Yola has announced plans for a massive tour across the U.S., called the Stand 4 Myself Tour after her recently released album, Stand for Myself. Kicking off with an October 2021 date in Rocky Mount, Va., the trek will pick back up in February of 2022 and run through that April.

On tour, Yola will hit some milestone venues, playing iconic stages such as Chicago's Thalia Hall, Atlanta's The Eastern and two nights at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. She'll wrap her tour in Las Vegas, Nev., after winding her way across the U.S.

The tour announcement comes amid an already-lengthy string of summer performances from the country-soul singer, who will continue a run of festival engagements through Fall 2021 and serve as an opening act for Chris Stapleton on the current iteration of his All-American Road Show. That busy lineup will continue well into 2022, as, in addition to her own headlining tour, Yola's already on the books to perform at Brandi Carlile's Girls Just Wanna Weekend in Mexico in February.

Yola's opening acts on her Stand 4 Myself Tour include rising, R&B-leaning singer-songwriter Jac Ross and singer-songwriter Nick Connors. In Nashville, during her two-night stand at the Ryman, Yola will bring a different guest performer to the stage on each of the two nights: On March 3, her guest will be Our Native Daughters band member and solo artist Allison Russell, and for March 4, she's tapped Nashville-based soul singer-songwriter Devon Gilfillian.

On social media, Yola shared a message from her team about COVID-19 safety protocols at her shows. "We are aware that safety precautions and best practices concerning COVID-19 are constantly changing and as a team we will continue to monitor the situation," the statement reads.

"Fans should be prepared that best practices for the show they want to attend may include providing proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test, as well as following industry, local or national guidance surrounding the wearing of masks," the statement continues. "We all want to get back on the road, but we want to do that safely and in a way that ensures sustainability for our industry."

Yola's 2022 Stand 4 Myself Tour Dates:

Feb. 8 -- Boston, Mass.*
Feb. 11 -- Washington, D.C.*
Feb. 13 -- Charlottesville, Va.*
Feb. 15 -- Philadelphia, Pa.*
Feb. 17 -- Chicago, Ill.*
Feb. 23 -- Minneapolis, Minn.*
March 3 -- Nashville, Tenn.^
March 4 -- Nashville, Tenn.#
March 11 -- Detroit, Mich.
March 13 -- Richmond, Va.*
March 15 -- Asheville, N.C.*
March 16 -- Raleigh, N.C.*
March 18 -- Charleston, S.C.*
March 19 -- Atlanta, Ga.*
March 20 -- Birmingham, Ala.&
March 22 -- Little Rock, Ark.*
March 23 -- New Orleans, La.*
March 25 -- Dallas, Texas *+
March 26 -- Houston, Texas *+
March 27 -- Austin, Texas *+
March 29 -- Kansas City, Mo.*
March 30 -- Oklahoma City, Okla.*
April 1 -- Aspen, Colo.*
April 2 -- Denver, Colo.*
April 3 -- Boulder, Colo.*
April 5 -- Salt Lake City, Utah*
April 6 -- Boise, Idaho*
April 7 -- Bozeman, Mont.*
April 9 -- Missoula, Mont.*
April 10 -- Seattle, Wash.*
April 11 -- Portland, Ore.*
April 14 -- San Francisco, Calif.*
April 15 -- Sacramento, Calif.*
April 27 -- Las Vegas, Nev.

* with Jac Ross
+ with Nick Connors
^ with Allison Russell
# with Devon Gilfillian

5 Hottest Country Tours of Summer 2021

There’s a lot to consider when making a list of the hottest tours of summer 2021, including star power, opening acts, venues and set lists. Add to that concerns and cautions as the country begins to emerge from a pandemic and that no one has seen live music in 14 months. It’s quite likely you’re craving live music like a drug that’s just out of reach ... or you’re scared shirtless to surround yourself with 10,000 fans indoors. 

All the emotions about reengaging with the live country music community are valid. While at first it seemed September would be start-up month, several tours on this Hot List begin in July and August at outdoor venues across America. The No. 3 tour and No. 1 tour on our list are mostly indoors, but both are banking on increased safety that comes from a majority of the population having the COVID-19 vaccine. 

Once those lights go down, all of these worries will be carried away by the buzz in the air (and maybe, from your cup). Find five total professionals on this list of Hot Summer Tours, each bringing a total stage show, plus several in-demand opening acts with a proven track record of live entertainment at the highest level. There’s no fat on any of these country tours — if you stick to the tailgate through an opener’s set, you’ll truly be missing something special. 

As always, let us know who you can’t wait to see on tour in 2021 via Twitter or email

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