The Boot News Roundup: Little Big Town Plan Canadian Tour Dates in 2019 + More
Welcome to The Boot's News Roundup, a morning rundown of the news country music fans need to know. Read on to learn more about the latest goings-on in the country, Americana, bluegrass and folk genres.
Little Big Town are extending their 2018 Breakers Tour with a run of Canadian dates in 2019. The country quartet will begin the trek in London, Ontario, on Feb. 14 and will make a total of 10 stops before wrapping up in Abbotsford, British Columbia, on March 2. Midland and Ashley McBryde will be LBT's special guests on the tour. Fans can visit LittleBigTown.com for more details.
The Avett Brothers will headline the Concert for Hurricane Florence Relief at the Minges Coliseum at East Carolina University -- Scott Avett's alma mater -- on Nov. 13. Proceeds from the show, which will also feature Future Islands and Valient Thorr, will be donated to organizations helping with hurricane relief efforts in the area. "We are honored by the opportunity to contribute to our friends and neighbors affected by Hurricane Florence," says Seth Avett in a press release. "We hope this performance not only provides some financial relief for victims of the storm, but also is an occasion to celebrate the resilience of the people of North Carolina." Tickets for the event are available via ECUTickets.net.
Dolly Parton is expanding her Pirates Voyage dinner attraction to Pigeon Forge, Tenn., near her Dollywood theme park. According to a press release, the Pirates Voyage show treats diners to a battle between the Crimson and Sapphire pirates; a first location has been open in Myrtle Beach for nearly a decade. The Pigeon Forge Pirates Voyage location is expected to open in 2019.
Rising country artist Levi Hummon will release a new EP, Patient, on Oct. 26. The six-track project features Hummon's single "Change My Life," among other songs; his co-writers for the disc included Jimmy Robbins and Kylie Sackley. “I’ve toured like crazy, searching for inspiration and pushing myself as a writer, for the last few years," Hummon says in a press release. "I’m so proud of this collection of songs, and I feel like the wait was worth it.” Fans can pre-order the Patient EP now.