Lady Antebellum kicks off their second Australian tour Tuesday with a two-night stand in Melbourne. They played a run of shows there last year with Keith Urban, and this time Lady A returns Down Under with their own headlining shows. The group members fell in love with their Australian fans last year.
Lady A’s Charles Kelley says of their first visit to Australia, “We kind of found this whole little new world of fans over there for us. Everybody was super nice. We love their accents, so it was a beautiful place to be.”
Lady Antebellum is getting a big reception in Australia playing multiple nights in every city on the tour. They’ve got two nights in Brisbane and three nights in Sydney on top of the opening shows in Melbourne.
Says Charles, “We’d sell out the first night and add a show, which was pretty overwhelming, so we’re looking forward to it.”
Charles’ band mates Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood want him to see more of Australia than he did last time. Dave and Hillary both went to the zoo to see koala bears and kangaroos, but Charles opted to play golf instead.
He says, “I can sit there and go, ‘Alright, I can go play golf and get out and enjoy nature my way or I can go hold nature.'”
We’ll keep you posted if Charles communes with Australia’s wild life on the trek. They’ll be playing shows there through October 3.
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