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Darius Rucker tour dates announced for 2014

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Darius Rucker tour dates announced for 2014

By Stephen L. Betts. CREATED Nov 4, 2013

Fresh from the CMA- and ACA-nominated success of his blockbuster hit, "Wagon Wheel," Darius Rucker has announced the dates for his 2014 True Believers tour, with the Eli Young Band and special guest David Nail.

The tour kicks off Jan. 29 at State Farm Center in Champaign, Ill., with tickets on sale beginning Nov. 15. An exclusive pre-sale begins Thursday, Nov. 7, at www.dariusrucker.com. Darius is teaming with Tickets-for-Charity and CMT One Country to offer premium seats to benefit the USO and Pattison's Academy, available exclusively at www.ticketsforcharity.com.

"As an entertainer, there’s nothing like seeing the fans react to your music," says the country hitmaker. "I've been blessed to have country radio take six of our songs to No. 1, so we thought it was the perfect time to take the True Believers tour on the road. It’s going to be an awesome show with some great entertainers as both Eli Young Band and David Nail deliver live."

Look for Darius on Wednesday's night's CMA Awards telecast. He's also set to perform on "CMA Country Christmas," Dec. 2. Both specials air on ABC.

True Believers tour:
Jan. 29, Champaign, Ill., State Farm Center
Jan. 30, Ft. Wayne, Ind., Memorial Coliseum
Jan. 31, Ypsilanti, Mich., Convocation Center
Feb. 13, Hershey, Pa., Giant Center
Feb. 14, Albany, N.Y., Times Union
Feb. 15, Verona, N. Y., Turning Stone Event Center
Feb. 20, Charleston, S. C., North Charleston Coliseum
Feb. 21, Columbia, S. C., Colonial Life Arena
Feb. 22, Asheville, N. C., US Cellular Center*
Feb. 27, Erie, Pa., Insurance Arena
Feb. 28, Youngstown, Ohio, Coveli Center
March 1, Roanoke, Va., Civic Center
March 7, Enid, Okla., Convention Hall
March 8, Salina, Kan., Bicentennial Center*
March 9, Loveland, Colo., Budweiser Events Center

*Eli Young Band will not be performing on these dates

Stephen L. Betts

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Stephen L. Betts ("Steve") is a Nashville-based journalist who started his career as a tour guide, karaoke operator and library assistant at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.