Watson announces tour dates
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
– Aaron Watson unveiled the first dates of The Red Bandana Tour with 13 shows spanning coast to coast on its initial summer swing this summer.
The tour starts on June 28 in Watson's hometown of Abilene, Texas, one week after the release of his "Red Bandana" album.
"I am so excited to announce the new tour this summer with the release of my new album, 'Red Bandana'," said Watson. "Of course, kicking it off in my hometown of Abilene means the world to me. Touring is what we do, it's how we built the business and met so many amazing fans over the years. I can assure everyone that we plan on coming to your market over the course of this record with a brand-new stage and production as well as set list. We'll be playing the old favorites and a lot of new songs from 'Red Bandana'."
Tour dates are:
June 28 - Taylor County Expo Center - Abilene, TX
June 29 - White Oak Music Hall (Outdoors) - Houston, TX
July 6 - Big Lake Festival - Big Lake, TX
July 11 - Hodag Country Festival - Rhinelander, WI
July 12 - Riverfront Live - Cincinnati, OH
July 13 - Jam In The Valley - Varysburg, NY
July 18 - Adams County Fair - Hastings, NE
July 19 - Lazy Gators - Lake Of The Ozarks, MO
July 26 - A Night In The Country - Yerington, NV
Aug. 10 - Ford Park Arena - Beaumont, TX
Aug. 15 - Power & Lights District - Kansas City, MO
Sept. 5 - Washington State Fair - Puyallup, WA
More dates will be announced. Tickets are on sale.
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