Ray announces Nineteen Tour
Monday, February 4, 2019
– Michael Ray announced his Nineteen Tour, including appearances at Tortuga Music Festival, Stagecoach Country Music Festival and Faster Horses Festival.
Ray will make his first trip across the pond for C2C: Country to Country Festival 2019 where fans can catch him in Glasgow, Scotland on March 8 and London on March 9-10.
Ray enjoyed a good 2018, releasing his second major label album, "Amos," and having hits with "Get to You" and "One That Got Away" from the current disc. His first single,"Kiss You in the Morning," hit number one in 2015.
Feb. 21 - The 9:30 Club - Washington, DC
Feb. 22 - Kegs Canal Side Indoor - Jordan, NY
Feb. 23 - Prospectors - Mt. Laurel, NJ
Feb. 28 - Joe's Live - Rosemont, IL
March 1 - 8 Seconds Saloon - Indianapolis, IN
March 2 - The Dusty Armadillo - Rootstown, OH
March 8 - C2C: The SSE Hydro - Glasgow, UK
March 9-10 - C2C: The O2 - London, UK
March 14 -17- CMC Rocks 2019 - Brisbane, AUS
March 24 - Juana's Pagodas and Sailors' Grill - Navarre, FL
March 30 - Chasco Fiesta 2019: Sims Park Amphitheatre - New Port Richey, FL
April 10 - Casper Events Center - Casper, WY*
April 11 - Budweiser Events Center - Loveland, CO*
April 14 - Rock the Ocean's Tortuga Music Festival 2019 - Fort Lauderdale, FL
April 24 - Club Rodeo - San Jose, CA
April 27 - Stagecoach - Indio, CA
June 13 - Headwaters Country Jam - Three Forks, MT
June 16 - Tailgate N' Tallboys - Peoria, IL
June 21 - Country Stampede - Manhattan, KS
July 12 - Hodag Country Festival - Rhinelander, WI
July 18 - Country Thunder - Twin Lakes, WI
July 21 - Faster Horses Festival - Brooklyn, Mich.
Aug. 1 - Yamhill County Fair - McMinnville, OR
Aug. 4 - Sunfest Country Music Festival - Lake Cowichan, BC, Canada
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