Scotty McCreery is going back on the road! He has announced a 25-city “Weekend Roadtrip” tour with special guest, Black River Entertainment artist Sarah Darling. He promises to work material from his upcoming sophomore album into his shows, which begin in mid-February. Maybe he will include “Prayed For,” a song he cowrote with country hitmakers Ashley Gorley and Kelley Lovelace.

Via CMT

Scotty McCreery will launch his headlining Weekend Roadtrip tour 2013 on Feb. 14 in Bethlehem, Pa.

Sarah Darling (“Home to Me”) will open the shows. World Vision will be the charitable sponsor of the tour. Although only 16 stops have been announced, the tour is expected to play 25 cities.

“I’ve been lucky enough to play a lot of great cities over the last year with Brad Paisley and some other great country artists,” McCreery said. “This time, I get to play some new places with a show that’s all my own. I can’t wait for my fans to see what we’ve lined up for them on my Weekend Roadtrip tour 2013.”

McCreery will incorporate new material into his summer tour. He is expected to release a new album later this year.

“Right now, I’m balancing my music career with my second semester at North Carolina State University,” he said. “I go to school early in the week and get to play my music every weekend. So, calling this tour the Weekend Roadtrip tour just made sense. Plus, what college student doesn’t love a good road trip?”

Here are the dates for the Weekend Roadtrip tour:

Feb. 14: Bethlehem, Pa.
Feb. 15: Niagara Falls, N.Y.
Feb. 16: Atlantic City, N.J.
Feb. 21: Pittsburgh
Feb. 22: Dover, Del.
Feb. 23: Charleston, W.Va.

March 8: Plant City, Fla.
March 9: Kansas City, Mo.
March 28: Aurora, Ill.

April 18: Albany, N.Y.
April 19: Wallingford, Conn.
April 20: Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
April 26: Robinsonville, Miss.

May 10: Lancaster, Pa.
May 11: Hampton, N.H.
May 12: Morristown, N.J.

 
  • http://twitter.com/LexieONeill Lexie O’Neill

    Can’t wait for something closer to me–South Carolina, please!  

    Also like how he has one opener for all of these shows–and a charitable sponsor–wonder how that works?

  • MellyPer1692

    Why is World Vision sponsoring concerts?? They’re also sponsoring some of Kris’s shows I think. Aren’t they supposed to use their money for relief?

  • http://www.facebook.com/dawn.p.joblon Dawn Perretti Joblon

    Really excited for this tour and some new music :) 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/X3EBGLZMUFDHE2PTJBT266WO74 Andy

    arhhhh!!!!  why no stops in Texas??? Houston/Dallas/College Station… we are a big Country state..

  • http://twitter.com/BamadansPad Danny Latham

    YAY!!!! Aurora IL is near me!!! I wanna see two talented peeps!!! 

  • Dusty_125

    Still more tour dates to be announced yet ! hope something is close to you!
    So glad to see Scotty headlining his own tour!! :)

  • alonzo7

    Already have tickets for Plant City Florida-Strawberry Festival here we come.

  • Chrissie H

    I´m joyful to see this news announced and since I won´t be able to attend, I´m now looking forward to getting to hear his new music (can hardly wait) and to watch lots of new vids on You Tube and to read tons of news about his concerts and happy fans and lots and lots of positive reviews and recaps.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2GSMAIVVJS4KFW5L3XHBUO46DA LUCIE

    Scotty is back. New single coming soon, bunch of new tour dates and new album later. Wow

    Now all I need is a little detour to central Canada this year.

  • http://twitter.com/LexieONeill Lexie O’Neill

    Just in case someone hasn’t seen these additional dates…

    Feb. 2 at the Opry
    Feb. 7 in Augusta GA with Montgomery Gentry
    Feb. 8 Devilpallooza at Arizona State University…

  • girlygirltoo

    I’m not sure WV is actually officially sponsoring Kris’ tour. He is trying to get people to sponsor children through WV — that might be what Scotty will do as well?

  • girlygirltoo

    Is there somewhere that actually lists the venues he will be playing?

    Will be great for him to get out on the road and perform some new music. I’m sure his fans will love this tour.

  • http://twitter.com/LexieONeill Lexie O’Neill

    We have all that info. on the Scotty forum at Idol Forums…plus you can go to his web page (just those extra dates aren’t on there)…

  • http://twitter.com/bignliddle BigNLiddle

    hmm, may 11th is the day i graduate college in new hampshire. maybe i’ll go to the hampton show, too! ;)

  • durbesque

    Anybody know what size venues he’s playing?  He’s coming to Pittsburgh…wish Kris were coming to Pittsburgh.

  • http://www.facebook.com/djafans Fan Dja

    This is interesting. Rumor has it that David A maybe planning to attend college when he returns from his mission.  So it’s good to see that you can do college and music simultaneously.  Good for Scotty and his fans.

  • http://twitter.com/LexieONeill Lexie O’Neill

    Most of the venues are in the 2000-3000 range.  

    Here are some of the venues…
    14 Bethlehem, PA (Sands Bethlehem Event Center)…2250 – 3500
    15 Niagra Falls, NY (Rapids Theater)…1700
    16 Atlantic City, NJ (Golden Nugget)…1200
    21 Pittsburgh, PA (Stage AE) …2400
    22 Dover, DE (Dovers Down Casino) SOLD OUT . . .1000 – 1800 (can’t tell).
    23 Charleston, WV (Clay Center)…gave up.:)

  • durbesque

    Size matters…and ticket prices are the other major factor.  Checked a few shows, and they range from $25 to $60.  So Scotty’s Tour is in the range to make some real money.  He’s a hot act, and weekends are the best times. 

  • KelseyW

    If only I were a country fan. So many PA tour dates. Must be nice. *sigh*

    It’s been awhile since I’ve seen an Idol in concert.(2011…)That’s a really cute tour name too. Again. If only I was a country fan. Scotty’s a really talented guy though.

  • http://twitter.com/LexieONeill Lexie O’Neill

    And his VIP experience costs even more…around $100 a piece and they’re selling out at most shows so far.:)  Thanks for pointing out the money thing, I hadn’t really thought about it…
    VIP:1 Premium ticket to the show.
    • A question & answer session prior to the show.
    • A meet & greet with Scotty.
    • A Merchandise Package (package includes: t-shirt, wrist band, poster, 8X10 & VIP Laminate).
    • A GREAT time

  • SaSa8

    Great news for Scotty!  Sounds like his team has put together a really good tour perfectly suited for his schedule right now.  With new music coming in the next few months, lots of good things happening for Scotty and his fans right now. 

  • durbesque

    This looks like the Eastern leg of a projected National tour.  Scotty lives in NC and probably goes to an Eastern college.  Apparently, there are many country fans north of the Mason-Dixon line.

  • mmmtx

    So excited to be seeing Scotty in his own show.  I’ve seen his opening act for Brad Paisley but 25 minutes was too short! I do wish one of the dates still to be announced will be in Texas.  Then I could see his solo show twice!!