Walker Hayes To Embark On First-Ever Arena Tour: ‘It’s Mind-Blowing’

Hot on the heels of his wildly successful breakout year, Walker Hayes just announced plans to embark on his first-ever…


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April 23, 2022


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Hot on the heels of his wildly successful breakout year, Walker Hayes just announced plans to embark on his first-ever arena tour. 

Dubbed the Glad You’re Here Tour, the trek will visit 15 cities with special guest Parmalee

“I can’t believe that we are playing arenas,” Hayes shared. “It’s mind-blowing how our team is growing, how the crowds are growing, and how the music continues to connect with my audience. I’m just so grateful.”

Kicking off in Johnstown, PA on September 29, the Glad You’re Here Tour will visit cities around through U.S. before wrapping on November 12 in Everett, WA. 

Walker Hayes; Photo by Getty Images for CMT
Walker Hayes; Photo by Getty Images for CMT

The news comes in the midst of Hayes’ Fancy Like Tour, which sold out theaters across the country. 

The tour’s namesake comes from Hayes’ forthcoming book, Glad You’re Here. Set for release on May 3, the book was written by Hayes with his best friend, Craig Allen Cooper and details their friendship and how an act of kindness from Craig changed Walker’s life. 

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The past year has brought on unprecedented success for Walker Hayes, including a GRAMMY nomination, five ACM Awards nominations, a CMT Music Awards nomination and six nods for the upcoming 2022 Billboard Music Awards. 

Tickets for Walker Hayes’ Glad You’re Here Tour go on sale on Friday, April 29 at 10 am Local. Visit www.walkerhayes.com for more details and see below for a full list of tour dates. 

The Glad You’re Here Tour:

9/29 – 1st Summit Arena, Johnstown, PA

9/30 – Visions Veterans Memorial Arena, Binghamton, NY

10/1 – Mountain Health Arena, Huntington, WV

10/7 – Santander Arena, Reading, PA

10/8 – DCU Center, Worcester, MA

10/13 – Dow Event Center Arena, Saginaw, MI

10/14 – Corbin Arena, Corbin, KY

10/15 – Covelli Centre, Youngstown, OH

10/21 – Alliant Energy Powerhouse, Cedar Rapids, IA

10/22 – Danny Sanford Premiere Center, Sioux Falls, SD

11/5 – Mechanics Bank Arena, Bakersfield, CA

11/7 – The Greek, Los Angeles, CA

11/10 – Spokane Arena, Spokane, WA

11/11 – Theater of the Clouds, Portland, OR

11/12 – Angel Of the Winds Arena, Everett, WA

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.