Jo Dee Messina Announces 2023 Heads Carolina, Tails California Tour

Jo Dee Messina’s 2023 tour runs through November 11.


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February 21, 2023


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Jo Dee Messina will soon hit the road on the Heads Carolina, Tails California Tour.

The 45-plus date tour will be taking Messina all across the U.S. with stops in major markets. The trek kicked off with sold-out shows in North Carolina and South Carolina over the weekend and will continue through November where it’s set to wrap up in Indigo, California. 

The tour is all an ode to Messina’s 1996 debut single, “Heads Carolina, Tails California.” This is the first time Messina has toured under her iconic hit’s name and she is furthering the nostalgic theme by embedding retro artwork from her original cover art for the tour’s promotion and limited-edition merchandise.

Jo Dee Messina Tour
Jo Dee Messina Tour

Fans Are Excited

The platinum-selling artist shared the news on Instagram and fans immediately flocked to the comments section to share their excitement. Some dubbed it the “best news ever,” while others shared their plans to attend an upcoming show.

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“It seems crazy that we’ve never toured under the ‘Heads Carolina, Tails California’ banner before. We are so excited to bring people songs that they know, stories we will share and, yes, new music!” Messina shared in a statement.

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A “Best Of” Project Is On The Way

In 2022, Messina had a very successful touring career as she sold out multiple venues and broke festival attendance records with her nostalgic flare and high-energy performances. She wrapped up the year with two supporting slots with country music legend, Reba McEntire. 

Additionally, Messina announced that a new record, Heads Carolina, Tails California: The Best of Jo Dee Messina will be released in March via Curb Records. 

Jo Dee Messina - The Best Of_Heads Carolina, Tails California
Jo Dee Messina – The Best Of_Heads Carolina, Tails California

The album features 11 of her timeless hits, including familiar favorites like: “Bye, Bye,” “I’m Alright,” “Lesson In Leavin,’” ”Heads Carolina, Tails California” and more. It marks Messina’s first-ever vinyl release on a limited-edition, 180-gram clear vinyl with wisps of color throughout. 

Heads Carolina, Tails California: The Best of Jo Dee Messina will be available on March 10 and can be pre-ordered HERE.

Jo Dee Messina; Photo by Andrew Wendowski 2
Jo Dee Messina; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Heads Carolina, Tails California Tour Dates

Feb. 23 – Grand Rapids, Mich.

Feb. 24 – Green Bay, Wis.

March 25 – Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

April 14 – Fort Worth, Texas

April 15 – Georgetown, Texas

April 28 – Wichita, Kan.

April 29 – Fort Smith, Ark.

May 13 – Kansas City, Kan. 

May 19 – Doswell, Va.

May 20 – Roanoke, Va. 

June 9 – Clinton, Iowa 

June 10 – Decatur, Ill. 

June 16 – Ashland, Neb. 

June 17 – Winsted, Minn.

June 23 – Raleigh – N.C.

June 24 – Virginia Beach, Va.

June 29 – Shipshewana, Ind.

June 30 – Central City, Iowa

July 13 – West Salem, Wis.

July 14 – Chicago, Ill. 

July 15 – Pierz, Minn.

July 21 – LaGrange, Ga.

July 22 – Cullman, Ala. 

July 28 – Kearney, Neb.

July 29 – Mendon, Ill.

Aug. 3 – Wausau, Wis.

Aug. 4 – Detroit Lakes, Minn. 

Aug. 11 – Atlantic City, N.J.

Aug. 12 – West Chester, Ohio

Aug. 19 – Calgary, Alberta

Sept. 7 – Carterville, Ill.

Sept. 9 – Savannah, Tenn.

Sept. 14 – Spencer, Iowa

Sept. 22 – Frederick, Md.

Sept. 23 – Mount Vernon, Ky.

Oct. 7 – Hiawassee, Ga.

Oct. 19 – Greenville, S.C.

Oct. 20 – Kissimmee, Fla.

Oct. 21 – Charlotte, N.C.

Nov. 3 – Lubbock, Texas

Nov. 4 – Waco, Texas 

Nov. 10 – Phoenix, Ariz. 

Nov. 11 – Indio, Calif.

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