Charles Kelley In The Driver’s Seat

Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley has locked down a run of intimate venues in support of his upcoming solo disc.  Destinations for “The Driver” tour include Cleveland, Atlanta, Dallas, Milwaukee and Las Vegas.

Used to playing arenas and stadiums with Lady Antebellum, Kelley is targeting smaller venues for his solo adventure that includes Lady A guitarist Jason “Slim” Gambill along with a new band.

Kelley will be playing new material, including his first solo single.  “The Driver,” with guest vocals by Eric Paslay and Dierks Bentley, arrived last week.  Kelley hasn’t announced a release date for the project – or revealed if it will be an EP or album.

“I’ve played some great shows at arenas and amphitheaters, but I’m definitely looking forward to getting into clubs with people grabbing on your legs and being able to see every face,” Kelley said.  “I can’t wait to get right up there in it with the fans and try out some of this new stuff we’ve been working on.  I’m pretty excited about just scrapping the setlist and playing whatever we feel like playing.”

Singer/songwriter Maren Morris, who co-wrote Tim McGraw’s “Last Turn Home” and Kelly Clarkson’s “Second Wind,” supports Kelley on his solo tour.  Oh, and he does plan on singing a few Lady Antebellum hits.  Here are the dates:

Nov. 28 – Cleveland, Ohio, House Of Blues
Nov. 29 – Asbury Park, N.J., Stone Pony
Dec. 1 – New York, N.Y., The Gramercy Theatre
Dec. 3 – Charlotte, N.C., Fillmore Charlotte
Dec. 4 – Tallahassee, Fla., The Moon
Dec. 5 – Atlanta, Ga., The Tabernacle
Dec. 10 – Kansas City, Mo., Uptown Theater
Dec. 11 – Oklahoma City, Okla., Diamond Ballroom
Dec. 12 – St. Louis, Mo., The Pageant
Dec. 17 – Dallas, Texas, House Of Blues
Dec. 18 – Houston, Texas, House Of Blues
Dec. 19 –  New Orleans, La., House Of Blues 
Jan. 7 – Milwaukee, Wis., The Rave
Jan. 8 – Chicago, Ill., House Of Blues
Jan. 9 – Cincinnati, Ohio, Bogart’s
Jan. 16 – Silver Spring, Md., The Fillmore Silver Spring
Jan. 17 – Boston, Mass., House Of Blues Boston
Jan. 22 – Louisville, Ky., Mercury Ballroom
Jan. 23 – Springfield, Ill., Boondocks
Jan. 24 – Sioux City, Iowa, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Jan. 26 – Englewood, Colo., Gothic Theatre
Jan. 28 – Las Vegas, Nev., House Of Blues 

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