Brice sets tour with Farr
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
– Lee Brice will launch his "Life Off My Years" concert tour starting in February.
Tyler Farr will open the shows, which extend into April.
Brice scored four Platinum-selling singles (A Woman Like You," "Hard To Love," "Love Like Crazy" and "I Don't Dance") and achieved Gold with "I Drive Your Truck" and "Parking Lot Party." Farr reached Platinum with "Redneck Crazy" and Gold with "A Guy Walks Into A Bar" and "Whiskey In My Water."
Farr, who released his sophomore album, 'Suffer In Peace,' in April, enjoyed back-to-back No. 1 hits this year and has previously opened on tours with Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line and Brantley Gilbert.
Brice guested on Farr's "Redneck Crazy" video in 2013.
Tour dates are:
Feb. 4: Salisbury, MD
Feb. 5: Rochester, NY
Feb. 6: Kingston, RI
Feb. 12: Rockford, IL
Feb. 13: Kearney, NE
Feb. 14: Brookings, SD
Feb. 18: Southaven, MS
Feb. 19: Augusta, GA
Feb. 20: Pikeville, KY
March 17: Lowell, MA
March 18: Allentown, PA
March 19: Indiana, PA
April 7: Milwaukee, WI
April 8: Kalamazoo, MI
April 9: Chicago, IL
April 14: Saginaw, MI
April 15: Highland Heights, KY
April 16: Huntington, WV
April 21: Dayton, OH
April 22: Youngstown, OH
April 23: Toledo, OH
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