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White sets headline tour

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 – Drake White will launch his first headlining stint in February.

White and his band The Big Fire will take The Spark Tour 2017 to 17 clubs across the U.S.

White, who has a new single out, "Makin' Me Look Good Again.," starts the tour in Maine on Feb. 4 and concludes June 2 in California.

"I couldn't be more excited to get out on the road for my first headlining dates," said White. "The Big Fire and I are road warriors. We have been playing together for many years so to be out there on our own tour is really special for us."

Tour dates are:
Feb. 4 - Husson University - Gracie Theatre | Bangor, ME
Feb. 16 - Texas Club | Baton Rouge, LA
Feb. 17 - Mo's Place | Katy, TX
March 17 - Coyote Joe's | Charlotte, NC
March 18 - The Blind Horse Saloon | Greenville, SC
March 23 - Gramercy Theatre | New York, NY
March 24 - Paradise Rock Club | Boston, MA
March 25 - Mohegen Sun - Wolf Den | Uncasville, CT
April 7 - The Dallas Bull | Tampa, FL
April 13 - Exit/In | Nashville, TN
April 14 - Mercury Ballroom | Louisville, KY
April 19 - Jergel's Rhythm Grille | Warrendale, PA
April 20 - Coyote Joe's | Shelby Township, MI
April 21 - 8 Seconds Saloon | Indianapolis, IN
May 5 - The Bluestone | Columbus, OH
May 31 - Moonshine Beach | San Diego, CA
June 2 - Brandin' Iron | San Bernardino, CA

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