NASHVILLE (CelebrityAccess) Chris Young’s first headlining arena tour launched last week and organizers are touting its success beginning with three sold-out arena shows for its opening weekend in Indianapolis, Kansas City and St. Louis, with three more sellouts for the upcoming weekend in Cincinnati, Grand Rapids and Chicago.
The “Losing Sleep 2018 World Tour” got an especially gushing review at the St. Louis stop, with city’s Post-Dispatch saying “when it’s 20 degrees outside with a cold wind whipping…the act fans are going to hear needs to deliver…country singer Chris Young did that better than the post office, FedEx and Amazon combined.”
The tour is promoted by AEG subsidiary Concerts West, which isn’t often associated with touring country acts. Instead, Concerts West’s John Meglen and Paul Gongaware are more known for touring the likes of The Rolling Stones and building Celine Dion’s residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
The tour, with Young’s Sony Music Nashville label mates Kane Brown and LANCO, has dates at arenas and amphitheaters up to May 19 with a performance at Washington’s Tacoma Dome. Young’s seventh studio album, Losing Sleep, debuted late last year at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart – the second of his albums to have that honor.