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In 2019, Blackberry Smoke will hit the road for a headlining tour. Their 2019 tour dates kick off with January's Southern Rock Cruise and, for now, run through February, concluding on Feb. 22 at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. Along the way, the band will stop in California, Texas, New York, Pennsylvania and more. According to a press release, the Quaker City Night Hawks, Chris Shiflett and Nikki Lane will join Blackberry Smoke on tour.

Justin Moore
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Justin Moore has announced that he'll head out on tour in 2019 as well, and he's bringing Cody Johnson, Riley Green and Eric Paslay on the road with him. Moore and company will perform shows in Nebraska, Ohio, California, Pennsylvania and Illinois, among other states, beginning on Jan. 25. Tickets for all shows are on sale on Nov. 16.

Ruston Kelly
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It's a big week for tour news: Ruston Kelly is also headed out on tour in support of his recently released debut album, Dying Star. Kelly's 2019 tour dates begin on Jan. 24, in Dallas, Texas, and, for now, run through Feb. 2, when he'll perform in Nashville. Tickets are on sale on Nov. 9.

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