Thomas Rhett Announces Headlining Very Hot Summer Tour
Kansas City, Mo. (Nov. 19, 2018) – MULTI-platinum selling performer Thomas Rhett announced today his Very Hot Summer Tour with special guests Dustin Lynch, Russell Dickerson and Rhett Akins. Touted as a “Born Entertainer” (Lincoln Journal Star), fans can’t help but "get swept up in the fun” (Lexington Herald Leader) of Thomas Rhett’s live show. Very Hot Summer Tour will visit Sprint Center on Thursday, Sept. 12. Live Nation is the national tour promoter.
Citi is the official presale credit card of the tour and Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday at 10 a.m. local time through Citi’s Private Pass program.
“We literally just closed out our 2018 tour in the U.K. last week and I’m already thinking about next year’s tour,” said Thomas Rhett. "I’m glad we have the winter to plan and come up with some crazy stuff for next year because I can’t think of a better way to spend the summer than out on the road with my fans. And, I get to bring my dad and two of my favorite artists in country music along for the ride."
“A skilled musician and showman” (Providence Journal), Thomas Rhett's live show continues to draw praise as he’s "fearlessly come into his own” (Tennessean). “Adept at engaging a crowd” (Houston Chronicle), “there's a palpable connection between the country music superstar and his fans" (M-LIVE). The VERY HOT SUMMER TOUR will make notable stops across the US and wraps in his hometown of Nashville, TN.
Thomas Rhett’s PLATINUM-certified third album LIFE CHANGES (The Valory Music Co.) is the biggest, boldest-sounding record of his career, filled with a diverse batch of songs as he stretches his sound to new limits. Emphasizing his “detailed style of songwriting” (Rolling Stone), LIFE CHANGES was an instant hit upon its release, debuting at No. One on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart, marking the first Country release to take the top spot last year. It also drew a 2018 GRAMMY nomination for Best Country Album and has been streamed more than 944 million times, delivering a slew of RIAA-certified PLATINUM and GOLD chart-toppers, bringing Thomas Rhett’s No. one tally to 11. His current single “Sixteen” is top 15 and rising at Country radio. Thomas Rhett was named iHeartRadio’s Country Artist of the Year for the second year in a row, following a CMA Triple Play award for penning three No. One songs within a 12-month period (“Die A Happy Man,” “Star of the Show” and Michael Ray’s “Think A Little Less”), adding to his collection of trophies from the Country Music Association, Academy of Country Music, Billboard Music Awards, CMT Music Awards and more. Thomas Rhett is set to bring his critically-acclaimed LIFE CHANGES TOUR to Canada in April of 2019.
Since releasing his PLATINUM-certified debut single, “Cowboys and Angels,” Lynch has "steadily built one of the most consistent recording careers in modern country music” (Billboard) with five consecutive #1s, three Top 5 albums, PLATINUM-level certifications and tours with the genre’s biggest names (Luke Bryan, Florida Gerogia Line, and Brad Paisley). Racking up over 238 million views on YouTube/VEVO, scoring one billion streams and selling 4.5 million digital tracks, the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry is currently climbing the Country charts with his single “Good Girl.”
Platinum singer/songwriter, Russell Dickerson, celebrates a landmark year with two consecutive No. 1 singles as Billboard’s No.1 Emerging Artist, a Spotify RISE artist and CMT’s 18 for 2018. The 2018 CMT and ACM nominee was named People Magazine’s “One to Watch,” and spends much time on the road and with his fans who made his debut single “Yours” the biggest love song of the year. His second single, “Blue Tacoma,” went #1 with over 60M worldwide streams, and still popular on country radio.
Rhett Akins first album, A Thousand Memories produced four chart singles with its 1995 release including his co-written first No. one, “That Ain’t My Truck.” Moving on to release Somebody New the following year and producing another No. one hit, “Don’t Get Me Started.” Rhett as a songwriter has had 29 No. one singles (and counting). Some of which include No. one hits by artists which include Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Dustin Lynch, Jon Pardi, Thomas Rhett, and Blake Shelton. Thomas Rhett's “Star Of The Show,” co-written with Rhett and Thomas Rhett pinned their first No. one together and in 2017, Rhett celebrated his 29th number one as as a songwriter with Thomas Rhett's “Life Changes.” Rhett was named the No. 4 Billboard Country Songwriter, awarded the CMA Triple Play seven times and awarded Songwriter of the Year by the Academy of Country Music in 2018.
Tickets for the Very Hot Summer Tour stop in Kansas City go on sale Friday, Nov. 30 at 10 a.m. at SprintCenter.com, Price Chopper Box Office at Sprint Center or by phone at 888.929.7849.