Black Out the Sun Tour

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Black Out the Sun Tour
Tour by Zac Brown Band
Black Out the Sun Tour poster.jpg
Promotional poster for the tour
Associated album Jekyll + Hyde
Start date March 19, 2016 (2016-03-19)
End date April 21, 2017 (2017-04-21)
Legs 2
No. of shows 45 in North America
2 in Australia
47 Total
Zac Brown Band concert chronology

The Black Out the Sun Tour was the sixth headlining concert tour by American country music group the Zac Brown Band, in support of their album Jekyll + Hyde (2015). The tour began on March 19, 2016, in Teton Village, Wyoming and ended on April 21, 2017, in Sydney, Australia.

The band announced the tour in February 2016.[1] On September 21, 2016, two Australian tour dates were announced.[2]

Concert synopsis[edit]

The show is filled with their own material and covers. They perform songs from their current album Jekyll + Hyde such as "Castaway", "Beautiful Drug", "Homegrown", and "I'll Be Your Man (Song for a Daughter)", past hits like "Chicken Fried", "Knee Deep", "Colder Weather" and covers such as Van Morrison's "Into the Mystic", The Who's "Baba O'Riley", and Dolly Parton's "Jolene".[3]

Production[edit]

The back of the stage is covered by a video screen that shows images and visuals. There is also another video screen on the stage where the horns, vocalists and percussionists stand.[3]

Opening acts[edit]

Setlist[edit]

Not all songs are performed at every show, and in not always in the same order. [3]

Tour dates[edit]

List of concerts, showing date, city, country, venue, attendance, and gross revenue
Date City Country Venue Attendance Gross revenue
North America [1]
March 19, 2016 Teton Village United States Jackson Hole Rendezvous N/A N/A
April 1, 2016 Omaha CenturyLink Center Omaha
April 2, 2016 Wichita Intrust Bank Arena
April 3, 2016 Tulsa BOK Center
April 16, 2016 Charleston[a] MUSC Health Stadium
April 17, 2016
April 30, 2016 Austin[b] Frank Erwin Center
May 19, 2016 Hartford Xfinity Theatre 16,117 / 24,511 $673,725
May 20, 2016 Camden BB&T Pavilion 25,227 / 25,517 $1,097,136
May 21, 2016 Burgettstown First Niagara Pavilion 14,776 / 23,001 $454,051
May 22, 2016 Noblesville Klipsch Music Center 16,043 / 24,740 $565,690
May 27, 2016 Kansas City Sprint Center 7,775 / 11,153 $578,847
May 28, 2016 Minneapolis Target Field 28,839 / 39,077 $2,330,737
June 3, 2016 Mountain View Shoreline Amphitheatre 17,070 / 22,000 $645,757
June 4, 2016 Irvine Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre 14,589 / 15,000 $871,606
June 5, 2016 Inglewood The Forum N/A
June 16, 2016 Mack[c] Country Jam N/A N/A
June 17, 2016
June 18, 2016
June 19, 2016
June 24, 2016 Cuyahoga Falls Blossom Music Center 19,187 / 20,672 $831,736
June 25, 2016 East Troy Alpine Valley Music Theatre 31,417 / 70,888 $1,084,482
June 26, 2016
July 1, 2016 Cincinnati Riverbend Music Center 19,808 / 20,581 $776,990
July 2, 2016 Clarkston DTE Energy Music Theatre 14,822 / 15,068 $673,900
July 3, 2016 Darien Center Darien Lake PAC 16,782 / 21,800 $669,991
July 8, 2016 Kitchener[d] Canada Bingemans N/A N/A
July 9, 2016
July 14, 2016 Calgary Calgary Stampede 11,120 / 11,408 $1,403,540
July 15, 2016 Craven[e] Craven Country Jamboree N/A N/A
July 16, 2016 Pendleton[f] United States Round Up Grounds
July 21, 2016 Syracuse Lakeview Amphitheater 15,413 / 16,806 $646,183
July 22, 2016 Bethel Bethel Woods Center for the Arts 15,359 / 15,423 $701,756
July 23, 2016 Hershey Hersheypark Stadium 21,929 / 28,145 $1,015,104
August 19, 2016 Flushing Citi Field 38,778 / 38,778 $3,265,889
August 20, 2016 Boston Fenway Park 72,819 / 72,819 $5,477,774
August 21, 2016
September 1, 2016 Atalantic City Atlantic City Beach N/A N/A
September 2, 2016 Bristow Jiffy Lube Live 21,791 / 23,237 $965,941
September 3, 2016 Saratoga Springs Saratoga Performing Arts Center 21,104 / 25,151 $811,699
September 4, 2016 Virginia Beach Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater 13,414 / 20,055 $633,143
September 15, 2016 Charlotte PNC Music Pavilion 13,193 / 18,308 $623,352
September 16, 2016 Birmingham Oak Mountain Amphitheatre N/A N/A
September 17, 2016 Jacksonville Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena 10,697 / 10,721 $689,155
September 18, 2016 Tampa MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre 15,949 / 20,245 $722,370
Europe[4]
March 10, 2017 Ireland [g] Ireland The O2, Dublin
March 11, 2017 Glasgow [h] Scotland Clyde Auditorium
March 12, 2017 London [i] England The O2 Arena
Australia[2]
April 19, 2017 Melbourne Australia Margaret Court Arena
April 21, 2017 Sydney ICC Sydney Theatre
Festivals
  1. ^ This show was a part of the Southern Ground Music & Food Festival.
  2. ^ This show was a part of the iHeartRadio Country Festival.
  3. ^ This show was a part of the Country Jam.
  4. ^ This show was a part of the CMT Music Fest.
  5. ^ This show was a part of the Craven Country Jamboree.
  6. ^ This show was a part of the Pendelton Whiskey Festival.
  7. ^ This show was a part of the C2C: Country to Country festival.
  8. ^ This show was a part of the C2C: Country to Country festival.
  9. ^ This show was a part of the C2C: Country to Country festival.
Cancellations and rescheduled shows
August 12, 2016 Austin Austin360 Amphitheater Cancelled
August 13, 2016 Houston Minute Maid Park Cancelled
August 14, 2016 Dallas Gexa Energy Pavilion Cancelled

Critical reception[edit]

Timothy Finn of The Kansas City Star says "the show wasn't flawless" and did not like how long the band introductions went but overall "was one long exhibition of this band's virtuosity and personality".[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The BLACK OUT THE SUN 2016 Tour is here!". zacbrownband.com. Zac Brown Band. February 26, 2016. Retrieved February 27, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "SYDNEY & MELBOURNE HEADLINE DATES FOR APRIL 2017". zacbrownband.com. Retrieved September 21, 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d Finn, Timothy (May 27, 2016). "Zac Brown Band covers wide terrain of music at Sprint Center show". kansascity.com. Retrieved September 15, 2016.
  4. ^ http://www.entertainment-focus.com/c2c/c2c-country-to-country-2017-zac-brown-band-profile/