McCreery launches road trips
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
– Scotty McCreery's Weekend Road Trip Tour 2013 is happening again this fall.
"To have a sell-out as a new artist is really amazing for me," said McCreery. "To have people want to come out and see our show means a lot. When you hear it is a sell-out, it hypes you up even more. We couldn't be happier with the way it is going. It's 90 high-energy minutes of new material and country classics combined with video, lights and fan interaction."
McCreery co-wrote his current single, See You Tonight, which is climbing the charts. He is in the studio now with Frank Rogers (Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker, Trace Adkins) finishing his sophomore studio album. McCreery is also beginning his sophomore year at North Carolina State University in Raleigh.
Tour dates are:
Sept. 6 - Madera, CA/ Madera District Fair
Sept. 7 - Oroville, CA/Gold Country
Sept. 13 - Council Bluffs, IA/Harrah's
Sept. 14 - Spencer, IA/Clay County Fair
Sept. 20 - Shippensburg, PA/ Luhrs Performing Arts Ctr
Sept. 21 - Baltimore, MD/Ramshead Live
Oct. 4 - Salem, VA/Salem Civic Center
Oct. 5 - Cherokee, N.C./Harrah's
Oct. 21-22 - Raleigh, NC/NC State Fair
Oct. 26 - Troy, Ohio/Hobart Arena
Nov. 1 - Danville, KY/Newlin Hall
Nov. 14-Austin, TX/Waller Cre
Nov. 15 - Winnie, TX/Nutty Jerry's
Nov. 22-23 - Lincoln City, OR/Chinook
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