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Chris Stapleton
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Chris Stapleton

Through October 22nd

Last year, Stapleton became the biggest new artist in country music with his platinum-selling Traveler. On his first major tour, he's inviting friends Jason Isbell and veteran hell-raiser Hank Williams Jr. to open select shows. Stapleton's band will include a rotating cast of country vets like harmonica player Mickey Raphael (of Willie Nelson's band) and pedal steel virtuoso Robby Turner (who once toured with Waylon Jennings). Expect lots of jamming, and covers ranging from Tom Petty to Prince. "I don't know if we're a direct fit for anything," says Stapleton. "So that makes it OK for us to do everything."

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