Brice goes gold, plans college tour
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
– Lee Brice received his second RIAA certification in less than six months with "Drinking Class" certifying Gold as a Digital Single this week. He also announced he would do a college tour in April and May.
Brice's first sales milestone from his number one "I Don't Dance" was its title track which was the fastest Platinum certifying country single of 2014.
Brice will kick off a headlining tour in partnership with REVERB, a non-profit organization that unites artists and colleges to affect environmental and social change.
Though Brice has supported many causes - including mentoring developing songwriters and artists - this marks the first time he has officially partnered with a charitable organization.
An avid outdoorsman, Brice's Campus Consciousness initiative focuses on outdoor preservation and water conservation.
"We're hoping to offset the environmental impact of the tour by supporting clean energy projects and using buses and trucks fueled with locally produced biodiesel. I have two sons, and I look at this as investing in their future and that of kids around the world," said Brice.
The first round of dates and campuses include Lee's alma matter, Clemson University, on April 11th
April 8 - Buies Creek, NC - Campbell University
April 9 - Erie, PA - Penn State University
April 10 - High Point, NC - High Point University
April 11 - Clemson, SC - Clemson University (with Natalie Stovall and The Drive and Lewis Brice)
April 15 - Saint Charles, MO - Lindenwood University
April 22 - Conway, AR - University of Central Arkansas (with The Cadillac Three and Granger Smith)
April 24 - Monroe, LA - University of Louisiana
April 30 - North Andover, MA - Merrimack College
May 1 - Slippery Rock, PA - Slippery Rock University
May 2 - Durham, NH - University of New Hampshire
All shows are Lee Brice, The Cadillac Three and Chase Bryant, except where noted.
Brice spent the last three weeks playing sold-out shows in Hawaii and Australia and has sold-out seven of the nine co-bill tour dates with Chris Young. Brice will continue to play festivals, fairs and arenas through the spring and summer.
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