Lady Antebellum wrap their 2012 ‘Own the Night’ tour at Milwaukee’s Summerfest

Lady Antebellum w/ Darius Rucker – 2012 Summerfest
Marcus Amphitheater – Milwaukee, WI
6/30/2012

All photos by Dan DeSlover – Concert Capture

Lady Antebellum - 2012 Summerfest

Four days into 2012 Summerfest and the music continued to flow despite the midwestern heatwave. Saturday, June 30 saw old-school rockers Scorpions and ZZ Top vying for the older crowd; while Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker performed at the Marcus Amphitheater. The Roots, Three Dog Night and Thievery Corporation rounded out a group of talent that would satiate most musical appetites.

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In Photos: Lorrie Morgan, Craig Morgan, & Darius Rucker at Country Thunder

Today started off similar to yesterday, rain rain rain and more rain. The rain caused more flooding again and this time Her & King’s County and Neal McCoy were moved into the Frat House tent. I am laying odds that the Country Thunder production team is glad they have that side stage tent.  The mainstage action started with Lorrie Morgan today with the stage area of the grounds fairly dried out.

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Craig Morgan:

Darius Rucker:

Darius Rucker’s Country Party

Darius Rucker
Country Thunder 2011
Twin Lakes, WI


Yes, he’s that “Hootie guy” as I heard fans at Country Thunder call him.  They must have not seen Darius’ show yet, because after witnessing it you’ll know him as Darius Rucker.  He does throw a couple Hootie into his set but the rest is all country.  Darius released Charleston, SC 1966 on  October 12, 2010 to rave reviews and has been full embraced by country fans and fellow musicians. This past winter he opened for Brad Paisley on the H2O Frozen Over Tour.
Today when asked what fans should expect for today’s show he replied, “A party!”  Darius delivered!

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Darius on Tour:

 7/23/11 Twin Lakes, WI Country Thunder More Info Buy Tickets
07/24/11 Wabash, IN Honeywell Center More Info Buy Tickets
07/28/11 Cheyenne, WY Cheyenne Frontier Days More Info Buy Tickets
07/30/11 Tacoma, WA Emerald Queen Casino More Info Buy Tickets
07/31/11 Sweet Home, OR Oregon Jamboree More Info Buy Tickets
08/04/11 Davenport, IA Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds More Info
08/05/11 Prairie Du Chien, WI St. Feriole Island More Info
08/06/11 Detroit Lakes, MN WE Fest More Info Buy Tickets
08/17/11 London, GB O2 Arena More Info Buy Tickets
08/19/11 Dublin, IE Olympia More Info Buy Tickets
08/21/11 Naples, IT Aggreciano Support Center-Naples Navy Base More Info
08/22/11 Sigonella, IT U.S Navy Commander Fleet Acti More Info
08/24/11 Stockholm, SE Cirkus More Info Buy Tickets
08/26/11 Oslo, NO Spektrum More Info Buy Tickets
08/27/11 Goteborg, SE Liseberghallen More Info Buy Tickets
08/28/11 Copenhagen, DK Forum More Info Buy Tickets
09/01/11 New York, NY Best Buy Theater More Info Buy Tickets
09/02/11 Lancaster, PA American Music Theatre More Info Buy Tickets
09/03/11 Westbury, NY NYCB THEATRE More Info Buy Tickets
09/08/11 Toledo, OH Toledo Zoo Amphitheater More Info Buy Tickets
09/09/11 Carmel, IN The Center for the Performing Arts More Info Buy Tickets
09/10/11 Berea, OH Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds More Info Buy Tickets
09/13/11 Hutchinson, KS Kansas State Fair More Info Buy Tickets
09/15/11 Madisonville, KY Glema Mahr Center for the Arts More Info Buy Tickets
09/16/11 Savannah, GA Johnny Mercer Theatre More Info Buy Tickets
09/17/11 Atlanta, GA Chastain Park More Info Buy Tickets
09/22/11 Frederick, MD Great Frederick Fair More Info Buy Tickets
09/23/11 West Springfield, MA Eastern States Exposition More Info Buy Tickets
09/24/11 Atlantic City, NJ Caesar’s Atlantic City More Info Buy Tickets
09/25/11 New Philadelphia, OH Kent State Tuscarawas Performing Arts Center More Info
10/09/11 Binghamton, NY Broome County Arena More Info
10/14/11 Biloxi, MS Hard Rock Biloxi Hotel & Casino More Info Buy Tickets
10/27/11 Phoenix, AZ Arizona State Fairgrounds More Info Buy Tickets
10/28/11 Laughlin, NV Harrah’s Laughlin More Info Buy Tickets
10/30/11 Temecula, CA Pechanga Resort & Casino More Info Buy Pre-sale Tickets
11/11/11 Fayetteville, NC Crown Coliseum More Info
01/21/12 New Brunswick, NJ State Theatre

Darius Rucker Scores Fifth #1

“This” Tops Country Singles Charts

Rucker to Perform on NBC’s TODAY Show, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, and The Wendy Williams Show

“Live From Home with Darius Rucker” New York City Benefit Performance Nearing Sold-Out

Nashville, Tenn. (Monday, April 18, 2011) – Capitol Records Nashville’s Darius Rucker is no stranger to success, but this week he has reached a milestone that he never dreamt would be possible: his fifth chart-topping single.  “This,” the second single from his 2010 release Charleston, SC 1966, is currently #1 on both Billboardand MediaBase charts.

