Aaron Lewis announces The State I'm In Tour: Acoustic Songs & Stories 2019

Aaron Lewis is headed back out on tour in 2019, and this time he's making it an acoustic tour! The former Staind frontman turned country music artist announced his tour plans on his Facebook page Tuesday, and it's going to be a compelling tour that both rock and country fans will want to catch. Fans can get tickets to see Aaron Lewis live starting Dec. 6 here at AXS.

2019 will be Lewis' eighth year as a solo artist; he released his first individual EP Town Line in 2011. Over that near-decade, he's reinvented himself from rock band leader to more thoughtful country performer. That's reflected in the title of his tour, which the Facebook post revealed as The State I'm In Tour: Acoustic Songs & Stories. It won't just be acoustic versions of his songs; it's also going to be about telling stories, giving fans an opportunity to connect with Lewis in a way that they haven't before.

The biggest benefit of seeing any musical act live is that connection between the artist and the audience. If fans just wanted to hear the songs, they could stay home and listen to the album. A concert gives them the chance to see a performance, to hear directly from the performer, and hopefully come away with a better understanding of the music that they love. Lewis' 2019 tour is perfectly set up to deliver the complete live experience because it will have both great music and interesting stories.

Related: Watch Aaron Lewis explain why today's music 'ain't country'

As far as the music goes, acoustic performances of Lewis' songs are beautiful and memorable in their own way; watch him perform an acoustic version of "That Ain't Country" by playing the video above. While many artists' music loses something in the acoustic version, his setlist doesn't; in fact, hearing it acoustic is special in its own way. Now audiences nationwide will get a chance to do that, and learn more about Aaron Lewis, on his 2019 tour.

Tickets to Aaron Lewis' 2019 tour go on sale this week through the AXS event pages linked below, starting Thursday, Dec. 6. On-sale dates and ticket prices vary by venue; more information is available on each AXS event page.

Below are all of Aaron Lewis' 2019 tour dates, with tickets on sale through AXS using the links below:

Jan. 24 - Dallas, TX - Majestic Theatre (Tickets)
Jan. 25 - San Antonio, TX - Majestic Theatre
Jan. 26 - Corpus Christi, TX - American Bank Center (Tickets)
Feb. 1 - Galveston, TX - The Grand 1894 Opera House
Feb. 8 - Augusta, GA - Miller Theater
Feb. 9 - Jacksonville, FL - Florida Theatre (Tickets)
Feb. 10 - Tampa, FL - Tampa Theatre (Tickets)
Feb. 11 - Melbourne, FL - King Center For The Performing Arts (Tickets)
Feb. 22 - Virginia Beach, VA - Sandler Center
Feb. 23 - Rocky Mount, VA - Harvester Performance Center
Feb. 28 - Durham, NC - Carolina Theatre
March 1 - Charleston, SC - Charleston Music Hall
March 2 - Macon, GA - Grand Opera House
March 8 - Springfield, MO - Gillioz Theatre
March 9 - Oklahoma City, OK - The Criterion
March 10 - Davenport, IA - Adler Theatre
March 21 - Madison, WI - Barrymore Theatre
March 22 - New Buffalo, MI - Four Winds Casino
March 23 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom
March 24 - Sioux Falls, SD - The District
March 27 - Joliet, IL - Rialto Square Theatre
March 28 - Tiffin, OH - The Ritz Theatre
March 30 - Elkhart, Ind. - Lerner Theatre
April 6 - Manistee, MI - Little River Casino

For more on Aaron Lewis, including tickets to his upcoming concerts, visit his artist page at AXS.