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October 1, 2018


Seven-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year MIRANDA LAMBERT has added six multi-Platinum certifications to her repertoire, as albums REVOLUTION and CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND have been certified double-Platinum by the RIAA, along with singles “The House That Built Me” (3X Platinum), “Mama’s Broken Heart” (3X Platinum), “Over You” (2X Platinum), and “Automatic” (2X Platinum).

The most-decorated female artist in CMA Awards history, Lambert is nominated this year for Female Vocalist of the Year, as well as Single and Musical Event of the Year for “Drowns the Whiskey” with Jason Aldean.

The GRAMMY Award-winner recently wrapped her stand as the 2018 Artist-in-Residence at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, performing two sold-out nights at the CMA Theater. Night one Lambert deemed “The Ones That Got Away,” performing deep cuts from her rich catalogue, many for the first time in a live setting. Her second show reunited supertrio Pistol Annies (Lambert, Ashley Monroe, and Angaleena Presley) for their first performance in five years, debuting tracks from their new album INTERSTATE GOSPEL, arriving Nov. 2 on RCA Records.

(Back l-r) Sony Music Nashville VP, Sales Caryl Atwood and EVP/COO Ken Robold; Shopkeeper Management’s Crystal Dishmon and Marion Kraft; Lambert; SMN Chairman/CEO Randy Goodman and EVP, Marketing and New Business John Zarling; RCA Director, Regional Promotion Mallory Michaels. (Front l-r) Sony Music Nashville EVP, Promotions & Artist Development Steve Hodges; VP, Creative Services Tracy Fleaner; and Director of Marketing Jen Way; RCA SVP, Promotion Dennis Reese.



September 28, 2018


Tenpenny Premieres Brand New Amazon Original Cover of Tim McGraw’s “Just to See You Smile” Today, 

Only Available on Amazon Music

Riser House/Columbia Nashville’s Mitchell Tenpenny is celebrating his first RIAA Gold-certified single, as the Top 15 debut hit “Drunk Me” has surpassed 500,000 units of downloads and streams in the U.S.

“This is something I’ve always dreamed about,” said Tenpenny. “I have the best team and fans in the world! Thank y’all for being a huge part in this ride!”

It’s his unique perspective that has Billboard predicting Tenpenny’s breakout success in 2018, noting, “Whether it’s the desperation in ‘Drunk Me,’ the acidic revenge in ‘Bitches’ or the lack of self-control in ‘Alcohol You Later,’ he approaches a microphone with a biting ferocity,” and has Taste of Country opining, “Tenpenny doesn’t just write — he builds songs.”

Tenpenny wrote 56 songs for his first full album expected later this year, having since narrowed it down to what will become his first major label release.

Today, Tenpenny is also premiering a brand new Amazon Original cover of Tim McGraw’s hit “Just to See You Smile” available to stream now, only on Amazon Music. Listen to the song, featured on Amazon Music’s Introducing: Country playlist HERE. Amazon Music listeners can simply ask, “Alexa, play the new Mitchell Tenpenny” in the Amazon Music app for iOS and Android, and on Alexa-enabled devices.

“It’s one of my all-time favorite melodies,” Mitchell Tenpenny says of the song. “The chorus is so addicting and the lyrics tell a story I see clearly in my head.”


September 28, 2018


AMA and CMA Nominated Group Add Double Platinum Status to Their Breakout Year

Multi-Platinum-selling group LANCO announced today that more dates have been added to their HALLELUJAH NIGHTS TOUR, with 2019 kicking off on Jan. 9 at Joe’s on Weed St. in Chicago, IL. Carrying the 26-city run into the new year will take LANCO to the mid-west and Canada. On Tuesday (10/2), the first tickets to select cities will be available to the “FANCO” fan club before tickets go on sale to the public Friday (10/5) beginning at 10:00 a.m. local time on LANCO’s official website. “2018 has been a big year” (Rolling Stone ) for the AMA and CMA nominated group as they just earned 2X Platinum status for their multi-week No. 1 hit “Greatest Love Story,” while the track’s sole-writer and lead singer Brandon Lancaster became the first member of a group to ever win NSAI’s “Songwriter/Artist of the Year.”

