Jake Owen Announces 2020 Acoustic Tour: “Down to the Tiki Tonk Tour”

Jake Owen Announces 2020 Acoustic Tour: “Down to the Tiki Tonk Tour”

Jake Owen is stripping it back in 2020.

Jake announced he will headline an acoustic tour—dubbed the Down to the Tiki Tonk Tour—that kicks off on Feb. 14 in Des Moines, Iowa. The eight-date tour will make additional stops in Green Bay, Mobile and more.

Jake will perform acoustic renditions of songs from his recent album, Greetings From…Jake, including “Homemade,” “I Was Jack (You Were Diane)” and “Down To The Honkytonk.” Larry Fleet will serve as support. Tickets go on sale on Dec. 13.

“Sitting on a bar stool, 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,” says Jake. “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.”

Down to the Tiki Tonk Tour

Feb. 14 | Des Moines, IA | Hoyt Sherman Place
Feb. 15 | West Lafayette, IN | Elliott Hall of Music, Purdue University
Feb. 27 | Green Bay, WI | Meyer Theatre
Feb. 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

photo by O’Connor, AFF-USA.com

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Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch recalls the exact moment during the writing of “Thinking ‘Bout You” when they thought it could work as a collaboration, “We realized, after we got to the chorus, wait a second, this is the duet moment we’ve been looking for. We can have the girl on the other end of the line, and her come in on the second verse, and now it’s a conversation. And I do think that’s why it’s so approachable and people relate to it and those phone calls can be life changing sometimes.”

As the song is knocking on the door to the number-one spot on the country music airplay chart, MacKenzie Porter shares that she and Dustin haven’t had a lot of opportunities to perform the hit song together, “The crazy part is like, we’ve actually probably sang it separately, more than we’ve sang it together, because our touring schedules are different. So then when we do get to do it together, it’s like oh yeah this is how, this is how it’s supposed to go, I’m not supposed to sing Dustin’s first verse, which I do in my own show. It just feels so natural.”

Photo Courtesy of Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter