Chase Rice Looks Towards New Music And New Tour Dates In 2023
Chase Rice’s recent announcement proves that he is preparing for a busy year ahead. On Monday (Dec. 12), he revealed…
Chase Rice; Photo by Kaiser Cunningham
Chase Rice’s recent announcement proves that he is preparing for a busy year ahead. On Monday (Dec. 12), he revealed his plans to hit the road for his headlining Way Down Yonder Tour in the spring of 2023. The news of this trek comes hot on the heels of Rice’s announcement of his upcoming album, I Hate Cowboys & All Dogs Go To Hell.
Rice took to social media to share the news of his upcoming stint of shows with the caption, “Can’t wait for ya’ll to hear this new music – see y’all in 23.”
The tour presented by Coors Banquet is named after Rice’s latest release off the forthcoming album, “Way Down Yonder,” which was penned by Rice along with Hunter Phelps, John Byron, Blake Pendergrass and Corey Crowder during a writing retreat in Florida.
The multi-Platinum singer/songwriter will launch his tour on March 3 in Laughlin, NV. and run for 23 dates across the U.S. Rice will make stops in iconic theaters such as Nashville Ryman Auditorium, Boston’s House of Blues and Athens’ Georgia Theatre with special guests Avery Anna, Tyler Braden, AshlandCraft, Dalton Dover, Kameron Marlowe, Read Southall Band and Conner Smith on select dates. The tour will wrap on April 29 in Rice’s birthplace of Daytona, FL.
The news of Rice’s next full-length project dropped on Thursday (Nov. 17), which also happened to be his parents’ anniversary. Choosing this date to announce his next project was no accident. It coincides with the sentiment behind this record that starts with an image of his late father, Daniel on the front, and a current photo of his dog Jack on the back.
Having this photo on the front and Jack on the back perfectly reflects both aspects of the title, I Hate Cowboys & All Dogs Go To Hell, which is a combination of two songs featured on the 13-track collection.
“I love the idea of, you know, having that one man who’s been the most important person in my life, who’s been the most influential person in my life on the front,” Rice previously told Country Now. “Then on the back, I really wanted the new phase of my life, which is having a dog and understanding for the first time in my life what it’s like to have responsibility like that.”
Each track on I Hate Cowboys & All Dogs Go To Hell was recorded at the “Ready Set Roll” singer’s rural Tennessee home-turned-studio. In 2020, Rice made the decision to strip things back and start making the music he wanted to make.
This led to the decision that he wouldn’t write with click tracks and instead, simply embrace the raw, natural sounds they created. “I wanna focus on these songs and make the songs the best they could possibly be before I start focusing on anything else.”
The new music will serve as a follow-up to his three-part project, The Album, which features his latest No. 1 hit, “Drinkin’ Beer. Talkin’ God. Amen. (feat. Florida Georgia Line)” and his platinum-certified Top 10 hit, “Lonely If You Are.”
In addition to “Way Down Yonder,” Rice has given fans a taste of what’s to come on the project with tracks like “If I Were Rock & Roll,” “Key West & Colorado.”
Fans will get to experience all the raw, authentic talent of this project on Rice’s upcoming tour. Tickets to all dates go on sale Thursday (Dec. 15) at 10 a.m. local time via ChaseRice.com, with pre-sales beginning Tuesday (Dec. 13) at 10 a.m. local time.
Way Down Yonder Tour Dates
March 3 Laughlin, Nev. Harrah’s Laughlin
March 4 Tucson, Ariz. Cologuard Classic
March 9 Indianapolis, Ind. Egyptian Room at Old National Centre Conner Smith
March 10 Detroit, Mich. The Fillmore Detroit Conner Smith
March 11 Grand Rapids, Mich. The Intersection Conner Smith
March 23 Wichita, Kan. The Cotillion Tyler Braden
March 24 Sioux Falls, S.D. The Alliance Center Tyler Braden
March 25 Omaha, Neb. The Admiral Tyler Braden
March 31 Lexington, Ky. Manchester Music Hall Ashland Craft
April 1 Columbus, Ohio The Bluestone Ashland Craft
April 2 Buffalo, N.Y. Town Ballroom Ashland Craft
April 6 Binghamton, N.Y. Touch of Texas Dalton Dover
April 7 Bensalem, PA Parx Casino Dalton Dover
April 8 Norfolk, VA The NorVa Dalton Dover
April 11 Nashville, Tenn. Ryman Auditorium Avery Anna
April 13 Albany, N.Y. Empire Live Dalton Dover, Avery Anna
April 14 Boston, Mass. House of Blues Dalton Dover, Avery Anna
April 15 Sayreville, N.J. Starland Ballroom Dalton Dover, Avery Anna
April 21 Atlanta, Ga. Coca Cola Roxy Kameron Marlowe, Avery Anna
April 22 Wilmington, N.C. Live Oak Bank Pavilion Kameron Marlowe, Avery Anna
April 27 Athens, Ga. Georgia Theatre Avery Anna
April 28 St. Petersburg, Fla. Jannus Live Read Southall Band
April 29 Daytona Beach, Fla. Daytona Beach Bandshell Read Southall Band
Additional 2023 Dates
Jan. 20 Riviera Maya, Mexico Luke Bryan’s Crash My Playa
June 10 Clinton, Iowa Tailgate N’ Tallboys
June 16 North Lawrence, Ohio The Country Fest
Aug. 3 Detroit Lakes, Minn. WE Fest
Aug. 5 Camrose, Alberta Big Valley Jamboree
Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.