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Eli Young Band announces tour

Friday, August 16, 2013 – Eli Young Band said today it would headline the Drunk Last Night Fall/Winter Tour with special guest Eric Paslay for about 30 shows.

Select dates will also feature Warner Brother's Josh Abbott Band and other artists to be announced.

After spending the summer touring the nation with Kenny Chesney, performing in football stadiums and arenas, EYB will hit the road once again as a headliner starting Oct. 3 in Kansas City and ending in mid December.

"The Chesney Tour was an incredible experience and a really good time. Now its time to go out and do what we do best once again," said Mike Eli. "It'll be nice to blow the dust off of some of the old stuff."

The band hand-picked EMI's Eric Paslay as its opener for the tour. Paslay co-wrote EYB's most recent chart topper Even If It Breaks Your Heart.

Paslay has penned several chart toppers in the last 18 months and is currently on the charts with Friday Night.

"Eric is a great guy to have out on the road and his music fits in perfectly with ours," said Jon Jones of EYB. "He has always found a way to win over crowds when we have had him out in the past, and it doesn't hurt that he is one of the best songwriters in Nashville. It's going to be a fun party."

The band's single Drunk Last Night from their forthcoming album is currently impacting radio stations nationwide and was most added the first week on the charts. The video for the song will be released to CMT and GAC within the month.

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