Jake Owen has announced plans for a limited run of acoustic shows next spring, getting back to his performance roots for the Down to the Tiki Tonk Tour.
Set to begin with a pair of Valentine’s weekend concerts in the heartland, Owen’s headlining run will only stop in eight cities in total — and it will find the beachy “Down to the Honky Tonk” singer turning back the clock. With newcomer Larry Fleet serving as his opening act, Owen plans to play his hits and more in a simple, guitar-and-barstool style presentation, wrapping up in mid-March with a show in Mobile, Alabama.
“Sitting on a barstool, just playing a guitar and singing songs is how I first started making music and is what first led me to fall in love with performing,” Owen explains. “Over the years I’ve been lucky enough to have the venues get bigger, and to play for larger crowds on major headlining tours, but when I sat down to think about what was important to me this upcoming year, I really wanted the opportunity to go back to the beginning of it all. For me, it was that intimate connection with fans and the ability to really engage on a more personal level … it just takes me back to the real roots of where and why you started doing this in the first place. The strength of the songwriting and the magic of how that translates into a room with just a guitar and a song. I really can’t wait to play these rooms.”
Jake Owen’s acoustic Down to the Tiki Tonk Tour:
February 14 – Des Moines, IA @ Hoyt Sherman Place
February 15 – West Lafayette, IN @ Elliott Hall of Music, Purdue University
February 27 – Green Bay, WI @ Meyer Theatre
February 28 – Cedar Rapids, IA @ Paramount Theatre
March 6 – Lancaster, PA @ American Music Theater
March 7 – Wilkes-Barre, PA @ The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts
March 14 – Augusta, GA @ Miller Theater – Brian J. Marks Hall
March 15 – Mobile, AL @ Saenger Theater