Moore announces Dive Bar Tour
Monday, July 22, 2019
– Kip Moore said he will play the six-date Bud Light Dive Bar Tour today.
The series is known for bringing sell-out artists to intimate dive bar stages. The exclusive run will kick-off in Detroit on Aug. 15 and fans can only win tickets beginning today, July 22nd through radio contesting, social media promotion and giveaways.
Moore also said he will continue the Room to Spare: Acoustic Tour for a third leg, following two previously sold-out runs meeting capacity crowds at every stop in the U.S., Canada and The U.K.
Tucker Beathard, Devin Dawson and Kylie Morgan will open shows on select dates, with the run set to begin in Grand Rapids, Mich. on Oct. 10. Tickets will go on sale beginning July 26 at 10 a.m. local time.
"Connecting with people through our live show brings me pure joy," said Moore. "I'm really looking forward to the Bud Light Dive Bar dates as it will take us back to where we started and where our journey began. It also gives us the opportunity to get a little wild with the show. Then we'll be able to strip it back down this fall with the next leg of acoustic dates. The rapport we've felt with the crowds through the acoustic shows has been really special, and I'm so glad the fans are enjoying it, and we get to bring it to even more cities."
Bud Light Dive Tour dates are:
Aug. 15 Detroit, MI (Royal Oak, MI)
Aug. 16 Cleveland, OH
Aug. 17 Cincinnati, OH
Aug. 20 Indianapolis, IN
Aug. 22 Chicago, IL
Aug. 23 Madison, WI
Room to Spare: Acoustic tour dates:
Oct. 10 Grand Rapids, MI - Fountain Street Church*
Oct. 11 Mount Vernon, KY - Renfro Valley Entertainment Center*
Oct. 12 Evansville, IN - Victory Theater*
Oct. 17 Torrington, CT - Warner Theatre**
Oct. 18 Ithaca, NY - State Theater**
Oct. 19 Morristown, NJ - Mayo PAC**
Oct. 24 Greenburg, PA - The Palace Theatre**
Oct. 25 Rochester, NY - Kodak Center Theater**
Oct. 26 Rutland, VT - Paramount Theater**
Nov. 8 Eugene, OR - McDonald Theater*
Nov. 9 Seattle, WA - Neptune Theater*
Nov. 14 Birmingham, AL - Alabama Theater****
Nov. 15 Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theatre****
Nov. 16 Pensacola, FL - Saenger Theatre****
Nov. 21 Durham, NC - Carolina Theater****
Nov. 22 Charlottesville, VA - Paramount Theater****
Nov. 23 Hanover, PA - Eichelberger Performing Arts Center
Dec. 5 Tucson, AZ - Fox Tucson Theatre****
Dec. 6 Phoenix, AZ - The Van Buren****
* Dates with Kylie Morgan
** Dates with Tucker Beathard
**** Dates with Devin Dawson
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