Concert Preview: Lady Antebellum

Lady Antebellum at the Grammy Awards this February

By Tom Roth

Lady Antebellum: Own the Night 2012 World Tour with Darius Rucker and Thompson Square
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Cricket Wireless Amphitheater

The year is 2007. The location is a truck stop diner in rural Wisconsin. About fifteen lonely patrons are hunched over their breakfasts and a band from Nashville is on a small stage playing tunes. At 5:30 in the morning, the diners are paying more notice to their coffees than the music.

Fast forward five years to 2012 and the same group, calling themselves Lady Antebellum, are grinning broadly as flashbulbs pop off, leaving stars in their eyes. Posing for the cameras, Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley, and Dave Haywood clutch their Grammy for Best Country Album, Own the Night.

On Saturday, March 24, Lady Antebellum will stop at Chula Vista’s Cricket Wireless Amphitheater as part of the Own the Night 2012 World Tour. Supported by rising star Darius Rucker, the evening promises to be a lively one. Also appearing is husband-wife duo Thompson Square. The band will be making their return to San Diego following their highly successful performance with Jason Aldean last October.

Fans can purchase tickets to the show at or by calling 800-745-3000. Listen to Lady Antebellum’s hit single “We Owned the Night” here.