Aaron Lewis hits “The Road” for 26-city tour
Best known as the front man of rock band Staind, Lewis makes the move to country
Staind front man turned country artist Aaron Lewis will perform music from the country side of his career on the first leg of his The Road Tour, which kicked off Nov. 3 in Mount Pocono, Pa. The 26-city tour is scheduled to wrap Dec. 15 in Albany, N.Y. Mercury Records artist Randy Montana will be on board to open all but three of the shows with an acoustic set.
The tour supports Lewis’ first fill-length solo album, “The Road,” due in stores Nov. 13. It was co-produced by Lewis and hit making Nashville producer James Stroud. Lewis penned all but one of the album’s songs.
“Touring and connecting with the audience has a huge influence on my music,” says Lewis in a prepared statement. “This new record was essentially written and recorded while I was out on the road, and the songs really reflect all the emotions that come with that.”
Lewis made his move to country last year with the release of his debut EP, “Town Line,” which included gold-selling single “Country Boy” featuring George Jones and Charlie Daniels. The seven-song EP reached No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart following its release.
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