Rucker fall tour tix go on sale Friday
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
– Tickets for the fall leg of Darius Rucker's Southern Style Tour, go on sale Friday for the opening night in Chicago.
More than 15 stops planned will go on sale in the coming weeks.
The second leg of the Southern Style Tour begins Oct. 8 and will run through Thanksgiving. Rucker will bring David Nail and A Thousand Horses out on the road with him.
More than 400,000 fans have turned out to catch show, which has featured rising stars Brett Eldredg eand A Thousand Horses. The summer run is on track to reach 700,000 tickets sold by summer's end.
Rolling Stone recently debuted Rucker's video for new single "Southern Style" last week. The video, directed by Peter Zavadil and produced by Jennifer Rothlein, features Rucker performing around his hometown of Charleston, S.C. "Southern Style" is the second single from his Capitol Records Nashville album of the same name, which was Rucker's fourth number one country LP. Lead single "Homegrown Honey" recently reached the top as well, giving him seven chart-topping songs.
Tour dates are:
Oct. 8 - Chicago, Ill.
Oct. 9 - Dayton, Ohio
Oct. 10 - Youngstown, Ohio*
Oct. 15 - Topeka, Kan.
Oct. 16 - Lincoln, Neb.
Oct. 17 - Sioux City, Iowa
Oct. 22 - Syracuse, N.Y.*
Oct. 23 - Albany, N.Y.*
Oct. 24 - Uncasville, Conn.*
Nov. 1 - Indianapolis, Ind.
Nov. 10 - Greensboro, N.C.
Nov. 12 - Bemidji, Minn.
Nov. 13 - Green Bay, Wis.
Nov. 14 - Moline, Ill.
Nov. 19 - Grand Rapids, Mich.
Nov. 20 - Toledo, Ohio
*A Thousand Hoses will not be appearing on these dates
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When Was the Last Time
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Rucker knows how to sing crowd pleasers, like the fun and funny "Count the Beers" and the all-star collaboration "Straight to Hell," which also features Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan and Charles Kelley. He shines brightest, though, on the more serious songs. »»»
Although opener "Homegrown Honey" has a few hip-hip sonic elements fueling it, "Southern Style" is a fairly traditional - well, as traditional as Darius Rucker can get - album. "Homegrown Honey," along with the title cut and "Half Full Dixie Cup," make a play for Rucker's Southern credentials, and for the most part support these claims. Rucker is an easygoing vocalist, and this latest effort goes down smoothly.
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Home for the Holidays
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Editorial: Walking the talk
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