When Lady Antebellum kicks off their Wheels Up 2015 Tour this month with a three-week, eight-city run through Europe and Australia, the moment will be “bittersweet” for singer Hillary Scott.
“Do you have a box of Kleenexes before I start talking about it? My little girl is not going,” Scott said of 18-month-old Eisele. “It’s just logistically a nightmare. But she will be in good hands. My mom will spoil her rotten and I’ll have to come home and probably rewrite a lot of bad habits.”
The international trek will mark the longest she and bandmate Dave Haywood, whose son Cash is nearly 5 months old, will have been away from their kids. “Those are the tough parts. Those are the sacrifices,” Haywood told reporters Monday at a brunch in Nashville to celebrate the tour announcement. “But my wife will be home with Cash, and when we get over there we’ll probably forget about it when we’re sleeping in ’til noon!”
“And,” Scott pointed out, “we’ll cry on each other’s shoulders too I’m sure.”
Scott, Haywood and bandmate Charles Kelley begin the tour in Oslo, Norway, on Feb. 28, followed by dates in Sweden, the U.K., Ireland and Australia, before the trio play U.S. cities (with babies on board this time) in May. And despite being away from her little one, “the excitement overshadows it,” Scott said. “My dad had to remind me that Eisele won’t remember it. With my husband being our drummer, we’ll be together and we’ll get to see the world and know that she’s at home and safe and happy.”
That doesn’t mean that she won’t indulge in a little retail therapy while she’s gone. “I’ll probably guilt buy at all the baby boutiques for my daughter because we’ve gone away from her,” Scott tells PEOPLE. “I’ll be like, ‘But she needs that!'”