Darius Rucker to play Mohegan Sun with Eli Young Band

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Darius Rucker has announced plans to perform in Connecticut next year as he tours in support of his new album, True Believers. Joined by special guests Eli Young Band, the country favorite will perform at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut on Friday, March 28. Tickets for the concert will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster for $35. Opening the show will be rising country singer and Massachusetts native Joel Crouse.

True Believers, Rucker’s fourth solo studio effort and third as country artist, follows 2010’s Charleston, SC 1966. It debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 and atop Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart after its release in May. Rucker once again enlisted producer by Frank Rogers (Brad Paisley, Josh Turner) for True Believers and co-wrote ten of the twelve tracks. He’s joined by guests Sheryl Crow on “Love Without You” and Mallary Hope on “I Will Love You Still”. True Believers has been powered by the success of hit single “Wagon Wheel” featuring backing vocals from Lady Antebellum. The Platinum-selling single was originally recorded and written by Old Crow Medicine Show and was based on a sketch by Bob Dylan. The lyric video for his latest single “Radio” is streaming below.

“I’m very proud of this record,” Rucker said in a press release. “The songs, the co-writes, the vibe – it’s all really different from what we’ve recorded and released on the past two albums, and I hope that difference resonates with the fans.”

The Eli Young Band are gearing up for the release of their highly anticipated follow-up to 2011’s Life at Best, which produced smash singles “Crazy Girl” and “Even If It Breaks Your Heart”. Fans can get a taste of the new material with the band’s brand new single “Drunk Last Night”.

Crouse, a native of Holland, Massachusetts native, has been recording his debut album in Nashville. The 21-year-old country pop artist released a pair of singles in 2013: “If You Want Some” and “Why God Made Love Songs”.

Following the show in Connecticut, Rucker and the Eli Young Band will travel north to Maine for a concert at the Cumberland Civic Center in Portland on March 29.

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