Grammy award winner Lainey Wilson makes her return to the UK for a sold out UK tour, including Manchester Academy.

The tour is set to open tomorrow in Belfast ahead of a run of dates including the Manchester gig.  She will also a second sold-out headline show in Belfast, a capacity date at Glasgow’s O2 Academy and two sold-out headline shows at London’s O2 Forum Kentish Town.

It’s 10 years since Lainey Wilson left her camper trailer in a small farming community to chase her Nashville dreams.  Since then she has won a Grammy award, been named the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year, and scooped a string of CMT Awards including Female Video of the Year for Watermelon Moonshine, which laid he to say, “I just want to say, first of all, every single girl that was in this category, all of them are dear friends. They work their tails off and they just dedicate their life to creating music and creating this vision and bringing it to life. I am so honored to be a part of this category. It’s really unreal watching these girls do what they do. I am pretty sure all of them would let me say thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts for supporting women in country. It’s a big dang deal! Thank you so much. ‘Watermelon Moonshine’ is about that young, wild, crazy love — a time in your life when nothing else mattered. It takes you back to that certain time, that place, that smell, that sound — that’s what country music is right there. It’s just about telling a story and thank y’all so much for letting me do that with this video. God bless y’all.”

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Thus far, her music has taken her worldwide with headlining shows and major festival appearances in Europe, the UK, Australia, and more. With six No.1 songs to date, Wilson has become the lead female artist with the most No.1’s this decade along with two GRAMMY nominations, six ACM, and seven CMA awards. Her current radio single, ‘Wildflowers and Wild Horses’, is her seventh consecutive record to break the top 10 at Country Radio and is rapidly climbing the charts.

The Nashville based country artist also scooped the People’s Choice Female Country Artist of the Year Award

When does Lainey Wilson headline at Manchester Academy?

Lainey Wilson headlines at Manchester Academy on 20 April 2024.  The Manchester gig is one of six UK dates she is headlining:
16 April   –   Belfast, Ulster Hall (Sold out)
17 April   –   Belfast, Ulster Hall (Sold out)
19 April   –   Glasgow, O2 Academy (Sold out)
20 April   –   Manchester, Manchester Academy (Sold out)
23 April   –   London, O2 Forum Kentish Town (Sold out)
24 April   –   London, O2 Forum Kentish Town (Sold out)

Lainey Wilson – image courtesy Alysse Gafkjen