The GRAMMY®-Nominated Rockers Make Their Big Machine Records Debut with “Artificial,” Out Now on All Platforms

Bare Bones Acoustic Tour with Special Guest Ayron Jones Running Now Through September

NASHVILLE, TN (August 11, 2023)– Rock outfit Daughtry is back and better than ever with a new label and their first original material in over two years. The recent Big Machine Records signees usher in a fresh sonic era with the brawny and brooding “Artificial,” an aurally epic track that warns about the dangers of heart and soul lost in an artificially intelligent world. Driven by frontman Chris Daughtry’s singular vocal prowess, the band leans into their rock roots here for a sound that’s big on both guts and grit.


“‘Artificial’ is about the potential nightmare that AI could become and the idea that everything and everyone could eventually be replaced, essentially to perfection, and rendered obsolete,” Daughtry explains. “However, the heart and soul of humanity and the ability to feel love, sadness, and compassion can never be replaced. While there are plenty of applications where AI can improve our lives and assist in many areas of creativity, I feel it’s imperative that we find a way to protect our musicians, actors, writers, and all creative outlets from being destroyed.”

The release follows the launch of Daughtry’s Bare Bones Tour, plotting a rare acoustic run with 26 new US dates running throughout the fall. Alongside Billboard chart-topping rocker Ayron Jones, who is set to open on select stops, the upcoming performances mark a unique opportunity to highlight the stars’ powerhouse musical versatility and vocal prowess in the most intimate of settings.

For more information, visit daughtryofficial.com.

Daughtry: Bare Bones Tour Dates:
Friday, August 11, 2023 | Des Plaines, IL | Rivers Casino Des Plaines+ 
Saturday, August 12, 2023 | Detroit, MI | MotorCity Casino+
Tuesday, August 15, 2023 | Warren, OH | Packard Music Hall+
Wednesday, August 16, 2023 | Pittsburgh, PA | Palace Theatre+
Friday, August 18, 2023  | Atlantic City, NJ | Sound Waves at Hard Rock Casino+
Tuesday, August 22, 2023 | Huntington, NY | The Paramount+
Wednesday, August 23, 2023 | Red Bank, NJ | Count Basie Center for the Arts+
Friday, August 25, 2023  | Bethlehem, PA | Wind Creek Event Center
Saturday, August 26, 2023 | Mashantucket, CT | The Great Cedar Showroom at Foxwoods
Monday, August 28, 2023 | Rutland, VT | The Paramount Theatre+
Wednesday, August 30, 2023 | Lexington, KY | Lexington Opera House+
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 | Kalispell, MT |  Wachholz College Center+
Thursday, September 7, 2023 | Spokane, WA | Bing Crosby Theater+
Saturday, September 9, 2023 | Edmonds, WA | Edmonds Center for the Arts
Sunday, September 10, 2023 | Jacksonville, OR | Britt Music & Arts Festival+
Tuesday, September 12, 2023 | Eugene, OR | Silva Concert Hall+
Wednesday, September 13, 2023 | Modesto, CA | Gallo Center for the Arts+
Friday, September 15, 2023 | Santa Rosa, CA | Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
Sunday, September 17, 2023 | Ojai, CA | Libbey Bowl
Wednesday, September 20, 202 | Temecula, CA | South Coast Winery+
Thursday, September 21, 2023 | Tucson, AZ | Fox Tucson Theatre+
Saturday, September 23, 2023 | Arlington, TX | Arlington Music Hall+
Sunday, September 24, 2023 | Austin, TX | Paramount Theatre+
Tuesday, September 26, 2023 | Clearwater, FL | Capitol Theatre+
Wednesday, September 27, 2023 | Fort Lauderdale, FL | The Parker+

+ with Ayron Jones supporting

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