Two new concerts have been added to the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater's 2022 season, according to Birmingham-based booking agent Red Mountain Entertainment. Returning country star Chris Stapleton will play July 14, with Elle King and Madeline Edwards opening. Pop band LANY will make its first appearance in Tuscaloosa Aug. 29, with Surfaces opening that evening.
Tickets for both go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, through www.ticketmaster.com, or at the Amp box office. Stapleton tickets will be $119.75, $89.75, and $59.75. LANY tickets wlll be $69.50, $49.50, $39.50, and $29.50. Other fees will be included.
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Stapleton played the Amp in 2018 and 2016 as headliner, with that first show selling out in less than two hours. He had been in Tuscaloosa at least once before as singer for bluegrass group The Steeldrivers, who played the Bama Theatre in 2008.
The singer-songwriter scored big crafting hits for others before launching his solo career with the breakthrough 2015 debut disc "Traveller," which went triple platinum. He wrote or has co-written a string of No. 1 country hits, including Kenny Chesney's "Never Wanted Nothing More," Darius Rucker's "Come Back Song," Josh Turner's "Your Man," George Strait's "Love's Gonna Make it Alright," and Luke Bryan's "Drink a Beer."
The Academy of Country Music named Stapleton its Artist-Songwriter of the Decade. He's also won eight Grammys, 10 ACM awards, and 14 Country Music Association awards, while working with artists ranging from Justin Timberlake to Pink, Dierks Bentley to Adele, Brad Paisley to Sheryl Crow, Santana to Taylor Swift, and Vince Gill to Peter Frampton.
Following "Traveler," he's cut three more studio albums, "From a Room Vol. 1" and "From a Room Vol. 2," released in May and December of 2017, respectively, and the 2020 "Starting Over," all topping country charts, and selling gold or platinum.
His hit singles include "Traveller," "Nobody To Blame," "Parachute," "Either Way," "Broken Halos," "Millionaire," "Starting Over," and "You Should Probably Leave." A cover of "Tennessee Whiskey" with Timberlake went No. 1 after their co-performance at the CMAs. They also co-wrote and cut "Say Something," which went Top 10 in several countries, selling multi-platinum.
Stapleton's songs have been featured in movies including "Valentine's Day," "Hell or High Water," "Alvin and the Chipmunks: Road Chip," and "Country Strong," and he's twice been the featured musical guest on "Saturday Night Live."
Country-soul-rock-blues singer King scored her biggest success with Top 10 hit "Ex's & Oh's," a swing-romp double-platinum hit spanning rock and pop charts, from her 2015 debut disc "Love Stuff." She's also cut a 2018 studio album, "Shake the Spirit," and a pair of EPs. Other singles that broke Top 10 include "America's Sweetheart," and a 2021 duet with Miranda Lambert, "Drunk (And I Don't Wanna Go Home)."
Texas-raised Edwards likewise blends influences, including jazz, soul, gospel and country. Her single "The Road" has earned one million streams, and she's at work on her debut album.
LANY, an acronym for Los Angeles and New York, formed in Nashville in 2014, around the duo of Paul Jason Klein and Jake Clifford Goss. LANY has cut four albums, the self-titled 2017 debut, 2018's "Malibu Nights," 2020's "Mama's Boy," and 2021's "gg bb xx." Independent of those, they've cut singles including "ILYSB," "Okay," and "Mean It."
Surfaces formed in College Station Texas around guitarist-singers Forrest Frank and Colin Padalecki, blending jazz, soul, pop, hip hop, reggae, and calypso. They've also released four studio discs, beginning with the 2017 "Surf," followed by "Where The Light Is," "Horizons" and "Pacifico." The band's 2020 re-release of the single "Sunday Best" sold triple platinum.
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