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Lane announces tour with Ramsey, Barrett

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 – Chris Lane, who just released his sophomore disc, "Laps Around the Sun," will launch a headline tour this fall.

The tour starts Oct. 12 in Gulf Breeze, Fla. with support from young country singer Mason Ramsey and American Idol entrant Gabby Barrett. The tour ends at Philadelphia's Theatre of Living Arts on Dec. 15.

"I'm blown away by the response to my new album," said Lane. "Performing live and interacting with fans is one of my favorite parts of what I do, and hearing people sing along is such a cool feeling. I can't wait to hit the road and play these songs every night. See y'all this fall."

"Chris is like a big brother so I'm super excited to get to learn from him on my first tour," said Ramsey. "Hopefully in between shows, I can beat him at basketball too."

Lane will continue touring on the fair and festival circuit through the end of summer, with upcoming shows in Aberdeen, S.D. on Thursday, Minneapolis on Friday and Fairmont, Minn. On Saturday.

Tour dates are:
Oct. 12 - Gulf Breeze, FL @ Flounder's Pensacola Beach
Oct. 13 - Savannah, GA @ Saddle Bags Savannah
Oct. 18 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
Oct. 19 - Rosemont, IL @ Joe's Live
Oct. 20 - Indianapolis, IN @ 8 Seconds Saloon*
Oct. 25 - Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
Oct. 26 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
Oct. 27 - San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues
Oct. 28 - Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
Nov. 2 - Lynchburg, VA @ Phase 2
Nov. 8 - Birmingham, AL @ Iron City
Nov. 9 - Charleston, SC @ Music Farm
Nov. 15 - Columbia, SC @ The Senate
Nov. 17 - Rootstown, OH @ Dusty Armadillo
Nov. 24 - Denver, CO @ Grizzly Rose*
Nov. 30 - Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre
Dec. 1 - Lakeland, FL @ Wild Greg's Saloon*
Dec. 12 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
Dec. 13 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
Dec. 14 - Asbury Park, NJ @ The Stone Pony
Dec. 15 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
* Without Mason Ramsey

Ramsey released an EP, "Famous," last month. He is an 11-year-old singer with a penchant for Hank Williams Sr. Barrett, 18, was a finalist in American Idol in its 16th season.

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