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Brice alters tour plans due to Farr surgery

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 – Lee Brice announced today he would replace Tyler Farr as the middle act on his tour with Maddie & Tae, Jerrod Niemann and Clare Dunn.

Farr is on vocal rest due to having surgery to remove a polyp on his vocal cords.

Brice was ready to launch his "Life Off My Years" concert tour with Farr and Dylan Scott starting Feb. 4 in Salisbury, Md. Maddie & Tae, Clare Dunn and Jerrod Niemann will replace Farr. Shows in Southaven, Miss. on Feb. 18, August, Ga. on Feb. 19 and Pikeville, Ky. on Feb. 20 were canceled as a result of the line-up changes.

"Maddie and Tae are the kind of girls a guy can hang out with and girls wanna be, and they are not kidding when they strap on their guitars and own that stage. They've only been at this a little while, but they're fearless and have fun with the crowd," Brice said.

"Clare Dunn. Man she can play that guitar. She's so talented. And Jerrod - he's one of my oldest friends. We came up through the ranks together, as writers and artists. He understands who my fans are, and this is the kind of line-up where when he's out there, it'll feel like exactly the right combination of songs, singing and hitting people where they live."

"Life happens," said Brice. "I always stand by my friends, and I'm grateful that Maddie & Tae, Clare and Jerrod will join me on these dates. Touring with Tyler promised a lot of fun, but knowing this group of artists, I wholeheartedly believe people coming to these shows will have a great time. I can't wait to get on the road and mix it up with these guys. I know I'm ready, and so are the fans."

Tour dates are:
Feb. 4-6 (Maddie & Tae)
Feb. 4- Salisbury, MD
Feb. 5- Rochester, NY
Feb. 6- Kingston, RI

Feb. 12- 14 (Jerrod Niemann)
Feb. 12- Rockford, IL
Feb. 13- Kearney, NE
Feb. 14- Brookings, SD

March 17-19 (Clare Dunn)
March 17- Lowell, MA
March 18- Allentown, PA
March 19- Augusta, ME

April 7-23 (Maddie & Tae)
April 7- Milwaukee, WI
April 8- Kalamazoo, MI
April 9- Rosemont, IL
April 14 - Saginaw, MI
April 15 - Highland Heights, KY
April 16 - Huntington, WV (direct support TBA)
April 21 - Dayton, OH
April 22 - Youngstown, OH
April 23 - Toledo, OH

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