Zac Brown Band Announces New Album ‘WELCOME HOME’

On May 12th, GRAMMY-Award winning Zac Brown Band will release ‘WELCOME HOME,’ the band’s new album and their first release on Southern Ground/ Elektra Records. Produced by GRAMMY-Award winning producer Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell) and In The Arena Productions, and recorded at Southern Ground Nashville studio, ‘WELCOME HOME’ is what the band calls not only a return to their roots, but also a return to ‘The Foundation,’ the band’s debut album that is now 5X platinum.

The theme of reflection is echoed throughout the 10-track album. Songs range from the first single, “My Old Man,” which paints a poignant picture of the ever-changing relationship between fathers and sons to “2 Places at 1 Time,” about  juggling the conflict between life on the road and the comforts of home, and “Roots,” which honors the band’s journey from their humble beginnings. In addition, the band continues their tradition of recording a cover song they all admire, this time with John Prine’s “All The Best.”

“This is the most personal album we’ve ever done and we’re very proud of it,” said Brown. “Welcome Home.”

“Since the first time I saw Zac Brown Band in Atlanta in 2008, they have continued to evolve as incredible songwriters, performers, and record makers,” says Elektra President Gregg Nadel. “They’ve made a brilliant new album that marks a return to the band’s roots, and I am thrilled to ‘welcome home’ ZBB to the Elektra family.”

Pre-orders for ‘WELCOME HOME’ are available today. All pre-orders will include an instant download of the first single “My Old Man”:

Listen to “My Old Man”:

‘WELCOME HOME’ is the follow-up to ‘JEKYLL + HYDE,’ the three-time GRAMMY-winning multi-platinum artists’ fourth consecutive #1 debut on the Billboard 200 chart. Their 2016 “BLACK OUT THE SUN” tour broke attendance records at Camden’s BB&T Pavilion and Boston’s Fenway Park, and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum opened a career-spanning exhibition exploring the group’s rise to fame. All this built on the group’s three platinum-selling albums (‘Uncaged,’ ‘You Get What You Give,’ and ‘JEKYLL + HYDE’), 5x platinum ‘The Foundation,’ their 2013 project ‘The Grohl Sessions Vol. 1,’ 25 million singles and eight million albums sold, and a historic fifteen #1 radio singles, along with the distinction of becoming the second act ever to top both the country and active rock formats.

Zac Brown Band kicks off their 40+-date 2017 headlining North American concert tour on May 12th, the same day ‘WELCOME HOME’ is released, with an already sold-out two-night stand in their hometown at Atlanta’s Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park. The band returns to stadiums and amphitheaters nationwide including Hollywood Bowl, Wrigley Field, Coors Field, Gorge Amphitheatre, and Camden’s BB&T Pavilion. The band will also perform at their own Southern Ground Music & Food Festival in Charleston, SC on Saturday and Sunday, May 20th and 21st.

Every online ticket order includes a choice of a physical or digital copy of ‘WELCOME HOME.’ Travel packages will be available for select dates.

Zac Brown Band 2017 “WELCOME HOME” Tour Dates:

May 12 / Alpharetta, GA / Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park

May 13 / Alpharetta, GA / Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park

May 20 / Charleston, SC / Southern Ground Music and Food Festival / MUSC Health Stadium

May 21 / Charleston, SC / Southern Ground Music and Food Festival / MUSC Health Stadium

May 26 / Gilford, NH / Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion

May 27 / Gilford, NH / Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion

May 28 / Gilford, NH / Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion

June 8 / Detroit, MI / DTE Energy Music Theatre

June 9 / Cuyahoga Falls, OH / Blossom Music Center

June 10/ Columbus, OH / Ohio Stadium – 2017 Buckeye Country Superfest

June 11 / Pittsburgh, PA / KeyBank Pavilion

June 23 / Bethel, NY / Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

June 24 / Syracuse, NY / Lakeview Amphitheater

June 25 / Darien Center, NY / Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

July 1 / Milwaukee, WI / Summerfest

July 6 / Hartford, CT / XFINITY Theatre

July 7 / Holmdel, NJ / PNC Bank Arts Center

July 8 / Holmdel, NJ / PNC Bank Arts Center

July 14 / Camden, NJ / BB&T Pavilion

July 15 / Camden, NJ / BB&T Pavilion

July 16 / Bristow, VA / Jiffy Lube Live

July 29 / Denver, CO / Coors Field

August 4 / Detroit Lakes, MN WeFest – WeFest Amphitheatre

August 19 / George, WA / Gorge Amphitheatre

August 20 / Brownsville, OR Bi-Mart Willamette Country Music Festival

August 25 / Indianapolis, IN / Klipsch Music Center

August 26 / Chicago, IL / Wrigley Field

August 27 / St. Louis, MO / Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

August 31 / Toronto, ON / Budweiser Stage

September 1 / Toronto, ON / Budweiser Stage

September 2 / Saratoga Springs, NY / Saratoga Performing Arts Center

September 3 / Hershey, PA / Hersheypark Stadium

September 15 / Dallas, TX / Starplex Pavilion

September 21/ Jacksonville, FL/ Daily’s Place Amphitheatre

September 22 / West Palm Beach, FL/ Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre

September 23/ West Palm Beach, FL/ Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre

September 24 / Tampa, FL / MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre

October 5 / Charlotte, NC / PNC Music Pavilion

October 6 / Raleigh, NC / Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek

October 8 / Virginia Beach, VA / Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater

October 27 / Mountain View, CA / Shoreline Amphitheatre

October 28 / Los Angeles, CA / Hollywood Bowl

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