Travis returns to the road
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
– Randy Travis announced The Music of Randy Travis Tour featuring country singer and his co-star in "The Price," James Dupré.
Travis will make a special appearance, and VIP passes are available in most markets that include a meet and greet with the country icon, himself. It was unclear if Travis would sing at the shows.
"We are incredibly excited to be back on the road and give Randy's fans a chance to hear his music live again, and who better to sing his many hits than James Dupré?" said Mary and Randy Travis.
Travis' longstanding touring band, consisting of Steve Hinson, David Johnson, Lance Dary, Bill Cook, Joe Van Dyke and Herb Shucher along with longtime tour manager Jeff Davis will rejoin Travis on the road for the first time since right before his stroke in 2013.
The show will consist of Dupré and the band performing all 16 of Travis' number ones including "On The Other Hand," "Forever and Ever, Amen" and "Three Wooden Crosses."
Travis recently released "Forever and Ever, Amen: A Memoir of Music, Faith and Braving the Storms of Life."
Dupré appeared on season nine of The Voice and was once signed to Warner.
Travis also dropped two never-before heard singles this summer, "One in a Row" and "Lead Me Home."
Tour dates are:
Oct. 16 - Indianapolis, Ind. - The Murat**
Oct. 17 - Evansville, Ind. - Victory Theatre*
Oct. 18 - Macon, Ga. - Macon Auditorium**
Oct. 19 - Gulfport, Miss. - Island View Casino^
Oct. 23 - Augusta, Ga. - The Bell**
Oct. 24 - Spartanburg, S.C. - Memorial Auditorium**
Oct. 25 - Knoxville, Tenn. - Knoxville Auditorium**
Oct. 26 - North Little Rock, Ark. - Verizon Arena*
Oct. 28 - Nashville, Tenn. - Ryman Auditorium^
Oct. 29 - Atlanta, Ga. - Symphony Hall**
Nov. 1 - Minneapolis, Minn. - TBA^*
Nov. 2 - Green Bay, Wis. - Weidner Center***
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