Oliver Anthony Is Playing a Hometown Concert ‘Before Our Baby Boy Comes’


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Singer-songwriter Oliver Anthony, known for his breakthrough Billboard Hot 100 chart-topping hit “Rich Men North of Richmond,” is playing one more show before the end of the year, and he’s making it a hometown celebration.


In an Oct. 4 social media post, Anthony noted that he will close out his run of concerts for 2023 with a show at Longwood University’s new Joan Perry Brock Center in Farmville, Va., on Oct. 28. Tickets for the show will go on sale Oct. 6 beginning at 10 a.m. ET, and tickets will be $25 each.

He also teased that since the show falls just days prior to Halloween, it may involve a few surprises.

“This one’s going to be close to Halloween, and we may or may not have gotten a gorilla suit. I’ll leave it at that,” he wrote on Instagram, adding a laughing emoji. “If you want to bring a costume, no one is going to stop you.”

The singer-songwriter also noted another reason for the reasonably early final show of the year: His wife is expecting a baby boy in November. “I had to squeeze in one more show before baby boy comes,” shared Anthony, who currently has two kids. “There’s no place like home.”

The concert news comes as Oliver Anthony recently aligned with United Talent Agency for booking representation. Among UTA’s clients are Jamey Johnson, Parmalee and Megan Moroney.

“I am pleased to announce that I hired two gentlemen in Nashville this week to help me with creating the 2024 tour,” he said on social media. “We’re going to be all over the U.S., and even doing some international travel. There’s no way I can pull that off by myself. Curt [Motley] and Jeffrey [Hasson] at UTA do all the legwork to make the performances happen safely and professionally.”

In August, the singer-songwriter’s “Rich Men North of Richmond” spent two weeks atop the Hot 100, while several of his other songs, such as “Ain’t Gotta Dollar” and “I’ve Got to Get Sober,” quickly populated the Hot Country Songs chart.

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