Brice, Young join forcefs
Thursday, January 15, 2015
– Chris Young and Lee Brice are joining forces for a co-headlining tour beginning in Syracuse, N.Y. in one week.
"Lee and I had a blast last year when we were out with Brad (Paisley) and so we thought it would be great to join up for a co-headlining tour for our fans this winter," said Young, who has six number one singles. "I can't wait to kick things off in Syracuse later this month and head west all the way to Hawaii."
Brice agreed, "Chris and I have been talking about touring together again for a while. We have a lot of fun together."
Initial tour dates are:
Jan. 22 - Syracuse, NY / War Memorial At Oncenter**
Jan. 23 - Mashantucket, CT / Foxwoods Resort Casino**
Feb. 6 - Jonesboro, AR / ASU Convocation Center**
Feb. 19 - Independence, MO / Independence Events Center**
Feb. 20 - Bloomington, IL / U.S. Cellular Coliseum**
Feb. 21 - La Crosse, WI / La Crosse Center Arena**
March 7 - Kahului, HI / Maui Arts & Cultural Center
March 8 - Honolulu, HI / Blaisdell Concert Hall
Brothers Osborne will open all except the Hawaii dates.
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