Whitey Morgan announces 2019 tour dates
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When one thinks of honky-tonk artists, the first places that comes to mind is they’re from somewhere in the South.

Meet Whitey Morgan, who hails from Flint, Michigan, which may catch some people by surprise. See, when one meets Whitey Morgan and his band, The 78’s, for the first time, they will claim up-and-down that he’s from somewhere in Texas, or Alabama, where honky-tonk music has its roots.

However, Whitey Morgan and the 78’s has proven that Midwesterners can do honky tonk just as well as their southern counterparts and his blend of honky-tonk and outlaw country has caught fire within the country universe. Morgan began recording in 2005, and his first album, 2008’s Honky Tonks and Cheap Motels, set Morgan and his band up for their self-titled breakthrough two years later.

Flash forward to 2018, and the band’s fourth LP, Hard Times and White Lines, became a number 19 smash on the Country charts, and 2019 promises to be a heck of a year for Morgan and the 78’s, which will include a set at the granddaddy of country music festivals, Stagecoach, on April 28. Here’s the remaining of Whitey Morgan and the 78’s tour schedule, and keep in mind that all dates and venues are subject to change.

Jan. 25 -- Tucson, AZ -- The Rialto Theatre
Jan. 26 -- San Diego, CA -- Observatory
Jan. 27 -- Tustin, CA -- Marty’s on Newport
Jan. 29 -- Tustin, CA -- Marty’s on Newport
Jan. 30 -- San Luis Obispo, CA -- SLO Brew Rock
Jan. 31 -- Reno, NV -- Cargo Concert Hall
Feb. 1 -- Portland, OR -- Wonder Ballroom
Feb. 2 -- Spokane, WA -- Knitting Factory
Feb. 8 -- Salt Lake City, UT -- The Commonwealth Room
Feb. 9 -- Estes Park, CO -- The Stanley Hotel (Tickets)
Feb. 13 -- Fort Collins, CO -- Aggie Theatre
Feb. 15 -- Omaha, NE -- The Waiting Room Lounge
Feb. 16 -- Springfield, IL -- Boondocks
Feb. 21 -- Madison, WI -- Majestic Theatre
Feb. 22 -- Lombard, IL -- Brauer House
Feb. 23 -- Iowa City, IA -- Wildwood BBQ & Saloon
Feb. 24 -- Sioux Falls, SD -- Bigs Bar
March 7 -- Jackson, MS -- Duling Hall
March 8 -- Little Rock, AR -- Revolution Music Room
March 9 -- Memphis, TN -- Minglewood Hall
March 10 -- Huntsville, AL -- Sidetracks Music Hall
March 14 -- Johnson City, TN -- Capone’s
March 15 -- Louisville, KY -- Headliners Music Hall
March 16 -- Toledo, OH -- Civic Music Hall
March 22 -- Richmond, VA -- The National (Tickets)
March 23 -- Baltimore, MD -- Rams Head Live! (Tickets)
April 20 -- Englewood, CO -- Gothic Theatre (Tickets)
April 28 -- Indio, CO -- Stagecoach Festival
June 8 -- Hubbard, IA -- J&T Logistics Inc.