Strings sets winter dates
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Strings sets winter dates

Tuesday, November 1, 2022 – Billy Strings will bring his headline tour to arenas this winter with shows at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena (two nights), Atlantic City's Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena (three nights), Charlottesville, Va.'s John Paul Jones Arena (two nights), Atlanta's State Farm Arena and Charleston, S.C.'s North Charleston Coliseum (two nights).

Following two nights at Bridgestone Arena, Strings will return to the Ryman Auditorium on Feb. 26 for a third Nashville show. His March 3 show in Winston-Salem will be a special celebration of Doc Watson's 100th birthday.

Tickets for the winter dates will be available for pre-sale starting Nov. 2 at 10 a.m. local time. General on-sale is Friday at 10 a.m. local time.

Strings will release "Me/And/Dad," the first album he's recorded with his dad, Terry Barber, on Nov. 18 via Rounder Records. The disc features new takes on 14 bluegrass and country classics that the two have been playing together since Strings was a young child.

Tour dates are:

Feb. 21-22—Charlottesville, VA—John Paul Jones Arena
Feb. 24-25—Nashville, TN—Bridgestone Arena
Feb. 26—Nashville, TN—Ryman Auditorium
March 3—Winston-Salem, NC—Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum – Doc Watson's 100th Birthday Show
March 4—Winston-Salem, NC—Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum
March 7—Athens, GA—Georgia Theatre
March 10—Atlanta, GA—State Farm Arena
March 11-12—Charleston, SC—North Charleston Coliseum
March 16-18 Cincinnati, OH—The Andrew J Brady Music Center

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