"Chillin' It" hitmaker Cole Swindell has announced his back-to-basics Down Home Tour, a month-long string of club concerts starting November 11th at New York City's Best Buy Theatre. Running through December 19th, the trek will also serve as the launching pad for his second Dome Home Sessions EP, visiting 16 clubs and theaters from Uncasville, Connecticut, to Fort Worth, Texas. With five new songs, the EP is set for release this fall.
With his debut album's fourth single, "Let Me See Ya Girl," nearing the Top 10 of Billboard's Country Airplay chart — and with two Number Ones under his belt ("Ain't Worth the Whiskey," "Hope You Get Lonely Tonight"), plus the platinum-selling "Chillin' It" — Swindell's star has been on the rise. All summer he's been touring stadiums and amphitheaters with Jason Aldean and Kenny Chesney, but this winter he'll release new music and get back to his "down home" roots.
"I've been in the studio recording some brand new music for you that I am fired up for you to hear," the reigning ACM New Artist of the Year says in a video message to fans. "Last year we did an EP and did a club tour and we just had such a blast, I said we had to do it again. . . That's where it all started for me, in clubs and bars, and I don't ever wanna outgrow that."
Swindell has partnered with Monster Energy's Outbreak Tour, a franchise hoping to get behind growing artists just as they break into stardom, and will be the first country artist to do so. "It's going to be a blast," says Swindell. "This is the first time Monster's ever done a country tour, and I'm so proud to be partnered up with them."
Joining Swindell to open shows will be country newcomer Adam Sanders, a twangy singer with a hint of Tracy Lawrence in his voice and a co-writer on "Ain't Worth the Whiskey."
Cole Swindell's Down Home Tour dates:
November 11 - New York, NY @ Best Buy Theatre
November 12 - Patchogue, NY @ The Emporium
November 13 - Uncasville, CT@ Mohegan Sun - Wolf Den
November 18 - Knoxville, TN @ Cotton Eyed Joe's
November 19 - Carrollton, GA @ The Coliseum
November 20 - Athens, GA @ The Classic Center
November 27 - Fort Worth, TX @ Billy Bob's Texas
November 28 - San Antonio, TX @ Cowboys Dance Hall
December 2 - Chicago, IL @ Joe's Sports Bar
December 3 - Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
December 4 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
December 5 - Indianapolis, IN @ 8 Seconds Saloon
December 9 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
December 11 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
December 17 - Winston-Salem, NC @ Johnny and Junes Ultra Saloon
December 19 - Greenville, SC @ Blind Horse Saloon