LADY ANTEBELLUM EARNS BILLBOARD’S “BREAKTHROUGH” TOURING AWARD

 
LADY ANTEBELLUM EARNS BILLBOARD’S “BREAKTHROUGH” TOURING AWARD FOR THEIR FIRST HEADLINING TREK – OWN THE NIGHT 2012 WORLD TOUR
 
 
Nashville,
TN – Nov. 9, 2012 – Although winter storms and airport closures kept
the group from traveling to New York City to accept in person last
night, GRAMMY winning country trio Lady Antebellum received Billboard’s
“Breakthrough Award” at the 2012 Billboard Touring Awards for their
headlining OWN THE NIGHT 2012 WORLD TOUR. The trophy goes to the highest
grossing touring artist who cracks Billboard’s Boxscore recap for the
first time in their career based on tickets sales and other touring
data. The all-genre category also included Miranda Lambert and The Black
Keys, and the group joins previous winners including Lady Gaga, Justin
Timberlake and Jason Aldean.

“Mother Nature wasn’t our friend
this week…we would have loved to have been there to accept this in
person,” said Lady A’s Dave Haywood. “We count this tour as one of our
proudest accomplishments and want to thank our band, crew and all the
fans around the world who came out to ‘Own The Night’ with us.  It’s a
huge honor, and a responsibility to our genre, to travel around the
globe representing country music.  We don’t take that lightly and really
appreciate the recognition.”

The “Breakthrough Award”
recognizes the band’s first world tour that wrapped last month in
Australia with three sold out nights at Sydney’s Opera House. More than
one million fans attended the tour that kicked off in Jan. and visited
11 countries on three continents.

In celebration of the tour,
the trio also recently announced that they will release a live concert
film titled OWN THE NIGHT WORLD TOUR on Dec. 4 in the US, Canada,
Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Japan with additional
worldwide release plans in 2013.  Fans will be able to purchase the film
in multiple formats including DVD, Blu-ray and will be available at all
digital retailers. Distributed by Eagle Rock Entertainment, the live
film includes 90 minutes of performance from the Little Rock, AR stop of
the World Tour this past June, tour documentary footage and seven
additional bonus cuts. For more information about the live film, visit
www.ladyantebellum.com.

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