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Dawson announces Cali tour to benefit firefighters

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 – California native Devin Dawson will launch the "California Smoke" tour for late April and early May with all proceeds from the six dates going to firefighters.

The tour gets its name from lyrics in his current single "Dark Horse." Funds will go to the California Fire Foundation, providing emotional and financial assistance to firefighters, their families and the communities they protect.

"One of the reasons I'm stoked about this tour is because, as a California native, it's a place very close to my heart, so I always jump at the chance to be back there," said Dawson. "I don't get to visit my family who still live there as often as I'd like, much less have an opportunity to play multiple shows throughout the state."

"The fact that all the proceeds from these shows will also go toward helping people affected by the California wildfires makes it that much more special to me. We chose the California Fire Foundation because their outreach covers entire communities affected by these fires, including firefighters and their families, offering both emotional and financial support. I'm so excited to get this tour started and give back to my home state in a more personal way. Hopefully it brings everyone a little joy and happiness at least while the music is playing."

Tour dates are:
March 14 - Brisbane, AUS - Willowbank Raceway
March 18 - Lismore, AUS - Town Hall
March 19 - Brisbane, AUS - Old Museum
March 21 - Marrickville, AUS - The Factory Theatre
March 22 - Canberra, AUS - The Abbey
March 23 - Melbourne, AUS - Athenaeum
March 26 - Auckland, NZ - The Tuning Fork
March 30 - Tokyo, JP - Blue Note
April 4 - Green Cove Springs, FL - Clay County Fair
April 13 - Des Moines, IA - Wells Fargo Arena
April 24 - San Luis Obispo, CA - The Fremont Theater *
April 26 - Indio, CA - Stagecoach
April 27 - Bakersfield, CA - Buck Owens Crystal Palace *
April 29 - Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades *
April 30 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst Atrium *
May 1 - San Francisco, CA - Slim's *
May 2 - Chico, CA - Senator Theater *
May 25 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
June 1 - Hobart, IN - Brickie Howl
June 16 - Santa Rosa, CA - Country Summer Music Festival
July 13 - Chicago, IL - Windy City Smokeout
July 19 - Atchison, KS - LakeFest
July 26 - Tooele, UT - Country Fanfest
July 27 - Cheyenne, WY - Cheyenne Frontier Days
Aug. 24 - Grand Island, NE - Nebraska State Fair

* California Smoke Tour

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