Jekyll and Hyde Tour

The Jekyll and Hyde Tour (stylized as the Jekyll + Hyde Tour) was the fifth headlining concert tour by American country music group the Zac Brown Band, in support of their fourth studio album Jekyll + Hyde (2015). The tour began on May 1, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee and finished on December 11 that year in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This was the sixteenth ranked tour of 2015 and grossed $45.2 million in revenue.[1]

Jekyll + Hyde Tour
Tour by Zac Brown Band
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Promotional poster for tour
Associated albumJekyll + Hyde
Start dateMay 1, 2015 (2015-05-01)
End dateApril 3, 2016 (2016-04-03)
Legs3
No. of shows57 in North America
1 in Europe
58 total
Box office$45.2 million
Zac Brown Band concert chronology

BackgroundEdit

Zac Brown Band announced the tour in March 2015. Nine of the shows will take place at baseball parks including historic stadiums such as Fenway Park and Wrigley Field.[2] A London date was announced in May 2015.[3] $1 from every ticket sold goes to Brown's "Camp Southern Ground", a camp that gives kids "including those with social and emotional problems, a chance to go away to camp."[4]

Concert synopsis and productionEdit

The shows last for two and a half hours, and the stage is a three-story tier, and LED screens. The band played twenty-six numbers including most of the tracks off Jekyll + Hyde, past favorites, and covers of "Kashmir (song)" by Led Zeppelin, "Let It Be" by The Beatles, "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen, "Under the Bridge" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers and "Enter Sandman" by Metallica.[5] Not only are there country music elements in the show but there is also EDM, rock and pop. At the end of "Dress Blues" the video screen shows a flag-folding ceremony for a veteran. Photos of "Camp Southern Ground" is displayed on the screens during "Remedy"[4] During "Junkyard" a fifteen-foot dragon controlled by the leg work of the band, wound its way around the stage.[6]

The kickoff show in Nashville had guest appearances from, Jewel, Kid Rock, Béla Fleck and Drake White.[5]

Opening actsEdit

SetlistEdit

  1. "Homegrown"
  2. "Knee Deep"
  3. "One Day"
  4. "Remedy" (with Darrel Scott)
  5. "As She's Walking Away"
  6. "Dress Blues"
  7. "Mango Tree"
  8. "Young and Wild"
  9. "Castaway"
  10. "Sweet Annie"
  11. "Love the One You're With"
  12. "Let It Be" (The Beatles cover)
  13. "I'll Be Your Man (Song for a Daughter)"
  14. "Colder Weather"
  15. "Keep Me in Mind"
  16. "Wildfire"
  17. "Bittersweet"
  18. "Toes"
  19. "Day for the Dead"
  20. "Bohemian Rhapsody" (Queen cover)
  21. "Lovin' You Easy"
  22. "Free"/"Into the Mystic"
  23. "Beautiful Drug"
  24. "Chicken Fried"
Encore
  1. "Junkyard"
  2. "Tomorrow Never Comes"

Source: [7]

