Swindell gets Down Home
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
– Cole Swindell announced his second annual Down Home Tour this morning, following last year's sold-out run.
The tour starts Nov. 11 in New York and concludes Dec. 19 in Greenville, S.C.
Swindell will celebrate the five-week run with the release of his five-song "Down Home Sessions" EP this fall.
The tour will feature opener Adam Sanders, who is currently working on his latest album and scored his first number one as a songwriter with Swindell's single "Ain't Worth The Whiskey."
Swindell announced the tour via a personal video direct to his fans earlier today. "I've been in the studio recording some brand new music for you that I am fired up for you to hear."
"Last year we did an EP and did a club tour and we just had such a blast, I said we had to do it again. We just recorded 'em, I'm excited about it, and if we're going to put out music, we gotta have a tour to go around that. This year, the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour will be having me and the Down Home Tour along on the road, and it's going to be a blast. This is the first time Monster's ever done a country tour, and I'm so proud to be partnered up with them."
Tour dates are:
Nov. 11 New York, NY Best Buy Theatre
Nov. 12 Patchogue, NY The Emporium
Nov. 13 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun - Wolf Den
Nov. 18 Knoxville, TN Cotton Eyed Joe's
Nov. 19 Carrollton, GA The Coliseum
Nov. 20 Athens, GA The Classic Center
Nov. 27 Fort Worth, TX Billy Bob's Texas
Nov. 28 San Antonio, TX Cowboys Dance Hall
Dec. 2 Chicago, IL Joe's Sports Bar
Dec. 3 Minneapolis, MN Mill City Nights
Dec. 4 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
Dec. 5 Indianapolis, IN 8 Seconds Saloon
Dec. 9 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
Dec. 11 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
Dec. 17 Winston-Salem, NC Johnny And Junes Ultra Saloon
Dec. 19 Greenville, SC Blind Horse Saloon
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