“It’s been a long time coming for us with this new live show and after hearing how many fans asked us to come to their city there was no way we couldn’t add some more dates,” said Lancaster. “These past few years on the road have solidified who we are and we’re looking forward to sharing this chapter with our fans. We can’t wait to roll that energy over into 2019 and bring to life our album HALLELUJAH NIGHTS on stage.”

10/24/18 Columbia, MO – The Blue Note
10/25/18 Sioux Falls, SD – The District
10/26/18 Clive, IA – 7 Flags Event Center
11/01/18 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
11/02/18 Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
11/03/18 Rochester, NY – Anthology
11/08/18 Chattanooga, TN – The Signal
11/09/18 North Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
11/10/18 Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues
11/17/18 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
11/18/18 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
11/30/18 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
12/06/18 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
12/07/18 Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
1/09/19  Chicago, IL – Joe’s on Weed St**
1/10/19  Milwaukee, WI – The Rave**
1/11/19  Rosemont, IL – Joe’s Live**
1/12/19  Minneapolis, MN – Varisty Theater**
1/16/19  Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot**
1/17/19  Boise, ID – Knitting Factory Concert House**
1/18/19  Seattle, WA – The Showbox**
1/19/19  Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom**
1/20/19  Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom**
1/22/19  Calgary, AB – The Palace Theatre**
1/23/19  Edmonton, AB – The Ranch Roadhouse**
**New Dates on sale to public beginning Friday (10/5) at 10:00 a.m. local time on LANCO’s official website:

“The high-energy five-piece band” (Rolling Stone) has rapidly created a loyal fanbase over the past five years with more than 400 shows as the featured act with sold-out club runs in major markets such as New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles. After finishing up the 2018 MOUNTAIN HIGH TOUR with superstar Dierks Bentley, the band will close out 2018 during the first leg of the HALLELUJAH NIGHTS TOUR launching in Columbia, MO at The Blue Note on Oct. 24 with Travis Denning.

The “arena-rock leaning band” (Entertainment Weekly) is “at the top of their game” (Pitchfork) as they continue “dominating Country radio” (Billboard) by revealing another piece of their story with their Top 20 single “Born To Love You.”  Their 2X Platinum, multi-week No. 1 hit “Greatest Love Story” paved the course for acclaim with lead singer Brandon Lancaster becoming the first artist in 10 years to have a No. 1 on the chart solely written by that artist. LANCO earned recognition as the first Country group to debut on the Billboard Country albums chart in a decade with their coming-of-age albumHALLELUJAH NIGHTS . As the record now boasts over 423 million streams it proves why this year’s two-time ACM and CMT nominated group is the only Country band to achieve a Platinum single prior to a debut album release. For more information and upcoming tour dates, visit


September 27, 2018


MSG Live, in association with Budweiser, has announced that multi-platinum entertainer Kane Brown, with special guest Clare Dunn, will perform at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, November 7 at 7:30 PM as a part of the Budweiser One Night Only concert series. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, September 28, 2018 at noon.

The “One Night Only” concert series includes intimate performances at The Madison Square Garden Company venues – bringing fans closer to the music than ever before. The series so far has included performances by Florida Georgia Line, Aaron Lewis, Rascal Flatts, X Ambassadors with platinum recording artist Post Malone, and Phillip Phillips.

Brown’s highly-anticipated next album Experiment (RCA Nashville/Zone 4) is produced by multiple-award winner Dann Huff. The new recording features several tracks co-written by Brown including his current single, “Lose It,” which was singled out by the New York Times as “urgent and saucy…broad-spectrum ecstasy” and continues to gain momentum as a top 20-and-climbing hit on Billboard and Mediabase country airplay charts and Nielsen’s Country Core On-Demand Audio and Video Streaming charts. As Brown prepares for the launch of his follow-up album Experiment on November 9 and his first ever arena headlining tour, the Kane Brown: Live Forever Tour, on January 10, fans and critics are focused on his unique musical party.

