclaimed, “Kelsea Ballerini is definitely one of the most influential women in country right now… she’s defining the sound of the genre.” Kelsea’s fourth album, SUBJECT TO CHANGE, arrived on September 23, 2022. The first single “HEARTFIRST,” quickly took over airwaves as the “most added song at country radio” the week of its release and was recently certified gold by the RIAA. Most recently, Kelsea earned a GRAMMY® nomination for “Best Country Solo Performance” for “HEARTFIRST.” Kelsea surprised fans with the release of her intimate six-song EP Rolling Up the Welcome Mat (Black River) on February 14, 2023. The EP, along with an accompanying short film written and directed by Ballerini, marks the multi-platinum star’s most intimate and honest work to date. The project became an instant hit with fans and debuted to universal acclaim from everyone from The New York Times to Variety
to Rolling Stone and more. Kelsea Ballerini is ready to continue making history in 2023 and beyond.