(Joliet, IL) – It was just announced that Travis Tritt will perform at Rialto Square Theatre on Thursday,
August 10 at 7:30 PM. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 31 at 10 AM.
Thirty years after Travis Tritt launched his music career, the Southern rock-influenced artist continues
to sell-out shows and stay true and relevant to country music fans across the globe. Continuously
performing shows and withholding a heavy appearance schedule, Tritt is proving to be unstoppable.
The highly abbreviated Tritt timeline started when the young Marietta, Georgia native incorporated his
lifelong influences of Southern rock, blues and gospel into his country during a honky-tonk
apprenticeship that led him to Warner Bros. in 1989. Over the course of a decade, Travis released seven studio albums and a greatest hits package for the label. His 1990 debut Country Club and its succession of hits put him in the vanguard of the genre's early '90s boom, dubbing him as one of “The Class of ‘89,” which included country music superstars Garth Brooks, Clint Black and Alan Jackson; all whom dominated the charts in the early ‘90s.
“Country Club,” “Help Me Hold On,” “I’m Gonna Be Somebody,” and “Drift Off to Dream” peaked at
numbers two and three on the Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts; all which led for Tritt to win Top
New Male Artist award from Billboard and the CMA Horizon Award (now known as the Best New Artist
Award). Additionally, in 1991, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) marked Tritt’s
debut album Country Club as certified platinum, then in 1992, the world-famous Grand Ole Opry
extended an invitation for Tritt to become a member.
Two years after his debut, Travis’ sophomore album, It’s All About to Change, was released. Literally
speaking, this album changed everything when the album shipped three million copies and all four of its
singles reached the top five on the country music charts. Along with his first album, this release became triple-platinum certified by the RIAA.
At the same time, his conspicuous lack of a cowboy hat and musical assertiveness set him apart. The next series of albums, seven of which are certified platinum or higher, scored him more hit singles and led him to amass more than 30 million in career album sales, two Grammys, three CMA Awards and a devoted fan base that has filled venues coast-to-coast.
He's been a force in sports appearances, having performed at the 1996 Olympics, two Super Bowls, a
World Series Game, the opening of the Georgia Dome, the final Braves game at Atlanta-Fulton Country Stadium and, in 2013, the NCAA men's basketball championship.
In 2012, Tritt formed his own label, Post Oak Recordings and shortly after released his album, The Calm After... In 2016, Tritt released a new project, a special live 2-disc CD and DVD, titled A Man and His Guitar – Live From The Franklin Theatre. The release shot and recorded at the historic Franklin Theatre in Franklin, Tenn., spotlights Tritt’s distinctively soulful voice and his exceptional guitar prowess in an intimate theater setting.
In late 2014 and throughout 2015, Tritt's compilation album, Very Best of Travis Tritt, that was originally
released in 2007, saw a sales resurgence as it topped the SoundScan Top 200 Catalog Country
Albums chart for over 60 consecutive weeks with 15 weeks spent at No. 1 and 35+ weeks notched in a Top 5 position, while earning RIAA certified gold status by selling over 500,000 copies. The 20-track album features some of Tritt’s biggest hits, including “It’s A Great Day To Be Alive,” “Here’s A Quarter,” and “Anymore.”
In 2018, Tritt appeared on the music showcase series, Real Country, alongside Grammy Award-winning artist, Shania Twain and ACM Award-winning singer-songwriter, Jake Owen who hand-selected
emerging solo artists, duos and groups to perform in showcases that spotlight the rich traditions, songs
and themes of specific country genres. The show aired on USA Network.
In 2021, Tritt released a new album with award-winning producer Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, The
Highwomen, Sturgill Simpson) through Big Noise Music Group. The album marked Tritt’s first original
album release in over thirteen years.
ON SALE: FRIDAY, MARCH 31 @ 10AM
EVENT: TRAVIS TRITT
DATE & TIME: THURSDAY, AUGUST 10 @ 7:30 PM
WHERE: RIALTO SQUARE THEATRE (JOLIET, IL)
TICKET PRICES: $86, $67, $53 (ADDITIONAL FEES MAY APPLY)
Tickets are available online at Ticketmaster.com.