Thomas Rhett Signs Kelsea Ballerini, Russell Dickerson & Ryan Hurd to Home Team Headlining Tour

Courtesy The Valory Music Co.With the kind of year Thomas Rhett's had, it's hard to believe he's never done a headlining tour -- until now.

TR will kick off his 2017 Home Team Tour in Saginaw, MI February 23.  Joining the lineup is Kelsea Ballerini, as well as newcomers Russell Dickerson and Ryan Hurd. 

In a statement, Thomas say, "This is really the first time we’ve been able to totally build our own stage and really plan for our show with all our fans,. There has been this undeniable energy out on the road this year, and I know having Kelsea out there is going to amp things up even more."

He adds, "Having my own tour also gives me the opportunity to introduce some people I think are going to explode in the next couple of years and help give them a platform to reach the fans, like how Blake, Toby and Jason did for me. I’m a huge fan of both Ryan and Russell and I can't wait for my fans to get to know them too."

Russell's EP, Yours, has done well on iTunes and on streaming services, while Ryan has written songs for Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, Tim McGraw, Florida Georgia Line and many others.  He also wrote "Lonely Tonight," the #1 Blake/Ashley Monroe duet. His debut single "We Do Us" is out now.

The Home Team Tour will wrap in TR's hometown of Nashville.  Pre-sale tickets go on sale October 4; the general public can grab them starting October 7.

Here are the cities on the tour, with dates to be announced later:

Saginaw, MI, Dow Event Center*
Erie, PA, Erie Insurance Arena*
Peoria, IL, Peoria Civic Center*
Ft. Wayne, IN, Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
DeKalb, IL, NIU Convocation Center*
Duluth, MN, AMSOIL Arena
Wilkes-Barre, PA, Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza*
Baltimore, MD, Royal Farms Arena
Dayton, OH, Wright State University Nutter Center*
Huntington, WV, Big Sandy Superstore Arena*
Winston-Salem, NC, Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum*
Knoxville, TN, Knoxville Civic Coliseum
Southaven, MS, Landers Center
Norman, OK, Lloyd Noble Center
Nashville, TN, Ascend Amphitheater*
 
*Tickets on sale 10/7.

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