Beathard goes BIg 10
Friday, September 2, 2016
– Tucker Beathard is going to college - to give concerts anyway at Big 10 schools.
The Rock on College Tour starts in Champaign, Ill, home of the University of Illinois on Oct. 13. Aubrie Sellers, who released a well-received debut CD earlier this year and just signed with Warner Nashville, will open the shows.
"If I learned anything from growing up on a field surrounded by coaches and athletes, it's that you have to keep your head down and keep practicing. Two hundred shows later, and I think we are ready to go tackle our first club tour. It's going to be cool to have Aubrie out with us because we've gotten to be friends this year. She doesn't sound like anyone else out there, and her band is ridiculously good. There's no place better than a college town in the fall...I'm really excited to get started."
Tour dates are:
Oct. 13 - Champaign, IL
Oct. 14 - Lincoln, NE
Oct. 15 - Rosemont, IL
Nov. 3 - Madison, WI
Nov. 4 - Lansing, MI
Nov. 5 - Bloomington, IN
Nov. 9 - Oxford, OH
Nov. 11 - Columbus, OH
Nov. 12 - Iowa City, IA
Beathard's fall tour comes hot on the heels of the news that Beathard will also return to Europe for the second time this year, for a string of headlining dates kicking off in Dublin, Ireland on Dec. 3.
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