Hayes gets Closer to You
Thursday, February 7, 2019
– Hunter Hayes will launch the Closer to You tour in mid-April, he announced today.
The 20-date run kicks off on April 18 in Atlanta, also hitting Chicago and Los Angeles.
Hayes recently released a new single, "Heartbreak." Last year, he released "Dear God" and "One Shot." His last album, "The 21 Project," came out in 2015.
Tour dates are:
April 18 - Atlanta, GA - Buckhead Theatre
April 25 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection
April 26 - Chicago, IL - Joe's Live
April 27 - Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre
May 2 - Madison, WI - The Sylvee
May 3 - Rockford, IL - Coronado Performing Arts Center
May 4 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom
May 9 - Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore Silver Spring
May 10 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore Philly
May 11 - Columbus, OH - Express Live!
May 16 - Kansas City, MO - Midland Theatre
May 17 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
May 18 - Grand Junction, CO - Avalon Theater
May 21 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre
May 23 - San Francisco, CA - Regency Ballroom
May 24 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues Anaheim
May 25 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre
May 30 - Cleveland, OH - The Agora Ballroom
May 31 - Lexington, KY - Manchester Music Hall
June 1 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's
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