05/18/2013

ALAN JACKSON RETURNS TO AUSTRALIA

Country Music Superstar to Tour in September/October

Alan Jackson will be returning to Australia for a limited number of concerts in late September and early October 2013.

Jackson will play Arena concerts in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane as well as make his first visits to Townsville and Deniliquin to headline the CMC Rocks North QLD and Deni Ute Muster festivals.

“I’d always heard great things about Australia, and everybody was right – it’s a beautiful country and the people were really nice,” Jackson says, recalling his first Australian tour in 2011. “I really enjoyed it, and I’m glad to be going back to play for the folks down under who love country music.”

“Worth the wait? Most definitely,” said AAP (Australian Associated Press) of Jackson’s 2011 concerts, while the Melbourne Herald Sun noted “[Jackson] can just about walk on water for his millions of fans”. The Brisbane Courier Mail headlined their review, “Country Charm From a Master.”

Alan Jackson is one of the most successful and respected singer-songwriters in music. He’s in the elite company of Lennon and McCartney among artists who’ve written and recorded more than 20 US #1 hits. He’s sold nearly 60 million albums worldwide, and has scored nearly 40 Top 10 hits in Australia, with 15 #1s including “Good Time,” “It’s Five O’clock Somewhere,” “Little Bitty” and “I’ll Go On Loving You” – each spent a month at the top of the Australian music charts.

Jackson will be joined on the tour by special guests Sara Evans (USA) and Morgan Evans. Sara Evans is a platinum-selling CMA and ACM Award-winning American country singer with a string of #1 hits including Born to Fly; her most-recent album is A Little Bit Stronger. (*Sara Evans will not be performing at the Deni Ute Muster.)

Newcastle singer/songwriter Morgan Evans is the reigning CMC New Oz Artist of the Year, with three #1 singles and two acclaimed EPs under his belt. His as yet untitled debut album will be released shortly before the tour commences.

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