Lady Antebellum Enjoying Headlining Tour

Written by SLN Staff Writer
Lady Antebellum Enjoying Headlining Tour

Lady Antebellum launched their very first headlining tour, the Need You Now 2010 Tour, late last month in Orlando, FL.

Lady A’s Dave Haywood says they are thankful to be where they are today.

“I hate to say it’s exciting because we always say that, but it is,” Haywood tells AOL’s The Boot. “I feel like our whole career has been leading up to this moment. We have been touring and opening up ever since we started for all kinds of artists…Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, Jason Aldean, Martina McBride…they were all so nice to give us a shot and let us come out and open for them. It’s like a football game; I feel like we’ve been on the sidelines the past three years, watching all these artists who gave us a shot to come out and open for them from the side of the stage every single night. This was our first chance to do it. The fans have just been incredible.”

As for the differences between headlining shows and supporting other artists, Haywood says the main difference is that they don’t have a strict time constraint.

“It’s so exciting to finally have as much time as we want to really slow down and let our fans in on a little more of who we are,” he says. “We normally just try to squeeze in 10 songs in 45 minutes or something quick. For once, we can start slower, talk to our fans, tell them about what we love, the way we got into this, about the songs that inspire us and the songs that we love to write. It’s really just a chance for us to give them the whole, full spectrum of Lady Antebellum. We’re just through the roof about it. We couldn’t be more excited. We’ve got a cool set and production things happening that we’ve never been able to do. I’m really excited, in case you can’t tell!”

The tour, which also features David Nail, runs through November.