Tickets for the November 7 show will be available for purchase by the general public beginning at noon on Friday, September 28 via and by calling Ticketmaster at 866-858-0008. Tickets will also be available in person at the Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre box offices beginning Saturday, September 29.


September 27, 2018

Pistol Annies are Back!

In the last week, the Pistol Annies have revealed the track listing of their third studio album INTERSTATE GOSPEL, out November 2, via an old school postcard campaign mailed directly to their fans. With the word out, they’re ready to release more details.

The upcoming 14-track album showcases the stunning harmonies of Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley. Moving from celebratory anthems, classic country storytelling and vibey swagger, the Grammy-nominated trio are back and sounding Annie-er than ever.

Beginning today, fans who pre-order the album at any digital retailer instantly receive a download of three tracks: “Interstate Gospel,” “Best Years of My Life” and “Got My Name Changed Back.” Simultaneously, all three songs are being delivered to Country Radio for immediate airplay and are available on all streaming services.

To celebrate this new project, the Pistol Annies have planned three intimate concert events. They will play Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium on October 25, NYC’s intimate venue The Town Hall on November 2 and LA’s breakout downtown concert hall The Novo on November 7. Tickets go on sale on Friday, October 5. These shows are the Annies’ way of inviting their fans into their living room to hang, talk, laugh and commiserate about real life while singing their own kind of country music.

1. Interstate Prelude
2. Stop Drop and Roll One
3. Best Years of My Life
4. 5 Acres of Turnips
5. When I Was His Wife
6. Cheyenne
7. Got My Name Changed Back
8. Sugar Daddy
9. Leavers Lullaby
10. Milkman
11. Commissary
12. Masterpiece
13. Interstate Gospel
14. This Too Shall Pass

All tracks are written by Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley, except “This Too Shall Pass,” which is written by Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley.

Concert Events (On sale Friday, October 5):
Thursday, October 25 – Ryman Auditorium (Nashville, TN)
Friday, November 2 – The Town Hall (New York City, NY)
Wednesday, November 7 – The Novo (Los Angeles, CA)


September 26, 2018

Old Dominion’s “Hotel Key” Hits No. 1


Upholding an unbelievable hot streak, acclaimed country band Old Dominion gains another No. 1 hit single on the Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase/Country Aircheck charts with “Hotel Key.” This achievement marks the band’s SIXTH No. 1 song, which includes all singles that have come off the band’s sophomore album Happy Endings. Click HERE to listen to “Hotel Key.”

This news comes on the heels of Old Dominion’s sold-out, bucket list show at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville for their very special headline performance: “An Evening With Friends.The event raised $60,000 for charity, with proceeds equally benefitting the Opry Trust Fund and the Ryan Seacrest Foundation.

“An Evening With Friends” represented another milestone for the group nominated for 2018 CMA Vocal Group of the Year. Performing at the historic venue was like playing on hallowed ground. The reigning Academy of Country Music Vocal Group of the Year welcomed a bevy of special guests to the stage including Kenny Chesney, Kelsea Ballerini, Sam Hunt, and Michael Ray. After selling out arenas across the U.S. and Canada on the winter leg of their “Happy Endings World Tour,” the band wanted to check the iconic venue off their bucket list before picking back up on the fall leg of their arena tour. The run is set to kick off Oct. 4 in Knoxville, TN at the Knoxville Coliseum. Tickets on sale now  HERE.

It was a scorching summer for Old Dominion. The band recently released their Spotify Singles — “Hotel Key” and a cover of Halsey’s “Bad At Love. They also performed “Hotel Key” and “Written In The Sand” as part of the star-studded lineup for ABC’s “CMA Fest” television special. “Written In The Sand” was also honored during the recent NSAI Nashville Songwriter Awards. The group’s marathon tour cycle in support of its chart-topping second full-length album, Happy Endings, is well underway as they headline venues coast-to-coast. See the full itinerary below.

In addition to their current success, the band’s sophomore album, Happy Endings, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and No. 7 on the Top 200. Old Dominion has also surpassed 1 billion on-demand streams.


