Chicago Cubs Crank Morgan Wallen Ahead Of First No-Hitter In Spring Training: “Nonstop… All I’ve Been Bumping”

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Ryan Smith

Baseball is BACK.

Spring Training is officially underway down in Arizona and Florida, as Major League Baseball teams try to shake the rust off, get back into season form, and figure out who is going to make the Opening Day roster.

And last night, the Cubs pitching staff were looking GOOD.

Of course, Whiskey Riff was originally founded in Chicago by two lifelong Cubs fans, so we’re paying extra close attention to the action down in Arizona.

Cubs pitcher Justin Steele, who is perhaps tracking to be club’s ace by the end of the season, made his first start of Spring Training last night against the San Diego Padres, and led the team to what would be the first Spring Training no-hitter in franchise history.

In addition to the starter Steele, the Cubs got combined no-hit performances from Javiar Assad, Brad Boxberger, Adbert Alzolay, Jeremiah Estrada, Cam Sanders and Nick Burdi.

But… there might be another secret to Justin Steele’s success… Morgan Wallen.

Apparently Steele was listening to the new album, One Thing At A Time, on repeat yesterday, like pretty much everybody else across the country, and it looks like it got the job done.

When asked by broadcasters in the 3rd inning, Steele said:

“Oh my goodness, I’ve been listening to it non-stop.

On my way to the field in the morning and on the way to the here for this game, that’s all I’ve been bumping is the new Morgan Wallen.”

Of course, Morgan will be playing Wrigley Field later this summer as part of his One Night At A Time World Tour, and it looks like the Cubs will be off that night… better believe Justin Steele will be in the crowd.

Morgan, along with support from Parker McCollum, Ernest and Bailey Zimmerman, will make their way to the Northside on Friday June 23rd.

Morgan Wallen Announces 2023 World Tour

Morgan Wallen is hittin’ the road.

He recently a 17-stadium 2023 One Night At A Time world tour, which includes two continents, four different countries, and plenty of other amphitheater and festival dates, as well.

And he’s bringing along some of his best friends to open different shows on rotating dates in HARDY and Ernest, as well as Texas boy Parker McCollum and up-and-comer Bailey Zimmerman.

The tour will kick off overseas on March 15th, with shows in New Zealand and Australia, and they’ll be hitting stadiums like Milwaukee’s American Family Field, MetLife Stadium, Chicago’s Wrigley Field and Boston’s Fenway Park at stops along the way, before wrapping up on October 7th at Tacoma Dome in Washington.

The tour consists of 39 dates in total, and Morgan says he can’t wait to get back out there and play for fans live so soon after he just wrapped up the aforementioned Dangerous tour, and he’s feeling as inspired as ever in terms of new music:

“Man, what a year 2022 has been with the Dangerous Tour. I had the time of my life, and I cannot begin to express how grateful I am that my fans connected with the Dangerous album the way they did.

I’ve had so many people ask me if I wanted to take some time off; but the truth is – I have been writing and making so much music in my off-time because I feel as inspired as I ever have. It feels like new songs are pouring out of me, and I love that feeling.

We are going to run it back next year with the One Night At A Time World Tour. Bigger venues. New countries. Bigger memories. See y’all there.”

You had to know him playing stadiums was coming sooner rather than later, but for Morgan to make the jump so quickly is pretty damn impressive.

