Kelsea Ballerini is jumping right in with her heart first — again.
Ballerini is kickstarting her “HEARTFIRST Tour” again this spring, following her previous 10-show trek last year, she announced on Thursday (January 12). The announcement comes after Ballerini seemed to drop a few hints on her social media channels, including an Instagram reel reflecting on her previous tour dates and referencing lyrics to her album’s title track: “ready to keep growin up & showin up together? 👀”
The tour, which includes special guest Georgia Webster, follows the release Ballerini’s latest studio album, Subject To Change, which made its long-awaited debut in September. The 90s country-inspired collection included tons of tracks that quickly became fan-favorite anthems, including the tour’s namesake, “The Little Things,” “Love Is A Cowboy,” “You’re Drunk, Go Home” (a “sassbomb” collaboration with Carly Pearce and Kelly Clarkson) and others.
Ballerini wrote in September, as she released her 15-track project: “if i’m honest, growing up it kinda hurts like hell…and for me, it sounds like this. internal observations, drunken conversations, diehard friendships, jumping in hopeful, owning the cringe, doing my best, discovering the good stuff isn’t always grandiose, falling on my face, being a show pony, taking inventory of what i have…and ultimately welcoming change when it comes. i’m proud of this record and the story it tells. here’s my last two years, and here’s the turning of a page.”
Ballerini kicked off the first leg of the “HEARTFIRST Tour” on September 24, 2022, right after releasing Subject To Change, in New York. The first 10-city tour also included stops in Boston, Massachusetts; Denver, Colorado; Los Angeles California; Atlanta, Georgia and more. Ballerini also revealed last month that she’s launching international “HEARTFIRST Tour” dates in February. See Ballerini’s newly-announced tour dates here:
March 6 — Toronto, ON
March 7 — Detroit, MI
March 8 — Columbus, OH
March 10 — Minneapolis, MN
March 11 — Milwaukee, WI
March 12 — Indianapolis, IN
March 15 — Cleveland, OH
March 17 — Atlantic City, NJ
March 18 — Pittsburgh, PA