Lonestar launches acoustic tour

Thursday, February 6, 2014 – Lonestar kicks off its 2014 Acoustic Tour tonight in Arizona with the tour going into late March.

Comprised of Richie McDonald (lead vocals), Michael Britt (lead guitar and backing vocals), Keech Rainwater (drums), and Dean Sams (keyboards and backing vocals), the group released its first full-length album in more than three years, "Life As We Know It," featuring the return of original lead vocalist McDonald.

"Pretty Good Day" will be the band's next single "Pretty Good Day."

"We are really excited to kick off 2014 back on the road in support of our latest album," said Sams. "This February and March, we are bringing the tour back to the basics with an all new, stripped down, acoustic show. This setting allows us to really showcase our songs in their original form of just voice and instruments, without all the production. Unlike anything we've ever done before, the show will be full of audience interaction that will be social media driven and allow fans the unique opportunity to come on stage with us. We look forward to seeing all of our fans at our shows."

Tour dates are:
Feb. 6 Scottsdale, AZ - Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Feb. 8 Redding, CA -Cascade Theatre
Feb. 9 Chico, CA - California State University Chico - Laxson Auditorium
Feb. 13 Tucson, AZ - Fox Tucson Theatre
Feb. 14 El Cajon, CA- Sycuan Casino
Feb. 15 Santa Clarita, CA - College of The Canyons Performing Arts Center
Feb. 16 Modesto, CA - Gallo Center for the Arts - Mary Stuart Rogers Theatre
Feb. 17 Folson, CA - Harris Center
Feb. 28 Tulsa, OK - Mabee Center
March 12 Orono, ME - University of Maine - Collins Center for the Arts
March 13 Red Bank, NJ - Count Basie Theatre
March 14 Greenville, SC - Bon Secours Wellness Arena
March 15 Bradford, PA - Bradford Area High School Auditorium
March 22 Biloxi, MS - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Hard Rock Live

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