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John Anderson Announces Upcoming North American Tour Dates

John Anderson Announces Upcoming North American Tour Dates

 

NASHVILLE, TENN. (March 3, 2017)
– Country music legend John Anderson is hitting the road in 2017, for a
North American tour that will see the ACM and CMA award winner making
stops at venues nationwide. Crowds are raving over the must-see
experience, which includes sell-out shows in 15 of Anderson’s last 17
appearances. This year also marks the 35th anniversary of the album Wild & Blue, which featured the signature hit, “Swingin’.”

“I’m really excited about doing these acoustic shows. It gives my
fans an opportunity to experience a whole other side to John Anderson
they haven’t seen before in an intimate setting, and the reaction so far
has been overwhelming,” said Anderson. “This is also a monumental year
for me, being the 35th anniversary of my album, Wild & Blue. We’ve got some big things in store for 2017.”

The highly anticipated tour will resume March 3 in Red Rocks,
Oklahoma, while making multiple stops throughout Texas, with an
intimate, acoustic set. Fans can expect to hear even more of the country
singer’s catalog of hits, which includes other anthems like “Seminole
Wind,” “Straight Tequila Night,” “Black Sheep” and more. Concertgoers
will get an acoustic experience, as the Hall of Fame songwriter
captivates audiences with his honest and heartfelt lyrics that have made
him one of traditional country music’s biggest stars.

Anderson will appear at Sing Me Back Home: The Music of Merle
Haggard, which will pay tribute to the country outlaw on April 6 in
Nashville. In addition to crossing paths regularly over the years,
Haggard also penned the single “Magic Mama,” a song which was written
with Anderson specifically in mind for his latest project Goldmine.
Anderson will join an all-star lineup, which also includes performances
from Willie Nelson, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, John Mellencamp,
Hank Williams Jr., Bobby Bare and more.

John Anderson On Tour:
Mar. 03 Red Rock, Okla. – 7 Clans Paradise Theatre
Mar. 04 Wellington, Texas – Ritz Theatre
Mar. 05 Lubbock, Texas – Cactus Theatre
Mar. 07 San Angelo, Texas – Blaine’s Pub
Mar. 08 Tomball, Texas – Main Street Crossing
Mar. 09 Victoria, Texas – Leo J. Welder Center for the Performing Arts
Mar. 10 New Braunfels, Texas – Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre
Mar. 11 Crockett, Texas – Crockett Civic Center
Mar. 12 Greenville, Texas – Texan Theatre
Mar. 16 Fitzgerald, Ga. – The Grand Theater-Fitzgerald
Mar. 17 Sumter, S.C. – Sumter Opera House
Mar. 18 Shelby, N.C. – The Don Gibson Theatre
Mar. 24 Fort Pierce, Fla. – Summer Crush Winery
Apr. 01 Glasgow, Ky. – The Plaza Theater
May 06 Leburn, Ky. – Knott County Trail Ride
Jun. 03 Rockwall, Texas – Southern Junction
July 14 Shawnee, OK – The Grand Events Center
July 15 Salado, TX – Johnny’s BBQ
Jun. 17 Bremen, Ga. – Mill Town Music Hall
Jun. 25 New Philadelphia, Ohio – The Performing Arts Center Kent State Tuscarawas
Jul. 17 Kirksville, Mo. – Nemo Fair
Aug. 12 Point Pleasant, W.Va. – Mason County Fair
Aug. 25 Mahnomen, Minn. – Shooting Star Casino
Sept. 21 Dade City, Fla. – Dan Cannon Auditorium
Oct. 27 Fairfield, Iowa – Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts
Oct. 28 Steelville, Mo. – Meramec Music Theatre

About John Anderson:
Raised in Apopka, Fla., Anderson was exposed to both rock and
traditional country growing up and, as incendiary rock outfits like Tom
Petty and the Heartbreakers and Lynyrd Skynyrd honed their chops around
him, learned to love (and play) both types of music. But Anderson
resisted the call of rock ‘n roll, electing rather to pursue his country
music dreams. It was the traditional country ballads that lured him in
and changes music history, songs like Porter Wagoner’s “Green, Green
Grass of Home.”

Anderson moved to Nashville in 1972, working construction by day
(including as a roofer at the Grand Ole Opry House) and playing the
honky-tonks at night. He signed to Warner Bros. in 1977, and notching
his first major hit in 1980 with Billy Joe Shaver’s “I’m Just an Old
Chunk of Coal (But I’m Gonna Be a Diamond Someday).” Other hits,
including the classic “Wild and Blue” in 1982, solidified his status as a
powerful new voice in country music. “Swingin’,” written by Anderson
and Lionel Delmore, blew the roof off a year later, exploding to No.1 on
the Billboard Country chart, propelling Anderson to the CMA Horizon
Award, and becoming one of the most enduring hits in the country canon.

Anderson plowed through the ebbs and flows of country music (and the
country music business) throughout the ’80s, and in the early 1990s
engineered one of the greatest “comeback” runs (he never really left) in
the history of the genre. Seminole Wind, released on BNA, produced hit
singles in “Straight Tequila Night,” “When It Comes To You,” “Money in
the Bank,” and the stirring title cut. The latter would have never been
released had Anderson not stuck to his guns, a familiar refrain
throughout his career as the artist has wound his way through virtually
all of Nashville’s major labels.

Learn more at johnanderson.com

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