Wade Bowen and Randy Rogers Launch Hold My Beer and Watch This Tour
Wade Bowen and Randy Rogers are hitting the road together for a tour that is bound to be plenty of fun for both the headliners and their audiences. The two Texans will launch their joint Hold My Beer and Watch This Tour this Thursday (May 21) at the Nutty Brown Amphitheater in Austin, Texas.
These shows won't be the first time the two artists have played live together; in fact, their Hold My Beer and Watch This concerts date back more than eight years, when Bowen and Rogers began occasionally joining forces for shows.
“We met in San Marcos when Wade’s band had a gig in town,” Rogers recalls. "I had a house there, and a keg on that particular night, so after the show, I invited him and his band over. I hosted these pickin’ parties for a bunch of us to sit around and play some songs for each other. I had just recorded [my 2002 debut album] Like It Used to Be, and Wade listened to the whole thing that night, and we pretty much became great friends from that point. Our bands were also around the same age, and the timing was really good for all of us.”
Their joint concerts also spawned the 10-track Hold My Beer, Vol. 1 album, produced by veteran producer Lloyd Maines, which was released in April.
"I'm ready to tour this record," says Rogers. "We both have lived these songs and continue to do so."
Adds Bowen, "This is always my favorite time of year. Two buddies hangin' out, playing music 'cause we love what we do. What could possibly be better?"
Bowen and Rogers have already released a video for "Standards," the first single from their collaborative project.
“I think that they are both such funny and awesome people individually,” video director Matt Edde says, “that when you get them together, the chemistry and authenticity of their friendship really translates on screen.”
Download Hold My Beer, Vol. 1 on iTunes.
Wade Bowen and Randy Rogers, Hold My Beer and Watch This Tour Dates:
May 21 -- Austin, Texas @ Nutty Brown Amphitheater
July 9 -- Omaha, Neb. @ Slowdown
July 11 -- Saint Louis, Mo. @ Old Rock House (outside)
July 12 -- Chicago, Ill. @ Joe's Bar
July14 -- Grand Rapids, Mich. @ Intersection
July 15 -- Columbus, Ohio @ Newport Music Hall
July 16 -- Indianapolis, Ind. @ Vogue Theatre
July 17 -- Kansas City, Mo. @ Crossroads
July 20 -- Corpus Christi, Texas @ Brewster Street
July 21 -- Nacogdoches, Texas @ Banita Creek Hall
July 22 -- College Station, Texas @ Harry's
July 23 -- Helotes, Texas @ Floore's Country Store
Aug. 11 -- Amarillo, Texas @ Wild West
Aug.12 -- Lubbock, Texas @ Midnight Rodeo
Aug.19 -- Little Rock, Ark. @ Venue TBD
Aug. 20 -- Wichita Falls, Texas @ Venue TBD
Sept. 2 -- Portland, Ore. @ Dante's
Sept. 3 -- Seattle, Wash. @ Neptune Theatre
Sept. 9 -- San Francisco, Calif. @ Slim's
Sept. 10 -- Los Angeles, Calif. @ Troubadour
Sept. 17 -- Nashville, Tenn. @ AmericanaFest