Hunter Hayes Announces Let’s Be Crazy Headlining Tour Dates
Calling all Hayniacs! Hunter Hayes will have lots of chances for an ‘encore‘ on his headlining tour this fall. The ‘Wanted’ singer has just announced the CMT on Tour: Hunter Hayes Let’s Be Crazy Tour.
Hayes, a Platinum-selling singer, is deep in the planning stages of this tour, which he’s been dreaming about his whole life. “The fall is going to be a production, a show, an experience based on years of my dreaming about it,” he says, according to USA Today. “It’s kind of like my first record — you have your entire life to make your first record, I’ve had my entire life to plan for this tour.”
The 21-year-old rising star adds, “This is my first chance to look at a stage and go, ‘What do I want to do?’ as opposed to ‘What can we do?’ I’ve got truck space, I’ve got a crew that can really put on a show, we’ve got a band that is more than capable.”
Hayes, a Louisiana-born musical prodigy of sorts with three Grammy nominations, certainly has the stage experience, as he recently finished 90 dates opening for Carrie Underwood‘s Blown Away Tour. This time around, he’s calling the shots, and he’ll be bringing Ashley Monroe of Pistol Annies along with him as a special guest. He’s excited about her addition, saying, “She’s a phenomenal singer. I love how unique her voice is.”
This summer, Hayes will play mostly fairs and country music festivals, including the 2013 Taste of Country Music Festival, with a handful of headlining dates scattered between. The CMT Let’s Be Crazy Tour will include a two-night stint at the prestigious Ryman Auditorium in Music City.
Tickets will go on sale June 14 and 21, though fans who purchase pre-sales of ‘Encore’ packages (released June 18) or download Hayes’ new mobile app will have early access to tickets.
CMT on Tour, now in its 12th year, has worked previously with Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley and others. It’s hard to believe that someone so young can have so much responsibility on their shoulders, but if anyone can do it, it’s the prolific Hayes.
Catch him performing Wednesday night (June 5) on the 2013 CMT Music Awards, where he’s nominated in three categories.
Hunter Hayes’ CMT on Tour: Let’s Be Crazy Tour Dates:
10/10 – Knoxville, Tenn. | Knoxville Civic Auditorium
10/11 – Savannah, Ga. | Johnny Mercer Theatre
10/12 – Columbia, S.C. | South Carolina State Fair
10/17 – Atlanta, Ga. | Fox Theatre
10/18-19 – Nashville, Tenn. | Ryman Auditorium
10/24 – Muncie, Ind.* | Emens Auditorium at Ball State University
10/25 – Chicago | Rosemont Theatre
10/26 – Louisville, Ky. | Louisville Palace Theater
11/1 – Birmingham, Ala. | BJCC Concert Hall
11/2 – Greensboro, N.C. | War Memorial Auditorium
11/8 – Evansville, Ind. | Aiken Theatre at the Centre
11/9 – Cleveland | State Theatre at Playhouse Square
11/10 –Detroit | Fox Theatre
11/14 – St. Louis | Fox Theatre
11/15 – Sioux City, Iowa | Orpheum Theatre
11/16 – Omaha, Neb. | Orpheum Theater
11/20 – Lafayette, La. | Heymann Performing Arts Center
11/22 – Dallas | Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
11/23 – Tulsa, Okla. | Brady Theater
12/4-5 – Minneapolis | Orpheum Theatre
12/6-7 – Kansas City, Mo. | The Midland by AMC
* Ashley Monroe will not be appearing in Muncie.