2023 has been the year Morgan Wallen well and truly cemented his progression from country headliner to global megastar, with the Sneedville native's March album, One Thing At A Time, continuing to demolish all-genre chart records at a staggering rate.
Due to Morgan's emergence as a modern-day music heavyweight, the ‘Last Night’ hitmaker has been expanding his horizons when it comes to his touring territories.
Excitingly, Morgan Wallen will be bringing his One Night At A Time run of shows across The Pond for the first time ever, with a blockbuster show lined up at The O2 Arena in London, UK.
As this unprecedented concert gets closer, ticket-holders will inevitably have a number of questions as to what they can expect - including, most crucially, whether there's enough time between now and December 3rd for Morgan's much-loved mullet to grow back...
Particularly when an artist is performing in your country for the first time, one of the primary concerns of any country music fan is what kind of items they will find at the merchandise booths.
Although we can't be 100% certain as to which tees, truckers and koozies Morgan Wallen will be bringing with him in December, we can get a good idea of what to expect from his recent shows.
Due to it being overseas and a one-night-only event, Morgan Wallen will likely have a slightly more limited range of merchandise on offer at London's O2 Arena compared to his US and Canada dates.
Nonetheless, during his Australia leg earlier in the year, attendees were delighted to see a plethora of t-shirts, hoodies, caps, koozies, foam fingers, keychains and more available.
Aside from the staple album-artwork and tracklist tees, there will almost definitely be a range of ‘One Night At A Time’ tour-date t-shirts and hoodies, in addition to the trademark ‘MW’ logo snapback.
Interestingly, when Morgan Wallen performed in Toronto this year, he opened up a unique pop-up store, which featured an array of limited edition items and pieces from Morgan's online store.
Given the fact that London has been a hot-spot for artist pop-ups in recent years, we're keeping our fingers crossed the ‘Thinkin’ Bout Me’ songsmith opens a temporary store on this side of The Pond to coincide with his eagerly awaited UK debut this December.
Alternatively, if you want to ensure you're kitted out in Morgan Wallen merch ahead of time, there's an impressive suite of clothing, accessories and more on the singer-songwriter's online UK store.
Morgan Wallen's shows have built a reputation as being more like mini-festivals than concerts, with the ‘Everything I Love’ crooner bringing a slew of his friends with him to each date.
While the support has varied across Morgan's US dates, the opening acts for his London, UK show have been confirmed as Bailey Zimmerman and Larry Fleet.
While in Canada, Bailey joined Morgan a handful of times to perform ‘I Deserve A Drink’ together, and we wouldn't be surprised if they do the same at The O2 Arena.
This summer, while speaking to Holler, Larry confirmed he's still keen to release the live Morgan Wallen-assisted version of ‘Where I Find God’, so it'll undoubtedly be a special moment if they team up once again to perform the soulful ballad at The O2.
As a 2023 CMA Entertainer of the Year nominee, it's safe to say Morgan Wallen knows how to please a crowd by performing the perfect blend of thrilling new anthems and older fan-favourites.
Although his 2023 tour setlist has stayed largely the same across his One Night At A Time shows, from time to time Morgan has tested out a novel inclusion. Given the fact that he's only playing The O2 once this year, Morgan might have a few surprises up his sleeve.
You can find Morgan Wallen's full 2023 concert tour setlist below:
The O2 Arena is widely renowned for being part-venue, part-mall, with a seemingly endless variety of shops, restaurants and even a cinema to enjoy ahead of the evening's performances.
For Morgan Wallen's December 3rd concert, doors are due to open at 6:30pm, and with it being a Sunday evening show, the curfew will be 10:30pm, leaving plenty of time for Morgan, Bailey and Larry to entertain the packed-out UK audience before the lights are dimmed.
The O2 boasts a capacity of 20,000, and with Morgan Wallen's One Night At A Time tour-stop already sold-out, the atmosphere is sure to be electric when he begins his now-iconic walk to the stage.
There aren't a tremendous number of hotels around The O2 Arena, but we've compiled a selection of options that are either a short walk or a manageable tube ride away from the venue.
In addition to handy amenities such as free Wi-Fi, parking facilities, a gym, breakfast, a bar and a spa, the Crowne Plaza London hotel also has a sizeable indoor pool, in case you want to enjoy a little not-so-muddy water healing ahead of Morgan's show.
Another hotel with a great location for The O2, Ibis London Docklands offers all the usual amenities, such as free Wi-Fi, parking and breakfast, with the added benefit of being pet-friendly.
Ideal if you want to bring along your four-legged friends and imagine you're Morgan's scorned ex on his celebrated Ernest collaboration, ‘Flower Shops’, during which he sings, “I took some pills, and she took the dogs / Aw, it's all gone to hell, she's gone to her mom's”.
Greenwich's Holiday Inn Express is another pet-friendly option, and serves as an appealing choice for those hoping to walk to and from the O2, rather than jostling with a sea of flannel-clad and fake-mullet-adorned fans as they trudge towards North Greenwich tube station.
With a 24-hour front desk, Canary Wharf's Tribe London is perfect for those of you hoping to extend ‘Happy Hour’ long after the last note of ‘Whiskey Glasses’ reverberates around the O2.
As well as offering free Wi-Fi and breakfast, Tribe London also offers an on-site electric car charging station, in case you recently put up your ‘Silverado for Sale’ and traded it in for a Tesla. General parking for Tribe London is, however, off-site.
One of the most luxurious options on this list, whatever the Radisson Blu Edwardian New Providence Wharf Hotel lacks in a catchy title, it makes up for in its assortment of amenities.
As well as providing all the regular offerings such as free Wi-Fi, parking and breakfast, the Radisson Blu is home to a stellar spa and gym, with a host of popular restaurants such as Dishoom and Sticks ‘n’ Sushi a mere fifteen minute walk away.
Although, if you want to live by Morgan Wallen's ‘Goin’ Nowhere’ cri-de-coeur - “I don't need anything but fried chicken and crickets” - we recommend you try Thunderbird at the O2.
The nearest tube station to the O2 Arena is North Greenwich, which lies on the Jubilee line. Be mindful of the fact that, if you're coming back particularly late, with Morgan Wallen's show being on a Sunday night, the Night Tube won't be running.
You can also travel to Morgan's O2 Arena concert via bus, with the 108, 129, 132, 161, 188, 422, 472 and 486 all stopping off at North Greenwich station, which is right by the venue.
For further information on travelling to and from the O2 Arena, check this helpful page.
Now that Morgan Wallen has shaved off his mullet, the whole country concert-going fanbase has been left in disarray. Do I still dust off my fake mullet? Do I leave it at home? Or do I book a last-minute trip to the hairdressers for a No. 1 all over, especially for the show?
While we'd advise against anything as drastic and long-lasting as the latter, we'll leave the hairstyle decisions up to you. Regarding what to wear, though, we have a nifty ‘Country Concert Outfit Ideas’ guide that we suggest you take a look through for inspiration.
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