By Jim Davis
He played some of the country’s biggest venues this year touring with Luke Bryan, but when Randy Houser swings through Troy this fall he’ll get to perform in a little more intimate setting.
Hobart Arena officials announced this week Houser’s We Went Tour will come to Troy Nov. 21, with opening acts Craig Campbell and Frankie Ballard scheduled to help get the evening started.
Arena director Ken Siler said Houser should be a good fit for Hobart, where music fans will get a chance to see and hear one of country music’s most powerful voices up close and personal.
“Being on the Luke Bryan tour this summer has provided Randy with significant exposure to a large number of country music fans … and now fans will be able to see his show more up close and personal due to the size of our venue,” he said. “Country shows at Hobart tend to sell very well and this should be no exception.”
Since breaking out with his 2009 hit “Boots On,” Houser has made a name for himself with his distinctive baritone voice and memorable live shows. His most recent album (“How Country Feels”) features three consecutive chart-toppers – “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight,” “Goodnight Kiss” and the title song, and delivered another Top-5 hit with “Like a Cowboy.” His current single, “We Went,” is the first song from his upcoming album.
Siler said the addition of Ballard and Campbell help make the Nov. 21 show even more intriguing.
“With the support of the other two artists, it should be a very good ticket,” he said. “Frankie Ballard seems to be hitting his stride right now with another single that should go No. 1, giving him three No. 1 singles in a row.”
Houser said in a press release he’s looking forward to headlining his own tour following a successful string of dates with Bryan.
“We’ve had a blast touring with Luke [Bryan] this summer, and it’s been an incredible opportunity to play to some people we might not have played to before,” he said. “We’re really looking forward to building our show this fall, playing the arenas and getting to play some new music. Craig and Frankie are both great performers, and we’re ready to get out there and show people what we’re all about!”
Troy is the second stop on the multi-city tour, which kicks off Nov. 20 in Corbin, Ky.
Tickets are $30, $34 and $50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Aug. 21. Tickets can be obtained by calling 339-2911 or online at www.hobartarena.com.
For more information about Houser, visit his website at www.randyhouser.com.
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