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Brantley Gilbert Hits Ignition on Fire’t Up Tour

Check out the combustible opening track to his new album.

Written by Chris Parton
Brantley Gilbert Hits Ignition on Fire’t Up Tour
Brantley Gilbert; Photo Courtesy of The Valory Music Co.

One of country’s hardest rocking stars will ignite a new headlining tour in early 2020, as Brantley Gilbert announces his Fire’t Up Tour … and reveals the tour’s namesake track in the process.

Set to kick off January 23 in London, Ontario, Canada and blaze through 34 cities, Gilbert will be joined on his Fire’t Up Tour by supporting acts Chase Rice, Dylan Scott and Brandon Lay. From Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Orange Beach, Alabama, the run will feature stops in markets big and small, culminating in a show at the majestic Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado, on May 8.

Meanwhile, Gilbert has also used the news to release another track off his upcoming fifth studio album, Fire & Brimstone, which is due October 4. Also titled “Fire’t Up” and standing as the album’s opening number, the blood-pumping anthem tells a familiar tale of back-40 bonfires and slow rolling dirt-road buzzes, rooted in all the rock-influence he’s been known for since “Kick It In the Sticks” — but with a bit of modern track-based production to boot.

“I truly feel like we’re at the point that we can let the music take us where it is meant to go, so with every new album we like to change up our show and make it something that plays to those stories and characters,” Gilbert says, speaking about the album and upcoming tour. “We’ll of course still do the hits our fans love, but we are looking at this as an opportunity to turn up the heat a bit and give the songs on Fire & Brimstone a chance to really rock.”

Gilbert’s current single off Fire & Brimstone is his romantically-charged duet with Lindsay Ell, “What Happens In a Small Town,” which is currently just outside the Top 10 on Billboard’s Country Airplay radio chart and rising. He’s also shared soft-touch new tracks like “Man That Hung the Moon” and “Bad Boy,” as well as muscular chest thumpers like “Not Like Us” and the laid back “Welcome to Hazeville” featuring Colt Ford, Lukas Nelson and Willie Nelson. The album also includes collaborations with Alison Krauss and Jamey Johnson. Gilbert’s Kick It In the Ship Cruise sets sail November 4.

Brantley Gilbert’s Fire’t Up Tour dates:
January 23 — London, ON @ Budweiser Gardens
January 24 — Oshawa, ON @ Tribute Communities Centre
January 25 — Mashantucket, Conn. @ Foxwoods Resort
January 30 — Moline, Ill. @ TaxSlayer Center
January 31 — Highland Heights, Ky. @ BB&T Arena
February 1 — Salem, Va. @ Salem Civic Center
February 6 — Green Bay, Wis. @ Resch Center
February 7 — Minneapolis, Minn. @ Target Center
February 8 — Milwaukee, Wis. @ Fiserv Forum
February 13 — Greensboro, N.C. @ Greensboro Coliseum Complex
February 14 — Louisville, Ky. @ KFC Yum! Center
February 15 — Chattanooga, Tenn. @ McKenzie Arena at UTC
February 20 — Evansville, Ind. @ The Ford Center
February 21 — North Little Rock, Ark. @ Verizon Arena
February 22 — Tulsa, Okla. @ BOK Center
February 27 — Toledo, Ohio @ Huntington Center
February 28 — Youngstown, Ohio @ Covelli Centre
February 29 — Pikeville, Ky. @ Appalachian Wireless Arena
March 19 — Nampa, Idaho @ Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater
March 20 — Portland, Ore. @ Moda Center
March 21 — Tacoma, Wash. @ Tacoma Dome
March 26 — Ontario, Calif. @ Citizens Business Bank Arena
March 27 — Fresno, Calif. @ Save Mart Center
March 28 — Las Vegas, Nev. @ The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan
April 16 — Greenville, S.C. @ Bon Secours Wellness Arena^
April 17 — Tuscaloosa, Ala. @ Tuscaloosa Amphitheater^
April 18 — Orange Beach, Ala. @ The Wharf Amphitheater^
April 23 — Florence, S.C. @ Florence Civic Center^
April 24 — Charleston, W. Va. @ Charleston Civic Center^
April 25 — Knoxville, Tenn. @ Knoxville Coliseum^
April 30 — Lincoln, Neb. @ Pinnacle Bank Arena^
May 1 — Sioux Falls, S.D. @ Denny Sanford PREMIER Center^
May 2 — Grand Forks, N.D. @ Alerus Center^
May8 — Morrison, Colo. @ Red Rocks Amphitheater^

Features opener Chase Rice (^): All other dates feature Dylan Scott