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Hunt looks for "15 in a 30" on tour

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 – Sam Hunt announced today he would launch his15 in a 30 tour this summer.

The singer, who is working on his second album will be joined on the 28-date tour by Maren Morris, Chris Janson and Ryan Follese.

The tour starts
June 1 in Cleveland and winds up in Nashville on
Sept.. 22.

"It's gonna be fun," Hunt posted on his web site. Tickets go on sale Feb. 3.

""I'm excited to be on the road with Sam," Janson said. "What a great guy. The real deal. We became buds, while on Farm tour with Luke... I really respect Sam's artistry. This tour is a beautifully different blend of music, like none other out there. We are all so different, yet we all share the common bond, that is MUSIC. I'm proud he asked me to be a part of it."

Tour dates are:
June 1 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
June 2 Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Music Center
June 15 Toronto, ONT Budweiser Stage
June 16 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
June 17 Pittsburgh, PA KeyBank Pavilion
June 23 Gilford, NH Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
June 24 Hartford, CT XFINITY Theatre
June 25 Holmdel, NJ P.N.C. Bank Arts Center
July 7 St. Louis, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 8 Chicago, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre*
July 9 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
July 13 Atlanta, GA Verizon Amphitheatre
July 14 Tampa, FL MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
July 15 Miami, FL Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
July 21 Bangor, ME Darling's Waterfront Pavilion
July 22 Boston, MA Xfinity Center
July 23 Rochester, NY Constellation Brands - Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
July 27 Virginia Beach, VA Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
July 28 Raleigh, NC Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
July 29 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
Aug.10 San Diego, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Aug.11 San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
Aug.12 Sacramento, CA Toyota Amphitheater
Aug.15 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre
Aug.19 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion**
Aug.21 Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Sept. 15 Philadelphia, PA BB&T Pavilion
Sept. 16 Washington, DC Jiffy Lube Live
Sept. 22 Nashville, TN Ascend Amphitheater

* On Sale Feb. 17
** On Sale Feb. 10

Additional dates will be announced.

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