Darius Rucker; Photo Courtesy of Austin Friedline
Darius Rucker; Photo Courtesy of Austin Friedline

Darius Rucker Shares Timely New Single, Announces Tour & Inaugural Riverfront Revival Festival

Darius Rucker shared his new single, “Same Beer Different Problem” on Friday, April 29. In addition to his new song, Rucker also announced his summer tour plans as well as a new music festival that he’ll bring to his hometown of Charleston, South Carolina this fall.

Rucker’s new single examines the chaos of today’s world from a light-hearted perspective. Rucker co-wrote the track alongside Tofer Brown, Sarah Buxton, and Brad Tursi (of the band, Old Dominion). The track was produced by Ross Copperman.

“The line ‘a little bit funny, a lotta bit strange really sums up the message of this song and all of the things that make you shake your head these days,” Rucker said via the release. “We had so much fun as songwriters coming up with all of those examples and putting a lighthearted spin on the craziness of the world,” he added.

“You got your cars without drivers, traffic’s getting worse / We’re racin’ off to space, just to get away from Earth / Three G, four G, five G, getting even further from the OG / Granny’s eatin’ gummies, mama’s online / All I know for sure is we’ve all lost our minds / A little bit funny, a lotta bit strange / But at the end of the day / It’s the same beer, different problem / Maybe this next round will solve ’em / Maybe the answer’s down at the bottom / Of a cool libation and some friendly conversation / Tonight with some brand new friends / Ain’t no doubt, we can figure it out again / Raise ’em up if you got ’em / Same beer, a different problem,” Rucker sings on the first verse and chorus.

Rucker also recently announced dates for his summer tour, which begins on June 6 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and concludes on September 10 at Lake Ozarks Amphitheater in Camdenton, Missouri.

Fellow artists, Tyler Booth, Daves Highway, Larry Fleet, Caylee Hammack, Ryan Hurd, Jameson Rodgers, Elvie Shane, Lindsay Ell, and Tenille Townes will serve as support on the trek.

Following the conclusion of his tour, Rucker will bring the inaugural Riverfront Revival Music Festival to his hometown of Charleston, South Carolina, on October 8 and 9. Rucker has partnered with SRE Entertainment to host the festival.

“Anyone who knows me knows how much I love Charleston,” Rucker shared about the event via a press release. “For years now, I’ve had this bucket list dream of bringing together a bunch of friends to perform in a way that also showcases this incredible city and all it has to offer. I can’t wait to see it become a reality this fall – and I hope the fans are as excited as we are!,” he said.

The festival will take place at Riverfront Park and Discover South Carolina will feature curated food, beverage, art, and culture offerings, also according to the release.

“Riverfront Revival will be the perfect culmination of feel-good music across genres set against the beautiful backdrop of the Cooper River,” adds SRE Entertainment Partner Rob Lamble. “We’re thrilled to bring a new fall music tradition to the Holy City, and are honored to be doing so with Darius Rucker and his team.”

Joining Rucker for the two-day festival are Brothers Osborne, Trampled By Turtles, Jimmie Allen, Charley Crockett, SUSTO, and more.

Over the course of Rucker’s career, he has always had a passion for his hometown and giving back to the community, instill by his late mother who was a nurse at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). The chart-topping country hitmaker has raised millions of dollars for the hospital and will continue to do so via Riverfront Revival Festival, with $1 of each ticket sold supporting the MUSC Arts in Healing program.

“There is a national children’s mental health crisis and South Carolina is no exception,” shares Mark Scheurer, M.D., Chief, Children’s & Women’s Integrated Center of Clinical Excellence at MUSC. “The MUSC Arts in Healing program provides a safe and tangible method for our patients and families to address underlying fears, anxieties and concerns in the clinical environment. The joy and healing the therapy team helps create is possible because of our community and philanthropic-minded people like Mr. Rucker.”

Tickets will be available in three phases, each starting at 10 a.m. ET via RiverfrontRevival.com:

  • Darius Rucker exclusive fan pre-sale starting Monday, May 2.
  • Riverfront Revival pre-sale starting Tuesday, May 3.
  • General admission on-sale starting Wednesday, May 4.

Additionally, Rucker also recently announced the 13th annual “Darius and Friends” benefit concert.

The benefit concert will take place on Monday, June 6 at The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee and will serve as the unofficial kickoff to CMA Fest in Music City. The event has raised over $2.5 million to date for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Upcoming Darius Rucker Tour Dates

June 6 – Nashville, Tenn. | Ryman Auditorium (Darius and Friends)
June 9 – Nashville, Tenn. | Nissan Stadium (CMA Fest)
June 18 – Nashville, Tenn. | Bridgestone Arena (Brooks & Dunn Reboot Tour 2022)
June 23 – Cleveland, Ohio | Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica (with Tyler Booth)
June 24 – Huber Heights, Ohio | Rose Music Center at The Heights (with Tyler Booth)
June 25 – Interlochen, Mich. | Interlochen Center for the Arts (with Tyler Booth)
June 29 – Anchorage, Alaska | Backyard Country BBQ
July 8 – Cavendish, P.E.I. | Cavendish Beach Music Festival
July 15 – Memphis, Tenn. | venue TBA
July 16 – Rogers, Ark. | Walmart AMP (with Ryan Hurd & Elvie Shane)
July 21 – Paso Robles, Calif. | California Mid-State Fair (with Lindsay Ell)
July 22 – Phoenix, Ariz. | Arizona Federal Theatre (with Caylee Hammack)
July 28 – Bend, Ore. | Hayden Homes Amphitheater (with Tenille Townes & Caylee Hammack)
July 30 – Cowichan, B.C. | Sunset Music Festival
July 31 – Merritt, B.C. | Rockin’ River Music Festival
August 25 – Tryon, N.C. | Night in the Country Carolinas
August 26 – Wilmington, N.C. | Live Oak Bank Pavilion (with Larry Fleet & Tyler Booth)
August 27 – Doswell, Va. | Meadow Event Park (with Larry Fleet & Tyler Booth)
September – 2 Bridgeport, Conn. | Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater (with Jameson Rodgers & Elvie Shane)
September – 3 Bethel, N.Y. | Bethel Woods Center for the Arts (with Jameson Rodgers & Elvie Shane)
September – 4 Gilford, N.H. | Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion (with Jameson Rodgers & Elvie Shane)
September – 9 Tulsa, Okla. | Paradise Cove at River Spirit Casino Resort (with Tyler Booth)
September – 10 Camdenton, Mo. | Lake Ozarks Amphitheater (with Tyler Booth)

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