According to The Boot, Jo Dee Messina will be kicking off her tour this month! She will be doing a few dates in the United States before heading to Canada.
Last year, Messina completed her contract with Curb Records, parted ways with the label, and decided to take full control of her music and career.
For months, she has been working on her upcoming album with a little help from her fans. Through Kickstarter, she was able to raise more than $100,000 for the project, and her fans have also helped her pick every song for the record as well as the first single. The single, “Peace Sign,” was just released through her own label, Dreambound.
She tells Billboard:
They [the fans] picked every song for this record. We’d been working on the record since last year. We’d put little snippets of demos or live performances up on Twitter, Facebook, or YouTube, and let people decide thumbs up or thumbs down. Then, we started getting involved with Kickstarter, and people got a chance to participate in the recording process of the album.
Now, Messina will be hitting the road to play for all of those loyal, supportive fans.
9/14 – Honolulu, Hawaii – Hawaii Convention Center
9/21 – Bakersfield, Calif. – Kern County Fair
9/28 – Columbus, Tex. – Colorado County Fair
10/3 – North Battleford, SK – Gold Eagle Casino
10/4 -Swift Current, SK – The Living Sky Casino
10/5 -Yorkton, SK – Painted Hand Casino
10/6 – Melfort, SK – Kerry Vickar Center
10/8 – Grande Prairie, AB – Spurs Cookhouse
10/10 – Edmonton, AB – Cook County Saloon
10/11 – Whitecourt, AB – Eagle River Casino
10/12 – Regina, SK – Casino Regina
10/13 – Winnipeg, MB – McPhillips St. Station
For more information, visit: http://www.jodeemessina.com/Thanks/