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Ron Pope to show off ‘Work’ for US fans on fall tour

Nashville meets Brooklyn in country rocker Ron Pope’s forthcoming album, Work. He’s not necessarily advocating for labor. Pope just premiered the project’s lead single "Let’s Get Stoned," a song that marks a sharp transition from work to play.

"We’d been on tour for months at that point and I was kind of slowly dying from not enough sleep, too many meals eaten standing up, not enough sleep, etc," Pope told Relix. "I was all jacked up on probably five cups of coffee and, without me knowing, the rest of the band was walking around outside and bumped into someone who offered them a joint. They came in loose as hell."

Work, due out Aug. 18, follows Pope’s 2016 homegrown effort Ron Pope & The Nighthawks, which he recorded with his six-piece band in his native Georgia. Pope will showcase his unique blend of alternative country, southern rock and folk on a fall tour, which kicks off Sept. 28 in New York City and runs through October. He will swing by Philadelphia’s Trocadero Theatre on Oct. 8 (grab tickets here). Check out all the dates below.

Ron Pope 2017 North American Dates

Sept. 28 — New York, NY — Irving Plaza
Sept. 29 — New York, NY — FRI Irving Plaza
Sept. 30 — Syracuse, NY — Wescott Theater
Oct. 1 — Toronto, Canada — Opera House
Oct. 4 — Portland, ME — Port City Music Hall
Oct. 5 — Uncasville, CT — Wolf Den @ Mohegan Sun
Oct. 6 — Boston, MA — Paradise Rock Club
Oct. 7 — Asbury Park, NJ — The Stone Pony
Oct. 8 — Philadelphia, PA — The Trocadero Theatre (Grab tickets here)
Oct. 10— Washington, DC — 9:30 Club
Oct. 12 — Knoxville, TN — Bijou Theatre
Oct. 13 — Nashville, TN — Cannery Ballroom
Oct. 14 — Atlanta, GA — Buckhead Theatre
Oct. 16 — Cincinnati, OH — Bogarts
Oct. 17 — Detroit, MI — The Majestic
Oct. 19 — Milwaukee, WI — Turner Hall Ballroom
Oct. 20 — Minneapolis, MN — First Ave
Oct. 21 — Chicago, IL — Park West
Oct. 22 — Indianapolis, IN — Deluxe

I’M GOING ON TOUR. Tickets on sale this Friday, April 28th at 10 AM CT. Can’t wait to see y’all out on the road!!

— Ron Pope (@RonPopeMusic) April 25, 2017

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