Green, Houser launch first Jager tour
Thursday, January 15, 2009
– Pat Green and Randy Houser are spearheading the first Jagermeister Country Tour. The concerts kick off in Atlanta on Jan. 31, celebrating the release of Green's new CD "What I'm For," that hits stores earlier that week. The Jagermeister Country Tour runs through early May and will make stops in Denver, Chicago, Minneapolis, New York City, Baltimore, Cleveland and Washington, D.C.
Jagermeister annually sponsors rock tours. "We're big fans of country music and have been interested in taking our music tour program in this direction for a long time," said Bill Henderson, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Advertising for Sidney Frank Importing Co., which imports Jager. "Jagermeister is a special product, and we were looking for the perfect country artists to join this tour. We are thrilled that Pat Green and Randy Houser were willing to bring their talent on the road with us."
Tour dates are:
Saturday, Jan. 24, Granada Theatre, Lawrence, KS
Saturday, Jan. 31, Wild Bills, Duluth, Ga.
Thursday, Feb. 19, Cabooze, Minneapolis
Friday, Feb. 20, Joe's Sports Bar, Chicago
Saturday, Feb. 21, Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland
Thursday, Feb. 26, Cowboy's, Colorado Springs, Col.
Friday, Feb. 27, Grizzly Rose - Denver
Friday, March 6, Iron Horse Cafe, Birmingham, Ala.
Saturday, March 7, House of Blues - New Orleans
Friday, March 13, Dallas Bull, Tampa
Saturday, March 14, Soul Kitchen - Mobile, Ala.
Wednesday, April 29, Tumbleweed Sports Arena, Stillwater, Okla.
More dates will be added.
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