Moore announces album, tour
Thursday, July 25, 2013
– Justin Moore will release a new disc, "Off the Beaten Path," on Sept. 17 on Valory. And he also announced today that he will launch the Off the Beaten Path Tour on Nov. 1 in Missouri, ending 56 cities later in Arkansas at the end of April 2014.
The trek also stars Randy Houser and special guest Josh Thompson.
"I can't express, in words, how excited I am about this tour. The success of the Outlaws Like Me Tour gave us the opportunity to step it up a notch this time around. From the production to venue size to Randy and Josh, we're taking it to another level," said Moore. "I consider Randy Houser and Josh Thompson to be two of my best friends in Nashville, and, I've said numerous times, I believe they are the two most talented singer/songwriters in our format. We are thrilled to welcome them to our second headlining tour and know that they will help us tremendously. As a fan, I can't wait to watch them play... It's gonna be a party every night."
Moore's current single is Point At You from the upcoming disc. He has enjoyed previous hits with Small Town USA, If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away and Til My Last Day.
"Over the last few years some of my favorite shows have been with Justin and Josh, so making a tour out of it is going to be special. I can't wait for fans to join the part," said Houser, who is coming off a number one single How Country Feels and is nearing the top of the charts with his follow-up hit Runnin' Outta Moonlight.
Thompson just released a new single on Show Dog Nashville.
Tour dates are:
Nov. 1 Springfield, Mo. - Shrine Mosque
Nov. 2 Enid, Okla. - Enid Event Center
Nov. 3 Fort Smith, Ark. - Fort Smith Convention Center
Nov. 8 Tupelo, Miss. - Bancorp South Arena
Nov. 9 Columbus, Ga. - Columbus Civic Center
Nov. 10 St. Petersburg, Fla. - Vinoy Park
Nov. 14 Saginaw, Mich. - The Dow Event Center
Nov. 15 Highland Heights, Ky. - The Bank of Kentucky Center
Nov. 16 Youngstown, Ohio - Covelli Centre
Nov. 20 Topeka, Kan. - Kansas Expocentre
Nov. 21 Lincoln, Neb. - Pershing Center
Nov. 22 Mankato, Minn. - Verizon Wireless Center
Nov. 23 Fargo, N.D. - Scheels Arena
Nov. 30 Chicago, Ill. - Rosemont Theatre
Jan. 23 Greensboro, N.C. - Greensboro Coliseum
Jan. 24 Knoxville, Tenn. - Knoxville Civic Auditorium
Jan. 25 South Haven, Miss. - Landers Center
Jan. 30 Lacrosse, Wis. - LaCrosse Center
Jan. 31 Springfield, Ill. - Prairie Capital Convention Center
Feb. 1 Duluth, Minn. - Amsoil Arena
Feb. 6 Fairfax, Va. - Patriot Center
Feb. 7 California, Pa. - Cal U Convocation Center
Feb. 8 Huntington, W.Va. - Big Sandy Superstore Arena
Feb. 13 Clovis, N.M. - Curry Events Center
Feb. 14 Cedar Park, Texas - Cedar Park Center
Feb. 15 Allen, Texas - Allen Event Center
Feb. 16 Wichita Falls, Texas - Kay Yeager Center
Feb. 26 Springfield, Mass. - MassMutual Center
Feb. 27 Indiana, Pa. - Kovalchick Complex
Feb. 28 Kingston, R.I. - The Ryan Center
March 1 Salisbury, M.D. - Wicomico Civic Center
March 6 Lowell, Mass. -- Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell
March 7 Bangor, Maine- Cross Insurance Center
March 8 Portland, Maine - Cumberland Country Civic Center
March 14 Kalamazoo, Mich.- Wings Stadium
March 15 Ypsilanti, Mich. - EMU Convocation Center
March 20 Park City, Kan. - Hartman Arena
March 27 St Louis, Mo. - Chaifetz Arena
March 28 Cedar Rapids, Iowa - US Cellular Center
March 29 Rockford, Ill. - BMO Harris Bank Arena
April 10 Norfolk, Va. - Ted Constant Convention Center
April 11 Salem, Va. - Salem Civic Center
April 18 Reading, Pa. - Sovereign Center
April 26 Jonesboro, Ark.- ASU Convocation Center
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