Lewis headlines Jager tour
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
– Aaron Lewis will headline this year's Jagermeister tour, starting May 1.
The tour features as yet unannounced support acts including Jagermeister artist and emcee, Rick Monroe.
Now in its fourth year, the Jagermeister Country Music Tour has featured Pat Green, Eric Church and Dierks Bentley.
"Jagermeister has grown to be one of the most respected brands within the music world, and I am happy to be a part of the family," said Lewis.
"This tour is a great opportunity to work with Aaron and we are very excited to be a part of this new chapter of his career," said Cliff Rigano, Director of Music Marketing for Jagermeister.
Lewis, a member of the hard rocking Staind, made his journey to the country scene in 2011 with the release of his debut EP, "Town Line," which had the Gold-selling single Country Boy, featuring George Jones and Charlie Daniels. The seven-song EP reached number 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart and 7 on the Billboard Top 200. Lewis released "The Road" CD in November 2012.
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com) or directly through the venue website.
Tour dates are:
May 1 - Glen Allen, VA - Innsbrook Pavilion
May 3 - Greenville, SC - Blind Horse Saloon
May 8 - Hattiesburg, MS - Brewsky's
May 10 - San Antonio, TX - Cowboys
May 11 - Tatum, TX - Gator Run Offroad Park
May 16 - Springfield, IL - Boondocks
May 17 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
May 21 - Bloomington, IL - Castle Theatre
May 22 - South Bend, IN - Club Fever
May 30 - Chattanooga, TN - Track 29
May 31 - Augusta, GA - Country Club Saloon
June 1 - Charlotte, NC - Coyote Joe's
June 5-6 - Flint, MI - The Machine Shop
June 8 - Birmingham, AL - Iron City
June 9 - Montgomery, AL - Montgomery Performing Arts Center
June 10 - Durham, NC - Carolina Theatre
June 11 - Washington, DC - Fillmore Theatre
June 12 - E. Stroudsburg, PA - Sherman Theatre
June 13 - Patchogue, NY - Emporium
June 18 - Wilmington, DE - Opera House
June 20 - Wichita, KS - The Cotillion
June 22 - St. Louis, MO - Pageant
June 23 - Evansville, IN - Victory Theatre
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