Houser becomes a Lion
Friday, June 15, 2012
– Randy Houser soon will be able to tame Lions fans.
Detroit Lions Head Coach, Jim Schwartz, has been a fan of Houser and just announced, he has invited him to headline his inaugural "Coach's Kickoff" at Ford Field in Detroit on Sunday, Aug. 5. Maggie Rose will precede Houser.
The event will feature an autograph session with Lions players, followed by a Lions team practice and the evening will conclude with a special concert event featuring Houser.
"I'm a Randy Houser fan, but missed him the last time he came through town," Schwartz said. "I am thrilled he is going to be the headliner for our first event."
Houser said, "I'm excited to be a part of this first-ever event with Coach Schwartz and the Detroit Lions. Everyone knows Detroit has some of the world's most passionate fans - for both music and their sports teams. The 'Coach's Kickoff' will be an awesome event for Lions fans, and I can't wait to take the stage in Detroit."
Tickets for this football and music event go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 22 at Ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 800-745-3000. General admission floor tickets: $20. General admission tickets in the seating bowl: $10 (Adults), $5 (Children ages 2-12).
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