Rhett slates disc, Xmas tour
Monday, September 9, 2013
– Thomas Rhett announced today he will release his debut disc in late October. He also announced today he will headline the Taste of Country Christmas Tour, starting in early November in Texas.
"I am really looking forward to headlining the Taste of Country Christmas Tour and sharing the music from my new album with all the fans," said Rhett. "Two years ago, I was lucky enough to open this same tour with Brantley Gilbert - and it was my first time really experiencing that kind of energy from a crowd. It's been amazing to watch it grow one fan at a time."
Each show stop on the tour will offer an exclusive VIP Experience. This experience will guarantee fans a meet and greet with Rhett, a ticket to the show and other merchandise. Members of Thomas Rhett's online community will receive a code that allows them to purchase tickets before they go on sale to the general public.
Rhett's current single is It Goes Like This, from his new album. He also reached the charts with Something To Do With My Hands and Beer With Jesus.
Tour dates are:
Nov. 7 Abilene, TX
Nov. 8 Wichita Falls, TX
Nov. 9 Lawton, OK
Nov. 14 San Angelo, TX**
Nov. 15 Amarillo, TX**
Nov. 16 Lubbock, TX**
Nov. 21 Lufkin, TX**
Nov. 22 Lake Charles, LA**
Nov. 23 Texarkana, TX
Dec. 13 Midland Odessa, TX**
Dec. 14 Victoria, TX
** The Cadillac Three will be opening these dates.
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