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Kelsea Ballerini’s performance at the Thompson-Boling Arena is scheduled for November 2nd, which coincides with the one-year mark since her divorce. The presale for members of her fan club will commence at 10 a.m. ET on Wednesday, with tickets available to the general public starting at 10 a.m. ET on Friday.
Kelsea Ballerini takes immense pride in her East Tennessee roots, particularly in Knoxville, Tennessee. For an artist from this region, a significant milestone of success is the opportunity to headline at the Thompson-Boling Arena, the iconic venue where the renowned Lady Vols play, situated on the University of Tennessee campus.
In a heartwarming video shared on the singer’s social media accounts, Ballerini, accompanied by her faithful companion, Dibbs, announced her inaugural headlining concert at Knoxville’s most prominent indoor venue.
The highly anticipated show is scheduled for November 2nd, and fans can secure their tickets during the fan club presale, which commences at 10 a.m. ET on Wednesday. For the general public, ticket sales open at 10 a.m. ET on Friday.
Over the course of the past decade and four albums, I have consistently paid tribute to my hometown,” Ballerini shared on Instagram. “Whether it’s expressed through lyrics, as in ‘half of my hometown,’ or commemorating significant moments in venues like my high school, the Tennessee Theater, or the Civic Center, returning to the place that nurtured my dreams has always held profound significance for me.”
Ballerini revealed that headlining at the Thompson-Boling Arena has been a cherished aspiration of hers since childhood, when she watched her favorite musicians perform on that very stage.
“It’s the perfect venue to commemorate such a milestone year and embark on a new level of touring,” she expressed. “I’ll see you on November 2nd, Knoxville 🧡.”
Ballerini’s life has undergone significant changes since last year. Her divorce from fellow country singer Morgan Evans was finalized on November 3, 2022, and she has happily moved forward with actor Chase Stokes. She recently completed a major headlining tour and had the opportunity to open for Shania Twain. Additionally, she made an appearance on “Saturday Night Live” and released one of the year’s most critically acclaimed EPs, “Rolling Up The Welcome Mat,” along with its deluxe version, “Rolling Up The Welcome Mat (For Good).” The latter EP emerged as Ballerini’s creative outlet during the emotional process of her marriage unraveling and subsequent divorce.
Speaking with SiriusXM’s Macie Banks, the host of mornings on SiriusXM’s The Highway, Ballerini discussed how the tumultuous experiences of the past year have influenced her songwriting approach.
“I aim to lead a life worth writing about,” Ballerini stated. “I’ve been incredibly busy since September 2022 when ‘Subject [To Change]’ was released, and I’m yearning for some space to reflect on my life and savor it.”