Pardi continues the touring party
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
– Jon Pardi announced his Up All Night that will start in October.
"I grew up around here playing gigs," said Pardi in announcing the dates in Sacramento. "Then I got to do my album release party with you guys and now, I'm so excited to tell y'all about my first headlining tour. You're my first stop."
Pardi will tour behind his debut, "Write You a Song," which includes Pardi's recent Top 10, Gold-selling hit "Up All Night," the Top 25 "Missin' You Crazy" and his latest addictive tune, "What I Can't Put Down."
Joining Pardi on tour is singer/songwriter and Capitol Records label mate, Joey Hyde. Hyde's debut single, "Get It On," is currently at country radio.
Tour dates are:
Oct. 10 Lincoln, Neb.
Oct. 11 Omaha, Neb.
Oct. 24 Boston
Oct. 25 Portland, Maine
Oct. 26 Uncasville, Conn.
Oct. 30 San Jose, Calif.
Oct. 31 Salt Lake City, Utah
Nov. 12 Overland Park, Kan.
Nov. 13 Columbia, Mo.
Nov. 14 Chicago, Ill.
Dec. 12 Denver, Colo.
Dec. 20 Columbus, Ohio
More dates will be announced soon.
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