Currington plans road trip
Sunday, January 15, 2017
– Billy Currington will hit the road in March for his Do I Make You Wanna ... Stay Up 'til the Sun? Tour.
the tour will go into June with a date in Atlanta announced for June 1.
Currington is touring behind his sixth studio release, "Summer Forever," which contains the single "Do I Make You Wanna."
Tour dates are:
March 9: St. Louis, MO - Peabody Opera House **
March 10: Dubuque, IA - Five Flags Center **
March 11: Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater
March 23: Northfield, OH - Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park **
March 24: Roanoke, VA - Berglund Center
March 25: Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
April 6: Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
April 7: Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore Silver Spring
April 8: Stroudsburg, PA - Sherman Theater
April 20: Houston, TX - House of Blues Houston
April 21: Oklahoma City, OK - The Criterion
May 11: Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore Philadelphia
May 12: Huntington, NY - The Paramount
May 13: Hampton Beach, NH- Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
May 19: Richmond, VA - Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Arts Center
May 20: New York, NY - PlayStation Theater
June 1: Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle Atlanta
** On Sale now
All other dates go on sale Friday except for Pittsburgh (Jan. 19), Hampton Beach, N.H. (Jan. 27) and Houston (March 10). More dates and openers will be announced later.
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