Country Thunder Arizona releases 1,000 Morgan Wallen concert tickets

Country Thunder Arizona will release 1,000 single-day tickets for Saturday, April 9, in response to massive public interest in Saturday’s headliner Morgan Wallen.

This is Wallen’s only concert in Arizona of the year.

He headlines which also includes Hardy, Tracy Lawrence, Blanco Brown, Mackenzie Porter and Tyler Braden.

Other Country Thunder Arizona headliners this year are Riley Green on Thursday, Blake Shelton on Friday and Florida Georgia Line on Sunday.

Single-day tickets are $175 plus tax and go on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 23 at countrythunder.com/az.

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Why Morgan Wallen canceled last year’s appearance

Wallen was supposed to headline last year’s festival, but he canceled all his summer dates and Country Thunder Arizona after posting a video from the singer leading the N-word and other profanity to a car full of friends outside his Nashville home.

Despite the controversy, Wallen’s latest album, “Dangerous: The Double Album,” topped the Billboard 200 album chart for 10 consecutive weeks while sending “7 Summers” to the top of Billboard’s country songs chart and earning more. of 7 billion streams.

The triple-platinum album topped the Billboard album charts for 2021.

Earlier this month, the singer won album of the year at the Academy of Country Music Awards at a ceremony in Las Vegas.

At the awards ceremony, Wallen, who entered a rehabilitation program and went several months without performing live, thanked “everyone who has shown me grace along the way.”

Country Thunder’s director of marketing and media relations Gerry Krochak said the decision to offer day tickets for Wallen’s performance was made after being in Nashville last week and seeing “the hysteria surrounding this guy”.

Wallen sold out three nights at the Bridgestone Arena and was joined on stage at those performances by Eric Church, Jason Aldean, Thomas Rhett and other special guests.

Krochak said he considers the singer the greatest country band since Garth Brooks.

“I see this as a special opportunity for fans to access tickets to his only show in this market,” Krochak said. “It’s going to be what I would call a really special night on this site.”

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