Hunter Hayes, Ashley Monroe to Headline CMT on Tour

Let’s Be Crazy Fall Tour is Hunter’s first headlining trek.

With his hits like “Wanted,” “Somebody’s Heartbreak” and now “I Want Crazy” racing up the charts, Hunter Hayes has quickly established himself as one of country’s hottest new stars. After opening Carrie Underwood’s massive Blown Away Tour over the last year, he’ll step up to headliner status this fall with CMT on Tour: Let’s Be Crazy Fall Tour, featuring guest Ashley Monroe.

Hunter has been getting ready for the 24-city trek (full dates below) with rehearsals on his newly redesigned stage. A longtime performer, he experimented with ways to engage his audience while he was on the road with Carrie. “When you’re making an introduction like we were as an opening act on the tour you have a lot to lose if you mess it up,” he explained to Country Weekly while on a break from rehearsing. “So the stakes are high. Your first impression is the only one you get. That was a good way of testing whether we were truly excited about something or whether we just didn’t feel good about it at all.”

Fans should plan to hear tunes from Hunter’s self-titled debut album, as well as the new material from its reissue, Hunter Hayes (Encore), due out June 18. And though he’s quite skilled on many different instruments, Hunter’s main priority is connecting with the crowd and he works his arrangements around that. “It’s all about the energy of the show and focusing on the one thing that is most important from the time we make the record, and that is the fans,” he explains. “Everybody that is coming to the show, that’s my focus.”

Tickets go on sale in June.

CMT on Tour: Let’s Be Crazy Fall Tour Dates:

CMT On Tour Hunter Hayes Let’s Be Crazy Tour
October10Knoxville Civic AuditoriumKnoxville, Tenn.
 11Johnny Mercer TheatreSavannah, Ga.
 12South Carolina State FairColumbia, S.C.
 17Fox TheatreAtlanta, Ga.
 18Ryman AuditoriumNashville
 19Ryman AuditoriumNashville
 24Emens Auditorium at Ball State UniversityMuncie, Ind.
 25Rosemont TheatreChicago
 26Louisville Palace TheaterLouisville, Ky.
November1BJCC Concert HallBirmingham, Ala.
 2War Memorial AuditoriumGreensboro, N.C.
 8Aiken Theatre at the CentreEvansville, Ind.
 9State Theatre at Playhouse SquareCleveland
 10Fox TheatreDetroit
 14Fox TheatreSt. Louis
 15OrpheumSioux City, Iowa
 16OrpheumOmaha, Neb.
 20Heymann Performing Arts CenterLafayette, La.
 22Verizon Theatre at Grand PrairieDallas
 23Brady TheaterTulsa, Okla.
 6Midland AMC TheatreKansas City, Mo.
 7Midland AMC TheatreKansas City, Mo.



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