For immediate release – Tuesday, 16 July, 2013: Rob Potts Entertainment Edge, Chugg Entertainment and Foxtel’s Country Music Channel (CMC) are thrilled to announce that American country music superstar, Alan Jackson, will play his first show in Australia’s country music capital Tamworth on Wednesday, 2 October, 2013, as part of his Australian tour.

At a media call at 11.00am in Tamworth today, promoters Rob Potts (Rob Potts Entertainment Edge) and Matthew Lazarus-Hall (GM CEO of Chugg Entertainment) and Acting Mayor, Russell Webb, jointly announced the details of the concert and unveiled details of “Alan Jackson Boulevard”, a street to be renamed for the day in honour of the country music superstar when he hits town in October.

Last month, Tamworth Region Mayor Col Murray and Nashville Mayor Karl Dean signed a treaty at the Hall of Fame Rotunda at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville to officially join Tamworth and Nashville as the city’s 7th sister city, formalizing the relationship between the two international music destinations.

Tamworth Regional Council Acting Mayor Russell Webb said it was a great coup for Tamworth to secure a concert as part of Jackson’s Australian tour. “It will be a huge event – it’s amazing to have someone of his star power coming here” he said.

Jackson, whose first visit to Australia in 2011 was the fastest-selling country tour in Australian history, has added this 5th Arena concert in Tamworth to shows already announced in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane as well as visits to Townsville and Deniliquin to headline the CMC Rocks North QLD andDeni Ute Muster festivals.

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.

“Coming from the Country Music Capital up yonder, I’m looking forward to hitting the Country Music Capital down under!Jackson says. “It’s great that we were able to add Tamworth to the tour.”

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 includingBorn to Fly and her most-recent album, 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.



FRIDAY, 19 JULY, 2013, AT 9.00am

Wednesday, 2 October, 2013

Tamworth Regional Entertainment and Convention Centre (TRECC)

Tickets available from Entertainmentvenues.com.au,02 6767 5300,

Tamworth Visitor Information Centre or the Capitol Theatre. 

Tickets are also currently on sale for the following shows:

Thursday 26 September
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, QLD

Tickets available from www.ticketek.com.au132 849

Friday 27 September
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, QLD

Tickets available from www.ticketek.com.au or 132 849

Saturday 28 September
CMC Rocks North QLD Festival, Reid Park, Townsville, Qld

Tickets available from www.cmcrocks.com.au

Tuesday 1 October
Allphones Arena, Sydney Olympic Park, NSW

Tickets available from www.ticketek.com.au or 132 849

Friday 4 October
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne VIC

Tickets available from www.ticketek.com.au or 132 849

Saturday 5 October
*Deni Ute Muster, Deniliquin NSW

Tickets available from deniutemuster.com.au