BLOOMINGTON — Veteran country music group Alabama, which has scored 43 No. 1 singles in its long career, will bring its latest tour to Grossinger Motors Arena in May.

The concert, with opening act Montgomery Gentry, will be at 7:30 p.m. May 12, the arena announced Friday.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 9 at the arena box office, www.ticketmaster.com, or charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000. Prices range from $45 to $105. There is a limit of eight tickets per order.

Alabama has sold 73 million albums worldwide.  Band members and cousins Randy Owen, Jeff Cook and Teddy Gentry introduced rock style guitars, lights, pyrotechnics and sounds to the country audience, inspiring many of today’s biggest stars, including Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, and Luke Bryan, according to a news release from Grossinger. 

Montgomery Gentry has been scoring hits since the 1990s, but tragedy struck on Sept. 8, 2017 when Troy Gentry, one-half of the duo with partner Eddie Montgomery, was killed in a helicopter crash.

But the band is back on the road; its eight studio album, completed before Gentry's death, is called 'Here's to You."

Alabama has earned more than 178 Country Music Association, Grammy, and Academy of Country Music awards and 21 Gold, Platinum and Multi-Platinum albums.  The band is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and also have raised more than $250 million for charity.

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