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Allen Stone Expands His Fall Tour & Wants Us To Walk Tall Like ‘Warriors’ Ahead Of New Album

Photo Credit: Elizabeth A. Miranda

It's safe to say our boy Allen Stone has experienced some major highs this year. The soulful artist got engaged and celebrated the good news with an ode to his fiancée entitled "Brown Eyed Lover." Then he spent some time as a guest mentor on ABC's reboot of American Idol. The high-profile stint, which produced memorable duets with Dennis Lorenzo and Marcio Donaldson, also boosted digital sales of his 2011 breakout "Unaware" and his albums as well.

The momentum has been great for tickets sales of his upcoming fall tour. So much so, that he just announced an additional 20 stops, practically doubling our chances to see him perform live. Even better than that, all of this excitement is leading up to a full-length album that he's currently putting the finishing touches on. So yeah, it's been a pretty good year so far, and it seems like the best is yet to come. But don't get it twisted, it's been a long road for the talented singer-songwriter.

The release of his new song, "Warriors," reminds us that the road to success requires hard work. Allen admits, “This song came in a period of struggle. Inspiration hadn’t come through to visit for a while. I had felt like I was just pushing a big rock up a hill while wearing flip-flops. I was reminded in that moment that true success comes when you face adversity head on and push through those moments of hardship. Walk tall like Warriors even when terrified.”

Produced by SoulBounce fave Jamie Lidell, the lively anthem is a great morale boost for anyone who feels like throwing in the towel. Lidell's spirited production shows the influence of his adopted Nashville home, infusing the soulful tune with a little bit country and a little bit rock-and-roll. We almost feel like we can conquer the world as Stone sings, "We don’t run from our opponents / Even when we’re close to broken / Walk tall like warriors / Head high, head high, head high." We aren't the only ones feeling inspired by the song as "Warriors" was chosen to be featured during yesterday's opening ceremony for the Special Olympics USA Games.

Peep the lyric video for "Warriors" and Stone's spirited Special Olympics performance below, then scroll down for the updated list of tour stops with singer-songwriter Nick Waterhouse opening select dates. While we don't have an official title or release date for the new album, we're happy that we don't have to wait to add the song to our playlists. As for the tour, special VIP packages (which include an artist meet and greet) are available along with general tickets by visiting Allen Stone's website.

Allen Stone Fall 2018 U.S. Tour dates:

07/14 – Vancouver, BC @ Truck Stop
07/15 – Colwood, BC @ Rock The Shores
09/24 – Melbourne, AU @ Croxton Bandroom
10/11 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater ^
10/12 – Napa, CA @ Jam Cellars Ballroom ^
10/13 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom ^
10/14 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades ^
10/16 – Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory ^
10/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda Theatre ^
10/20 – San Diego, CA @ Humphreys Concerts by the Bay ^
10/21 – Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole ^
10/23 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Tower Theatre ^
10/24 – San Antonio, TX @ Rustic ^
10/26 – Dallas, TX @ The Statler Ballroom ^
10/27 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s ^
10/28 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues ^
10/31 – Mobile, AL @ Soul Kitchen ^
11/02 – Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theater ^
11/03 – Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor ^
11/04 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live ^
11/06 – Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage ^
11/07 – Charleston, SC @ Music Farm ^
11/08 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom ^
11/10 – Chattanooga, TN @ Walker Theatre ^
11/11 – Knoxville, TN @ Mill & Mine ^
11/13 – Columbia, SC @ The Senate ^
11/14 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre ^
11/15 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa ^
11/17 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel ^
11/18 – Asbury Park, NJ @ House of Independents ^
11/20 – Harrisburg, PA @ Capitol Room ^
11/21 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club ^
11/23 – Boston, MA @ Royale ^
11/24 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts ^
11/25 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall ^
11/27 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre ^
11/28 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Café ^
11/30 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues ^
12/01 – Chicago, IL @ The Vic Theatre ^
12/02 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater ^
12/04 – St. Louis, MO @ Delmar ^
12/05 – Kansas City, MO @ Knuckleheads Saloon ^
12/07 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre ^
12/08 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex ^
12/09 – Boise, ID @ Egyptian Theatre ^
12/11 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory ^
12/16 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre

^ Nick Waterhouse supports


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