Oct. 4               Knoxville, TN               Knoxville Coliseum
Oct. 5               Glen Allen, VA             Innsbrook After Hours
Oct. 6               Rochester, NY             Main Street Armory
Oct. 11             Amarillo, TX                 Amarillo Civic Center
Oct. 12             Las Cruces, NM          Pan American Center
Oct. 13             Albuquerque, NM        Balloon Fiesta Park
Oct. 25             Atlantic City, NJ           Hard Rock Atlantic City
Oct. 26             University Park, PA     Bryce Jordan Center
Oct. 27             Roanoke, VA               Berglund Center
Oct. 31             Dublin, IE                    Whelans
Nov. 1              Belfast, IE                    Empire Music Hall
Nov. 3              Liverpool, ENG            O2 Academy 2
Nov. 4              London, ENG               O2 Shepherds Bush
Nov. 5              Bristol, ENG                 Trinity
Nov. 6              Manchester, ENG        Academy 2
Nov. 8              Birmingham, ENG       O2 Institute
Nov. 9              Glasgow, SCT             Queen Margaret Union
Nov. 10            Glasgow, SCT             Queen Margaret Union
Nov. 29            Estero, FL                    Germain Arena
Nov. 30            St. Augustine, FL         St. A. Amphitheatre
Dec. 1              Winston-Salem, NC    Lawrence Joel Memorial
Dec. 6              Toledo, OH                  Huntington Center
Dec. 7              Huntington , WV          Big Sandy Superstore
Dec. 8              Grand Rapids, MI        DeltaPlex Arena
Dec. 13            Bismarck, ND              Bismarck Event Center
Dec. 14            Fargo, ND                   Scheels Arena
Dec. 15            Duluth, MN                  MSOIL Arena


September 24, 2018


ACM and Grammy nominated vocalist Chris Young played his first-ever headlining concert at Music City’s most massive indoor music venue, Bridgestone Arena, over the weekend, performing until after 11pm for a screaming, sold-out hometown crowd whose cheering reached 116 decibels throughout the more than 90 minute show. It was an unforgettable night for the Murfreesboro, Tennessee native who celebrated his 33rd sold-out show of the “Chris Young Losing Sleep World Tour” in an arena packed to the rafters with nearly 14,000 fans, friends and family.

“Young came in clear and strong, his distinct baritone sliding through the verses and chorus as fans sang along at a volume that rivaled his own…he’s not only making hit songs, he’s building a lasting career,” declared The Tennessean.

The night kicked off with an opening set by Warner Music artist Morgan Evans followed by Young’s Sony Music Nashville labelmate, Kane Brown. The capacity crowd was on its feet for Young’s entire 17 song show – which featured 9 of Young’s 10 chart-topping singles – and the audience received a special treat as friendsBrad Paisley (“I’m Still A Guy”) and Cassadee Pope (“Think Of You”) joined Young onstage for surprise performances.

The RCA Records Nashville artist has had the opportunity to headline the city’s most esteemed venues, including Ryman Auditorium (2012) and Ascend Amphitheater (2015). Bringing his headlining tour home to Nashville and Bridgestone Arena has been a dream come true for the 33-year old.

Nashville’s headlining show closed a weekend of arena tour dates that also included a sold-out stop at Biloxi’s Mississippi Coast Coliseum. After a few days at home in Nashville, Young returns to the road with “Losing Sleep World Tour” dates in Charleston, SC (9/27), Greensboro, NC (9/28) and Philadelphia, PA (9/29). Tickets and VIP packages for the “Losing Sleep 2018 World Tour,” promoted by AEG Presents and Concerts West, may be purchased at

ABOUT CHRIS YOUNG: By his 33rd birthday, RCA Records Nashville artist Chris Young has accumulated an impressive list of accomplishments, including membership in the iconic Grand Ole Opry, ten No. 1 singles, seventeen R.I.A.A. Gold/Platinum/Multi-Platinum certified projects, 2 Grammy nominations, 3 Country Music Association nominations and 4 Academy of Country Music nominations. As a prolific creator, Chris has given fans 7 studio albums in 12 years including Losing Sleep, his third project in less than two years and the Platinum certified title track is his eighth No. 1 as a songwriter. Losing Sleep (2017) and I’m Comin’ Over  (2015) debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart with “I’m Comin’ Over” becoming Young’s first 2x Platinum single.

