Lady Antebellum coming to Pittsburgh; Get WPXI's special presale code

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PITTSBURGH,None - On Friday, multi-Platinum group Lady Antebellum announced that their "OWN THE NIGHT 2012 WORLD TOUR" will roll into First Niagara Pavilion on Saturday, June 2  at 7 p.m.

You can buy tickets before they go on sale to the public by using WPXI's special presale code on Thursday, March 15 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.  Click here and use the password SAXOPHONE in the Live Nation presale box.  Regular tickets go on sale on March 16.

The tour, sponsored by GAC, will feature Darius Rucker and special guest Thompson Square. Fans can purchase tickets at livenation.com, all Ticketmaster locations or charge by phone (800) 745-3000 beginning Friday, March 16th at 10am.

"We can't wait for our first big headlining tour in arenas," said Hillary Scott.  "We hope to create a once-in-a-lifetime concert experience and make some really special memories with our fans."
 
The trio's live show has earned glowing reviews from critics across the country.
 
“Lady A brought a sold-out audience to its feet and kept them there for the duration.”  Chicago Tribune

“And Lady A's three core members — along with a dynamite five-piece band, squeezed every ounce of hand-clapping, chorus-singing energy out of the crowd.”  Seattle Times

“They're personable, energetic, and best of all, they can sing.”   Dallas Morning News

Lady A’s record breaking third disc "OWN THE NIGHT" debuted at the No. one position on Billboard’s Top 200 chart in October, becoming the biggest first week debut by a country artist last year. The album has already produced two No. one singles—“Just A Kiss” and “We Owned The Night”.  The band has now tallied six No. one hits since its debut in 2007.  The current single, “Dancing Away With My Heart”, is now climbing the country charts.  The trio’s previous two albums, “Lady Antebellum” and “Need You Now”, have sold over five million albums across the globe, spawned four No. one hits, scored six GRAMMYs and over a dozen other award show trophies.

The group just received five (5) Academy Of Country Music Awards nominations for 2012, including Vocal Group of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Video of the Year.  Additionally, the group received a 2012 Grammy award for Country Album of the Year.  Past wins include Vocal Group of the Year at the 45th Annual CMA Awards, Favorite Country Band, Duo or Group for the 2011 American Music Awards, and being one of CMT’s five Artists of the Year for 2011. 

Darius Rucker has again topped the charts with the release of his sophomore country album, CHARLESTON, SC 1966, on Capitol Records Nashville. Since it’s October 2010 debut, the album has garnered two No. one hits with “Come Back Song” and “This.” His chart-topping 2008 debut release, LEARN TO LIVE, produced three consecutive No. one singles and Top Five smash, “History In The Making.” In addition to country music, Darius offers much of his time to charitable efforts benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the Hootie & The Blowfish Foundation, and many others.

One of Country music’s biggest breakout acts of 2011, Stoney Creek Records’ Thompson Square, earned 12 major awards show nominations in 2011. The husband-and-wife's infectious hit single, “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not,” reached the coveted No. one spot on both Country radio charts, has sold 1.5 million downloads to-date, and was the most played song of 2011 on Country radio (according to Mediabase).  The group is nominated for a 2012 GRAMMY for Best Country Duo/Group Performance and is nominated for Vocal Duo of the Year at the 2012 Academy Of Country Music Awards.