Rich O’Toole Tour Diary, Week 7: Saying Goodbye to the Jaded Tour
Texas country star Rich O’Toole, who has had 14 Top 10 hits at Texas radio, embarked on his national Jaded Tour on Oct. 9. He visited more than 20 cities before the trek wrapped up this past week in Nashville, co-headlining some dates with the Novel Ideas and supporting Corey Smith and Joe Ely on select dates as well. Throughout the duration of his tour, O’Toole has been be a guest blogger on The Boot, providing a weekly tour diary entry about life on the road with his band and crew. The following is his final update.
We started the week off at the Walnut Room in Denver, Colo. -- one of my favorite cities on the tour! We tasted beer from local breweries before the show and rocked out that night to a packed house in Denver.
Our next stop was in Taos, N.M., at the famous Taos Mesa Brewery. Such a great place, and they have their own radio station in an airstream trailer. We tasted more beers there before rocking the stage. (Admittedly, my liver started hating me right around this point.)
After Taos, we were back to my home state of Texas to play at the Blue Light in Lubbock. It's one of my favorite bars, and the crowd was great, singing word for word to all of our tunes. We had the day off in Lubbock, and thank God, because all the beer was catching up to me!
The next stop was a Friday night in Amarillo, Texas, for a really great show at Midnight Rodeo. A lot of dancing and good times with a fun crowd.
Wormy Dog Saloon in Oklahoma City, Okla., was the next night, and they didn't let us down either. We had girls dancing on stage and even broke out a cover of Bob Seger's 'Old Time Rock 'n' Roll' to a wild, amazing audience.
We had to drive through the night to make sound check at our last stop on the Jaded Tour: the famous Exit/In in Nashville, Tenn. It was so great to catch up with friends and fans, and we had an amazing last show for the tour. Nashville never lets us down -- the home of country music and the best hot chicken in the South!!!
Thank you so much for keeping up with the Jaded Tour. It’s been a huge honor being a guest writer every week at The Boot! Follow me on Twitter to keep tabs on our career, and enjoy this collection of pictures from the last crazy few weeks of the Jaded Tour! God Bless!!!