Zac Brown Band announces 2019 'The Owl Tour' and new album

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The Zac Brown Band has announced “The Owl Tour,” a 2019 summer concert trek that will actually kick off in May and run through October.

The tour begins May 25 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and concludes Oct. 26 at the Doz Equis Pavilion in Dallas. The itinerary boasts five California dates, including a Sept. 19 show at San Diego’s North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre and shows on July 25 and 26 at Irvine’s FivePoint Amphitheater.

The full tour itinerary and ticket information appears below.

The extended concert trek will coincide with the Zac Brown Band’s upcoming new album, which — presumably — will be called “The Owl.” A detailed press release issued on Friday neglected to state the official title of the album.

The release states that “both ‘The Owl Tour’ and forthcoming album draw inspiration from the mythology and mystery surrounding the Great Horned Owl that can see perfectly in the night, serving as a guide when we need sight in even the darkest of moments.”

In a statement released Friday, Brown said: “With ‘The Owl Tour,’ our fans can expect some new and unexpected sounds woven into the signature Zac Brown Band live music experience. The owl holds special meaning for us and we look forward to sharing this with everyone.”

The owl is also a key inspiration for Brown’s Z. Alexander Brown wine line, which he launched in 2016 with Delicato Family Vineyards and Napa Valley winemaker John Killebrew. The line includes Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Proprietary Red Blend.

All of Brown’s wines are marketed as part of “The Uncaged” brand, which also happens to be the name of the Zac Brown Band’s 2012 album. It won the Grammy Award for Best Country Album the year after it came out.

“The owl is the keeper of the vines, and myths say it is present when the spirit is set free. The owl captures the spirit of our wines – intense and full-bodied – which are expressions of the land that they are from,” Brown said in a 2018 interview with in the Mix, which covers the alcoholic beverage business.

Tickets and VIP packages for “The Owl Tour” go on sale Feb. 8 at 10 a.m. local time at ticketmaster.com and livenation.com, and by phone at: (800) 745-3000. An online pre-sale for Zac Brown Band fan club members will begin Tuesday at 10 a.m.

Ticket prices for the band’s Sept. 19 San Diego concert range from $40 to $108, plus service charges, This will be the group’s first San Diego area show since the Zac Brown Band opened the Eagles’ Petco Park concert last September.

Zac Brown Band “The Owl Tour” dates

5/25/2019 Indianapolis, IN Legends Day – Indy 500

6/7/2019 Gilford, NH Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion *

6/8/2019 Gilford, NH Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion *

6/9/2019 Syracuse, NY St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview *

6/14/2019 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center

6/15/2019 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

6/21/2019 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center for the Arts +

6/22/2019 Holmdel, NJ P.N.C. Bank Arts Center +

6/23/2019 Holmdel, NJ P.N.C. Bank Arts Center +

6/28/2019 Burgettstown, PA KeyBank Pavilion

6/29/2019 Tinley Park, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheater

6/30/2019 Milwaukee, WI Milwaukee Summerfest

7/12/2019 Calgary, AB Calgary Stampede

7/21/2019 Brooklyn, MI Faster Horses Festival

7/24/2019 Paso Robles, CA California Mid-State Fair

7/25/2019 Irvine, CA FivePoint Amphitheater

7/26/2019 Irvine, CA FivePoint Amphitheater

8/9/2019 Denver, CO Coors Field * +

8/11/2019 Des Moines, IA Grandstand - Iowa State Fairgrounds +

8/23/2019 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater +

8/24/2019 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater +

8/25/2019 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live +

8/29/2019 Hershey, PA Hershey Park Stadium *

8/30/2019 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center *

8/31/2019 Boston, MA Fenway Park (on sale February 15) *

9/6/2019 Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion *

9/7/2019 Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion *

9/8/2019 Hartford, CT XFINITY Theatre *

9/19/2019 Chula Vista, CA North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre +

9/20/2019 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheater +

10/17/2019 Jacksonville, FL Daily's Place

10/18/2019 West Palm Beach, FL Coral Sky Amphitheatre *

10/19/2019 West Palm Beach, FL Coral Sky Amphitheatre *

10/20/2019 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre *

10/25/2019 Rogers, AR The Walmart Amp *

10/26/2019 Dallas, TX The Dos Equis Pavilion (on sale February 15) *

* With special guest Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

+ With special guest Caroline Jones

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