“When we set out to record this album, we tried to choose songs that would mean something to the fans,” says Rucker.  “The single, “This,” was a song I never thought would be a single, but that just shows you the power of the fans because they were the ones requesting it, downloading it, and playing it for their friends.  It’s their support that has made my career in country music possible.”

Rucker will celebrate his latest hit with a series of performances next week in New York City includingTODAY ShowLate Night With Jimmy FallonThe Wendy Williams Show, and a benefit concert “Live From Home with Darius Rucker” at Housing Works’ Bookstore Café located at 126 Crosby Street.  A few tickets still remain available for purchase for “Live From Home” with every dollar supporting Housing Works’ mission to end homelessness and AIDS.  For more information and ticketing information, please visit DariusRucker.com.

“TODAY SHOW”
Monday, April 25 (NBC, 7:00 AM/ET)

“LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON”
Monday, April 25 (NBC, 12:35 AM/ET, 11:35 PM/CT)

“THE WENDY WILLIAMS SHOW”
Tuesday, April 26 (Syndicated, check local listings: http://www.wendyshow.com/tv-listings/)

Charleston, SC 1966, the chart-topping follow-up release to Rucker’s platinum-selling debut country album Learn To Live, is home to the single, “Come Back Song,” which spent two weeks at #1 and has been featured on Good Morning America and Jimmy Kimmel Live!.  “This” is the second single from the album and was co-written by Rucker, his producer Frank Rogers, and Kara DioGuardi.

Rucker will be touring throughout the summer in support of Charleston, SC 1966.  See below for a full list of tour dates.

Darius Rucker Tour Dates:
04/26/11     New York, NY                Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
04/28/11     Bakersfield, CA                Bakersfield Fox Theater
04/29/11     Henderson, NV                Sunset Station Hotel Casino
04/30/11     Indio, CA                         Empire Polo Field
05/05/11     Newark, OH                    Midland Theatre
05/06/11     Windsor, CA                    Caesars Windsor Hotel & Casino
05/07/11     South Bend, IN                Morris
05/11/11     Ponte Vedra Beach, FL    Tournament Players Club Sawgrass
05/12/11     Boca Raton, FL                Sunset Cove Amphitheater
05/14/11     St. Petersburg, FL             Tropicana Field
05/15/11     Fort Myers, FL                 Lakes Park
05/28/11     Pittsburgh, PA                   Heinz Field
06/04/11     Comstock, NE                  Comstock Country Music Festival
06/05/11     Hampton Roads, VA         Patriotic Festival at Virginia Beach
06/06/11     Nashville, TN                    The Wildhorse Saloon (Darius & Friends Benefit Concert for St. Jude)
06/10/11     Winsted, MN                     Winstock Country Music Festival
06/16/11     Ashland, KY                      Paramount Arts Center
06/17/11     Roanoke Rapids, NC         Rapids Jam Music Festival
06/18/11     Rome, GA                          Ridge Ferry Park
06/23/11     Hyannis, MA                     Cape Cod Melody Tent
06/24/11     Hyannis, MA                     Cape Cod Melody Tent
06/25/11     Cohasset, MA                   South Shore Music Circus
06/26/11     Mashantucket, CT             MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods
07/09/11     Fort Loramie, OH              Hickory Hill Lakes
07/14/11     Columbia, MO                  The Blue Note
07/15/11     Atchison, KS                     Warnock Lake Park
07/17/11     Craven, CA                       Craven Country Jamboree
07/20/11     Red Deer, AB, CA            Enmax Centrium
07/23/11     Twin Lakes, WI                 Country Thunder
07/24/11     Wabash, IN                       Honeywell Center
07/31/11     Sweet Home, OR              Oregon Jamboree
08/04/11     Davenport, IA                   Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds
08/05/11     Prairie Du Chien, WI          St. Feriole Island
08/06/11     Detroit Lakes, MN            WE Fest
08/25/11     New Brunswick, NJ          State Theatre
08/27/11     Danville, VA                     Carrington Pavilion
08/28/11     Easton, PA                       State Theatre Center For the Arts
09/01/11     New York, NY                Best Buy Theater
09/02/11     Lancaster, PA                  American Music Theater
09/03/11     Westbury, NY                 NYCB THEATRE

For more information, please visit www.dariusrucker.com.