Named “one of his era’s finest traditionalists” by the Associated Press, Chris has quickly become an international ambassador for country music, performing to capacity crowds around the world including the sold-out C2C Festival in the UK. With a hit-packed set that highlights his ten chart-toppers — including back-to-back No. 1s “Losing Sleep,” “Sober Saturday Night,” “Think Of You,” and “I’m Comin’ Over” — the Grammy and ACM nominated vocalist is headlining the Chris Young Losing Sleep 2018 World Tour, with more than 55 arena and amphitheater dates on the books including his first hometown headlining show at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena this fall.

For a full list of tour dates and more information, visit


September 24, 2018


TENILLE TOWNES’ official music video for her first single, “Somebody’s Daughter,” premieres today—watch/share here. The song, which is also making its official impact at Country radio today, is from her forthcoming full-length debut album—produced by Jay Joyce—and set for release in 2019 on Columbia Nashville. Listen to “Somebody’s Daughter” here.

Of the song and video, Townes shares, “It makes me so happy to have this video out in the world, telling a visual story of this song with a message that is so important to me. My hope is for people to feel empowered to recognize those around us. We’ve all got a story and something we’re working through and I believe the little things count. There’s a lot we can learn from a kid at a lemonade stand.”

An alternative acoustic version of the song also appears on Townes’ recently released Living Room Worktapes EP. Released earlier this year to widespread critical acclaim, Rolling Stone calls it, “…a stripped-down introduction to an artist with a whole lot to say,” while Billboard furthers, “Her Living Room Worktapes EP is a piece of art! Her unique voice and storytelling sets her apart…you’ll have it on repeat.” Additionally, Townes is the subject of an in-depth profile at NPR Music’s The Record. Calling her “Nashville’s Newest Voice,” writer Jewly Hight gives a rare glimpse into the early stages of Townes’ burgeoning career and asserts, “…she’s an heir to Twain and Swift, Griffin and McKenna alike, as well as a potential peer to figures like Morris and Musgraves, who’ve built significant followings and visibility with strong, self-written material…” Read the full profile here.

After recently wrapping an extended run as part of Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town’s Bandwagon Tour, Townes will soon travel to the U.K. for a series of fall shows as part of the CMA Songwriters Series before returning to the U.S. in November. See below for full tour details.

Canadian-born and Nashville-based, Townes first made her public appearance at age nine alongside Shania Twain after being invited to sing on stage at a concert she attended with her parents. In addition to her work as a musician and songwriter, Townes remains committed to charitable causes including her own initiative, Big Hearts For Big Kids, which has raised over $1.5 million to date benefiting a youth shelter in her hometown of Grande Prairie, Alberta. More information can be found at

October 2—Los Angeles, CA—The Troubadour#
October 16—Glasgow, U.K.—St. Luke’s*
October 17—Liverpool, U.K.—St. Georges Hall*
October 18—Gateshead, U.K.—Sage Two*
October 20—Manchester, U.K.—RNCM Theatre*
October 22—London, U.K.—O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire*
October 24—London, U.K.—KOKO†
November 16—Muskegon, MI—Frauenthal Center‡
November 17—Riverside, IA—Riverside Casino‡
November 23—Nashville, TN—Franklin Theatre‡
November 24—Nashville, TN—Franklin Theatre‡#supporting Walker Hayes
*as part of the CMA Songwriters Series
†supporting Drake White
‡supporting Bobby Bones


September 21, 2018


Grammy-nominated R&B artist and songwriter LEON BRIDGES and CMA-nominated global breakthrough Country musician LUKE COMBS have released live, collaborative versions of Bridges’ “Beyond” and Combs’ “Beautiful Crazy” from their “CMT Crossroads” performance. Listen to “Beyond” featuring Luke Combs here; listen to “Beautiful Crazy” featuring Leon Bridges here.

