Monday, January 30, 2012

Trace Adkins' SONGS & STORIES TOUR Announced


NASHVILLE, Tenn.-- Trace Adkins announced the SONGS & STORIES TOUR, which will visit many of America's most beautiful theaters this Spring. These intimate evenings of powerful performances will incorporate stories, both humorous and meaningful, that pay homage to Adkins' working-man roots and rich musical heritage. Tickets for March dates go on sale to the public on Friday (1/27), more dates are expected to be added. A full list of dates and ticket info is below.
Inspiration for the SONGS & STORIES TOUR came as Trace released his 10th studio album, Proud To Be Here, last summer with a CMT Invitation Only special. The special featured new hits "Just Fishin'" and "Million Dollar View," a Q&A session and the most-loved songs from Adkins' twenty year career. The taping was so fun for Trace and his guests that he began laying plans for a tour.

"I've had many narrow escapes and blessings in my life. The right song at the right time has been my saving grace and that's something I have in common with the audience. Sharing meaningful songs, stories and some laughs 'around the campfire' is the Country music tradition and I'm looking forward to it."
Fans can share their own stories, questions and the songs that have inspired or shaped their lives on the Songs & Stories page at
From humble beginnings as a small-town Louisiana roughneck, to a Country super star with a twenty year career of hits, to his recent roles as outspoken author and actor, Adkins' life parallels the songs he sings. His albums showcase a range of earnest tributes and party anthems with humor and depth – the Songs & Stories Tour promises to offer the same. 
See the CMT performance that inspired the SONGS & STORIES TOUR:
  • March dates: public on sale Friday, 1/27 (Fan club pre-sale begins Mon. 1/23.)
  • April & May dates: public on sale Friday, 2/3. (Fan club pre-sale begins Mon. 1/30).
March 8            
Des Moines IA         
Hoyt Sherman Place
March 9             
Kansas City MO     
The Midland by AMC
March 10           
Peoria IL                   
Civic Theater
March 15               
Milwaukee WI          
Riverside Theater
March 16           
Rochester MN           
Mayo Civic Theater
March 17                 
Grand Forks ND       
Chester Fritz Auditorium *Fan presale 1/30, public on-sale 2/3
March 22              
Birmingham AL         
Alabama Theatre
April 12                 
Ashland KY         
Paramount Arts Center
April 14                   
Toledo OH                
Stranahan Theater
April 18                  
Louisville KY         
The Palace Theater
April 19                    
Spartanburg SC      
Memorial Hall
April 20              
Charlotte NC            
Ovens Auditorium
April 25                 
Denver CO               
Paramount Theater *fan presale 1/23, public on-sale 1/27
April 27                
Salina KS               
Stiefel Theater
April 28                  
Tulsa OK               
Brady Theater
May 3                    
N. Charleston SC      
North Charleston Performing Arts Center
May 4                    
Savannah GA          
Mercer Theater *fan presale 1/30, public on-sale 2/10
May 10                 
Davenport IA           
Adler Theatre
May 11                  
South Bend IN        
Morris PAC *fan presale 1/30, public on-sale 2/4
May 12                   
Memphis TN           
Orpheum Theatre *fan presale 1/23, public on-sale 1/27
May 17                   
Atlanta GA             
Cobb Theater
About Trace Adkins:
Trace Adkins is one of Country music's most versatile and accomplished entertainers. His instantly recognizable baritone has earned 30 charted singles and 15 Top Ten hits gold, platinum, and multi-platinum albums with total sales surpassing 10 million. He is the author of A Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions from a Freethinking Roughneck. He was a finalist on NBC's The Celebrity Apprentice, where he charmed millions while his recent role in The Lincoln Lawyer put him in the company of Matthew McConaughey, Ryan Phillippe, John Leguizamo and William H. Macy in the box-office topping theatrical release.
A member of the Grand Ole Opry, Adkins was raised on Country and Gospel and is known as a traditionalist who speaks his mind and honors the past. The 6'6" star is a father of five daughters and a family man to the core. He is a former oil rigger who still works his farm himself. His "gruff" demeanor hides a self-deprecating, humble man with the coolness that comes from defeating death (more than once) and realizing everything else is small stuff. When a fire claimed his home in June 2011 in Tennessee, Trace first made sure his family was unharmed, then immediately redirected his fans' offers of support to the Red Cross.
Trace Adkins' tenth studio album, PROUD TO BE HERE, features the Top Ten hit, "Just Fishin'" and latest single, "Million Dollar View." The album was released on August 2, 2011 on Show Dog - Universal Music and debuted at #2 on the Billboard Country Album Chart.
SOURCE Sunshine Sachs

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