For Immediate Release
February 26, 2020
Hilarie Carpenter (616) 742-6397
Maren Morris to Embark on “RSVP: The Tour”; Concert at Van Andel Arena on August 28
“The Bones” Marks First Multi-Week Solo Female Country #1 Since 2012
Grand Rapids — Grammy-winning artist Maren Morris will embark on “RSVP: The Tour” throughout North America, including festival dates at Governors Ball Music Festival and Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience and headline stops in Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Colorado’s storied Red Rocks Amphitheatre and Van Andel Arena on Friday, August 28, 2020 at 7:00 PM in Grand Rapids. Supporting act Ryan Hurd is confirmed for Van Andel Arena. The tour kicks off in June following her headlining appearance at the Houston Rodeo on March 7, her biggest show to date.
Tickets for “RSVP: The Tour” go on sale to the general public on Friday, March 6 at 10:00 AM. Tickets will be available at the Van Andel Arena and DeVos Place box offices and online at Ticketmaster.com. See Ticketmaster for all current pricing and availability. A purchase limit of eight (8) tickets will apply to every order. Citi is the official credit card of the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, March 3 at 10:00 AM local time until Thursday, March 5 at 10:00 PM local time through Citi Entertainment®. A purchase limit of four (4) tickets will apply to all presale orders. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com.
Last week marked the second consecutive week at #1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart for Maren’s song “The Bones,” making it the first solo female back-to-back #1 since 2012 and her fourth #1 single to date. It also marks the first solo female Billboard country #1 since her single “GIRL” topped the chart last summer. In addition, Morris recently appeared on the 50th season of “Sesame Street” in an episode titled “Let’s Draw”—watch here.
2019 was a monumental year for the singer songwriter who took home Album of the Year at the 53rd Annual Country Music Association Awards, where she was the most nominated artist. Her record shattering album GIRL continues to receive widespread critical praise—Variety hailed it as “the best as well as most important mainstream country-star album of the year.” GIRL was also featured amongst the Best of 2019 by Rolling Stone, Billboard, Esquire, GQ, People, Vice, Paste, Stereogum and Uproxx.
Further critical praise for GIRL:
“A Texas songwriter with a sharp eye, a velvet voice and a mean streak…‘GIRL’ sets the bar high right away. It’s the most ambitious and eccentric song she’s done yet, an emotional powerhouse driven by jagged rock guitar.”—Rolling Stone
“Country’s most innovative young star”—NPR
“As effortlessly modern as she is steeped in heritage, Morris has shown us she can do it all when she wants to.”—Los Angeles Times
“Seriously soaring vocals” —Esquire
“The country singer has something to say about how her genre handles women, skin and outspokenness.”—Playboy
“Country star Maren Morris is the strongest she’s ever been...now she’s testing the limits of just how far she can go.”—Women’s Health
“Morris represents a new generation of women in country who are working to transcend the boundaries of their Nashville roots.” —TIME
“GIRL is a 14-song collection showcasing Morris at her prime, swerving lanes between genres while maintaining her deep and respectful country roots.”—GQ
“She isn’t just a performer who evokes emotion from a crowd, but one that knows how to adjust her set for different circumstances.”—UPROXX
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