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Rucker returns to the road

Monday, March 13, 2023 – Darius Rucker returns to the road this summer with 21 dates across the U.S. and Canada on his Starting Fires Tour, kicking off June 15 in Virginia.

Americana band Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors will open with Drew Green as direct support on select dates. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning this Friday.

The tour comes as Rucker puts the finishing touches on his forthcoming seventh solo album, "Carolyn's Boy," titled in honor of his late mother. He already has released the songs "Same Beer Different Problem" and "Ol' Church Hymn" (featuring Chapel Hart), with additional new music expected soon.

Tour dates are:
June 15 Roanoke, Va. - Elmwood Park Amphitheatre *
June 22 Washington, D.C. - The Anthem
June 24 Canandaigua, N.Y. - Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
July 13 Dubuque, Iowa - Q Casino – Back Waters Stage *
July 20 Jacksonville, Fla. - Daily's Place
July 21 Wilmington, N.C. - Live Oak Bank Pavilion
July 22 Alpharetta, Ga. - Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Aug. 3 Niagara Falls, Ontario - Fallsview Casino
Aug. 4 Bridgeport, Conn. - Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater
Aug. 5 Farmingville, N.Y. - Catholic Health Amphitheater at Bald Hill !
Aug. 10 Sterling Heights, Mich. - Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre
Aug. 11 Milwaukee, Wis. - BMO Pavilion
Aug. 12 Maryland Heights, Mo. - Saint Louis Music Park
Aug. 18 Irvine, Calif. - FivePoint Amphitheatre
Aug. 19 Stateline, Nev. - Lake Tahoe Harveys Outdoor Arena
Aug. 23 Los Angeles - The Greek Theatre
Aug. 25 San Diego - Gallagher Square at Petco Park
Aug. 26 Highland, Cal. - Yaamava' Resort & Casino !#
Sept. 8-9 Durant, Okla. - Choctaw Casino & Resort – Grand Theater #
Oct. 14 Nashville, Tenn. - Ascend Amphitheater

* denotes Drew Green as support

# denotes no support (all other dates feature Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors)

! denotes dates on sale Monday, March 20

The 2023 lineup for the Oct. 7-8 return of Rucker's Riverfront Revival Music Festival in his hometown of Charleston, S.C. is also expected in the coming weeks.

Rucker will return to the stage this spring with his Hootie & the Blowfish bandmates, taking over the white sand beach at Moon Palace Cancun for the second annual HootieFest: The Big Splash, a four-day celebration of all things rock. Set for April 26-29, the destination event will feature three headlining performances on the beach by the band, plus daily pool parties, oceanfront performances from Goo Goo Dolls, Barenaked Ladies, Collective Soul, Gin Blossoms, Everclear, Edwin McCain, Lit and Cowboy Mouth, as well as a special Hootie & the Blowfish sunset show.

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CD review - Carolyn's Boy Darius Rucker has referenced his South Carolina roots numerous times in his career, but his first solo release in six years is a more direct tribute to his late mother, Carolyn, and not just in the title. Raised on church music, soul singers and country songs at home growing up, Rucker includes more than a hint of each here. "Old Church Hymn," featuring Chapel Hart, evokes those childhood Sunday mornings in the pews, in a deep gospel tone that blossoms into an organ-driven, rousing singalong. ...
CD review - When Was the Last Time Darius Rucker is so darn likeable, he likely gets away with creating subpar music more than most. However, "When Was the Last Time" is a consistently good album, which is as respectable as it is likeable. Rucker knows how to sing crowd pleasers, like the fun and funny "Count the Beers" and the all-star collaboration "Straight to Hell," which also features Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan and Charles Kelley. He shines brightest, though, on the more serious songs. ...
CD review - Southern Style Although opener "Homegrown Honey" has a few hip-hip sonic elements fueling it, "Southern Style" is a fairly traditional - well, as traditional as Darius Rucker can get - album. "Homegrown Honey," along with the title cut and "Half Full Dixie Cup," make a play for Rucker's Southern credentials, and for the most part support these claims. Rucker is an easygoing vocalist, and this latest effort goes down smoothly. It's still taboo for country ...

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