Morris sets Hero tour
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
– Maren Morris will launch her first headlining tour, The Hero Tour 2017, in February.
Morris, who has had hits with "My Church" and "80s Mercedes," announced 11 shows, starring Feb. 3 in Boston, with more to come soon. She released her major label debut, "Hero," in June.
Tickets go on sale Oct. 21.
Tour dates are:
Feb. 3 Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA
Feb. 4 TLA Philadelphia, PA
Feb. 16 9:30 Club Washington, DC
Feb. 17 Bijou Theatre Knoxville, TN
Feb. 18 Georgia Theatre Athens, GA
March 1 Brick Street Oxford, OH
March 3 Boondocks Pub Springfield, IL
March 4 Headliners Music Hall Louisville, KY
March 23 Cambridge Room, House of Blues Dallas, TX
March 24 Bronze Peacock Room, House of Blues Houston, TX
March 25 Gruene Hall New Braunfels, TX
Morris, 26, will wrap the 50-plus city, 6-month, tour as part of Keith Urban ripCORD World Tour 2016 on Nov. 19 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Morris will sing "80s Mercedes" today on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
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