Hank Jr. launches tour
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
– Hank Williams Jr., is set to embark on a multi-city tour throughout the country kicking-off on March 3 in St. Augustine, Fla. The tour will consist of 16 dates with more to be added.
Fans can expect new material, written within weeks of his 2011 controversial remarks that got him booted from singing All My Rowdy Friends for NFL games.
Tour dates are:
March 3 - St. Augustine, FL - The St. Augustine Amphitheatre
March 4 - Plant City, FL - Florida Strawberry Festival
April 6 - Biloxi, MS - Mississippi Coast Coliseum (with 38 Special)
April 7 - Tuscaloosa, AL - Tuscaloosa Amphitheatre (with 38 Special)
April 13 - Duluth, GA - The Arena at Gwinnett Center (with 38 Special and Jamey Johnson)
April 14 - Charleston, WV - Charleston Civic Center Coliseum (with 38 Special and Jamey Johnson)
April 27 - Southaven, MS - Landers Center (with Josh Thompson and Jamey Johnson)
May 11 - Evansville, IN - Ford Center (with 38 Special and Jamey Johnson)
May 5 - Dayton, OH - Nutter Center (with 38 Special and Jamey Johnson)
May 18 - Bossier City, LA - Centurylink Center (with 38 Special and Jamey Johnson)
May 19 - Wichita, KS - INTRUST Bank Arena (with Jamey Johnson)
July27 - Cheyenne, WY - Cheyenne Frontier Days (with Chris Young)
Aug. 04 - Davenport, IA - Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds
Aug. 16 - Louisville, KY - Kentucky State Fair, Freedom Hall (with George Thorogood)
Aug. 17 - Des Moines, IA - Iowa State Fair, Grandstand (with George Thorogood)
Aug. 18 - Sedalia, MO - Missouri State Fairground (with George Thorogood)
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