Alabama 50th Anniversary Tour

Alabama 50th Anniversary Tour stops at Van Andel Arena August 23

Tickets for Grand Rapids show go on sale March 8

 

Grand Rapids — It's been 50 years since Randy, Jeff and Teddy left the cotton farms of Fort Payne, Alabama to spend the summer playing music in a Myrtle Beach, South Carolina bar called The Bowery. From humble beginnings to international stars that went on to sell 80 million albums while changing the face and sound of country music, it is a classic American tale of rags to riches.

 

Quality songs that have become the soundtrack for American life are the foundation for ALABAMA’s stellar career. Alabama introduced rock style guitars, lights, pyrotechnics and sounds to the country audience that has inspired many of today's brightest country stars including Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan.

 

While their music continues to stand the test of time, their numbers and stats are beyond compare.  50 years since starting the band, Alabama has charted 43 #1 singles including 21 #1 singles in a row and have won over 179 CMA Awards, Grammy Awards, and ACM Awards. They are members of the Country Music Hall of Fame and have their own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. They are also world-class philanthropists who have raised over 250 Million dollars for charity.

 

Celebrate 50 years of ALABAMA on their 50th Anniversary Tour coming to SMG-managed Van Andel Arena® on Friday, August 23, 2019 at 7:00 PM.

 

Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, March 8 at 10:00 AM. Tickets will be available at the DeVos Place® and Van Andel Arena box offices, online at Ticketmaster.com, and charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000. A purchase limit of eight (8) tickets will apply to every order. See Ticketmaster.com for all current pricing and availability.

 

About SMG

Van Andel Arena is managed by SMG. Founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to 243 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theaters, performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 19 million square feet of exhibition space and more than 1.5 million sports and entertainment seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre-opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Soldier Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s NRG Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering companies, currently serving more than 140 accounts worldwide. For more information visit www.smgworld.com.

 

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