Jager helps Houser tour
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
– Randy Houser will be touring with a little help from Jagermeister. The tour will kick off on April 26th in Knoxville, Tenn. and will hit 16 cities across the nation with Rick Monroe as the supporting act.
Jagermeister has a long history of supporting bands, both from a local level to national amphitheater acts. Houser said, "In 2009 I had the chance to be out on Jagermeister's first country tour with my buddy Pat Green right as I was about to put out my first single, so I couldn't be more excited to be out on this Jagermeister Presents Tour. It's gonna be one hell of a party."
Houser enjoyed chart success with Boots On and Anything Goes. After touring alongside Willie Nelson and Jamey Johnson on the Country Throwdown Tour in the summer of 2011, Houser began recording his first album on Stoney Creek Records. His first radio single from the forthcoming release is slated for spring.
Monroe will be on his fifth tour with Jagermeister. He is releasing his new single, Crazy Not To on Render Records in support of his new EP, his first project for Render.
Tour dates are:
April 26 | Knoxville, TN | Cotton Eyed Joe's
April 27 | Columbia, SC | Tin Roof
April 28 | Duluth (Atlanta), GA | Wild Bill's
May 11 | Baton Rouge, LA | Texas Club
May 24 | Davie, FL | The Roundup
May 25 | Fort Walton Beach, FL | The Block
June 14 | Fort Wayne, IN | Piere's
June 16 | Charlotte, NC | Coyote Joe's
June 21 | Salisbury, MA | Blue Ocean Music Hall
June 22 | Portland, ME | Asylum
June 24 | Keene, NH | Colonial Theatre
June 28 | Winston Salem, NC | Johnny & June Saloon
June 29 | Raleigh, NC | City Limits Saloon
June 30 | Murrells Inlet, SC | The Beaver Bar
July 13 | Evansville, IN | Stoney's
July 27 | Chicago, IL | Joe's Sports Bar
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