After canceling his summer 2021 appearances, including a number of Country Thunder festival dates, Morgan Wallen will headline three of the five Country Thunder festivals in the U.S. in 2022.
According to posts on Wallen and Country Thunder’s Instagram sites Monday (Oct. 18), Wallen will headline Country Thunder Arizona in Florence (April 7-10, 2022), Country Thunder Wisconsin in Twin Lakes (July 21-24) and Country Thunder Florida in Kissimmee (Oct. 21-23). He is the first headliner announced for the multi-day festivals.
Earlier this year, after video of Wallen using a racial slur surfaced, Wallen canceled several dates, including headlining Country Thunder Wisconsin, Country Thunder Arizona and Country Thunder Florida.
Only four weeks ago, Wallen was announced at the headliner for this year’s Country Thunder Bristol in Tennessee. He will play on Oct. 30 at the Bristol Motor Speedway. “It’s going to be one hell of a homecoming,” said Wallen, who is from East Tennessee, in a video posted Sept. 18. The lineup for Country Thunder Iowa, to be held next June 10-12 in Forest City, has not been announced.
Wallen, who is managed by Big Loud Management’s Seth England, has been slowly adding fall tour dates the last few weeks, including the Auburn (Ala.) Rodeo on Oct. 23 and two shows at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds in Rome, Ga., On Monday, he announced a show at Simmons Bank Arena in Little Rock, Ark., for Nov. 20.