NASHVILLE Country-rocker Charlie Daniels is taking his successful Nashville-based Volunteer Jam concert on the road for the second year.
Daniels said he agreed immediately with the suggestion by Jim Koplik, a vice president with national promoter SFX Entertainment, to tour the show. "We thought it would be a great way to tour in the spirit of the Volunteer Jam," Daniels said.
The Volunteer Jam 2000 tour runs from May 5 through the end of June and features Daniels, along with the ever-raucous Hank Williams Jr. and his Bama Band along with Little Feat. Fellow Southern-rocker Edgar Winter replaces Little Feat on the last leg. Many surprise guests will also appear, as is tradition for this spirited show.
Daniels started the Volunteer Jam annual concerts in 1974 with an eclectic lineup of country rabble-rousers and Southern rockers. Shows were held annually in Nashville until last year, when Daniels took the show on the road. Garth Brooks, The Marshall Tucker Band, Molly Hatchet and John Michael Montgomery made appearances on Vol Jam's national tour-circuit debut.
With this year's tour, Daniels hopes to acquaint fans with material from his upcoming Blue Hat Records album, Road Dogs, slated for May. "I think being out and about on tour helps to support a new album. You play the new material for the folks and get a little word-of-mouth action going."
Volunteer Jam tour dates:
May 5; Noblesville, Ind.; Deer Creek Music Center
May 6; Maryland Heights., Mo.; Riverport Amphitheater
May 7; Bonner Springs, Kan.; Sandstone Amphitheater
May 12; Pelham, Ala.; Oak Mountain Amphitheater
May 13; Dothan, Ala.; Dotham Fairgrounds
May 19; Tinley Park, Ill.; New World Music Theater
May 20; Columbus, Ohio; Polaris Amphitheater
May 21; Burgettstown, Pa.; Star Lake Amphitheater
June 3; Antioch, Tenn.; AmSouth Amphitheater
June 4; Clarkston, Mich.; Pine Knob Music Theater
June 9; Bristow, Va.; Nissan Pavilion
June 10; Virginia Beach, Va.; GTE Virginia Beach Amphitheater
June 11; Cincinnati, Ohio; Riverbend Music Center
June 22; West Palm Beach, Fla.; Mars Music Amphitheater
June 24; Raleigh, N.C.; Alltel Pavilion @ Walnut Creek
June 25; Charlotte, N.C.; Blockbuster Pavilion