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By Debbie Galante Block
Soul-country maverick Chris Stapleton has announced a new tour and a brand-new album, according to RollingStone.com.
Dubbed Chris Stapleton’s All-American Road Show, the tour builds on already announced dates in March and April. The new run kicks off May 5 and hits cities from Los Angeles to Philadelphia before wrapping up in Gilford, New Hampshire, on August 25.
Brothers Osborne, Lucie Silvas, Brent Cobb, Anderson East and Margo Price are set to join Stapleton on the road, with the artists playing select dates. Brothers Osborne and Silvas kick off the run on May 5. (Stapleton himself will play the role of opening act, interrupting his own tour to join Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers for three shows in June.)
Stapleton has also set a release date for his new album: on May 5 he’ll release the follow-up to 2015’s “Traveller”. Although the album’s title has yet to be announced, he debuted the new song “Broken Halos” in December at Dolly Parton’s Tennessee wildfire benefit and tried out the honky-tonking “Hard Living” on tour last summer.
Tickets to the All-American Road Show go on sale to fan club members beginning February 21 at 10:00 a.m. local time, with general public on-sale February 24.