When the headliners for CMC Rocks QLD 2022 were announced late last year, the excitement that Kane Brown was visiting Australia for the very first time was palpable. With the festival selling out in its first day on sale, it was heard loud and clear from fans that more shows from Kane Brown would be very welcomed.
Today, Potts Entertainment, Chugg Entertainment and Frontier Touring are excited to announce Kane Brown will be performing headline shows at Melbourne’s Margaret Court Arena on Saturday 17th September, Sydney’s Hordern Pavillion on Tuesday 20th September and in New Zealand at Auckland’s Spark Arena on Sunday 25th September.
Joining Kane for his Australian shows is US country / hip hop artist Blanco Brown and fellow US vocal powerhouse trio Restless Road, who will also be appearing at Kane’s Auckland show.
An innovator in modern music, Kane Brown has broken records with his crossover country / pop songs and his genre breaking collaborations since his 2015 breakthrough single ‘Used To Love You Sober’.
Following the arrival of his self-titled, 2X Platinum debut album in November 2016, Kane Brown has ascended from social media notability to become one of country music’s most accomplished mainstays. Not only was he recently named as one of the Time100 most influential people in the world, but the 28-year-old singer-songwriter was nominated for multiple 2022 ACM Awards and 2021 CMA Awards as his latest hit single, “One Mississippi”, topped country airplay charts for the seventh time. Upon the release of his Kane Brown Deluxe Version in October 2017, Brown made history as the first artist ever to lead all five of Billboard’s main country charts simultaneously. This accomplishment was achieved by his album which reigned No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart for 13 weeks, plus his 7X Platinum-certified hits “Heaven” and “What Ifs” featuring Lauren Alaina, respectively the fourth and seventh most-streamed country songs of all time (U.S. Nielsen Country On-Demand Streams chart).
A 5X American Music Award Winner, Brown became the only male country artist in more than 24 years to have his sophomore album debut at the top of the Billboard 200 when he dropped Experiment in 2018. Now certified Platinum, Experiment yielded the three consecutive No. 1 2X Platinum certified hits “Lose It,” “Good As You” and “Homesick.” Mixtape Vol. 1, Kane Brown’s first multi-song project since Experiment, dropped in August 2020 and earned an ACM Award nomination for Album of the Year in 2021. Brown’s EP included the powerful “Worldwide Beautiful,” which received an ACM Award for “Video of the Year,” the first time a Black solo artist has won this trophy.
Known for his unique collaborations, Brown has worked with Grammy and Academy Award winning singer-songwriter H.E.R. on “Bless & Free,” DJ Marshmello (2X Platinum “One Thing Right”), Khalid and Swae Lee (Platinum “Be Like That”), “blackbear (“Memory”), Nelly (Platinum “Cool Again”), John Legend (“Last Time I Say Sorry”), Camila Cabello (“Never Be The Same” remix), Brooks & Dunn (“Believe” the super duo’s Reboot album) and Becky G. (“Lost In The Middle Of Nowhere” Spanish remix). Brown’s most recent collaboration, “Famous Friends” with Chris Young, became Billboard’s 2021 year-end No. 1 Country Airplay Song and remained in the Top 5 of Billboard’s airplay chart for 15 weeks and earned “Collaborative Video of the Year” for “Famous Friends” at the 2021 CMT Music Awards, which Brown co-hosted. Most recently Brown celebrated his seventh chart-topping single and the first for his co-owned publishing company, Verse2, with his No. 1 hit “One Mississippi.”
Blanco Brown is a songwriter, producer, vocalist, visionary and multi-instrumentalist. His two biggest musical influences are Johnny Cash and hip hop duo Outkast and when you know that, the sound of Blanco Brown, or “TrailerTrap” as it’s best described, makes total sense. The world got it’s first taste of this exciting fusion with the worldwide smash ‘The Git Up’ which has spawned nearly 3 BILLION views across social media platforms via #TheGitUpChallenge trend. It’s now gone on to be streamed close to 1 BILLION times and hit #1 on the US Country Charts and #5 on the ARIA Charts in Australia. Blanco’s debut album ‘Honeysuckle & Lightning Bugs’ shows his depth as an artist, striking a balance between his contrasting backgrounds with a mix of countrified influences and street-smart lingo.
Restless Road has a longtime fan in Kane Brown. Brown featured on the trios first big hit ‘Take Me Home’ from their self-titled debut EP in 2020. Since then, the vocal harmonies of Zach Beeken, Colton Pack, and Garrett Nichols have been gaining fans with every release including their current smash ‘Growing Old With You’.
Kane Brown with special guests Blanco Brown (AU shows only) and Restless Road promises to be a night of exciting modern country music featuring some of the biggest songs that have redefined the genre over the last 5 years.
Members of Kane Brown’s fan club will have early access to tickets with a pre-sale starting at 12.00pm Tuesday 10 May until 10.00pm, Thursday 12 May (Local Time). Frontier and CMC Rocks members along with Spotify artist followers will have the chance to pre-order tickets from 1.00pm Wednesday 11 May until 10.00pm Thursday 12 May (Local Time). General tickets will be on sale 12pm Friday 13 May (Local Time). Secure tickets early to avoid missing out!
Saturday 17 September – Margaret Court Arena (All Ages)
Tuesday 20 September – Hordern Pavilion (All Ages)
Sunday 25 September – Spark Arena (All Ages)