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Piano Powerhouse Phil Vassar Announces 'Stripped Down' Acoustic Tour

Singer-songwriter, Phil Vassar, is bringing his 20 years of hits to venues across the country with an intimate, acoustic show in 14 cities from coast to coast (more dates to be added, full list below). Brett Sheroky will be supporting Vassar on select shows throughout the tour. The Stripped Down tour coincides with an EP launch by the same name, and features new material, exciting artists collaborations, and  "Postmarked Birmingham" (written by Vassar with Don Sampson & originally recorded by BlackHawk). Tickets go on sale August 16 at PhilVassar.com and the EP will be available January 2020.

"We're peeling back the music to the core with just a piano and guitar, so we can give fans an intimate evening of conversation and music. It's how these songs were written and I think it will be a fun, unique experience," Vassar shared. 

2019 marks 20 years since the release of Vassar's debut single "Carlene," which became a bonafide hit. Vassar recently performed "Carlene" along with a set list of fan-favorites on "Fox & Friends All-American Summer Concert Series." Vassar brought his Hitseria tour through New York and is continuing to play dates across the country (Hitsteria tour dates below). 
 
For more information on Phil Vassar, visit PhilVassar.com and follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

STRIPPED DOWN TOUR DATES:
Jan. 8 Tin Pan - Richmond, Va.
Jan. 9 Event Center at Mount Airy - Mt. Pocono, Pa.
Jan. 10 The Lamp Theatre - Irwin, Pa.
Jan. 11 The Renaissance Theatre - Mansfield, Ohio
Jan. 16 Space at Westbury - Westbury, N.Y.
Jan. 17 Tarrytown Music Hall - Tarrytown, N.Y.
Jan. 18 Infinity Hall - Norfolk, Conn.
Jan. 19 Greenwich Odeum - East Greenwich, R.I.
Jan. 23 Hippodrome Theater - Waco, Texas
Jan. 24 Arlington Music Hall - Arlington, Texas
Jan. 25 Dosey Doe - The Woodlands, Texas
Jan. 26 Texan Theater - Greenville, Texas
Feb. 13 The Coach House - San Juan Capistrano, Calif.
Feb. 14 Humphrey's Backstage Live - San Diego, Calif.

HITSTERIA TOUR DATES:
Aug. 29 Peteetneet  Ampitheater - Payson, Utah
Sep. 1 Calumet County Fair - Chilton, Wis.
Sep. 7 The Foundation Performing Arts and Conference Center - Spindale, N.C.
Sep. 21 Get BUSY Livin Music Festival - Elk River, Minn.
Sep. 27 Rochester Opera House - Rochester, N.H.
Sep. 28 The Cabot - Beverly, Mass.
Sep. 29 Sony Hall - New York, N.Y.
Oct. 4 Welk Resort Theatre - Branson, Mo.
Oct. 10 The Birchmere - Alexndria, Va.
Oct. 11 Rams Head On Stage (5:00pm/8:00pm) - Annapolis, Md.
Oct. 12 Sellersville Theater (6:00pm/9:00pm) - Sellersville, Pa.
Oct. 26 Gem Theatre - Calhoun, Ga.
Oct. 27 City Winery - Nashville, Tenn.

ABOUT PHIL VASSAR:
Phil Vassar's reign of signature songs include 10 No. 1 singles and 26 Top 40 hits, including Carlene, Just Another Day in Paradise, Six-Pack Summer, When I Love You, and many more. Vassar was racking up hits on the radio long before he even began his own recording career that has seen the release of nine albums, two ASCAP Songwriter of the Year trophies, ACM’s Top New Male Vocalist and sold-out shows across the country. Vassar's songwriting career blossomed in the mid-’90s when he landed a publishing contract with EMI and penned hits for Collin Raye (Little Red Rodeo), Alan Jackson (Right on the Money), Tim McGraw (My Next Thirty Years, For a Little While), Jo Dee Messina (Bye Bye, Alright), and Blackhawk (Postmarked Birmingham). He signed a record deal of his own with Arista in 1998 and was named ASCAP's Country Songwriter of the Year in 1999 and 2001. 2019 marks 20 years of hits for Vassar and to celebrate he is hitting the road playing fan-favorite tunes across the country on his "Hitsteria Tour." 


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