Lady Antebellum Packs Horns for New Tour

North American Run Launches in California with Kelsea Ballerini and Brett Young

With every new tour, Lady Antebellum‘s Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott look forward to rearranging some of their biggest hits for their loyal fans.

So on their all-new You Look Good Tour, launching Friday (May 26) in Bakersfield, California, their catalogue will get a fresh twist with the addition of a live horn section.

“The horns have been such a fun new part of our sound musically,” Dave Haywood said during our interview with the band. “For ‘Looking For a Good Time’ and ‘Love Don’t Live Here,’ we’re actually adding some of the horn players on those songs. So, to be able to have something to elevate some of the older songs, too, is fun.

“Once horns walk out, it always feels like a party.”

Another big thrill for the band is the chance to share the stage with openers Kelsea Ballerini and Brett Young. The three acts are even joining forces to have a special live collaboration planned for the Lady A set.

“We love to tour with our friends, and having another girl is awesome,” Scott said. “I’m so excited about that. And we’re getting creative with having a moment in the show where we bring them back out. We’ve got some things up our sleeves for Brett and for Kelsea to come back out during our show and other fun moments I think the crowd will love.”

For now, live collaborations with the Lady Antebellum children — Eisele Kaye Tyrell (3), Cash Van Haywood (2) and Ward Charles Kelley (1) — will have to wait.

“Cash is getting close to holding a guitar,” Haywood revealed. “He’s watching our videos and singing along every night. I think he’s preparing for the debut performance, which maybe we should work out onstage.”

“The age gap as they grow older will only narrow in their abilities to play together,” Scott added. “Eisele is just bossing everybody around right now. She is a total girlboss.”

The You Look Good World Tour will visit 65 cities across six countries in 2017. The initial North American schedule includes stops in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., New York City, Boston, Dallas, Chicago, Atlanta, Houston and Nashville.

Lauren Tingle is a Tennessean and storyteller who eats music for breakfast, lunch and dinner. When she’s not writing or rocking out, she enjoys yoga and getting lost in the great outdoors.