The country hitmaker took to social media on Tuesday morning (Oct. 11) to reveal the exciting news with fans. The newly announced headlining tour is in support of his just-announced sophomore album, the mockingbird & THE CROW.
“I’m incredibly grateful to be able to bring this record to you next year. Touring it is something I’ve been thinking about since we started the recording process,” HARDY said. “This album is my best work so far. I truly believe that, and I want this tour to reflect that every night. Excited to have my buddies Blame My Youth and Jameson out with me; it’s going to be crazy.”
The trek, which features support from Jameson Rodgers and Blame My Youth, kicks off on February 16 at Old National Centre in Indianapolis, Indiana, and continues through April 29, where the tour wraps up at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory in Irving, Texas.
HARDY’s headlining tour will visit several major cities along the way, including New York, Atlanta, St. Louis, Oklahoma City, New Orleans, Denver and more.
Tickets for the mockingbird & THE CROW Tour are widely available this Friday, October 14 at 10AM local time, with exclusive fan pre-sales starting tomorrow (10/12) and launching throughout the week. Buy tickets HERE, pre-order/pre-save sophomore album the mockingbird & THE CROW HERE.
the mockingbird & THE CROW Tour Dates
Feb. 16 – Indianapolis, Ind. – Old National Centre
Feb. 17 – Grand Rapids, Mich. – GLC Live at 20 Monroe
Feb. 23 – Wallingford, Conn. – The Dome at Oakdale
Feb. 24 – New York, N.Y. – Hammerstein Ballroom
Feb. 25 – Silver Spring, Md. – The Fillmore
March 2 – Atlanta, Ga. – The Tabernacle
March 4 – Augusta, Ga. – Bell Auditorium
March 8 – Denver, Colo. – Fillmore Auditorium
March 10 – Anaheim, Calif. – House of Blues
March 11 – Wheatland, Calif. – Hard Rock Live Sacramento
April 12 – Minneapolis, Minn. – The Fillmore
April 20 – Chattanooga, Tenn. – Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Auditorium
April 21 – New Orleans, La. – The Fillmore
April 27 – St. Louis, Mo. – The Pageant
April 28 – Oklahoma City, Okla. – The Criterion
April 29 – Irving, Texas – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Arriving on January 20, 2023 (via Big Loud Records), the mockingbird & THE CROW will feature 17 songs, including three duets, the chart-climbing “wait in the truck” with Lainey Wilson, one with Morgan Wallen and another with A Day To Remember’s Jeremy McKinnon.
“the mockingbird & THE CROW is, in my opinion, the best thing I’ve made so far,” HARDY shared in a press release. “I had a lot of time to get in the weeds making this record with some of my favorite people in Nashville, and it truly captures every part of who I am as an artist. I’m honored that I get to share it with you next year; can’t wait to hear what you think about it.”
The project will be half rock and half country and was recorded between Ocean Way and Blackbird Studios in Nashville, entirely produced by Joey Moi with co-production by HARDY and Derek Wells, and co-production on select tracks by David Garcia, Jordan Schmidt, Ben Johnson, Andrew Wade, Jeremy McKinnon, and Cody Quistad.
HARDY co-wrote every single track on the album alongside some of Nashville’s most sought after songwriters, including Ashley Gorley, Rhett Akins, Hillary Lindsey, Jessie Jo Dillon, David Garcia, Hunter Phelps, Jordan Schmidt, and more.
The Mississippi native recently shared three new songs from the project, including “here lies country music,” “the mockingbird & THE CROW,” and “TRUCK BED.” The trio of new songs join the already released Top 35 and climbing single “wait in the truck (feat. Lainey Wilson)” and HARDY’s latest rock hit “JACK.”
Later this year, HARDY will embark on his headlining Wall To Wall Tour, which kicks off on December 1 with back-to-back, sold-out shows at Georgia Theater in Athens, Georgia. The Wall To Wall Tour features support from Jackson Dean and a one-night-only appearance by “Blurry” hitmakers Puddle Of Mudd on select dates.
For a full list of HARDY’s upcoming tour dates visit his official website HERE.