FRIDAY, MAY 8TH, 2020 AT 7:00PM
To commemorate the onsale of the May 8 Reba McEntire show, the Peoria Civic Center will be holding a “Paint the Peoria Civic Center Red! Reba McEntire Onsale Celebration” on Friday, December 6. Tickets for this show go on sale at 10:00AM that day. The person wearing the most Red, Reba’d up outfit will win a pair of tickets from PCC that day!
The festivities begin at 9:00AM with the unveiling of “Honorary Reba McEntire Way” in front of the Peoria Civic Center – complete with official signage from the City of Peoria. People waiting to get tickets can enjoy entertainment from local radio stations, as well as refreshments, as we wait for tickets to go on sale at 10:00AM. The Peoria Civic center lobby will be decorated in red, and we ask people attending to wear red, as well. This is to go with the theme of the tour, aptly named the “Paint it Red Tour.”
“Ms. McEntire is only performing in only a dozen arenas on this latest tour,” said Peoria Civic Center General Manager Rik Edgar, “and we appreciate that she has chosen Peoria as one of those stops. We want the fans to come and show Reba how we paint the town red.”
The Peoria Civic Center expects a large number of people to be purchasing tickets at the Toyota Box Office when they go on sale at 10:00AM. For more information, including ticket information, people can head to PeoriaCivicCenter.com.
Tickets for the Peoria, IL show go on sale on Friday, December 6.
Her signature charisma has lit up stages and screens across generations, and now, REBA MCENTIRE is back with a headline run of arena dates in 2020. She will bring rising singer/songwriter Caylee Hammack along across a dozen cities kicking off March 20 and culminating May 9.
“I have always loved to entertain and to be entertained so I couldn’t be more thrilled to head back out on the road and sing for the fans every night,” shared Reba. “We have so many talented females creating new music and having Caylee join us will be a lot of fun!”
In November 2008, McEntire announced that she would be departing from her label of 25 years and signing with the Valory Music Group, an imprint of Big Machine Records (coincidentally distributed by MCA and Mercury’s parent, Universal Music Group). Under MCA, she had sold a total of 67 million records worldwide and won two Grammys. The switch to Valory reunited McEntire with the label’s president, Scott Borchetta, who had worked as senior vice president of promotion at MCA during most of the 1990s. McEntire later commented on her label switch, stating “I am thrilled to be joining the Valory team. Scott and I worked together on some of the biggest singles of my career, and I am excited to renew our partnership.” In November 2008, MCA released a 50 Greatest Hits box set compilation album, containing three CDs, from 1984’s “How Blue” to 2007’s “Because of You”. On April 5, 2009, McEntire debuted her first single, “Strange“, on Valory at the 2009 Academy of Country Music Awards. The song debuted at No. 39 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, giving McEntire the highest single debut of her career, and went on to peak at number eleven. Her twenty-sixth studio album, Keep On Loving You was released in August 2009, and became McEntire’s first solo studio album in six years. The album gained fairly positive reviews from most album critics. On August 26, Keep on Loving You became McEntire’s second album to top both the Billboard Country and 200 charts, selling almost 96,000 copies within its first week. With the album, McEntire broke the record for the female country artist with the most Billboard number-one albums, which was previously held by Loretta Lynn. Later that summer, the label released the album’s second single, “Consider Me Gone“, and it debuted at No. 51 on The Hot Country Single’s Chart. The single became McEntire’s thirty-fourth number-one on the Billboard chart in December.
McEntire’s twenty-ninth studio album, All the Women I Am, was released in November 2010, under Valory Music Group/Starstruck Records. The album’s lead single called “Turn On the Radio” was released in August 2010, and the music video premiered shortly afterward. Upon its release, All the Women I Am received generally positive reviews from most music critics. On December 20, 2010, McEntire had her 35th Billboard number-one single with “Turn On the Radio”. The second single from All the Women I Am was a cover of Beyoncé‘s “If I Were a Boy“, which McEntire took to No. 22. After it came “When Love Gets a Hold of You” at No. 40 and “Somebody’s Chelsea” at No. 44. The latter was the only single that McEntire had co-written since “Only in My Mind” in 1985. McEntire later announced that she would be visiting 30 one cities on her All the Women I Am Tour, late that year with The Band Perry, Steel Magnolia, and Edens Edge as opening acts on different stops of the tour.
On October 21, 2014, it was announced that McEntire would be the inaugural signing for Big Machine’s new imprint Nash Icon Music. She also disclosed that she was working on a new album, with 11 new songs. Her first single for the new label, “Going Out Like That“, was announced in December 2014 and was released in January 2015. It served as the lead-off single to Love Somebody, McEntire’s twenty-seventh studio album, released on April 14, 2015. Love Somebody debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums—her twelfth number-one album on the chart—and No. 3 on Billboard 200, selling 62,469 copies in the U.S. The album has sold 171,600 copies in the U.S. as of October 5, 2015. McEntire released her third Christmas album My Kind of Christmas on September 2, 2016. The album was exclusively sold at Cracker Barrel and online. She also announced she would soon be selling her own line of clothing, home decor, jewelry and other things under the “Rockin’ R by Reba” line also at Cracker Barrel.