Rucker heads east
Monday, February 26, 2018
– Darius Rucker is heading back across the pond.
Rucker announced today he would perform six shows in England and Scotland in October.
Since signing with Capitol Records Nashville and releasing his first country album. "Learn to Live," in 2008, Rucker has made numerous runs overseas. Last year, Rucker returned to the C2C stage in England and performed in Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands.
Tour dates are:
Sunday, Oct. 21 Birmingham, Symphony Hall
Monday, Oct. 22 Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall
Tuesday, Oct. 23 Gateshead, The Sage
Thursday, Oct. 25 Bristol, O2 Academy
Friday, Oct. 26 Manchester, Albert Hall
Sunday, Oct. 28 London, Royal Albert Hall
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