NASHVILLE – Reunion Records/Sony Music Entertainment announces that Tauren Wells is the opening act for Lionel Richie’s upcoming tour, All The Hits, with very special guest Mariah Carey. Hitting the biggest arenas in 22 markets across the U.S. and Canada, the tour will kick off July 21 in Oakland, CA and run through September 5 wrapping in Seattle, WA. Tickets are on sale now by visiting the tour page HERE. The official tour dates and venues are listed below.
Wells could not be more excited for this momentous opportunity to be part of Lionel Richie’s tour and share his music with thousands of concertgoers in these large markets. “I’m ecstatic to be added to a tour with such music icons,” he exclaims. “It’s an amazing opportunity God has provided for me to share some of my new music, and I’m grateful to my team for working so hard on my behalf to make dreams like this a reality.”
One of the songs concertgoers will hear is Wells’ current single, “Hills And Valleys,” which is quickly climbing the radio charts. Jumping into the Top 10 at CHR Indicator and Top 20 at NCA Monitored,”Hills And Valleys” is the follow-up to another song he’ll be sure to perform on the tour, “Love Is Action,” the No. 1 hit that held the top spot at radio for eight weeks.
2017 has already been off to a great start for Tauren Wells. Along with the release of his debut Undefeated EP, this two-time GRAMMY nominee also performed at a special fundraising event in support of the 21Strong Foundation held during Super Bowl week in his hometown of Houston, Texas and with numerous current and former NFL players in attendance. This spring Wells will appear on the B413 No Filter Live Tour and is slated to perform at the KLOVE Fan Awards, and in June he will join the lineup of artists set to perform at KTIS Radio’s Joyful Noise 2017 festival. For the most updated information and tour dates, please visit his website at TaurenWellsOfficial.com.
LIONEL RICHIE’S ALL THE HITS 2017 TOUR*:
July 21 – Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA
July 22 – Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, CA
July 27 – Viejas Arena, San Diego, CA
July 30 – Honda Center, Anaheim, CA
July 31 – Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA
August 3 – American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
August 4 – Toyota Center, Houston, TX
August 6 – Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA
August 10 – BB&T Center, Fort Lauderdale, FL
August 11 – Amalie Arena, Tampa, FL
August 13 – Infinite Energy Arena, Atlanta, GA
August 16 – Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
August 18 – Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
August 19 – Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
August 22 – TD Garden, Boston, MA
August 24 – Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON
August 26 – United Center, Chicago, IL
August 27 – Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO
August 29 – Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
September 1 – Rogers Place, Edmonton, Alberta
September 3 – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena, Vancouver, BC
September 5 – Key Arena, Seattle, WA
*for the most updated tour schedule, click HERE
ABOUT TAUREN WELLS: Wells is the former frontman for Royal Tailor, a Provident Label Group/Sony Music act whose two albums over a five-year-career – Black & White(2011) and Royal Tailor(2013) – garnered two GRAMMY® nominations and a nod for New Artist of the Year from the GMA’s Dove Awards.
Last spring Wells debuted his first solo effort with the impactful single “Undefeated,” featuring Reach Records’ rapper KB. The song also served as the soundtrack for the internet-famous Dude Perfect’s “World Records Edition” episode on YouTube which, along with another Dude Perfect video featuring the No. 1 single “Love Is Action,” has garnered a combined 65 million views since they released. Additionally, “Undefeated” has been licensed by Fox Sports and can be heard regionally during NBA coverage.
Wells resides in Houston, Texas with his wife and two young children, building their life around music and ministry. In addition to his music career and serving on staff at his father-in-law’s church, he and his wife launched Prisma Worship Arts School about three years ago, a private music academy with two locations in the Houston area.
“I feel called to call greatness out of people,” Wells shares. “If people have spoken a low expectation of someone’s life, I want to be the voice that raises the ceiling and makes them feel like they can do something great.”
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