Since it worked at first, Young will try it again
Monday, February 4, 2019
– Chris Young apparently liked his first arena headlining tour last year so much, he's going to do it all over again.
The singer announced today the "Raised On Country Tour 2019." That's also the name of his new single, which name checks Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Joe Diffie, George Strait, Alan Jackson and Hank Williams Jr.. The tour kicks off May 16 in Alpharetta, Ga. The first leg of the tour will include over 25 shows from coast-to-coast through September.
He'll be joined by special guest Chris Janson along with Dylan Scott, LOCASH and Jimmie Allen.
"Last year on the road was incredible, and I'm crazy excited to get back out there with new music and the 'Raised On Country Tour' and to have Chris Janson, Dylan Scott, Jimmie Allen and Preston and Chris from LOCASH join me on tour," said Young.
Tickets go on sale on Feb. 15 at 10 a.m. local time.
Tour dates are:
May 16^^ Alpharetta, GA Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
May 17^ Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
May 18^ Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
May 24^ Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Amphitheater
May 25^ Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
May 26^ Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
June 13^ Syracuse, NY St. Joseph's Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
June 14^ Boston, MA Xfinity Center
June 15^ Hartford, CT XFINITY Theatre
June 21^ Scranton, PA The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
June 22^ Philadelphia, PA BB&T Pavilion
July 11+ St. Louis, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 13+ Indianapolis, IN Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
July 18# Southaven, MS BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove
July 19~ Rogers, AR Walmart AMP
July 20~ Dallas, TX Dos Equis Pavilion
Aug. 8~ Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
Aug. 9~ San Diego, CA North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
Aug. 10~ Irvine, CA FivePoint Amphitheatre
Aug. 15+ Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater
Aug. 16+ Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion
Aug. 17++ Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
Aug. 22~ Virginia Beach, VA Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
Aug. 23~ Raleigh, NC Coastal Credit Union Music Park
Aug. 24~ Burgettstown, PA KeyBank Pavilion
Sept. 12+ Jacksonville, FL Daily's Place
Sept. 13+ Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Sept. 14+ West Palm Beach, FL Coral Sky Amphitheatre
^^ with special guest Dylan Scott
^ with special guests Chris Janson and Dylan Scott
+ with special guests Chris Janson and LOCASH
++ with special guest LOCASH
# with special guest Chris Janson
~ with special guests Chris Janson and Jimmie Allen
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