The Zac Brown Band shared two massive pieces of news on Friday (Jan. 13): In May, they'll release a brand-new album and hit the road for a 40-plus-stop tour.

On May 12, ZBB will drop Welcome Home, a new album that they are currently recording. Previously, the band has said that this project will bring them "straight back to their roots, Foundation-style," referring to the group's first major-label album, The Foundation. In the years since that record, which was released in 2008, the Zac Brown Band have embraced myriad styles and genres of music, but fans can expect a more "traditional country" sound this time around.

Also on May 12, ZBB will begin their 2017 Welcome Home Tour, in their hometown of Atlanta, Ga. Throughout the summer and fall, the band will play in Illinois, Florida, California and more, including a number of two-night stands at various stadiums and amphitheaters. Among the trek's stops -- a full list of which is below -- are the group's own Southern Ground Music & Food Festival, in Charleston, S.C., in May, and WE Fest 2017, in Detroit Lakes, Minn., in August.

"We’re looking forward to heading back on the road in 2017," Zac Brown says, "and sharing some new songs with our fans."

Tickets for Brown and company's 2017 Welcome Home Tour are set to go on sale to the general public on Jan. 20 at 10AM local time; Zamily fan club members will have early access to tickets beginning on Jan. 17 at 10AM local time, and American Express and Citi pre-sales will take place that same day. Visit ZacBrownBand.com for more information.

Zac Brown Band, 2017 Welcome Home Tour Dates:

May 12-13 -- Alpharetta, Ga. @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park
May 20-21 -- Charleston, S.C. @ Southern Ground Music and Food Festival at MUSC Health Stadium
May 26-28 -- Gilford, N.H. @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
June 8 -- Detroit, Mich. @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
June 9 -- Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio @ Blossom Music Center
June 10 -- Columbus, Ohio @ Ohio Stadium for 2017 Buckeye Country Superfest
June 11 -- Pittsburgh, Pa. @ KeyBank Pavilion
June 23 -- Bethel, N.Y. @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
June 24 -- Syracuse, N.Y. @ Lakeview Amphitheater
June 25 -- Darien Center, N.Y. @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
July 1 -- Milwaukee, Wis. @ Milwaukee Summerfest
July 6 --  Hartford, Conn. @ XFINITY Theatre
July 7-8 -- Holmdel, N.J. @ PNC Bank Arts Center
July 14-15 -- Camden, N.J. @ BB&T Pavilion
July 16 -- Bristow, Va. @ Jiffy Lube Live
July 29 -- Denver, Colo. @ Coors Field
Aug. 4 -- Detroit Lakes, Minn. @ WE Fest 2017
Aug. 19 -- George, Wash. @ Gorge Amphitheatre
Aug. 20 -- Brownsville, Ore. @ Bi-Mart Willamette Country Music Festival
Aug. 25 -- Indianapolis, Ind. @ Klipsch Music Center
Aug. 26 -- Chicago, Ill. @ Wrigley Field
Aug. 27 -- St. Louis, Mo. @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug. 31-Sept. 1 -- Toronto, Ontario, Canada @ Budweiser Stage
Sept. 2 -- Saratoga Springs, N.Y. @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Sept. 3 -- Hershey, Pa. @ Hersheypark Stadium
Sept. 15 -- Dallas, Texas @ Starplex Pavilion
Sept. 22-23 West Palm Beach, Fla. @ Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
Sept. 24 -- Tampa, Fla. @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Oct. 5 -- Charlotte, N.C. @ PNC Music Pavilion
Oct. 6 -- Raleigh, N.C. @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
Oct. 8 -- Virginia Beach, Va. @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
Oct. 27 -- Mountain View, Calif. @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
Oct. 28 -- Los Angeles, Calif. @ Hollywood Bowl

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