PENDLETON – Chart-topping country star Kip Moore will bring his troubadour lifestyle and timeless sound to the Happy Canyon Arena on Saturday, Sept. 10, for the Pendleton Round-Up and Happy Canyon kick-off concert, presented by Integrity Corps. Tickets go on sale May 23.
Moore dropped his fourth studio album, Wild World, in 2021, a revelatory collection written as he traveled the globe like a self-described lone wolf, that aims to make sense of a world battling nothing short of an identity crisis. Maui, Costa Rica, Australia, Scotland and beyond became the setting for Moore’s searching, and slowly, through isolation and nature, a simple peace emerged.
“Music is the one thing where I really try to unveil where I’m at mentally, where my soul is,” Moore says. “As you get older, you start thinking about bigger concepts and where you fit in the grand scheme of this whole thing, and I’ve always tried to live my life simple. But the more I’ve lived, the more I understand that all this stuff we crave and seek, I see how much of life is smoke and mirrors. When I strip it down to the bare essentials, that’s when I’m the most happy.”
This wasn’t always Moore’s approach, and he splashed into the mainstream with the double-Platinum “Somethin’ Bout a Truck” in 2012, then followed up with three more best-selling #1 hits (“Hey Pretty Girl”, “Beer Money”, and “More Girls Like You”), a trio of ambitious, critically acclaimed albums and two gritty EPs. He toured the world headlining his own shows, earning acclaim and a fierce following as an all-in performer at each setting.