Bocephus is heading back on the road. Be warned: don’t expect it to be a tight-lipped trip.
Hank Williams Jr. has been pretty quiet in the months following his controversial comments about President Obama that got his “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight” removed from ESPN’s “Monday Night Football.” But fans should be hearing plenty about it on his tour. We’re told he’ll be playing new material that was written within weeks of his 2011 controversial remarks.
Along with the new material, he’ll also be playing fan favorites. With 20 gold albums, six platinum albums, 13 chart-topping albums, and ten #1 singles, how could he not? “A Country Boy Can Survive,” “Dixie on My Mind,” and the already mentioned “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight” are expected to be on the playlist.
Speaking of rowdy friends, Bocephus has some big ones joining him on the road. Jamey Johnson, Chris Young, Josh Thompson, George Thorogood and 38 Special to will join him on select dates. We have the current tour dates listed below:
3/03/12 – St. Augustine, FL – The St. Augustine Amphitheatre
3/04/12 – Plant City, FL – Florida Strawberry Festival
4/06/12 – Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast Coliseum (w/ 38 Special)
4/07/12 – Tuscaloosa, AL – Tuscaloosa Amphitheatre (w/ 38 Special)
4/13/12 – Duluth, GA – The Arena at Gwinnett Center (w/ 38 Special and Jamey Johnson)
4/14/12 – Charleston, WV – Charleston Civic Center Coliseum (w/ 38 Special and Jamey Johnson)
4/27/12 – Southaven, MS – Landers Center (w/ Josh Thompson and Jamey Johnson)
5/11/12 – Evansville, IN – Ford Center (w/ 38 Special and Jamey Johnson)
5/12/12 – Dayton, OH – Nutter Center (w/ 38 Special and Jamey Johnson)
5/18/12 – Bossier City, LA – Centurylink Center (w/ 38 Special and Jamey Johnson)
5/19/12 – Wichita, KS – INTRUST Bank Arena (w/ Jamey Johnson)
7/27/12 – Cheyenne, WY – Cheyenne Frontier Days (w/ Chris Young)
8/04/12 – Davenport, IA – Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds
8/16/12 – Louisville, KY – Kentucky State Fair, Freedom Hall (w/ George Thorogood)
8/17/12 – Des Moines, IA – Iowa State Fair, Grandstand (w/ George Thorogood)
8/18/12 – Sedalia, MO – Missouri State Fairground (w/ George Thorogood)
Ticket information, on-sale dates, and fan club promotions will be available at www.hankjr.com.