Chris Young to Rock The AUD

By Mark Caswell Jr.

Dec 17, 2015

The grammy-nominated vocalist celebrating his milestone seventh #1 single, Chris Young, has announced that the historic Utica Memorial Auditorium has been added to his “I’m Comin’ Over” Tour, presented by AEG Live. The 14-city run will stop in Utica, NY on Feb. 27. Young will be joined by special guest, and powerhouse vocalist, Cassadee Pope.


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The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. and doors to The AUD will open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets – priced at $27, $37 and $47 – will go on sale to the public on Friday, Dec. 18 at 10 a.m. They can be purchased online ( and in-person at The AUD box office. There will be an eight ticket limit per transaction.

“Garden Entertainment is proud to announce that renowned country superstar – Chris Young – will make a stop at The AUD on his ‘I’m Comin’ Over’ World Tour this February with special guest Cassadee Pope,” said CEO of Garden Entertainment Robert Esche. “The show will merely build upon the air of excitement surrounding our community, and is another great step in the right direction.”

“We’re kicking off the new year really big, and I’m excited to have Cassadee join me starting in January,” said Young. “When I heard her sing live I knew she would be the perfect person to sing the duet “Think of You” and I was hoping too that we could hit the road together at some point once the new record was released.”

Garden Entertainment assumed operating control of the entertainment branch of the Utica Memorial Auditorium in October 2013. After more than a year of renovations to the 55-year-old building, The AUD is ready to once again host a major-entertainment event. The event will be the second concert put on by Garden Entertainment, and the first since Dierks Bentley in November 2014. Previous performers that have performed at The AUD includes The Grateful Dead, Bruce Springsteen, ZZ Top and Kenny Rogers.

ABOUT CHRIS YOUNG: At the age of 30, Chris Young has accomplished more than some artists do in a lifetime. Already a Grammy-nominated vocalist, he’s also a dynamic live performer who plays a powerhouse show packed with hits, including chart toppers “Gettin’ You Home,” “Voices,” “Tomorrow,” and “Who I Am With You.” With five albums to his credit, Young has amassed seven #1 singles, seven Gold/Platinum certifications and performed for audiences ranging from Good Morning America to Australia and Dublin to The Late Show with David Letterman. The RCA Records artist is an international ambassador for his genre, a talented songwriter, and a southern gentleman who is frequently declared one of country music’s sexiest men by People and Nash Country Weekly magazines. With the release of his hotly anticipated fifth studio album, “I’m Comin’ Over,” Young is just as well known for his classic baritone as he is for melt-your-heart ballads and is winning audiences across the globe. Join the conversation with Chris Young’s more than 2.5 million followers on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and get tickets to catch him on tour at

ABOUT CASSADEE POPE: With soaring vocals and impressive accolades Cassadee Pope takes the stage this fall at fairs and festival across the country where she will debut new music for eager fans. After a moving performance at the Special Olympics this summer Billboard touted “I Am Invincible,” Cassadee’s latest offering, “a self-empowerment anthem…” The talented vocalist recently performed the tune on NBC’s Today Show, showcasing how the song’s message can help audiences universally connect with her as the powerful and impactful artist she is. She is also featured on Chris Young’s latest song “Think of You,” available now at digital retailers. Since winning season three of NBC’s The Voice, she has tourned with Superstars Tim McGraw and Rascal Flatts and has performed at major racing events such as Daytona 500 and Brickyard 400.From her chart-topping album FRAME BY FRAME, came the breakout hit “Wasting All These Tears,” which sold over 1 million downloads and solidified Cassadee as part of a distinct group of solo female Country artists to score PLATINUM certification of a debut single. It also lead to awards like CMT’s Next Women of Country, and the 2014 CMT Music Awards’ Breakthrough Video of the Year. Cassadee is currently nominated for Favorite Country Artist at 2016 People’s Choice Awards. Fans can vote here leading up to to the January 6 broadcast on CBS.

2016 “I’m Comin’ Over Tour:
Lowell, MA
Philadelphia, PA
Pittsburgh, PA
Cleveland, OH
Cincinnati, OH
Minneapolis, MN
Rosemont, IL
Royal Oak, MI
Estero, FL
Kansas City, MO
Tulsa, OK
New York, NY
Baltimore, MD
Utica, NY

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