The "Raised on Country" singer will spend a bulk of football season on the road (his buddy Brandon holds a record for single season touchdown throws), with Mitchell Tenpenny and Callista Clark opening 12 of the 13 announced shows. Matt Stell (Oct. 23 in Grand Prairie, Texas) and Payton Smith (Dec. 5 in Uncasville, Conn.) are slated for one-off appearances.
"Touring this summer and playing fairs and festivals is fantastic and I've loved every minute of it. But being able to announce your own tour is different. People were waiting for that," Young told Rolling Stone Country. "There really is nothing other than people gathering and hearing music at a concert. There's no way to replicate that. You can't replicate it online. It's just another animal entirely."
Between now and his headlining tour, Young will appear at the Wisconsin State Fair in West Allis on his album release date (Aug. 6). He's also scheduled for the Volunteer Jam at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Aug. 18 and the Touchdowns and Tunes fest on Sept. 5 in Paducah, Ky.
Chris Young Famous Friends Tour Dates
Oct. 21 - First Security Amphitheater- Little Rock, Ark.
Oct. 22 - Whitewater Amphitheater- New Braunfels, Texas
Oct. 23 - Texas Trust CU Theatre at Grand Prairie- Grand Prairie, Texas
Nov. 4 - Summit Arena at the Monument- Rapid City, S.D.
Nov. 5 - Mayo Civic Center Arena- Rochester, Minn.
Nov. 6 - Sanford Center- Bemidji, Minn
Nov. 11 - Smart Financial Centre- Sugar Land, Texas
Nov. 12 - Raising Cane's River Center- Baton Rouge, La.
Nov. 13 - Concrete Street Amphitheater-Corpus Christi, Texas
Nov. 18 - Resch Center- Green Bay, Wisc.
Nov. 19 - Xtream Arena- Coralville, Iowa
Nov. 20 - Northern Illinois University- Dekalb, Ill.
Dec. 5 - Mohegan Sun Arena- Uncasville, Conn.