Swindell gets Down Home
Thursday, August 18, 2016
– Cole Swindell will partner with CMT on Tour in launching his Cole Swindell Down Home Tour this fall and winter.
The third annual headlining tour kicks off October 26 at Cain's Ballroom in Tulsa, Okla. and will wrap in December. The tour will feature openers Cole Taylor, Travis Denning and Jon Langston.
As with his previous runs, Swindell will celebrate the club tour with the release "Down Home Sessions III." The EP will be available digitally on Oct. 28 via Warner Bros. / Warner Music Nashville.
"I can't wait for my Down Home Tour this year, and am really excited to partner with CMT this time," said Swindell. "The fans in these cities and towns have been behind me since I first played in these clubs- supporting me in every way. Sending me Facebook messages and tweets. They have called radio stations to request my songs and spent their hard-earned money to buy my cds and concert tickets. I have always looked at this tour as a way to get back 'Down Home' where they gave me my start and just to say thank you."
Tour dates are:
Oct. 26 Tulsa, OK Cain's Ballroom^
Oct. 27 Wichita, KS The Cotillion Ballroom^
Oct. 29 Odessa, TX Dos Amigos^
Nov. 4 Oxford, MS The Lyric Oxford**
Nov. 9 New York, NY Terminal 5**
Nov. 11 Norfolk, VA The Norva**
Nov. 12 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore Silver Spring**
Nov. 17 Fort Walton, FL The Block^
Nov. 18 Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues^
Nov. 25 Houston, TX House of Blues**
Nov. 26 Fort Worth, TX Billy Bob's Texas**
Dec. 2 Saint Paul, MN Myth Live Event Center**
Dec. 3 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom**
Dec. 9 Providence, RI Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel*
Dec. 10 Boston, MA House of Blues^
Dec. 15 Knoxville, TN Cotton Eyed Joe's^
Dec. 16 Greenville, SC Blind Horse Saloon^
Opening acts are:
^ Cole Taylor / Travis Denning
** Jon Langston
More dates will be added soon
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