Darius Rucker returns to the road this summer with 21 dates across the U.S. and Canada on his “Starting Fires Tour,” kicking off June 15 in Virginia. Joining Rucker as direct support across most dates is Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, with rising star Drew Green as direct support on select dates.

Darius talked with us about picking the right opening acts. “When you do tours, the opening acts are so important ’cause you want to put guys in the seats, but you also want to entertain your fans, you know the people who are there to see you. And for me also, one of the prerequisites is I gotta have guys that I can hang out with and go sit down and have dinner with and maybe play a round of golf with or drink a beer with after the show and before the show.”

The tour news comes as Rucker finishes his forthcoming seventh solo album, which he recently revealed will be called Carolyn’s Boy in honor of his late mother. Fans have gotten an early preview of the music via recent releases, songs “Same Beer Different Problem” and “Ol’ Church Hymn” (featuring Chapel Hart), with other new music expected soon.

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“Starting Fires” Tour Dates:

* denotes Drew Green as support / # denotes no support (all other dates feature Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors)
^ denotes dates on sale Monday, March 20

June 15 Roanoke, Va. || Elmwood Park Amphitheatre *
June 22 Washington, D.C. || The Anthem
June 24 Canandaigua, N.Y. || Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
July 13 Dubuque, Iowa || Q Casino – Back Waters Stage *
July 20 Jacksonville, Fla. || Daily’s Place
July 21 Wilmington, N.C. || Live Oak Bank Pavilion
July 22 Alpharetta, Ga. || Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
August 3 Niagara Falls, Ontario || Fallsview Casino
August 4 Bridgeport, Conn. || Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater
Aug. 5 Farmingville, N.Y. || Catholic Health Amphitheater at Bald Hill ^
August 10 Sterling Heights, Mich. || Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre
August 11 Milwaukee, Wis. || BMO Pavilion
August 12 Maryland Heights, Mo. || Saint Louis Music Park
August 18 Irvine, Calif. || FivePoint Amphitheatre
Aug. 19 Stateline, Nev. || Lake Tahoe Harveys Outdoor Arena
August 23 Los Angeles, Calif. || The Greek Theatre
Aug. 25 San Diego, Calif. || Gallagher Square at Petco Park
Aug. 26 Highland, Calif. || Yaamava’ Resort & Casino ^#
Sept. 8 Durant, Okla. || Choctaw Casino & Resort – Grand Theater #
Sept. 9 Durant, Okla. || Choctaw Casino & Resort – Grand Theater #
October 14 Nashville, Tenn. || Ascend Amphitheater

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