Monday, January 23, 2012
– Trace Adkins announced the Songs & Stories Tour this spring. These evenings of performances will incorporate stories, both humorous and meaningful, that pay homage to Adkins' working-man roots and rich musical heritage.
The tour starts March 8 in Des Moines, Ia. And ends May 17 in Atlanta. Tickets for March dates go on sale to the public on Friday (Jan. 27).
Inspiration for the tour came as Adkins released his 10th studio album, "Proud To Be Here," last summer with a CMT Invitation Only special. The special featured new hits Just Fishin' and Million Dollar View, a Q&A session and songs from Adkins' 20-year career. Adkins enjoyed the session and started thinking about launching a tour.
"I've had many narrow escapes and blessings in my life. The right song at the right time has been my saving grace, and that's something I have in common with the audience. Sharing meaningful songs, stories and some laughs 'around the campfire' is the country music tradition, and I'm looking forward to it."
Adkins will tour with a band.
Tour dates are:
March 8 Des Moines IA Hoyt Sherman
March 9 Kansas City MO Midland Theater
March 10 Peoria IL Civic Theater
March 15 Milwaukee Riverside Theater
March 16 Rochester MN Mayo Civic Theater * Fan presale 1/30, public on-sale 2/3
March 17 Grand Forks ND Chester Fritz Auditorium
March 22 Birmingham AL Alabama Theatre
April 12 Ashland KY Paramount Arts Center
April 14 Toledo OH Stranahan Theater
April 19 Spartanburg SC Memorial Hall
April 20 Charlotte NC Ovens Auditorium
April 21 Louisville KY The Palace Theatre
April 25 Denver Paramount Theater
April 27 Salinas KS Stiefel Theater
April 28 Tulsa OK Brady Theater
May 3 N. Charleston SC North Charleston Performing Arts Center
May 4 Savannah GA Mercer Theater *fan presale 1/30, public on 2/10
May 10 Davenport IA Adler Theatre
May 11 South Bend IN Morris PAC
May 12 Memphis Orpheum Theatre
May 17 Atlanta Cobb Theater
More dates are expected to be added.