Wynonna Judd Announces Back To Wy Tour: A Nostalgic Tribute To Her Solo Beginnings And Iconic Career

The 15-city tour is slated to kick off on October 26 at Murat Theatre at Old National Centre in Indianapolis, IN and wrap up on December 1 at Tennessee Theatre in Knoxville, TN.

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Posted on August 21, 2023

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Wynonna Judd is preparing to embark on the next chapter of her career with the announcement of her upcoming theater tour, dubbed Back To Wy Tour.

The Country Music Hall of Famer, who has also been dubbed one of Country music’s most legendary voices, took to social media on Monday (Aug. 21) to share the exciting tour news with fans via a video.

Watch The Tour Announcement Video Below

“Two words…NUH-STALGIA. I am thrilled to FINALLY announce that I’ll be hitting the road this fall, with the BACK TO WY Tour!!!!” Wynonna captioned the clip. “We’re going to travel back to the 90’s, celebrating my start as a solo artist and performing my first TWO albums, Wynonna and Tell Me Why, top to bottom, back to back, in their entirety! This means we get to play the hits, the deep cuts, and everything in between.”

Wynonna Judd; Photo Courtesy of BETWEEN HELL AND HALLELUJAH
Wynonna Judd; Photo Courtesy of BETWEEN HELL AND HALLELUJAH

In the clip, the 59-year-old can be seen opening a chest with a plaque that reads “Do Not Open Until August 21, 2023.” Inside, she finds vintage merchandise, magazines, stagewear, CDs, and more from her solo career. 

As for what fans can expect from the tour, she promises it will be a celebration of her iconic career and a tribute to the fans who have been by her side through it all. 

“Getting to share this tour with the fans who have been with me for 40 years, means the world to me. Deep diving into my first two solo albums, track by track, will be such a trip down memory lane. As I sit and listen to these two records, I’m flooded with the memories that surrounded that time in my life,” she wrote. “The fans held me up and supported me through a season of change in 1992, and I now see “herstory” repeating itself. This music healed me then, and is healing me now. The circle of life continues.”

A Trip Down Memory Lane

Produced by Live Nation, the trek will take fans on a trip down memory lane as Wynonna will perform songs from her first two solo projects – Wynonna (1992) and Tell Me Why (1993), performed track by track, front to back, followed by a finale of her other hits along with The Judds classics.

With sales exceeding five million copies, Wynonna’s self-titled project emerged as the top-selling debut album by a female artist at the time. This album achieved a notable feat with three consecutive number-one hits: “She Is His Only Need,” “I Saw The Light,” and “No One Else On Earth.”

Setting a groundbreaking musical precedent, Wynonna subsequently continued her success with the multi-platinum record, Tell Me Why, which spawned a series of hit singles, including “Tell Me Why,” “Is It Over Yet,” “Rock Bottom,” and “Girls With Guitars.”

The 15-city tour is slated to kick off on October 26 at Murat Theatre at Old National Centre in Indianapolis, IN and wrap up on December 1 at Tennessee Theatre in Knoxville, TN. Wynonna Judd’s tour will make stops across the United States, visiting cities such as San Antonio, Dallas, Louisville and more.

Wynonna Judd 'Back To Wy Tour' Admat
Wynonna Judd ‘Back To Wy Tour’ Admat

Back To Wy Tour Dates

October 

26 – Indianapolis, IN – Murat Theatre at Old National Centre

27 – Ames, IA – Stephens Auditorium

28 – Prior Lake, MN – Mystic Lake Casino*

November 

2 – Rosemont, IL – Rosemont Theatre

3 – Bowler, WI – North Star Mohican Casino*

4 – Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center Theater

9 – San Antonio, TX – Tobin Center for the Performing Arts*

11 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion 

12 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at Moody Theatre

17 – Birmingham, AL – Alabama Theatre

18 – Bossier City, LA – Margaritaville Casino*

19 – Dallas, TX – Majestic Theatre

25 – Louisville, KY – Palace Theatre

30 – Durham, NC – Durham Performing Arts Center

December 

1 – Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Theatre

Wynonna Judd; Photo Courtesy of Getty Images for CMT
Wynonna Judd; Photo Courtesy of Getty Images for CMT

On August 22nd, Fan Club members can access pre-sale tickets for the Back To Wy Tour, while general on-sale tickets will be open to the public starting from August 25th, accessible through Wynonna.com.

Furthermore, the tour presents an array of distinct VIP packages and encounters aimed at elevating the concert experience for fans. These packages encompass a range of offerings, such as premium tickets, a commemorative laminate paired with a concert ticket, as well as an exclusive Wynonna cocktail set. For additional details, visit vipnation.com.

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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