Darius, Country Looks Good on You!

Darius Rucker (Opener for Brad Paisley on the H2O Frozen Over Tour)
Resch Center – Green Bay, WI
1/20/2011

All Photos by Paul Weber

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It’s never easy making a transition in life especially when that transition is moving from mainstream rock to country music. I’ve read the articles poking fun at Darius and I’ve heard all the Hootie jokes, but look who has the last laugh.  Darius recently released his second country album Charleston, SC 1966. The album debuted at the top of the Billboard Country Albums Chart at #1 with over 100,000 album sold in the first week. If that weren’t enough, the first single from that album, “Come Back Song,” has also reached the #1 spot on the Billboard and Mediabase Country Singles Charts, making this his fourth #1 hit since his release of Learn To Live in 2008. He’s performed at Stagecoach back in 2008 and now he’s the opener for Brad Paisley on the winter leg of the H2O Frozen Over Tour.

Darius walked on the stage at Resch Center in Green Bay last night to a standing ovation.  Darius looked country, walked country, and sang country.   He even had the females in the crowd swooning as he took to the catwalk singing “Purple Rain.”  He also had a few sly dance moves that hypnotized the ladies.  Watch out! Maybe Darius should have put on his cowboy boots years ago.

Darius did perform Hooties biggest hits such as “Let Her Cry,” “Only Want to Be with You,” and “Hold My Hand.”  The fans loved it, but if he didn’t play them I don’t think they would have been disappointed.  The fans were already singing along to “Alright” and the “Come Back Song.”  It was the Hank Williams Jr. Cover of “Family Tradition” that set a permanent bond with Darius and his fans the Resch.  It also solidified his status in the country music family.

Setlist:

Alright
Only Want to Be with You
Don’t Think I Don’t Think About it
The Craziest Thing
Let Her Cry
Be Wary of a Woman
It Won’t Be Like This for Long
Hold Me Hand
Family Tradition (Cover)
Come Back Song
Purple Rain

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Darius on the Net:

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www.facebook.com/dariusrucker

Darius on Tour:

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Darius Rucker Ready for ‘This'; Letterman & The H2O Frozen Over Tour in 2011

Rucker Returns to Letterman and H2O Frozen Over Tour in 2011


Nashville, Tenn.  (Tuesday, January 18, 2011) – Capitol Records Nashville’s Darius Rucker started this week in Nashville with a video shoot at the historic Ryman Auditorium for his new single, “This,” from his sophomore album Charleston, SC 1966—a song he will also perform when he makes his return to Late Show with David Letterman this Wednesday, January 19.  Rucker will end the week returning to the H2O Frozen Over Tour with Brad Paisley in Green Bay, Wisconsin at the Resch Center on Thursday, January 20.  “LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN” (performance)Wednesday, January 19, 2011 (CBS, 11:35 PM/ET)
Rucker will also visit The Gayle King Show, LIVE on XM 156/SIRIUS 195 on January 19 at 10:35 AM ET, LIVE atthegaylekingshow.com, or at 10 am EST on Oprah’s new Network, OWN.  Rucker recently described his feeling of acceptance into the country music family in Parade Magazine, “I see why people see it as a reinvention, but I don’t feel like I was doing anything that different. For me, it was just getting to do something I wanted to do. It honestly felt like a natural evolution of my career.” An evolution that has yielded four #1 singles—his latest with “Come Back Song”—what could be next on the horizon for Rucker? “I’m going to go out and headline a lot of shows this year,” Rucker shares.  “When we play, we want everyone to leave going, ‘Man, that was fun.’ That’s our goal every night as a band.” For more information, please visit www.dariusrucker.com.

DARIUS RUCKER LAUNCHES END ZONE OBSESSION FOOTBALL CHALLENGE PRESENTED BY ATHLON SPORTS

Nashville, Tenn. (Friday, September 10, 2010)  –  Darius Rucker, a well known sports fan, has launched his End Zone Obsession Football Challenge this week. With the 2010 football season heating up, this 17-round weekly online interactive football game, presented by Athlon Sports, will give fans a chance to get in on the action with Darius at http://endzoneobsession.footballexpertsclub.com/.   [Read more…]

Stagecoach Day 1: A Day in Pictures

Just a few teasers from yesterday’s day at Stagecoach; we have more pictures to post so keep your eyes peeled! What did you miss at Day 1 of Stagecoach?

Charlie Daniels @ the Palomino Stage

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Kevin Costner and the Modern West @ the Palomino Stage

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Danielle Peck @ the Mane Stage (Yes MANE not Main)

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Darius Rucker @ The Mane Stage (Remember Hootie and the Blowfish?)

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