iHeartMedia’s Bobby Bones will bring his band Bobby Bones & The Raging Idiots, as well as up-and-coming new artists to fans across the country for “Class Of 2017,” an exclusive four-city run in August. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, June 16. Honored by ASCAP with a “Partners In Music” Award for a dedication in presenting new music to the public, Bones has invited “Class Of 2017” newcomers Bailey Bryan, Jackie Lee and Aubrie Sellers along as special guests.
For the past three years, Bones has selected a “Class Of” – artists he believes have what it takes to break through and become the next big thing – and rallies behind them to help share their music with listeners. Past artists have included Maren Morris, Brothers Osborne and Jon Pardi. For the first time, Bones is taking his “Class Of” picks on the road as Bryan, Lee and Sellers join his comedy band for the four back-to-back shows stopping in Louisville, KY, St. Louis, MO, Madison, WI and Chicago, IL*.
“I can’t wait to get back on the road with the Raging Idiots,” Bones said. “But I’m especially looking forward to taking out these great new artists.”
For tickets and additional information, visit www.ragingidiots.com.
Class Of 2017
8/3: Louisville, KY: Mercury Ballroom *
8/4: St. Louis, MO: Delmar Hall
8/5: Madison, WI: Orpheum Theater
8/6: Chicago, IL: House Of Blues
*Jackie Lee not on Louisville date
Bones is currently nominated for induction into the National Radio Hall Of Fame. Known as “the most powerful man in country music” (Forbes), he is one of four nominees in the “Music Format On-Air Personality” category, which will be voted on by radio listeners. Listeners nationwide can vote for Bones through June 19 by texting ’10′ to ‘49400,’ with one vote permitted per cell phone number. Votes may also be received at www.radiovote.com. Bones also recently announced the second leg of his “hilarious” (Tennessean) FUNNY & ALONE STAND UP COMEDY TOUR, following a run of more than 15 sold-out shows earlier this year. Leg two is set to launch June 30 in Fort Wayne, IN with tickets on sale now. For more information, visit: www.bobbybonescomedy.com.