Earlier this year Leon and Luke gathered in downtown Nashville for a special outdoor “CMT Crossroads” performance in front of a live audience. In this distinctive collaboration, Combs and Bridges united from opposite ends of the musical spectrum under the umbrella of their breakout sounds, critically-acclaimed music and prolific songwriting. The show later aired on CMT on June 28 and featured chart-topping hits as well as new songs from both critically-acclaimed artists. Although the show is available for online viewing, this is the first time the audio is available for streaming and purchase.

Says Leon, “I loved working with Luke. He has a great voice, amazing songs and made me feel so welcome. I’m happy to be able to share this different version of ‘Beyond’ as Luke brought so much to it, as well as get to appear on ‘Beautiful Crazy.’ Psyched to hear them all over again!”

Luke shared, “Leon is one of those artists that is changing the game. His showmanship and connection to his songs and fans is truly awesome. Getting to sing ‘Beyond’ with him and his band was a highlight for me and ‘Beautiful Crazy’ is dynamite with him. The best part of this is now having him as a friend.”

Leon Bridges is a two-time Grammy-nominated R&B artist and songwriter from Fort Worth, TX. Bridges’ early work on the open mic circuit prompted comparisons to legends like Sam Cooke and Otis Redding, but he quickly came into his own as a Top 10, multiple Grammy-nominated, globally touring artist. His debut album, COMING HOME, debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard Top 200 and was certified Gold by the RIAA. In May 2018, Leon released his sophomore album Good Thingglobally via Columbia Records. Critics heralded Good Thing for its modern R&B sound, lush production and joyous songwriting.

Luke Combs is a multi-platinum No. 1 Country singer-songwriter from Asheville, NC. With brazen songwriting talent and grizzled, soul-infused vocals, Combs stormed onto the music landscape as one of Country’s brightest stars with the release of his critically-acclaimed, RIAA Platinum, No. 1 debut album, This One’s For You, on River House Artists/Columbia Nashville. Celebrated for its lyrical fortitude and modern traditionalist bravado, the project has spurred three consecutive No. 1 hits: “Hurricane,” “When It Rains It Pours” and “One Number Away.” Combs has since released This One’s For You Too , a 17-track expanded collection of his celebrated debut project. The road warrior recently confirmed the 2019 “Beer Never Broke My Heart Tour” — his first headline arena tour, which sold out venues in 23 out of the 28 cities in the first weekend on sale. Combs also recently earned two nominations at the 2018 CMA Awards for Male Vocalist of the Year and New Artist of the Year and, most recently, a nomination for Favorite Album—Country at the 2018 American Music Awards.

“CMT Crossroads” debuted Jan. 13, 2002 with Elvis Costello and Lucinda Williams and since has showcased dream musical partnerships including Kid Rock and Hank Williams, Jr.; Ray Charles and Travis Tritt; Dave Matthews and Emmylou Harris; Bon Jovi and Sugarland; Kelly Clarkson and Reba McEntire; Def Leppard and Taylor Swift; Sting and Vince Gill; John Mayer and Keith Urban; Steven Tyler and Carrie Underwood; Stevie Nicks and Lady Antebellum; Katy Perry and Kacey Musgraves; Alicia Keys and Maren Morris; the Backstreet Boys and Florida Georgia Line; and Kesha and Old Crow Medicine Show to name a few.


September 20, 2018


LANCO was surprised by Sony Music Nashville staffers with the good news, Lead sing er Brandon Lancaster commented:

“Looking back on this year and thinking of how many doors ‘Greatest Love Story’ has opened for the band blows my mind. This is a song we all believed in since day one and night after night we continue to see how it resonates with more and more people. 2018 has proved that five guys can go from jamming in a warehouse to actually living out this wild dream. It just validates that we are on the right path and we can’t thank our fans enough for riding out this journey with us. It feels like it’s just the beginning.”

Int the meantime, LANCO continue to dominate Country radio with their Top 20 single “Born To Love You.”

The high-energy five-piece band kicks off their HALLELUJAH NIGHTS TOUR in Columbia, MO on Oct. 24. For more information and upcoming tour dates, visit