Rucker scores fifth straight number one single
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
– Darius Rucker scored his fifth chart-topping single this week with This,
the second single from his 2010 release "Charleston, SC 1966."
Zac Brown Band had been number one with Colder Weather.
"When we set out to record this album, we tried to choose songs that would mean something to the fans," said Rucker. "The single, This, was a song I never thought would be a single, but that just shows you the power of the fans because they were the ones requesting it, downloading it and playing it for their friends. It's their support that has made my career in country music possible."
Rucker will make TV appearances to perform next week in New York City including TODAY Show, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, The Wendy Williams Show and a benefit concert "Live From Home with Darius Rucker" at Housing Works' Bookstore Café located at 126 Crosby St
Rucker tour dates are:
April 26 New York, NY Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
April 28 Bakersfield, CA Bakersfield Fox Theater
April 29 Henderson, NV Sunset Station Hotel Casino
April 30 Indio, CA Empire Polo Field
May 5 Newark, OH Midland Theatre
May 6 Windsor, CA Caesars Windsor Hotel & Casino
May 7 South Bend, IN Morris
May 11 Ponte Vedra Beach, FL Tournament Players Club Sawgrass
May 12 Boca Raton, FL Sunset Cove Amphitheater
May 14 St. Petersburg, FL Tropicana Field
May 15 Fort Myers, FL Lakes Park
May 28 Pittsburgh, PA Heinz Field
June 4 Comstock, NE Comstock Country Music Festival
June 5 Hampton Roads, VA Patriotic Festival at Virginia Beach
June 6 Nashville, TN The Wildhorse Saloon (Darius & Friends Benefit Concert for St. Jude)
June 10 Winsted, MN Winstock Country Music Festival
June 16 Ashland, KY Paramount Arts Center
June 17 Roanoke Rapids, NC Rapids Jam Music Festival
June 18 Rome, GA Ridge Ferry Park
June 23 Hyannis, MA Cape Cod Melody Tent
June 24 Hyannis, MA Cape Cod Melody Tent
June 25 Cohasset, MA South Shore Music Circus
June 26 Mashantucket, CT MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods
July 09 Fort Loramie, OH Hickory Hill Lakes
July 14 Columbia, MO The Blue Note
July 15 Atchison, KS Warnock Lake Park
July 17 Craven, CA Craven Country Jamboree
July 20 Red Deer, AB, CA Enmax Centrium
July 23 Twin Lakes, WI Country Thunder
July 24 Wabash, IN Honeywell Center
July 31 Sweet Home, OR Oregon Jamboree
Aug.04 Davenport, IA Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds
Aug.05 Prairie Du Chien, WI St. Feriole Island
Aug.06 Detroit Lakes, MN WE Fest
Aug.25 New Brunswick, NJ State Theatre
Aug.27 Danville, VA Carrington Pavilion
Aug.28 Easton, PA State Theatre Center For the Arts
Sept. 1 New York, NY Best Buy Theater
Sept. 2 Lancaster, PA American Music Theater
Sept. 3 Westbury, NY NYCB THEATRE
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