DateMar 10, 2023
Event Starts8:00 PM
Doors Open6:30 PM
On SaleOn Sale Now
BILLY STRINGS CONFIRMS 2023 WINTER TOUR WITH 15 HEADLINE ARENA SHOWS, WHICH INCLUDES A STOP AT STATE FARM ARENA IN ATLANTA ON FRIDAY, MARCH 10
NEW ALBUM WITH HIS DAD, TERRY BARBER, ME/AND/DAD OUT NOVEMBER 18
November 1, 2022—GRAMMY Award-winning singer, songwriter and musician Billy Strings will bring his acclaimed headline tour to arenas this winter with newly confirmed shows at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena (two nights), Atlantic City’s Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena (three nights), Charlottesville’s John Paul Jones Arena (two nights), Atlanta’s award-winning State Farm Arena on Friday, March 10 and Charleston’s North Charleston Coliseuem (two nights) among others.
Additionally, following his two night stand at Bridgestone Arena, Strings will return to the historic Ryman Auditorium on February 26 for a third Nashville show, while his March 3 show in Winston Salem will be a special celebration of Doc Watson’s 100th birthday.
Tickets for the winter dates will be available for pre-sale starting tomorrow, November 2 at 10:00am local time with general on-sale following this Friday, November 4 at 10:00am local time. Registration for pre-sale tickets is now open, full details are available at www.billystrings.com/tour or at Ticketmaster.com.
The tour adds to yet another landmark year for Strings, who will release Me/And/Dad, the first album he’s recorded with his dad, Terry Barber, November 18 via Rounder Records (pre-order here). The product of a longtime dream, the record features new versions of fourteen bluegrass and country classics that the two have been playing together since Strings was a young child.
In celebration of the release, Strings was recently featred on “CBS Sunday Morning” speaking with correspondent Conor Knighton. Watch the full profile HERE. Additionally, the pair’s new versions of George Jones’ “Life To Go” and bluegrass traditional “Long Journey Home” debuted last month, of which NPR Music praises, “exuberant interplay…he and Barber’s take comes in hot, a match made tender by the familiar harmonies of these two lifelong picking partners.”
Reflecting on the project, Strings shares, “As long as I can remember, I wanted to make a record with my dad. I’ve been burning up and down the highways the last 12 years, and as time slips away, you start thinking, ‘I need to make time.’ It’s been a bucket list thing for me, something I’ve been afraid I wouldn’t find the time to do. And that scared me; not doing this record scared me.”
Produced by Strings and Gary Paczosa and recorded at Nashville’s Sound Emporium Studio, the record finds Strings and Barber playing with familiar ease, naturally trading off leads both vocally and on guitar. In addition to Strings and Barber, the album features an all-star band including bassist Mike Bub, mandolinist Ron McCoury, banjo player Rob McCoury and fiddler Michael Cleveland as well as special guest appearances by Jerry Douglas, Jason Carter and Strings’ mother, Debra Barber, who sings on the final track, “I Heard My Mother Weeping.”
The new record follows Strings’ widely acclaimed album, Renewal, which landed on several “Best of 2021” lists including The Bitter Southerner, No Depression, Glide, The Boot, Folk Alley and was one of the Top 50 Most Played Albums at Americana Radio last year. Produced by Jonathan Wilson, the record was released to overwhelming praise with The New York Times declaring, “a premier bluegrass mind for this post-everything era…he has zigged and zagged between the form’s antediluvian traditions and rapid-fire improvisations that hit like hard bop, all within songs with hooks so sharp that he seems poised for crossover stardom.”
Raised in Michigan and now based in Nashville, Strings is known as one of music’s most compelling artists. Since his 2017 debut, he has been awarded Best Bluegrass Album at the 63rd GRAMMY Awards, Artist of the Year at the 2022 Americana Music Awards, Entertainer of the Year and Song of the Year at the 2022 International Bluegrass Music Association Awards, Best New Headliner at the 2022 Pollstar Awards, Breakthrough Artist of the Pandemic at the 2021 Pollstar Awards, named Entertainer of the Year and Guitar Player of the Year at the IBMA Awards and has performed on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” PBS’ “Austin City Limits” and “Bluegrass Underground.” A respected figure across all genres, Strings has also collaborated with a wide variety of artists including Bill Kreutzmann, Luke Combs, Del McCoury, Fences, RMR and many more.
GA PIT Ticket Holders
- Fans with general admission PIT tickets are allowed to lineup starting at 9 AM on Friday, March 10 at Gate 5.
- If you enter the arena after doors open at 6:30 PM, GA wristbands will be made available inside near Gate 1 and Gate 4.
- All GA ticket holders will need a wristband to enter the GA PIT on the floor.
- Early Shopping Location
- Open to public starting at 4:30 PM on Friday, March 10
- Outside Gate 2 - closes at 6:30 PM
- In-Arena Locations
- Gate 1, Gate 5 and Gate 6
- Click here to view arena map.
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State Farm Arena is required to prohibit all bags, including briefcases, purses, luggage, and diaper bags, larger than 14" x 14" x 6" from being brought into the arena. Backpacks and hard-sided bags of any kind are also prohibited. Single-compartment drawstring bags and fashion backpacks or purses that are smaller than 14" x 14" x 6" are permitted.
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State Farm Arena does not permit the following items into the arena:
- Weapons (guns, knives, pepper spray, mace, chains, spiked bracelets, brass knuckles, etc.)
- Aerosol cans
- Backpacks (with the exception of single-compartment drawstring bags that meet the NBA bag-size requirements and media backpacks that have been screened at the media entrance). Purses (including fashion backpack purses) and diaper bags that have the appearance of backpacks will be allowed, provided that they meet the 14" x 14" x 6" size requirement.
- Hard-sided bags
- Outside food or beverages
- Whistles, air horns, electric noise makers or vuvuzelas
- Illegal drugs or drug paraphernalia
- Beach balls, frisbees, bats, clubs, or any projectile
- Laser light pointers
- Optical illusions (items intended to create optical illusions or interfere with the ability of the eye to perceive depth or distance, such as pin wheels or umbrellas)
- Cameras with interchangeable or detachable lenses, or fixed lenses larger than 3 inches are prohibited at State Farm Arena
- Poles, selfie-sticks, tripods, monopods and missile-like objects that can be thrown
- Clothing, garments or signs displaying explicit language, profanity or derogatory characterization towards any person(s)
Bags that exceed the 14" x 14" x 6" size requirement can be checked outside the arena for a ($5) cash fee.
State Farm Arena Management reserves the right to prohibit other items as deemed necessary.
Omni Hotel Guests
Staying at the Omni Hotel?
To access the Omni Hotel’s North and South towers, exit through Gate 7 and walk west on Andrew Young International Blvd NW towards Marietta St NW. The Omni Hotel will be on your left.