Zac Brown Band to headline concert for Legends at Canton HOF Fest
December 12, 2022
CANTON — Country music hitmakers, the Zac Brown Band, will headline this summer’s Concert for Legends at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame and Hall of Fame Resort and Entertainment Co. made the announcement Monday in conjunction with the Zac Brown Band. Presented by Ford, the August 5 concert at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium will be part of the Grammy-winning band’s “From the Fire” tour.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday in the Hall of Fame Village at https://www.hofvillage.com/ and https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/05005D8988CC17DC.
“New fans will soon realize what longtime fans familiar with the Zac Brown Band already know: this show will be a perfect fit for Enshrinement Weekend,” Pro Football Hall of Fame chairman Jim Porter said in a press release. “The Hall, along with our partners at the Hall of Fame Resort and Entertainment Co., are thrilled to reveal this date as part of the band’s nationwide tour announcement. The Zac Brown Band are among the elite performers of the music industry today and delivers an energetic, captivating and entertaining show wherever it performs.”
Get ready to hear the hits: “Chicken Fried”, “Toes”, “Knee Deep”, “As She’s Walking Away”
Following last summer’s Concert for Legends is not easy. Journey was a smash hit, drawing a nearly sold-out crowd of around 20,000.
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The Zac Brown Band is also expected to be a strong draw for the Saturday night concert with country hit songs like “Chicken Fried”, “Toes”, “As She’s Walking Away” and “Knee Deep”. Other popular songs include “My Old Man”, “Highway 20 Ride”, “Colder Weather”, “Whatever It Is”, “Free”, “Homegrown”, “Beautiful Drug”, “Goodbye in Her Eyes” and ” Jump Right”. In.”
Atlanta native Zac Brown and his bandmates broke into the country music scene commercially in 2008 with the album “The Foundation.” New albums were released in the following years, including “The Comeback” in 2021, which includes the tracks “Out In The Middle”, “Same Boat” and “Slow Burn”.
The accolades include six consecutive albums to reach the top 10 on the Billboard 200 and five consecutive albums to debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s country album chart. The Grammy Awards include Best New Artist in 2010. The Zac Brown Band has sold more than nine million albums while amassing more than 10 billion catalog streams, according to the press release.
The eight-member band also toured regularly, with their live performances a mix of fan-favorite songs and instrumental jam sessions.
In 2022, the group was inducted into the Fenway Music Hall of Fame, joining icons Paul McCartney and Billy Joel. The band holds the record for the most consecutive sold-out shows at Fenway Park. The band’s next concert will be on August 19.
“This past year has been monumental, and we’re excited to bring all of that momentum with us into 2023 and on the ‘From the Fire Tour,'” Brown said in a prepared statement. “We’re all like family in this band, and having the opportunity to take our music from town to town is something we never take for granted. We can’t wait to be back on the road with our fans. .
Zac Brown Band will be on tour until November
The ‘From the Fire Tour’, which marks the band’s 10th North American tour, will continue through November as a showcase of the Zac Brown Band and their popular mix of Southern rock, country music, pop and music. other influences.
Concert dates include June 30 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, as well as Hershey, Pennsylvania on July 1 and Chicago on July 16. Canton’s show will be followed by a concert on August 6 at the Ruoff Music Center in Indianapolis.
The tour will serve “as an ode to the fans and those who have lent a hand in lifting this country from the fires of the past few years and helped us all get back on our feet and together,” the band said in the statement. Press.
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Founded by Zac Brown, the band won a 2013 Grammy for Best Country Album “Uncaged,” which includes the songs “The Wind,” “Island Song” and “Sweet Annie.”
The band have also indulged their rock and roll leanings, including releasing an EP in 2013 with Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters. Members of the Zac Brown Band also performed Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs” with the Foo Fighters on The Late Show with David Letterman.
Plus, the Zac Brown Band’s “Heavy Is The Head” features the late Chris Cornell, lead singer of the popular Seattle-based grunge band Soundgarden, in a full dose of hard rock. Combining both fiddle playing and heavy metal guitar, the duo performed the song on Saturday Night Live.
In 2016, Brown released a dance and pop music project, “Sir Rosevelt.”
The first part of Concert for Legends will be announced
The band will play over 30 shows on the new tour and will be joined by a group of opening acts on select dates, including Marcus King, Tenille Townes and King Calaway. Live Nation is producing the tour, which follows the “Out in the Middle Tour” in 2022.
The first part of the 8 p.m. Concert for Legends in Guangzhou will be announced soon, according to Monday’s press release.
Pre-sale tickets will be available Wednesday noon through Thursday 10 a.m. for Citi Cardholders through the City Entertainment program. For more information, visit https://www.citiententertainment.com/.
The “Zamily” Legacy Fan Club presale will begin at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, followed by the “Zamily” Legacy Fan Club” general presale at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday.
For details on ticket sales, visit https://zacbrownband.com/pages/tour.
The Concert for Legends is a signature event of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival and Hall of Fame Village. The Village is a $600 million+ project and entertainment campus built around the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
“This event held at our unique venue during this special time in Guangzhou is another example of the high-caliber entertainment and unique experiences we are bringing to the Hall of Fame Village as we continue to grow our business as premier destination for sports and entertainment,” Hall of Fame Village president and CEO Michael Crawford said in a statement.
The village has a hotel and an indoor water park slated for completion in 2024. Already completed is the Center for Performance sports dome, which hosts high school sports tournaments and other events. Play Action Plaza includes a zipline and Ferris wheel-style ride.
The fan engagement area includes a Don Shula restaurant and The Brew Kettle craft brewery, which are set to open early next year. BetRivers, a retail sports betting site, is set to open in the Village this summer, following Ohio’s legalization of betting on professional and college sports in retail sports betting in person, and through apps. sports betting online and at kiosks in restaurants, bars, etc. bowling alleys and grocery stores.