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Chase Rice Heads ‘Back to College’ for 2016 Tour

Chase Rice 2016 college tour dates
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Chase Rice is going back to college — er, sort of. The singer has announced a series of concerts at U.S. colleges, set for this spring.

Rice’s Back to College Tour is scheduled to begin on April 14 in Fort Myers, Fla. Seven shows have been announced so far, including one at the country artist’s alma mater, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Rice’s Back to College trek is currently scheduled to run through early May, with more dates to be announced. A complete list of currently announced concerts is below.

Rice is no stranger to playing college campuses: The singer, a former linebacker on the UNC Chapel Hill football team, first picked up the guitar in college and earned his stripes playing in college town dive bars. He released his major-label debut album, Ignite the Night, in 2014, and is now readying its follow-up project.

“We wanted to take our time with this new album, and I want to put the good, the bad and all the grit in between into these songs,” Rice says in a press release. “The fans in a lot of these cities have been there for me since day one, so I’m looking forward to playing them some new music live and bringing them along on the next step of our journey.”

Rice released a new single, “Whisper,” in early February.

For more information on Rice’s Back to College Tour, including ticketing details and additional dates as they are announced, visit

Chase Rice, 2016 Back to College Tour Dates:

April 14 — Fort Myers, Fla. @ Florida Gulf Coast University, Germain Arena
April 16 — Chapel Hill, N.C. @ University of North Carolina, Carmichael Arena
April 19 — Erie, Pa. @ Gannon University / Edinboro University, Erie Insurance Arena
April 21 — Kent, Ohio @ Kent State University, the Green *
April 23 — Carbondale, Ill. @ Southern Illinois University, SIU Arena
April 29 — Swainsboro, Ga. @ East Georgia State College, EGSC Bobcat Athletics Complex
May 6 — Danbury, Conn. @ Western Connecticut State University, Ives Concert Park

* closed to the public

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