Kelsea Ballerini Unveils Dates for Second Leg of Heartfirst Tour

Kelsea Ballerini is leading with her “heart first” on the second leg of her headlining tour.

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Ballerini has booked a series of new shows on her HEARTFIRST Tour throughout the month of March, consisting of nine intimate shows across the U.S. and Canada. The tour will begin in Toronto on March 6, and will travel through Columbus, Ohio; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Atlantic City, New Jersey, and others before concluding in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on March 18.

“Let’s do this again,” she writes with a yellow heart emoji announcing the new dates. The first leg of the tour took place in September and October 2022.

The tour is in support of her latest album, Subject to Change, which includes the top 30 single, “Heartfirst,” which Ballerini co-wrote with Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild and Alysa Vanderheym, along with “You’re Drunk, Go Home,” a collaboration with Kelly Clarkson and Carly Pearce. “Heartfirst” is nominated at the 2023 Grammy Awards for Best Country Solo Performance.

This is one of several tours Ballerini is participating in this year. She’ll appear at select dates on The Judds: The Final Tour, which resumes on January 26, and serve as a supporting act on Kenny Chesney’s I Go Back Tour, which runs from March through the end of May.

“Music has taken me so many incredible places,” Ballerini said about touring with her “half of my hometown” duet partner. “Around the world, singing with some of my heroes in pop, alternative and contemporary music, but singing with Kenny is going home. He was the only voice I heard on ‘half of my hometown,’ and when he comes in, it’s just like hitting the Knoxville city limits. So to be able to go out to those cities like the place he and I grew up with an artist who’s accomplished what he has, it’s a lot like going home.”

She’ll also open for one of her idols, Shania Twain, on her global Queen of Me Tour, including the show at Geodis Park in Nashville.

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