ERNEST Announces 15-Date Headlining This Fire Tour

ERNEST’s This Fire Tour launches in Oxford, Ohio on October 18 and runs through November 28, where the trek will wrap up in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Posted on April 24, 2023

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ERNEST; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

ERNEST just announced an 15-date fall headlining trek, This Fire Tour.

The fast-rising country star and current ACM New Male Artist Of The Year nominee announced the exciting tour news on Monday (April 24) via a video clip on social media.

“The fellas and I are hitting the road this fall, 🔥” ERNEST captioned the clip, which shows ERNEST showing his touring crew the tour admat. Throughout the clip, each of his touring crew members say “this fire” after seeing the admat for the trek.

This Fire Tour

ERNEST’s This Fire Tour launches in Oxford, Ohio on October 18 and runs through November 28, where the trek will wrap up in Nashville, Tennessee.

“I’m really excited to get the ERN show back on the road with the fellas,” ERNEST shared in a press release. “The show’s gonna be a hell of a time! Anytime we get to play to a room full of people who come to hear our music – it’s an unmatched feeling. The tour last year was a blast, and since then we dropped another 13 songs. If you haven’t yet, go listen to Two Dozen Roses, then come out and sing some country music with us.”

The trek features special guests Jake Worthington, John Morgan and Cody Lohden on select dates.

ERNEST; Photo by Delaney Royer
ERNEST; Photo by Delaney Royer

Concertgoers can join ERNEST’s community to receive a code for tomorrow’s (4/25) pre-sale by texting (615) 235-5823. Subscribers will receive the code in the morning before the pre-sale goes live at 10 a.m. local time. General on-sale goes wide Friday, April 28 at 10 a.m. local time.

Exclusive pre-show VIP Experience Packages are available for all shows at point of purchase, including: one general admission ticket, private pre-show performance, group photo with ERNEST, signed This Fire Tour poster, VIP-exclusive gift item and laminate, early entry into the venue, and advance tour merchandise shopping before doors.

The Tour Follows ERNEST’s First-Ever Headlining Trek

ERNEST’s This Fire Tour follows the chart-topping songwriter’s completely sold out, first-ever headlining tour, which was dubbed the Sucker For Small Towns Tour and featured support from Jake Worthington, Lauren Watkins, and Noah Hicks.

The Nashville native is currently serving as support on Morgan Wallen’s 63-date One Night At A Time World Tour, which kicked off on April 14 at American Family Field in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ERNEST will remain on tour with Wallen until the extensive trek wraps up on October 7 in Tacoma, WA at the Tacoma Dome.

FLOWER SHOPS (THE ALBUM): Two Dozen Roses

The 2X CMA Triple Play Award winner recently released the deluxe version of his critically acclaimed debut album, FLOWER SHOPS (THE ALBUM). The deluxe project, titled FLOWER SHOPS (THE ALBUM): Two Dozen Roses, features 13 new tracks, including the fan-favorites “Miss That Girl,” “Unhang The Moon” and “Songs We Used To Sing.” The project also features duets with Dean Dillon, Jake Worthington and Morgan Wallen.

With FLOWER SHIPS (The Album): Two Dozen Roses, ERNEST hoped to make the country legends who came before him proud while also keeping traditional country music alive.

“Every song on this album has been true at one point or another in the last year. It’s been a lot of ups and downs, and I tried writing through it all. I owe a lot to country music and those that laid the road before me, so this album is an ode to the stuff I loved growing up,” ERNEST shared ahead of the project’s release. “I am talking about the storytellers and the heartbreak storytellers of [Merle] Haggard, [George] Jones, [Kris] Kristofferson, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, George Strait, Keith Whitley, and Dean Dillon. That’s why it’s an honor to have Dean on there. I just wish they were all here so I could send them these records and get their opinion and see if they’re proud.” 

Why Is The Tour Called This Fire Tour?

The tour takes its namesake from a tune on FLOWER SHIPS (The Album): Two Dozen Roses titled “This Fire.” The song, written by ERNEST alongside Rocky Block, Julian Bunetta and John Ryan, was inspired by John Prine’s “Illegal Smile” and the title for the track was generated by an AI simulator.

“Fire that’s coming around / Wrecking my world / Burning it down / Oh there’s fire / Fire all over this town / All the tears in her eyes that she cries can’t put out / This fire / This fire / This fire,” ERNEST sings on the tune’s chorus.

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Additionally, ERNEST is currently nominated for two ACM Awards at the upcoming 58th Academy Of Country Music Awards, including New Male Artist of the Year and Artist-Songwriter of the Year.

THIS FIRE TOUR DATES

Oct. 18 – Oxford, Ohio – Brick Street Bar *+
Oct. 19 – Grand Rapids, Mich. – The Intersection *+
Oct. 20 – Rosemont, Ill. – Joe’s Live *+
Oct. 21 – Indianapolis, Ind. – 8 Seconds Saloon *+
Oct. 26 – Chattanooga, Tenn. – The Signal ^+
Oct. 27 – Oxford, Miss. – The Lyric ^+
Oct. 28 – Starkville, Miss. – Rick’s Café ^+
Nov. 2 – Columbia, S.C. – The Senate ^+
Nov. 3 – Tampa, Fla. – Dallas Bull ^+
Nov. 4 – Fort Myers, Fla. – The Ranch ^+
Nov. 10 – Baton Rouge, La. – Texas Club ^+
Nov. 11 – Atlanta, Ga. – Buckhead Theater ^+
Nov. 16 – Athens, Ga. – Georgia Theater ^+
Nov. 18 – Greenville, S.C. – Blind Horse Saloon ^+
Nov. 28 – Nashville, Tenn. – Ryman Auditorium ^+

^Jake Worthington

*John Morgan

+Cody Lohden

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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