Zac Brown Band will release a new album Jekyll + Hyde on April 28th. The album will be feature sixteen songs including “Beautiful Drug,” “Homegrown,” “Mango Tree” featuring Sara Bareilles, and “Heavy Is The Head” featuring Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, Audioslave). The Zac Brown Band will wrap up their overseas tour on April 3rd at the Byron Bay Bluesfest in Australia. The band will also embark on their North America tour, which will begin on May 1st in Nashville (TN).
During the month of May, the band will also travel to Georgia, Alabama, Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Maryland. Their summer dates include stops in Florida, Arkansas, Virginia, Massachusetts, New York, and several other states in North America. The tour will conclude in California at the Kaaboo Del Mar Festival on September 18th through the 20th. Zac Brown will also perform at the Hangout Festival in Alabama, the Milwaukee Summerfest, and the Florida Country Superfest in Jacksonville.
The Zac Brown Band has dropped three studio albums, The Foundation, You Get What You Give, and Uncaged. Uncaged won a Grammy Award for Best Country Album in 2013, and it featured four hit singles “The Wind,” “Goodbye In Her Eyes,” “Jump Right In,” and “Sweet Annie.” To date, all of their projects have sold over a million copies each, and The Foundation was certified triple-platinum. Ten of the band’s songs have topped the Billboard Country Songs charts including, “Chicken Fried,” “Highway 20,” “As She’s Walking Away,” “Cold Weather,” and “Knee Deep.”
This weekend, the Zac Brown Band will be the musical guests on Saturday Night Live. The band told Rolling Stone magazine that they will perform new tracks from Jekyll + Hyde. Their live performance on Saturday Night Live is a big deal for a show that rarely features country musical guests. Tim McGraw performed on the show in 2008, and Taylor Swift hosted and performed on the show the following year. In 2011, Lady Antebellum was the musical guest on SNL. The group was the latest country act on SNL, until Blake Shelton hosted and performed on the comedy show this year. Actor Chris Hemsworth (The Avengers and Thor) will host Saturday Night Live tomorrow night.
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