Janson spends his time Waitin'
Thursday, October 11, 2018
– Chris Janson will be "Waitin' On 5" with his fall tour with three of the shows acoustic.
Janson has enjoyed a good year with three Country Music Association Award nominations including New Artist of the Year, and he became the youngest living member of the Grand Ole Opry.
Tour dates are:
Oct. 12 -Bass Pro Shops at The Pyramid -- Memphis, TN
Oct. 13 -Talladega Superspeedway -- Talladega, AL
Oct. 18* -- Coyote Joe's -- Charlotte, NC
Oct. 20 -Capitol Mall -- Sacramento, CA
Oct. 21st -- Kansas Speedway -- Kansas City, KS
Oct. 24* -- Joe's Live - Rosemont -- Rosemont, IL
Oct. 27 -Verizon Amphitheatre -- Alpharetta, GA
Oct. 28 -Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts -- Springfield, MO
Nov. 3 - Village of Islands Founders Park -- Islamorada, FL
Nov. 6* - James Brown Arena -- Augusta, GA
Nov. 9 -Blueberry Plantation -- Alma, GA
Nov. 10 - Ribfest 2018 -- St. Petersburg, FL
Nov. 16 - Prairie Band Casino & Resort -- Mayetta, KS
Nov. 17 - Rhythm City Casino Resort -- Davenport, IA
Nov. 23 - La Hacienda Event Center -- Midland, TX
Nov. 24 -Billy Bob's Texas -- Ft. Worth, TX
Nov. 30 -The Novo By Microsoft -- Los Angeles, CA
Dec. 1 - Gold Country Casino & Hotel -- Oroville, CA
Dec. 5 - Fremont Street -- Las Vegas, NV
* Acoustic Performances
Janson is currently on the "Life's Whatcha Make It Tour" with Jake Owen as well as doing his own headlining dates, which included a sold-out show at the Ryman Auditorium.
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The title track for Chris Janson's "Fix a Drink" mines much the same territory of his humorous 2015 single "Buy Me a Boat." It's a song about innocent escapism. Janson may not be the best man to resolve the world's many overwhelming problems, but he can make a killer alcoholic beverage. That's as far as he goes as a fixer.
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