Kane Brown is on a roll. The country music newcomer just wrapped his opening slot on Florida Georgia Line’s Dig Your Roots Tour and kicked off his own Ain’t No Stopping Us Now headlining tour last night (Nov. 3) in Kalamazoo, Mich., which is sponsored by Monster Energy and Outbreak Presents.
The 23 year-old singer recently celebrated his birthday on Oct. 21 and couldn’t be more excited about headlining his own tour and putting to use what he learned from his FGL buddies.
“I noticed there’s a huge difference when you have a bunch of production behind you and you’re not the only thing on stage, Kane tells Nash Country Daily. “We went out and brainstormed and we got a bunch of production for our show. We got some lights now, we’ve got smoke, we’ve got risers so that every body is up high and it’s not on a flat surface—we have a 60 foot LED video screen behind me so I can play my music videos behind me and we got a new band leader that’s putting the band together really well and really tight. It’s going to be fun and a huge change from every other show that I’ve ever done.”
Kane’s 3 Must-Have Items On The Road
1. My cell phone
2. I always have to have a hat. I don’t have to have it on, but I need it just in case I’m having a bad hair day.
3. X-Box, because that’s all we do on the bus.
Kane was handpicked as Outbreak Presents next discovery worthy artist for 2016, joining past headliners Kendrick Lamar, Iggy Azalea and Cole Swindell for that honor. But what is most important to the young star is making his shows better for his fans each time he goes out.
“It’s important to up my shows,” said Kane. “A lot of people say we have good shows and every time they tell me that, I’m usually like, ‘Yeah, they’re all right.’ But these shows I feel like—I’m just so pumped for them. We never really got to rehearse and we’re actually getting to rehearse for these. There’s so much going on right now, I feel like the show is going to be a million times better. I’m about to be dancing all around the stage.”
Kane’s highly anticipated self-titled debut album is due out Dec. 2, just in time for Christmas.
Kane Brown’s Ain’t No Stopping Us Now 2016 Tour Dates:
Nov. 3 / Kalamazoo, Mich. / Kalamazoo State Theater
Nov. 4 / Detroit / The Fillmore
Nov. 5 / Cincinnati / Bogart’s
Nov. 6. Rosemont, Ill. / Joe’s Rosemont
Nov. 10 / New Orleans / House of Blues
Nov. 11 / Tuscaloosa, Ala. Druid City Music Hall
Nov. 12 / Louisville, Ky. / Baxter’s 942
Nov. 18 / Myrtle Beach, S.C. / House of Blues
Nov. 22 St. Petersburg, Fla. / Mahaffey Theater
Nov. 25 / Orlando, Fla. / House of Blues
Dec. 1 / Philadelphia / Theatre of Living Arts
Dec. 2 / Asbury Park, N.J. / Stone Pony
Dec. 3 / New York / Irving Plaza
Dec. 4 / Silver Spring, Md. / The Fillmore
Dec. 11 / Charlotte, N.C. / The Fillmore
Dec. 15 / Indianapolis / Egyptian Room
Dec. 17 / Chicago / House of Blues
Dec. 18 / Minneapolis / Varsity Theater
Dec. 29 / Cleveland / House of Blues
Jan. 5 / Riverside, Calif. / Riverside Municipal Auditorium
Jan. 6 / Los Angeles / The Belasco Theater
Jan. 11 / San Diego / House of Blues
Jan. 12 / Las Vegas / House of Blues
Jan. 13 / Salt Lake City / The Depot
Jan. 14 / Denver / Summit Music Hall
Jan. 16 / Lawrence, Ks. / The Granada
Jan. 19 / Dallas / House of Blues
Jan. 20 / San Antonio / The Aztec
Jan. 21 / Houston / House of Blues
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