‘Nashville’ Stars Announce Concert Tour
The hit ABC drama, 'Nashville,' is gaining wide popularity, not only because of the riveting story line, but also because of the singing talents of the actors on the show. Now, several of the cast members will hit the road to perform songs from the show in a few venues across the country.
Charles Esten (Deacon Claybourne), Clare Bowen (Scarlett O'Connor), Jonathan Jackson (Avery Barkley), Sam Palladio (Gunnar Scott) and Chris Carmack (Will Lexington) will kick off their tour on April 25 at the famous Joe's Bar in Chicago, Ill. Will Chase, who plays Luke Wheeler, will join the cast for one show in New York City.
“We’re thrilled to have an opportunity to showcase our artists in a live setting where fans can enjoy the music from the show in a more intimate setting,” says Dawn Soler, Senior Vice President of TV Music for ABC Entertainment Group. “Each song is a crucial part of our storyline, and each week our multi-talented actors are able to breathe life into the story by performing these wonderful lyrical works.”
“We have an exceptionally talented cast of great actors, many who are also wonderful singers, musicians and songwriters,” Steve Buchanan, 'Nashville' executive producer and president of Opry Entertainment Group, adds. “It is exciting to be able to hit the road and be face to face with our show’s fans.”
While the tour currently only has a few shows scheduled, putting the trek together has been in the works for more than a year.
“It’d be great and I’d love to do it,” Palladio revealed last year. “The conversations are being had and possible venues are being talked about and discussed. They’re trying to get us all in one place because being individuals, we’re all off doing different projects. If we can find a couple weeks to do a tour, to see the fans and spread the music, we’d love to.”
'Nashville' airs on Wednesday nights at 10PM ET on ABC.
'Nashville' Tour Dates:
4/25 – Joe’s Bar, Chicago, Ill.
5/4 – Lincoln Theatre, Washington, D.C.
5/6 – Best Buy Theater, New York, N.Y.