Hank Jr. slates tour
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
– Hank Williams Jr. is gearing to launch a summer tour in celebration of his latest album, "Old School, New Rules." Stops include Detroit, Orlando, Atlantic City and Biloxi, Miss.
"I always have fun playing shows. I love to get out in front of my loyal fans and making my mark on this great country," he says.
Tour dates are:
June 8 Morton, MN- Jackpot Junction Casino
June 21 Alpharetta, GA- Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
June 28 Detroit, MI- The Fox Theatre
June 29 Kettering, OH- Fraze Pavilion
July 12 Pensacola, FL- Pensacola Civic Center
July 13 Orlando, FL- UCF Arena
July 19 Atlantic City, NJ- Caesars Circus Maximus Theatre
July 20 Fredericksburg, VA- Job.com Pavilion
July 26 Southhaven, MS- Snowden Gove Park
July 27 Guthrie Center, IA- Guthrie's River Ruckus
Aug. 17 Tower, MN- Fortune Bay Resort Casino
Aug. 24 Beaumont, TX- Lamar University
Aug. 31 Portsmouth, VA- Ntelos Wireless Pavilion
Sept. 1 Cherokee, NC- Harrah's Cherokee
Sept. 6 Concho, OK- Lucky Star Casino
Sept. 7 Newkirk, OK- First Council Casino
Sept. 13 Bossier City, LA- Horseshoe Casino & Hotel
Sept. 14 Biloxi, MS- IP Casino Resort and Spa
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