BOLD EVENTS AND LIVE NATION ADD SAM HUNT AND AJR TO THE DAILY’S PLACE FALL CALENDAR
TICKETS FOR BOTH SHOWS GO ON SALE THIS FRIDAY, JULY 16
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Bold Events and Live Nation announced today two new shows to the Daily’s Place fall line-up. Country singer and songwriter, Sam Hunt Live in Concert takes the stage on Friday, September 9 at 7:00 p.m. with special guest Conner Smith. Indie hit-makers, AJR, add a Jacksonville stop to their Ok Orchestra Tour on Friday, October 1 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for both shows go on sale to the general public at www.dailysplace.com beginning Friday, July 16 at 10 a.m.
Sam Hunt marks a generational shift in country music, slipping hip-hop phrasing and modern R&B rhythms into country-pop, signaling a progression from the boisterous bro-country that had previously defined the 2010s. "Leave the Light On" introduced this blend in 2014 and it became a smash, the first of his many number one singles on the country chart. This success paled in comparison to 2017's "Body Like a Back Road," which spent months at number one and broke the record for most weeks in the top spot.
Re-envisioning what pop can be in the 21st century, AJR unassumingly emerged as a ubiquitous hit-making outlier and one of the biggest indie bands in the world. Since 2012, the multiplatinum indie pop trio—Adam [bass, vocals], Jack [vocals, guitar], and Ryan [ukulele, piano, vocals]—have generated billions of streams and earned one triple-platinum single, one double-platinum single, four platinum singles, and one platinum album. 2019’s Neotheater marked their biggest first-week debut, bowing at #8 on the Billboard Top 200, #1 on the Top Alternative Albums Chart, and #1 on the Top Rock Albums Chart. Cemented as part of the modern zeitgeist, Spotify touted “Sober Up” [feat. Rivers Cuomo] among the “Best Rock Songs of the 2010s," while Apple Music included “Weak” on its “Best Alt Songs of the 2010s.” Not to mention, they remain one of the “500 Most-Listened to Artists” on Spotify. On the heels of Neotheater, they dropped the 2020 platinum blockbuster “BANG!”, which they performed on TODAY, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and even at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The song also cracked the Top 10 at three radio formats, peaking at No. 6 on the Top 40 chart, No. 2 on Alternative radio and No. 1 on Adult Pop and marked their first Top 10 entry on the Billboard Hot 100. Now, the band open up their world like never before on their fourth full-length album, OK ORCHESTRA [AJR Productions/BMG] introduced by the single “Way Less Sad.”