Tour datesEdit

List of concerts, showing date, city, country, venue, opening acts, attendance, and gross revenue
Date City Country Venue Opening acts Attendance Gross revenue
North America Leg 1 [2]
May 1, 2015 Nashville United States Bridgestone Arena N/A 11,787 / 14,764 $615,639
May 7, 2015 Raleigh Walnut Creek Amphitheatre Jason Isbell N/A N/A
May 8, 2015 Alpharetta Verizon Wireless Amphihteatre N/A N/A N/A
May 9, 2015
May 16, 2015 [A] Gulf Shores Hangout Music Festival N/A N/A
May 21, 2015 Maryland Heights Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre N/A N/A
May 22, 2015 Cincinnati Riverbend Music Center N/A N/A
May 23, 2015 Cuyahoga Falls Blossom Music Center N/A N/A
May 24, 2015 Burgettstown First Niagara Pavilion Elliot Root N/A N/A
June 4, 2015 Charlotte PNC Music Pavilion Marc Scibilia N/A N/A
June 5, 2015 Virginia Beach Farm Bureau Live N/A N/A
June 6, 2015 Hartford Xfinity Theatre N/A N/A
June 7, 2015 Bangor Darling's Waterfront Pavilion N/A N/A
June 12, 2015 [B] Nashville Nissan Stadium N/A N/A N/A
June 13, 2015 [C] Jacksonville EverBank Field N/A N/A
June 28, 2015 [D] Milwaukee Marcus Amphitheater N/A N/A
July 3, 2015 Denver Coors Field Big Head Todd & The Monsters N/A N/A
July 9, 2015 West Valley City USANA Amphitheatre N/A N/A N/A
July 10, 2015 Boise Taco Bell Arena N/A N/A
July 11, 2015 George The Gorge Amphitheatre Muddy Magnolias N/A N/A
July 12, 2015 Ridgefield Amphitheater Northwest N/A N/A
August 7, 2015 Boston Fenway Park N/A N/A N/A
August 8, 2015
August 9, 2015
August 14, 2015 Washington, D.C. Nationals Park The Avett Brothers N/A N/A
August 15, 2015 Philadelphia Citizens Bank Park N/A N/A
August 16, 2015 Darien Center Darien Lake PAC N/A N/A N/A
August 21, 2015 Flushing Citi Field Drake White N/A N/A
August 22, 2015
August 23, 2015 Bethel Bethel Woods Center for the Arts N/A N/A N/A
September 3, 2015 Toronto Canada Molson Canadian Amphitheatre Drake White N/A N/A
September 4, 2015
September 5, 2015 Hershey United States Hersheypark Stadium Gregg Allman
Drake White
N/A N/A
September 6, 2015 Saratoga Springs Saratoga Performing Arts Center Drake White N/A N/A
September 11, 2015 Chicago Wrigley Field N/A N/A N/A
September 12, 2015 Detroit Comerica Park Drake White N/A N/A
September 13, 2015 Noblesville Klipsch Music Center Muddy Magnolias N/A N/A
September 19, 2015 Del Mar KAABOO N/A N/A N/A
Europe[3]
September 25, 2015 London England Wembley Arena Imelda May N/A N/A
North America Leg 2 [8]
October 7, 2015 Albuquerque United States Isleta Amphitheater Muddy Magnolias N/A N/A
October 8, 2015 Phoenix Ak-Chin Pavilion N/A N/A
October 9, 2015 Los Angeles Hollywood Bowl N/A 30,515 / 34,576 $2,285,538
October 10, 2015
October 16, 2015 Mountain View Shoreline Amphitheatre Muddy Magnolias N/A N/A
October 17, 2015 Wheatland Toyota Amphitheatre N/A N/A
October 18, 2015 Fresno Save Mart Center 3,885 / 9,568 $241,554
November 6, 2015 Dallas Gexa Energy Pavilion Drake White N/A N/A
November 7, 2015 The Woodlands Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion N/A N/A
November 8, 2015 Austin Austin360 Amphitheatre N/A N/A
November 13, 2015 Tampa MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre N/A N/A
November 14, 2015 Orlando Amway Center 10,400 / 12,118 $563,657
November 15, 2015 West Palm Beach Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre N/A N/A
December 10, 2015 Louisville KFC Yum! Center 9,855 / 14,553 $688,622
December 11, 2015 Grand Rapids Van Andel Arena 10,165 / 10,165 $650,445
December 12, 2015 Columbus Value City Arena 11,647 / 11,948 $749,416
April 1, 2016 Omaha CenturyLink Center Omaha N/A 13,316 / 13,342 $866,982
April 2, 2016 Wichita Intrust Bank Arena 7,016 / 9,512 $494,374
April 3, 2016 Tulsa BOK Center 6,661 / 10,984 $458,967
Total 115,247 / 141,530 $7,615,194
List of festivals
A This concert was a part of the Hangout Music Festival
B This concert was a part of CMA Music Festival
C This concert was a part of the Florida Country SuperFest
D This concert was a part of Summerfest.

Cancelled ShowsEdit

Date City Venue Reasoning For Canceling Show
May 2, 2015 Evansville Ford Center Zac Brown lost his voice.

BandEdit

  • Zac Brown — Lead vocals, guitar
  • Jimmy De Martiin — Backing vocals, fiddle
  • John Driskell Hopkins — Backing vocals, guitar, baritone guitar, upright bass, banjo
  • Coy Bowles — Clavinet, guitar, Hammond organ, Wurlitzer electric piano
  • Chris Fryar — Drums, Percussion
  • Clay Cook — Backing vocals, clavinet, guitar, Hammond organ, pedal steel guitar
  • Daniel De Los Reyes — Percussion
  • Matt Mangano — Bass guitar

Critical receptionEdit

Adam Gold of Rolling Stone wrote that "Brown and his band" "never shy away from taking risks and don't back down from broadening an already exceedingly eclectic sonic palette." With all the new tricks up Zac Brown Band's sleeve, Gold felt like Brown "wasn't fully convinced" that they "were working yet."[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2015 Pollstar Year End Top 200 North American Tours" (PDF). Pollstar. Retrieved January 8, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "New Album + New Tour: 'JEKYLL + HYDE'". zacbrownband.com. Zac Brown Band. March 5, 2015. Archived from the original on May 8, 2015. Retrieved May 26, 2015.
  3. ^ a b Ellwood, Pip (May 14, 2015). "Zac Brown Band Announce Wembly Arena Show". entertainment-focous.com. Retrieved May 30, 2015.
  4. ^ a b St. Amand, Amanda (May 22, 2015). "Zac Brown Band's Jekyll + Hyde tour brings nothing but highs". stltoday.com. Retrieved May 26, 2015.
  5. ^ a b c Gold, Adam (May 2, 2015). "Zac Brown Band Take Chance at Jekyll + Hyde Tour Opener". Rolling Stone. Retrieved May 26, 2015.
  6. ^ Thanki, Juli (May 2, 2015). "Zac Brown Band debuts new music at Bridgestone". The Tennessean. Retrieved May 26, 2015.
  7. ^ Mansfield, Bryan (May 2, 2015). "Stars turn out for Zac Brown tour launch". USA Today. Retrieved May 26, 2015.
  8. ^ http://www.zacbrownband.com/shows.html