Moore announces fall tour
Monday, June 20, 2016
– Kip Moore announced tour dates today for his Me and My Kind Tour, which starts in late September and concludes in December.
Jon Pardi, who just released his second full-length CD, "California Sunrise," on Friday, will open the shows. He has a hit single now with "Head Over Boots."
"Being out on the road is where me and the band feel most at home," said Moore. "Even though we've been nonstop already this year with the headlining shows in the UK and the Miranda (Lambert) tour, it just doesn't feel natural to slow down, our live show is when we are in our element. I'm really looking forward to having the opportunity to test some new material that we've been working on out on the road and having Jon out with us too, I'm sure we're going to get into some trouble out there."
Tour dates are:
Sept. 30 Oklahoma City, Okla.
Oct. 1 Fort Worth, Texas
Oct. 6 Kalamazoo, Mich.
Oct. 8 Toledo, Ohio
Oct. 13 Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Oct. 20 Lowell, Mass.
Oct. 21 Pittsburgh
Oct. 27 Bemidji, Minn.
Oct. 28 St. Paul, Minn.
Nov. 10 Atlanta
Nov. 11 Birmingham, Ala.
Nov. 12 Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Nov. 17 Cedar Rapids, Ia.
Nov. 18 Peoria, Ill.
Nov. 19 Kansas City
Dec. 1 New York
Dec. 3 Philadelphia
Dec. 8 Detroit
Moore is currently on Lambert's Keeper Of The Flame Tour, which stops in Darien, N.Y. on Thursday and Saratoga Springs, N.Y. on Friday. Moore's current single, "Running For You," is from his sophomore album "Wild Ones."
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