Kip Moore will headline the CMT ON TOUR 2014: UP IN SMOKE this fall. The tour will kick off on Sept. 25th in New York, NY and will hit over 20 cities through November. Moore has tapped newcomers Charlie Worsham and Sam Hunt to come along for the ride. Tickets go on sale this Fri., June 6.
“We’ve been on the road pretty much non-stop for the past four years playing as much as we can wherever we can,” said Moore. “When we started out sometimes there would only be five people at a show, and seeing the crowds grow over the years is really humbling and encouraging. And now to be teaming up with CMT for a tour is a really exciting moment in my career. We’ll definitely be playing lots of songs from the new album out on the road so it will be fun to test those out and see what the fans think.”
Tonight, Moore will perform his new single “Dirt Road” for the first time on television when he stops by Late Night With Seth Meyers. From there, he heads full force into CMA Music Festival week with a special performance outside Bridgestone Arena for fans to kick off the CMT Music Awards Red Carpet pre-show Wednesday night and will present later during the live awards telecast.
The Washington Post calls Moore “one of Nashville’s breakout stars…” while his album UP ALL NIGHT was the best selling debut album from any solo male country artist released in 2012 and 2013, and produced three back-to-back No. one singles with the PLATINUM-selling “Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck,” “Beer Money” and “Hey Pretty Girl.” His current single, “Dirt Road,” is from his upcoming sophomore album due out on MCA Nashville.
Nashville’s rising singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Charlie Worsham is currently on tour celebrating his new single “Want Me Too” off his critically-acclaimed album Rubberband, will also appear on the tour. The album impressively landed on several of 2013 Best Of lists; including Spin’s “Best Country Albums,” American Songwriter’s “Top 50 Albums,” and Billboard’s “Top 10 Country Albums.”
The final act joining Kip and Charlie is Sam Hunt. Sam is quickly becoming one of Nashville’s most talked about young talents. With a string of songwriting hits under his belt already, including Kenny Chesney’s No. one single “Come Over” and Keith Urban‘s smash hit “Cop Car.” As one of Rolling Stone’s “Ten Artists You Need to Know,” Hunt’s first commercial radio single “Leave The Night On” launches nationwide mid-June.
Kip Moore’s CMT on Tour 2014: Up In Smoke Tour Dates:
9/25/2014 Best Buy Theatre New York, NY
9/26/2014 Palace Theatre Albany, NY
10/2/2014 Coronado Theatre Rockford, IL
10/3/2014 Paramount Theatre Cedar Rapids, IA
10/4/2014 Orpheum Theatre Minneapolis, MN
10/16/2014 Tivoli Theatre Chattanooga, TN
10/23/2014 Cain’s Ballroom Tulsa, OK
10/24/2014 Floores Country Store Helotes, TX
11/7/2014 House of Blues North Myrtle Beach, SC
11/8/2014 House of Blues Orlando, FL
11/14/2014 Classic Center Theater Athens, GA
11/20/2014 Starland Ballroom Sayreville, NJ
11/21/2014 Orpheum Theatre Boston Boston, MA