Brice gets the Blues
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
– Lee Brice is partnering with the House of Blues for the 15-city headlining 'The Otherside Tour' starting Oct.10 in Boston.
Brice will invite radio winners to join him as background singers on Parking Lot Party and in select cities, Brice will treat a local talent contest winner to a one-on-one mentoring session and give them the marquee as that night's show opener.
Tyler Farr and Chris Lane to join Brice in select markets.
Brice, currently on tour with Brad Paisley, has celebrated three back-to-back number one songs from his April 2012 "Hard 2 Love" project.
Tour dates are:
Oct. 10: Boston, MA (House of Blues)
Oct. 11: Silver Spring, MD (The Fillmore)
Oct. 12: TBA
Oct. 13: TBA
Nov. 1: Detroit, MI (The Fillmore)
Nov. 2: Indianapolis, IN (Egyptian Room)
Nov. 3: TBA
Nov. 7: TBA
Nov. 8: TBA
Nov. 14: TBA
Nov. 15: TBA
Nov. 16: TBA
Nov. 21: Cleveland, OH (House of Blues)
Nov. 29: North Myrtle Beach, SC (House of Blues)
Nov. 30: Orlando, FL (House of Blues)
A full list of markets and venues to be announced shortly.
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