Morgan Wallen will embark on his 46-city The Dangerous Tour next year, beginning February 3 at the Ford Center in Evansville, Ind.
The tour will include Wallen’s first headlining show at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on March 17, 2022, as well as his debuts at Madison Square Garden in New York City and Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood in Atlanta. The seven-month tour will conclude at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on September 24, 2022.
Wallen’s shows will be opened by fellow Big Loud artists HARDY and Larry Fleet. Singer-songwriter HARDY also contributed seven songs to the long-running Dangerous: The Double Album, which topped the Billboard 200 for 10 weeks earlier this year. Dangerous: The Double Album was also nominated for Album of the Year at this year’s CMA Awards, but at last week’s ceremony, the album was beaten by Chris Stapleton’s Starting Over
The Dangerous Tour will be released one year to the day after Wallen was temporarily suspended by his label Big Loud and his music removed from country radio stations and streaming playlists, after TMZ published a video of Wallen using a racial slur outside his Nashville home on February 2, 2021.
As previously reported by Billboard, WME also removed Wallen from its list as part of the industry fallout from the racial slur. Wallen is still not on WME’s roster, but Austin Neal, WME’s agent, has booked shows for Wallen “as a friend” and not as part of any professional activity with WME. Austin Neal is the son of long-time WME agent Kevin Neal, who was previously Wallen’s agent.
In August, Wallen’s music officially returned to country radio with the release of HARDY’s co-write “Sand in My Boots,” which currently sits at #15 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart, and #13 on the Hot Country Songs chart (the track previously peaked at #5 on the Hot Country Songs chart).
Wallen scored his first #1 hit on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart with the Florida Georgia Line collaboration “Up Down” in 2018, and followed it with another chart hit, “Whiskey Glasses,” in 2019. To date, he has also recorded Billboard Country Airplay chart tops with “Chasin’ You” and “More Than My Hometown”.