Cole Swindell is heading out on the road in 2022! The singer just announced he will embark on his Down To The Bar Tour, kicking off on February 17 in Peoria, Illinois, with Travis Denning and Ashley Cooke serving as his opening acts.
“I am so excited to kick off 2022 back on the road with a headlining tour,” Swindell says. “I’ve been big fans of Travis Denning and Ashley Cooke for a while now so to be able to get them for this tour is exciting. The fans are going to be in for a lot of surprises on this tour! It will be hard to top 2021, but getting this tour out there already has me excited for the new year.”
The news comes as Swindell’s latest single, the “Never Say Never” duet with Lainey Wilson, is climbing up the charts. The song, which Swindell wrote with Jessi Alexander and Chase McGill, seemed to be tailor-made for Swindell to sing with Wilson.
“We wrote the song and we wanted it to be the right person,” Swindell said on Apple Music’s Today’s Country Radio. “When her name came up, I was like, ‘That’s perfect,’ because I legit am a fan. I love how country she is, how real she is. We’re friends, and just anytime you’re around her you just feel that energy. She’s got it. That song, it is kind of rocking and whatever, but it just shows you she can do anything. She nailed it, and I could not be more excited to have her be a part of this.”
From the moment Swindell first met Wilson, long before the success of her hit single, “Things a Man Oughtta Know,” he was a fan of the then-rising star.
‘I met her for the first time after a BMI awards years ago,” Swindell recalled. “I went to a Sony ATV party, and she was there and somebody said, ‘Hey, I want you to meet Lainey Wilson. She’s up and coming. She’s a badass. You got to meet her.’ I could just tell right then, just her charisma, the way she was. I hadn’t really heard her music at that point. Then just through the years, I’ve heard her music and obviously ‘Things A Man Oughta Know,’ that was one of the first ones I heard.
“I’m just so happy for her because she deserves all the success,” he added. “She’s a great songwriter, and her vocal… Like I said, I love all types of music, but she’s real country. She’s from Louisiana. She is that. Just to meet somebody that authentic I think was cool for me.”
See Down To The Bar Tour dates below. Find more information at ColeSwindell.com.
Cole Swindell’s Down To The Bar Tour Dates:
February 17 Peoria, IL Peoria Civic Center
February 18 Ralston, NE Ralston Arena
February 19 Park City, KS Hartman Arena
February 24 Nampa, ID Ford Idaho Center
February 25 Everett, WA Angel of the Winds Arena
February 26 Spokane, WA First Interstate Center for the Arts
March 10 Macon, GA Macon City Auditorium
March 12 Augusta, GA William B. Bell Auditorium
March 17 Norfolk, VA Chartway Arena
March 18 Savannah, GA Johnny Mercer Theater
March 24 Independence, MO Cable Dahmer Arena
March 25 Sioux Falls, SD Sanford Pentagon
March 26 Mankato, MN Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center
April 1 Waterloo, NY del Lago Resort & Casino – The Vine
April 2 Wilkes-Barre, PA The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Artist
April 3 Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom