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Uncle Kracker goes the Hometown route

Wednesday, January 11, 2012 – Uncle Kracker will launch the Hometown Tour with the gigs starting on March 1 in Illinois and continuing through April.

Support throughout the tour will come from Southern Ground recording artist Sonia Leigh and Uncle Kracker's Top Dog/Atlantic/Warner Nashville labelmate Ty Stone. Tickets for select shows go on sale to the public starting Friday, Jan. 13. Presale tickets for members of Uncle Kracker's online fan communities begin today.

Uncle Kracker's "Hometown Tour" heralds the recent release of his new single, My Hometown.. Produced by Keith Stegall (Zac Brown Band, Alan Jackson and George Jones), the song is the first single from his as-yet-untitled forthcoming album. Uncle Kracker is putting the final touches on the new release with more details to come shortly. This is the Detroit-based singer/songwriter's first new music since 2010's "Happy Hour - The South River Road Sessions." That six song collection was recorded in Nashville by Stegall and Rob Cavallo (Kid Rock), featuring reinterpretations of tracks originally found on 2009's "Happy Hour."

Tour dates are:

March
1 Macomb, IL Forum Live
2 Minneapolis, MN Toby Keith's
3 Lincoln, NE Uncle Ron's
8 Columbus, OH Bluestone
9 Indianapolis, IN 8 Seconds
10 Rootstown, OH Dusty Armadillo
14 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
15 Foxboro, MA Toby Keith's
16 Niagara Falls, NY Rapids Theatre
17 Mt. Laurel, NJ Prospectors
22 Flint, MI Machine Shop
23 Grand Rapids, MI Intersection
24 Chicago, IL Joe's
25 Kansas City, MO Beaumont Club
29 San Miguel, CA The Ranch
30 Reno, NV Knitting Factory

April
4 Davis, CA The Davis Graduate
5 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
6 Portland, OR Aladdin Theatre
7 Seattle, WA Showbox at the Market
12 Salt Lake City, UT Westerner
13 Cheyenne, WY Outlook Saloon
14 Denver, CO Toby Keith's
17 Flagstaff, AZ Museum Club
19 Mesa, AZ Toby Keith's
20 Bakersfield, CA Crystal Palace

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