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On heels of new album, country group Zac Brown Band returns to Hersheypark Stadium on Sept. 3

On heels of new album, country group Zac Brown Band returns to Hersheypark Stadium on Sept. 3
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From a press release:

The three-time Grammy Award winners and multi-platinum-selling country rockers in the Zac Brown Band will kick off their 2017 headlining North American concert “Welcome Home” tour, named after their upcoming album, on May 12 in their hometown of Atlanta’s Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park. The 40+ date tour sees the band returning to stadiums and amphitheaters nationwide, including Camden’s BB&T Pavilion, where last year they broke the record for the best-attended show in the venue’s 22-year history, and Hersheypark Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 3 at 7 p.m.

Tickets for the Hersheypark Stadium show go on sale next Friday, Jan. 20 at noon and will be available at the Giant Center box office (550 Hersheypark Dr., Hershey), online at and, and by phone at 717-534-3911 or 800-745-3000.

“We’re looking forward to heading back on the road in 2017 and sharing some new songs with our fans,” Zac Brown said.

Rolling Stone has said that the band’s live show “reaches far behind the boundaries of country music, roping in everything from Metallica covers to EDM-inspired light displays.” The band’s 2016 “Black out the Sun” U.S. concert tour received widespread acclaim, with reviewers calling it “a rollicking… musical odyssey” and “a dazzling… explosive performance” with “musical brilliance and craft.”

2016 was a record-breaking year for the multi-platinum artists. In addition to breaking attendance records at the BB&T Pavilion, the group made Fenway Park history with the most tickets sold at a single concert, the most tickets sold over two nights of concerts by the same artist, and the first band to sell out seven consecutive shows over three years at the ballpark. Other milestones included the band’s debut album, “The Foundation,” being certified 5X platinum and a career-spanning exhibition entitled “Homegrown: Zac Brown Band” that explored Zac Brown Band’s rise to fame at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

The band is currently in the studio recording a new album that returns to their roots entitled “Welcome Home,” out May 12. Every online ticket order includes a choice of a physical or digital copy of the new album.

Their latest platinum-certified album, “JEKYLL + HYDE,” out now on Southern Ground Artists/John Varvatos Records/Big Machine Label Group/Republic Records, marks the band’s third consecutive No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 chart. Together with their four platinum-selling albums – “JEKYLL + HYDE,” “Uncaged,” “You Get What You Give,” and “The Foundation” – and their 2013 project “The Grohl Sessions Vol. 1,” the band has sold over eight million albums to date.

The Zac Brown Band has earned a historic series of 15 No. 1 hit radio singles and became only the second artist to top both the country and active rock formats. “Homegrown,” the band’s first single off “JEKYLL + HYDE,” earned the title of the “No. 1 most-heard song of 2015,” according to Mediabase.

The wristband policy will be in effect for this concert. Fans are permitted on the Hersheypark Entertainment Complex property beginning at 7 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 20. Two hours prior to the on-sale, fans will be directed in front of Giant Center Box Office, where they will be issued a numbered wristband. Wristbands are available for one hour, and at the conclusion of that hour, a selected fan will randomly choose a wristband that will determine the line order. For example: If 1,000 wristbands are issued during that hour and the number 500 is selected, the person wearing wristband 500 will be the first person in line. Numbers 501 to 1,000 will proceed in line behind, followed by numbers 1 through 499. Once the line is in place, fans arriving after the wristbands were issued will be escorted to the end of the numbered line.