For Immediate Release
September 18, 2012
JON PARDI AND FRANKIE BALLARD TEAM UP FOR THE “TIE ONE ON TOUR” WITH SPECIAL GUEST MISS WILLIE BROWN
Capitol Records Nashville artist Jon Pardi and Warner Bros. Records’ Frankie Ballard have teamed up for the “Tie One On Tour,” which kicks off on October 4th in San Diego, CA. The tour runs through December and will feature special guest Miss Willie Brown. All three acts in the lineup are longtime road warriors, and with their high-energy, diverse musical styles, the “Tie One On Tour” will offer fans a one-of-a-kind live experience.
“I’ve had a blast visiting radio this year promoting my first single ‘Missin’ You Crazy,’ and seeing the fans respond,” says Jon Pardi. “I can’t wait to get back on the road, especially with great live acts like Frankie Ballard and Miss Willie Brown. It’s gonna be a rowdy, beer-drinkin’ good time!”
“I have always wanted to do an old school package tour,” adds Frankie Ballard. “That’s what all my musical heroes did back in the day. Piled into two Cadillacs and hit the highway! At least we get to do it on a bus. Jon and the Miss Willie Brown clan are great people and I’m honored to share these dates with them…there’ll be no shortage of fun, hell, we’re tyin’ one on right?!”
Tickets for the west coast dates are now available for purchase at www.jonpardi.com or www.frankieballard.com.
TIE ONE ON TOUR DATES:
THU: 10/4: SAN DIEGO, CA: Block No. 16
FRI: 10/5: SAN MIGUEL, CA: The Ranch*
SAT: 10/6: HENDERSON, NV: Henderson Events Plaza
SUN: 10/7: SAN BERNARDINO: Brandon’ Iron
TUE: 10/9: ANAHEIM, CA: The Ranch Restaurant & Saloon
THU: 10/11: FOLSOM, CA: Powerhouse Pub**
FRI: 11/2: AUBURN HILLS, MI: Toby Keith’s Bar & Grill
SAT: 11/3: SOUTH BEND, IN: Toby Keith’s Bar & Grill
FRI: 11/9: GULFPORT, MS: Jones Park
THU: 11/29: SAINT LOUIS PARK, MN: Toby Keith’s Bar & Grill
FRI: 11/30: KANSAS CITY, MO: Beaumont Club
SAT: 12/1: FORT WAYNE, IN: Neon Armadillo
* Jon Pardi & Frankie Ballard Only
** Frankie Ballard & Miss Willie Brown Only
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About Jon Pardi:
Hailing from a small town called Dixon in Northern California, Capitol Records Nashville newcomer Jon Pardi’s first taste of country music stardom started in his Grandmother’s house at the tender age of three. The singer-songwriter spent his youth perfecting his craft – by eight years old, he was playing the guitar and at 12, he was writing his own songs. Determined to make his dream of country music fame a reality, Pardi moved to Nashville at 22 years old, where his unique musical style gained him a publishing contract, and later a record deal with Capitol Records Nashville. Known for his high-energy live shows and undeniably country sound, Pardi has been named “one to watch in 2012” by Country Weekly and was the only country artist out of Nashville to perform at last year’s Austin City Limits festival. The Associated Press raves that Jon “lays out a scenario of youth, music, love and loss that is as compelling as it is raucous.” Pardi has shared the stage with Eric Church, Zac Brown Band, Dierks Bentley, Pat Green, Gary Allan and Luke Bryan. His first single “Missin’ You Crazy” is out at country radio now and his debut album will be released next year. www.jonpardi.com.
About Frankie Ballard:
Few debut artists can compare to Frankie Ballard’s impetuous breakthrough in the music scene as the country’s guitar slinging heartthrob joins the ranks of top Music City session players with his ace guitar skills” (Country Weekly). Frankie recently made his national television debut of his single “A Buncha Girls” on CBS’ The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. The single is off his debut album and was named one of the select iTunes “New Artists To Watch.” Frankie has been spending the past year touring with Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer Bob Seger, including shows at Madison Square Garden at the Staples Center. He has also opened for Darius Rucker and superstar Taylor Swift on select dates of her“ SPEAK NOW WORLD TOUR 2011.” Hailing from Battle Creek, Michigan, Ballard brings a fresh new sound with his unique blend of edgy, country rock and sheer, fleet-fingered guitar skills. www.frankieballard.com.
Miss Willie Brown:
A&M/Octone Records’ new country duo Miss Willie Brown, comprised of Amanda Watkins and Kasey Buckley, brings raw, honk-tonk-style emotion and irresistible rock & roll swagger. After landing a coveted slot at Bonnaroo (listed as a Top 10 moment from American Songwriter) and touring with Dierks Bentley last year, Miss Willie Brown’s live show is what Billboard describes as “Snarling. Loud. Swampy. Edgy. A shockingly unique take on country music that combines West Coast energy levels and punk attitude.” The duo has appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live twice, the first was when they were still an unsigned act. The twosome recently released their first single, “You’re All That Matters To Me,” to country radio. www.misswilliebrown.com.