Country sensation Chris Stapleton to play Austin360 Amphitheater in October

 

After making two huge Austin appearances last year, country music sensation, Chris Stapleton will return to our city for a show at the Austin360 Amphitheater on October 26. Tickets run from $30.75 to $70.75 and go on sale Friday, April 7 at 10 a.m. at all Ticketmaster locations, ticketmaster.com and austin360amphitheater.com.

Brent Cobb, cousin to producer Dave Cobb and an emerging country artist in his own right, will join Stapleton for the show.

Chris Stapleton performs at the Austin City Limits Music Festival in Zilker Park Sunday October 2, 2016. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

A-List: Chris Stapleton, Hank Williams Jr. at the Austin360 Amphitheater

Stapleton proved why he is the hot ticket item in country music at the moment in his opening set for Hank Williams Jr. at the amphitheater last summer. For the early part of his set, the crowd listened in hushed reverence, before enthusiastically singing along to hits like “Traveller,” “Fire Away” and closer “Tennessee Whiskey.”  A good portion of the crowd left before Williams’ headline set.

Later in the year, he returned to play a sundown set during weekend one of the Austin City Limits Festival.

“Stapleton sounded loud and proud, his spectacular voice carrying most of the weight on songs that blended down-and-dirty blues with Southern-fried rock ‘n’ roll and deep-rooted country twang,” Peter Blackstock wrote about the set, which drew a massive crowd.

Earlier in 2016, Stapleton joined Gary Clark Jr. and Bonnie Raitt in a soulful tribute to B.B. King at the Grammy Awards.

 


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