Rice finishes overseas tour
Monday, December 11, 2017
– Chase Rice, whose new album "Lambs & Lions" was released in November, completed his first ever tour of the United Kingdom and Ireland, playing to sellout crowds in Glasgow, Scotland, Manchester, Birmingham and London, England and Dublin, Ireland earlier this month, according to his label.
Rice played solo acoustic, delving back into his past with "Carolina Can" and a version of the Florida Georgia Line hit "Cruise," which Rice co-wrote.
"The fans that came out to the shows sang every word to every song, including album cuts from 'Lambs & Lions,' which is only a couple weeks old," Rice said. "Europe and the UK have true-to-the-core country music fans, and they genuinely blew our minds. Thank you for showing up and singing with us. The band and I are already planning our next tour as that was unreal."
Rice told fans he would return with his full band.
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