The GRAMMY®-Nominated Band Marks a New Era with “Artificial,” out on 8/11

Tickets on Sale Now for Bare Bones Acoustic Tour, Kicking Off on 8/9

NASHVILLE, TN (August 7, 2023)– GRAMMY®-nominated band Daughtry is kicking off a new era as they announce their signing with Big Machine Records today. Wasting no time diving in, the group has also launched a pre-save for their forthcoming single, “Artificial,” out everywhere on 8/11.


“Chris Daughtry is one of the best voices in rock music, hands down,” says Big Machine Label Group Chairman and CEO Scott Borchetta. “He is attacking this season of life full-on with a renewed fire and intensity to everything he touches.”

“I am so thrilled to be working with Scott and the entire Big Machine crew on this next record and beyond,” shares Daughtry frontman Chris Daughtry. “It’s very refreshing and exciting to have a team behind me that fully believes and supports my vision.”

The news follows the rock outfit’s announcement of their Bare Bones Tour, plotting a rare acoustic run with 26 new US dates launching on 8/9. 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.

Coming in hot off the recent success with their Lzzy Hale duet, “Separate Ways (World’s Apart),” Daughtry’s amped-up reimagining of the Journey classic debuted at No. 1 on iTunes’ All Genreschart and reached No. 6 on Mediabase’s Active Rock chart. True to its roots with an updated grit, the single has racked up millions of streams across platforms, earning praise from heavy-hitters like VarietyBillboardConsequence, and American Songwriter, among others.

For more information, visit daughtryofficial.com.

Daughtry: Bare Bones Tour Dates:
Wednesday, August 9, 2023 | Carmel, IN | The Center for the Performing Arts+
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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