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Swindell gives Reason to Drink

Monday, November 27, 2017 – Cole Swindell announced today he would launch his first headlining tour, the Reason to Drink Tour, in February.

Chris Janson and Lauren Alaina will open for Swindell, who just released "Down Home Sessions Vol. 4" EP on Friday. Swindell is doing a short tour for the EP.

"I am excited to be able to take everything I have learned while on the road the last four years watching all that Luke (Bryan), Jason (Aldean), Kenny (Chesney), Dierks (Bentley), Tyler and Brian (Florida Georgia Line) did as headliners." said Swindell. "Everything from how they treat their fans, their high-energy performances, to how they treated everyone on the tour. They were great examples of how much work it takes for a successful tour. I can honestly say I've learned from the very best in the business. I'm ready to get out there with two of my friends, Chris Janson and Lauren Alaina. Start to finish, it's going to be an amazing show and we're ready to share it with you all."

Tour dates are:
Feb.15 Allentown, PA PPL Center
Feb.16 Manchester, NH SNHU Arena
Feb.17 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
* Feb. 22 Brookings, SD Swiftel Center
Feb.23 Madison, WI The Coliseum at Alliant Energy Center
* Feb. 24 Columbia, MO Mizzou Arena
March 2 Hershey, PA Giant Center
March 3 Kingston, RI Ryan Center
*March 8 Asheville, NC Asheville Civic Center
*March 9 Fayetteville, NC Crown Coliseum
*March 10 Columbia, SC Colonial Life Arena
March 15 Saginaw, MI Dow Event Center
March 16 Kalamazoo, MI Wings Event Center
*March 17 Bloomington, IL Grossinger Motors Arena
March 22 Huntington, WV The Big Sandy Superstore Arena
March 23 Roanoke, VA Berglund Center
March 24 Corbin, KY The Arena
April 6 Temecula, CA The Summit at Pechango Casino
April 7 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theater

* tickets on sale Dec 8 Pre-sale tickets for the Reason To Drink Tour will go on sale on Nov. 28 and will go on sale to the public in most markets Dec. 1.

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