Justin Moore Announces Headlining Tour
Justin Moore will embark on his first headlining tour, called the Outlaws Like Me Tour, beginning March 14 in Pikeville, Ky. Dustin Lynch and Jon Pardi will be along for the ride as supporting acts. CW spoke with the hit singer of "Til My Last Day" about the tour and working on his upcoming album.
Country Weekly: Tell me about your headlining tour this year.
Justin Moore: We’re looking forward to it. It’ll be fun for us to get out and try our hand at that. We’ve been with every major tour you can be on for the past four or five years and we kind of looked up and said, "Man, I guess we should try this." We're looking to that doing well so hopefully we can do some more in the fall.
CW: Will you have any cool gadgets onstage?
JM: No, you know I’m not a fan of all the pyrotechnics and the video stuff; it’s just not what I do—and not to knock those who do it—but it just doesn’t fit with what I do. I’m one of those guys, the more simple the better. I like a great light show, then you kind of let the music speak for itself. We put together a good light show and we’ve got more production than we’ve ever had, as far as staging and stuff like that goes. It’s pretty crazy to think about the times where we had a van and a trailer and four or five guys—and now it’s couple of buses and two tractor trailers—playing these little arenas by ourselves.
CW: Any special food you have to have at catering before the show?
JM: I will eat pretty much anything but the one thing I need to make sure we have is sweet tea. Some tours I’ve been on have it and some don’t. I’m a Southern guy and it gets a little rough out there for me if I don’t have sweet tea.
CW: Can tell us when your next album will be out?
JM: I am going to guess summer. We’ve got every song tracked and I’ve sang probably half of them and we picked a new single that will be out I guess here in the next three or four weeks. I am really excited about it. There’s a lot of stuff on the album like I’ve already done, but I think with songs like "If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away" and "Til My Last Day," it’s opened the door for us to do some more in that vein. There’s more on this album for everybody than we’ve ever done. We stepped outside the box more. There are 16 songs on it, plenty for the core audience and plenty for the newer fans, too. Miranda [Lambert] will also be on my album, so that’s pretty cool!
|2013 Outlaws Like Me Tour Dates|
|*Jon Pardi will not appear at these dates|
|March||14||Pikeville, Ky.||Eastern Kentucky Expo Center|
|15||Troy, Ohio||Hobart Arena|
|21||Kearny, Neb.||Viaero Event Center|
|22||St. Joseph, Mo.||St. Joseph Civic Arena|
|23||Farmington, Mo.||Farmington Civic Center|
|28||Davenport, Iowa||Adler Theatre*|
|29||Brookings, N.D.||Swiftel Center|
|30||Bismarck, N.D.||Bismarck Civic Center|
|April||13||Dodge City, Kan.||United Wireless Arena*|
|18||Erie, Pa.||Erie Insurance Arena|
|19||Johnston, Pa.||Cambria County War Memorial Arena|
|20||Corbin, Ky.||The Corbin Arena|