By Erin Duvall
Chase Rice is going back to his humble beginnings with his new tour. Country Nights: The Chase Rice Back to College Tour will kick off in April. While his new album won’t be ready before he hits the road, Rice is taking special care to make sure the fans who come out to see him will get to experience it.
“We wanted to take our time with this new album and I want to put the good, the bad and all the grit in between into these songs,” Rice said in a press release. “The fans in a lot of these cities have been there for me since day one, so I’m looking forward to playing them some new music live and bringing them along on the next step of our journey.”
The first round of dates for The Chase Rice Back to College Tour are as follows, with more to be announced in the coming weeks:
April 14 – Germain Arena – Fort Myers, Fla. @ Florida Gulf Coast University
April 16 – Carmichael Arena – Chapel Hill, N.C. @ University of North Carolina
April 19 – Erie Insurance Arena – Erie, Pa. @ Gannon University and Edinboro University
April 21 – The Green – Kent, Ohio* @ Kent State University
April 23 – SIU Arena – Carbondale, Ill. @Southern Illinois University
April 29 – EGSC Bobcat Athletics Complex – Swainsboro, Ga. @ East Georgia State College
May 6 – Ives Concert Park – Danbury, Conn. @ Western Connecticut State University
*Indicates that this show is closed to the public.