The first new concert of the 2022 season has been announced at the St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater in Lakeview.
Morgan Wallen, the controversial country singer, will perform at Syracuse’s St. Joe’s Amp on Friday, July 8. As part of Wallen’s The Dangerous Tour, special guest Hardy will open the show.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 3 through Live Nation. No pricing information has been released.
Who is Morgan Wallen?
Morgan Wallen (born May 13, 1993 in Sneedville, Tennessee) is a country music musician from the United States of America. He joined with Big Loud Records and subsequently released an extended play and the single “The Way I Talk.” Wallen’s father was a pastor, and as a boy, he studied piano and violin. He played baseball in college but switched to music following an accident.
Wallen, Morgan Childhood and Early Years
Morgan Wallen was born in 1993 in Sneedville, Tennessee. Tommy and Lesli Wallen are his parents. He was raised by a preacher father and a teacher mother who shared a passion for hard rock and current Religious music. Wallen began singing in choir at the age of three and began playing the violin at the age of five. He eventually learned to play the piano and guitar.
Wife and Child of Morgan Wallen
Katie Smith and Morgan Wallen were engaged in a formal ceremony. They divorced, despite the fact that they share a son, Indigo Wilder.
Wallen has experienced backlash since being captured on film in February using a racial epithet. He was pulled from numerous radio stations, suspended momentarily by his record label, and blacklisted from both the ACM and CMA Awards – but nevertheless witnessed an increase in sales. He was also jailed for disorderly behaviour in May 2020 and forced to cancel a fall engagement on “Saturday Night Live” due to his failure to follow NBC’s Covid procedure.
The singer originally gained prominence as a contestant on “The Voice” in 2014 and released his debut album in 2018, earning him a Country Music Association Award for best new artist. “Up Down” (co-written with Florida Georgia Line), “Whiskey Glasses,” “Chasin’ You,” “More Than My Hometown,” and “7 Summers” are among his chart-topping singles.
Wallen’s 2022 tour schedule also includes two additional visits in Upstate New York: June 25 at the Darien Lake Amphitheater near Buffalo and July 7 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) in Saratoga Springs.
Wallen is the first addition to the St. Joe’s Amp roster for 2022 that is not a rescheduled performance from a previous date. Four of the shows in the calendar were slated for 2020 but were postponed due to the Covid-19 epidemic.
The St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview will host the following concerts in 2022:
- June 19: The Doobie Brothers 50th Anniversary Tour with Michael McDonald
- June 23: Steely Dan with Steve Winwood
- July 8: Morgan Wallen with Hardy
- July 30: Matchbox Twenty with The Wallflowers
- Aug. 17: Santana with Earth, Wind and Fire