Walker Hayes Plots Duck Buck Tour For 2023

Just days after wrapping his very first headlining tour, Walker Hayes has unveiled plans to embark on the headlining Duck…


Lauren Jo Black

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December 12, 2022

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Walker Hayes; Photo by Getty Images For CMT

Just days after wrapping his very first headlining tour, Walker Hayes has unveiled plans to embark on the headlining Duck Buck Tour in 2023. 

The tour will launch on April 13 and will visit 22 cities through August 5. Hayes will bring his live show to Boston, Nashville, St. Louis, and more with a stacked lineup of special guests.

Ingrid Andress will join him as direct support on most dates with BRELAND and Ray Fulcher joining in select cities. Additionally, Chris Lane and Nicolle Galyon will make a special appearance alongside Hayes when the Duck Buck Tour stops at Colorado’s iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre on May 5. 

“I can’t wait to get back out on tour,” says Hayes. “Headlining an arena tour for the first time this past year was a dream come true. The whole family was able to come out and the road has become our new home away from home. All the fans that have come out or will come out are making this dream a reality. I owe it all to them, and this next tour will be the biggest and best. I don’t take for granted that they spent their hard-earned money on my shows, and I plan to make it well worth it!”

Walker Hayes; Photo by Getty Images for CMT
Walker Hayes; Photo by Getty Images for CMT

The Duck Buck Tour gets its name from Hayes’ latest project, Country Stuff The Album as he sings, “I like shooting ducks and bucks / I like mud tires on my trucks / I like old blue jeans, guitar strings and dirt roads.”

Following the release of “Country Stuff” the track, the Duck Buck has become synonymous with Hayes as it appears on his merch, social media accounts, and in his music videos. 

Walker Hayes; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Walker Hayes; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

The announcement of the Duck Buck Tour comes on the heels of yet another wildly successful for Walker Hayes. His latest single, “Y’all Life,” continues to climb the charts at country radio, while his newest release, “Face In The Crowd,” is making waves among his ever-growing fanbase. 

Inspired by his wife, Laney, the song details the feeling he gets when he sees his longtime love cheering him on from the side of the stage.

“When my 15 minutes ends / and the world loves me a little less / I hope you know that you’re the only one / I was trying to impress / if I sold out Bryant-Denny / made my sweet home so proud / all I ever cared about, all I ever cared about was your face in the crowd,” he sings on the chorus.   

Click below to listen. 

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Members of the Walker Hayes Fan Club will have access to pre-sale tickets for the Duck Buck Tour beginning Dec. 13 at 10am local time. Fans can click HERE to learn more. 

2023 Duck Buck Tour:

April 13                Rosemont, IL                               Rosemont Theatre*

April 14                Peoria, IL                                     Peoria Civic Center*

April 20                Evansville, IN                              Ford Center*

April 21                Rogers, AR                                  Walmart AMP*

April 22                Oklahoma City, OK                     Paycom Center*

April 27                University Park, PA                     Bryce Jordan Center#            

April 29                Wilmington, NC                           Live Oak Bank Pavilion#

May 4                   Wichita, KS                                  INTRUST Bank Arena+

May 5                   Morrison, CO                               Red Rocks Amphitheatre+

June 2                   Gilford, NH                                  Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion#

June 3                   Boston, MA                                  Leader Bank Pavilion#

June 9                   Jacksonville, FL                           Daily’s Place Amphitheater#

June 10                 Boca Raton, FL                            Mizner Park Amphitheater*

June 17                 Irving, TX                                    The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory*

June 22                 Camdenton, MO                          Ozarks Amphitheatre#

June 23                 Nashville, TN                              Ascend Amphitheater#

June 24                 Orange Beach, AL                       The Wharf Amphitheater#

July 28                  Raleigh, NC                                 Red Hat Amphitheater*

July 29                  Charlotte, NC                               Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre*

Aug 3                    St. Louis, MO                              Saint Louis Music Park*

Aug 4                    Indianapolis, IN                           TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park*

Aug 5                    Sterling Heights, MI                    Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre*

+Chris Lane + Nicolle Galyon

*  Ingrid Andress & BRELAND

# Ingrid Andress & Ray Fulcher 

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.