NASHVILLE TN (September 1, 2016) – Rising singer/songwriter TUCKER BEATHARD announced today that he will headline clubs this fall, adding to the already staggering number of shows he’s played in 2016, as he closes in on almost 200 performances slated for this year. Dubbed the ROCK ON COLLEGE TOUR, and with a family history steeped in football, the string of dates will hit “Big Ten Conference” towns beginning in Champaign, IL on 10/13. ESPN made the announcement exclusively today. Tickets go on sale tomorrow (9/2) here.
“If I learned anything from growing up on a field surrounded by coaches and athletes, it’s that you have to keep your head down and keep practicing. Two hundred shows later, and I think we are ready to go tackle our first club tour. It’s going to be cool to have Aubrie out with us because we’ve gotten to be friends this year. She doesn’t sound like anyone else out there, and her band is ridiculously good. There’s no place better than a college town in the Fall…I’m really excited to get started!”
Beathard’s Big Ten tour further signifies that “music and sports proliferate on Beathard’s family tree” (Cedar Rapids Gazette). His grandfather, Bobby Beathard, was a longtime NFL general manager while his two brothers currently play college football. In addition, Tucker’s father, Casey is a hit songwriter. Honing his live craft one stage at a time, including a much-coveted stint this year opening for superstar Dierks Bentley, Beathard continues to make an impression out on the road. Sioux City Journal heralded his set as “a real showcase of his writing ability” while Palm Beach New Times raved Beathard “brought the energy with plenty of attitude and grit.”
ROCK ON COLLEGE TOUR Dates:
OCT 13 – Champaign, IL
OCT 14 – Lincoln, NE
OCT 15 – Rosemont, IL
NOV 03 – Madison, WI
NOV 04 – Lansing, MI
NOV 05 – Bloomington, IN
NOV 09 – Oxford, OH
NOV 11 – Columbus, OH
NOV 12 – Iowa City, IA
A born and determined road warrior, the announcement of Beathard’s fall tour comes hot on the heels of the news that Beathard will also return to Europe for the second time this year, for a string of headlining dates kicking off in Dublin, IE on 12/3. Beathard’s debut single “Rock On” has a strong hold on the Top 10 at Country radio, while fans continue to hit the repeat button as the track reaches over 16 million streams worldwide. A breakout year for Beathard, he has already been singled out on multiple “Artists To Watch” lists including The Bobby Bones Show, Huffington Post, Rolling Stone and more. For more information visit TuckerBeathard.com.
About Aubrie Sellers: Aubrie Sellers is an acclaimed performer, songwriter and singer, whose major label debut album New City Blues will be released Sept 30 on Warner Bros. / Warner Music Nashville. Her self-described “garage country” music has received attention from fans and fellow musicians alike and has continued to garner widespread critical acclaim from Rolling Stone, NPR, Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, Nylon, etc. In the past few years, Sellers has toured relentlessly including shows with Chris Stapleton, Hayes Carll, Anderson East and more. Of her recent performance at Bonnaroo, the Nashville Scene praises, “…you wouldn’t know she’s a newbie from the band…or from Sellers’ stage presence. With original songs as good as the best that have come from Music Row in the past few years.”