Scotty McCreery sets dates for his first headlining tour
Singer’s life as a college freshman inspired the tour’s name and concept
Season 10 “American Idol” winner Scotty McCreery is prepping for his first headlining tour, the Weekend Roadtrip Tour, which will kick off February 14 at the Sands Event Center in Bethlehem, Pa. The tour will stop in more than 25 venues across the country between February and May. Sixteen tour dates have been announced so far, with more dates to be announced in the coming weeks.
“I’ve been lucky enough to play a lot of great cities over the last year with Brad Paisley and some other great country artists,” says McCreery in a prepared statement. “This time I get to play some new places with a show that’s all my own. I can’t wait for my fans to see what we’ve lined up for them on my Weekend Roadtrip Tour 2013.”
The tour will feature a mix of music from McCreery’s platinum debut album, some new songs, and a few classic covers. The new music will be taken from his sophomore album, due out later this year. Opening all shows on the tour will be Black River Entertainment artist Sarah Darling.
McCreery says the tour’s name and concept came from his other career—as a college freshman.
“Right now, I’m balancing my music career with my second semester at North Carolina State University,” he says. “I go to school early in the week and get to play my music every weekend. So, calling this tour the Weekend Roadtrip Tour just made sense. Plus, what college student doesn’t love a good roadtrip?”
World Vision will be the charitable sponsor for the Weekend Roadtrip Tour. The humanitarian organization is dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to tackle the causes of poverty and injustice, working in nearly 100 countries around the world.
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