Darius Rucker is set to headline his first tour since his days with Hootie & the Blowfish. Fresh off a European tour with Brad Paisley that took him through England, Ireland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark, Darius will kick off his tour on October 6 in Glens Falls, New York. Rodney Atkins, Frankie Ballard, Thompson Square and Justin Moore will join him on select dates.
“I haven’t headlined a tour since Hootie, so to say I’m excited is an understatement,” Darius said. “It has been such an incredible experience to tour with Paisley and Rascal Flatts, and I’ve learned a lot being on the road with them. With this tour, I’m just excited to perform again for our fans, and I’m thrilled to have Rodney, Frankie, Justin, and Thompson Square joining us.”
Frankie Ballard, who has spent time recently opening for Uncle Kracker, Bob Seger and Taylor Swift, is looking forward to opening for Darius. Frankie is a longtime fan of Hootie & the Blowfish and may just have a request for Darius.
“I’ve been a huge fan of Darius since the Hootie days!” Frankie said. “’The Dolphins make me cry,” he says with a smile. “Darius is packin’ some big places that I’ve never played yet, and I’m so thankful for the opportunity. I’m totally excited to get out there and I may even ask him for an autograph!”
Darius focuses on his solo material in his live shows, but he also throws in a few Hootie favorites like “Let Her Cry” and “Hold My Hand.” His latest single, “I Got Nothin,’” is in the Top 25 at country radio.
Upcoming tour dates are as follows:
10/6 Glens Falls, NY w/ Rodney Atkins and Frankie Ballard
10/7 Indiana, PA w/ Rodney Atkins and Frankie Ballard
10/8 Syracuse, NY w/ Rodney Atkins and Frankie Ballard
10/20 Charlotte, NC w/ Rodney Atkins and Frankie Ballard
10/21 Raleigh, NC w/ Rodney Atkins and Frankie Ballard
10/22 Cincinnati, OH w/ Rodney Atkins and Frankie Ballard
10/23 Pikeville, KY w/ Rodney Atkins and Frankie Ballard
11/12 North Charleston, SC w/ Thompson Square and Justin Moore
* additional dates to be announced