Hayes hopes tour is Good as Gold
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
– Days before his album is released, Walker Hayes said today he would launch a 13-city headlining tour in February.
Music veteran Hayes finally releases his debut "boom." on Friday on Friday. The disc contains his top 15 hit "You Broke Up With Me."
The Good as Gold Tour (the tour title comes from some lines in his hit single) starts Feb. 1 in Connetictu and concludes in late April in California.
"I am so humbled by folks wanting to see this live that we can do this," said Hayes. "I'm so honored to have so many supporters - from my peers to the industry to country radio - on this crazy journey with me. You all have absolutely changed my life."
Tour dates are:
Feb. 1 - Mohegan Sun- Wolf Den in Uncasville, Connecticut
Feb. 2 - Paradise Rock Club in Boston, Massachusetts
Feb. 3 - The Fillmore in Silver Spring, Maryland
Feb. 17 - The Coyote Joe's in Charlotte, North Carolina*
March 1- Brick Street Bar in Oxford, Ohio
March 2 - Joe's on Weed Street in Chicago, Illinois
March 3 - Stage AE in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
March 15 - House of Blues in Cleveland, Ohio
March 16 - 8 Seconds Saloon in Indianapolis, Indiana
March 17 - St. Andrews Hall in Detroit, Michigan
March 24 - Saddlebags in Savannah, Georgia
April 26 - Buck Owens Crystal Palace in Bakersfield, California
April 27- Close LaChance Winery in San Martin, California
Tickets go on sale Dec. 8, except for the Charlotte date which is Dec. 15.
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