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
More news for Aaron Lewis
CD reviews for Aaron Lewis
You hear all the time these days how politicians are 'evolving' on particular issues. They may have felt one way about a topic many years ago, but - nearly miraculously - they've since evolved. Aaron Lewis is the former singer for Staind, a noisy, pained hard rock band. But it's been a while since Lewis created alternative rock and roll. With "Sinner," he's truly evolved, musically. This is not some cynical, Alan Jackson gone country moment, either. »»»
Who would have ever thought that, in looking for one of the next more promising acts in country, we'd be turning to none other than seasoned rock and roller, Aaron Lewis, of Staind fame? Add to that the fact that Lewis hails from Massachusetts, a far throw from the Mason-Dixon Line, and you're faced with quite a head-scratcher. Yet, on his 2010 EP "Town Line" the artist showed that he had the right stuff and his first full-length country release, "The Road," delivers »»»
If you take the hard rock power chords away from singer/songwriter Aaron Lewis and replace these strums with steel guitar lines, you don't end up with anything all that different. Producer James Stroud has done a good job bringing Lewis' songs to life on this 7-song EP (with the title track featured a whole three different times, in slightly different variations), but he has not transformed the man into a Darius Rucker-like country singer - yet.
Whether Lewis is complaining about the »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk
When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Combs shows he has something to offer
Luke Combs rode very high into Beantown. After all, he played a show that sold-out a 2,500-person venue super fast. And the North Carolina native appeared during the same week he scored his second consecutive chart topper, "When It Rains It Pours."
But Combs didn't rest on his laurels during a satisfying show. Combs may wear a baseball... »»»
Concert Review: The Lone Bellow retain live power
The Lone Bellow did something a little different with each of their three releases - their latest, "Walk Into a Storm," was recorded in Nashville where they now live and produced by uber producer Dave Cobb - but one things remains consistent. When it comes to the live stage, The Lone Bellow put it all together.
For The Lone Bellow, the... »»»
Country News Digest
Elsewhere in the news
Currently at the CST blogs
Legends don't come any more legendary than Chris Hillman. The roll call of bands that comprises Hillman's half century in music reads like a wing exhibit at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame; Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers, Manassas, the Souther Hillman Furay Band, the Desert Rose Band,... »»»
William Shakespeare noted a few centuries back that a rose by any other
name would be equally aromatic, and that general idea has musical
implications as well. The Cadillac Three knows a thing or two about maintaining
a sonic identity after a name change;... »»»
Those aware of the late Owsley "Bear" Stanley likely know him for one of two reasons - his pioneering work manufacturing lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) in San Francisco during the mid-to-late 1960s and his role as an innovative sound engineer. Most notably, Bear worked...... »»»
The Rest of Our Lives
The first full album from Tim McGraw and Faith Hill is an inspired effort, even though some of its songwriters may surprise you. The title cut, for instance, features pop ginger Ed Sheeran on its credits, while Meghan Trainor contributed to "Roll the Dice." »»»
Blake Shelton's 11th studio album finds The Voice advisor in a contented, one might even say homey, frame of mind. The opening track and first single "I'll Name the Dogs" sets the tone. It's a rollicking ode to domesticity that manages to make household chore distribution ("You find the spot and I'll find the money / You be the pretty and I'll be the funny") both romantic and amusing. »»»
Live in No Shoes Nation: 10 Years of Concerts
Kenny Chesney's "Live in No Shoes Nation" accurately recreates an experience of seeing the diminutive party animal live. Chesney has found an extremely lucrative niche as country music's Jimmy Buffett (although much of Buffett's island-y pop music appeals to many of today's non-discerning country music listeners). »»»
There's nothing lovelier in this world than the sound of human voices huddled in harmony. That's immediately apparent when listening to the close knit collaboration that's rooted in the Wailin' Jennys, a well-versed folk trio whose three members - Nicky Mehta, Ruth Moody and Heather Masse - have celebrated a special kinship for the better part of the past 15 years. »»»
The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone
Having made the transition from hit-maker to casual country chanteuse, and finally, to Americana minstrel, Lee Ann Womack offers up her most engaging effort yet, "The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone," an album whose evocative title effectively sums up the sentiments of each of the songs it shares. »»»
Undercover Vol. 2
The Infamous Stringdusters are keeping busy. Their third release of 2017, "Undercover Vol. 2," the second-half follow-up to 2015's "Vol. 1" is a five-track adventure that pays respect to a few of the band's favorite artists. From Marvin Gaye to The Cure, the 'Dusters once again push the limit of bluegrass. »»»