Morgan Wallen 2023 U.S. Tour Dates:

Fri, April 14 – Milwaukee, WI American Family Field*#
Sat, April 15 – Milwaukee, WI American Family Field*#
Thurs, April 20 – Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
Sat, April 22 – Oxford, MS Vaught-Hemingway Stadium*#
Sun, April 23 – Oxford, MS Vaught-Hemingway Stadium*+
Thurs, April 27 – Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
Fri, April 28 – Moline, IL Vibrant Arena
Sat, April 29 – Lincoln, NE Pinnacle Bank Arena
Thurs, May 4 – Jacksonville, FL VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
Fri, May 5 – West Palm Beach, FL iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
Sat, May 6 – Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Thurs, May 18 – Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium*
Fri, May 19 – East Rutherford, NJ MetLife Stadium*$
Sat, May 20 – East Rutherford, NJ MetLife Stadium*$
Wed, May 24 – Austin, TX Moody Center
Fri, May 26 – Houston, TX Minute Maid Park*#
Thurs, June 1 – Atlanta, GA Truist Park*$
Fri, June 2 – Atlanta, GA Truist Park*$
Sat, June 3 – Panama City Beach, FL Gulf Coast Jam^
Thurs, June 8 – Virginia Beach, VA Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
Fri, June 9 – Virginia Beach, VA Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
Sat, June 10 – Myrtle Beach, SC Carolina Country Music Fest^
Wed, June 14 – Pittsburgh, PA PNC Park*&
Thurs, June 15 – Pittsburgh, PA PNC Park*#
Sat, June 17 – Philadelphia, PA Citizens Bank Park*#
Thurs, June 22 – Chicago, IL Wrigley Field*#
Fri, June 23 – Chicago, IL Wrigley Field*$
Thurs, June 29 – Detroit, MI Ford Field*#
Fri, June 30 – Detroit, MI Ford Field*#
Thurs, July 6 – St. Louis, MO Busch Stadium*$
Fri, July 7 – St. Louis, MO Busch Stadium*$
Fri, July 14 – San Diego, CA Petco Park*#
Sat, July 15 – San Diego, CA Petco Park*#
Wed, July 19 – Phoenix, AZ Chase Field*#
Thurs, July 20 – Phoenix, AZ Chase Field*#
Sat, July 22 Los Angeles, CA SoFi Stadium*#
Thurs, Aug 3 Detroit Lakes, MN WE Fest^
Fri, Aug 11 Columbus, OH Ohio Stadium*%
Sat, Aug 12 Columbus, OH Ohio Stadium*#
Wed, Aug 16 Boston, MA Fenway Park*#
Thurs, Aug 17 Boston, MA Fenway Park*#
Fri, Aug 18 Boston, MA Fenway Park*$
Sat, Sept 2 Washington, DC FedEx Field*$
Sat, Oct 7 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome

Morgan Wallen 2023 International Tour Dates:

Wed, March 15 – Auckland, NZ Spark Arena #
Sun, March 19 – Ipswich, QLD CMC Rocks ^
Tues, March 21 – Sydney, NSW Qudos Bank Arena #
Wed, March 22 – Sydney, NSW Qudos Bank Arena #
Fri, March 24 – Melbourne, VIC Rod Laver Arena #
Sat, March 25 – Melbourne, VIC Rod Laver Arena #
Sat, Aug 5 – Camrose, AB Big Valley Jamboree^
Thurs, Sept 14 – Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage
Fri, Sept 15 – Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage
Sat, Sept 16 – Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage
Mon, Sept 18 – London, ON Budweiser Gardens
Thurs, Sept 21 – Ottawa, ON Canadian Tire Centre
Fri, Sept 22 – Quebec City, QC Videotron Centre
Sat, Sept 23 – Montreal, QC Bell Centre
Thurs, Sept 28 – Winnipeg, MB Canada Life Centre
Fri, Sept 29 – Saskatoon, SK SaskTel Centre
Sat, Sept 30 – Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome
Tues, Oct 3 – Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
Wed, Oct 4 – Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena

* Stadium Dates
^ Festival Dates

# HARDY, ERNEST, Bailey Zimmerman
$ Parker McCollum, ERNEST, Bailey Zimmerman
& HARDY, Bailey Zimmerman
% Riley Green, ERNEST

As on his Dangerous Tour, $3 of every ticket sold for U.S. dates benefits the Morgan Wallen Foundation which has supported organizations such as Children Are People, the Salvation Army and National Museum of African American Music.

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