Moakler seems "Born Ready" to tour
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
– On the heels of releasing the title track "Born Ready" from his album dropping later this year, Steve Moakler will hit the road on his Born Ready Tour starting March 22 at Lancaster, Pa. and wrap May 19 in Detroit.
"I'm fired up about getting back on the road this spring," said Moakler. "This will be our fifth consecutive spring headline tour, and I'm honored that Mack Trucks will be a part of our growing tradition this year. I can't wait to play the new music we've been working on and start a new chapter with our fans. I think it's gonna be the best one yet."
Corey Kent White will open the tour.
"Born Ready" was penned by Moakler, Barry Dean (Maren Morris, Michael Ray, Little Big Town) and Luke Laird (Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Midland).
Moakler's fifth album follows "Steel Town," which included "Suitcase" and "Love Drunk."
Tour dates are:
March 22 - Chameleon Club, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
March 23 - The Wonderbar, Asbury Park, New Jersey
March 24 - Gramercy Theatre, New York, New York
March 29 - Union Stage, Washington, D.C.
March 30 - Jergel's Rhythm Grille, Warrendale, Pennsylvania
March 31 - The Camel, Richmond, Virginia
April 5 - Rose Music Hall, Columbia, Missouri
April 6 - The Bluebird, Bloomington, Indiana*
April 7 - The Basement, Columbus, Ohio
April 12 - The Social, Orlando, Florida
April 13 - Saddlebags, Savannah, Georgia
April 14 - Terminal West, Atlanta, Georgia
April 19 - House of Blues Cambridge Room, Dallas, Texas
April 20 - House of Blues Bronze Peacock, Houston, Texas
April 21 - The Tap, College Station, Texas
April 22 - Antone's, Austin, Texas
April 26 - The Grey Eagle, Asheville, North Carolina
April 27 - The Boathouse, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
April 28 - Civitan Park, Guntersville, Alabama
May 3 - Wooly's, Des Moines, Iowa
May 4 - The Single Barrel, Lincoln, Nebraska
May 5 - Turf Club, St. Paul, Minnesota
May 10 - High Noon Saloon, Madison, Wisconsin
May 11 - The Rave II, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
May 12 - Boondocks, Springfield, Illinois
May 17 - The Stache, Grand Rapids, Michigan
May 18 - Joe's on Weed Street, Chicago, Illinois
May 19 - The Shelter, Detroit, Michigan*
* Denotes dates where Corey Kent White is not a special guest
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