Shaboozey at 59th Academy of Country Music Awards

Shaboozey Announces New Tour: 'I've Put A Lot Of Time And Years Into It'

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By Kelly Coffey-Behrens on June 25, 2024 at 4:45 PM EDT
Updated on June 25, 2024 at 5:18 PM EDT

Fans are "two-steppin' on the table" after hearing Shaboozey's latest announcement!

Better pour that double shot of whiskey because the country music artist is going on tour in support of his latest studio album, "Where I’ve Been, Isn’t Where I’m Going."

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Shaboozey Becomes Rising Country Star

Shaboozey performs at CMA Fest 2024

The 29-year-old not only had a feature on Beyoncé’s "Cowboy Carter," but he has a chart-topping hit titled “A Bar Song (Tipsy).” Now, he is adding another first to his accomplishments -- his very own tour.

"This year’s been a lot of firsts, and happy to include my first ever headline tour to that list!" Shaboozey wrote in his announcement. "Come listen to me perform the album and new music live for the first time this fall on leg one of 'WIBIWIG!'"

"Let’s sell these out and add more dates, I wanna meet and see every single one of y'all!" he added.

Fans were ecstatic to hear the news, flooding the posts' comments section. "Yessiirrrrrrr," one fan wrote, adding three fire emojis. "yayyyyyyyy," another simply said.

"I definitely got to tune in for this," a third commented.

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'It Feels Like A Dream'

Shaboozey performs at CMA Fest 2024

Earlier this year, Shaboozey spoke to PEOPLE Magazine about his rise to stardom and the attention he has received from fans and the media.

“I've been doing music for such a long time, I've put a lot of time and years into it,” the artist said. “I put so much into it that I feel like it’s just cool to see it working. Everybody hopes it works. To see it actually working, it’s unreal.”

“It feels like a dream” Shaboozey added. “It feels like I'm definitely going to wake up at some point and be like, ‘damn, that sh-t was a dream?’”

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Releasing A Third Album

Shaboozey performs at CMA Fest 2024

Shaboozey recently announced his third studio album, "Where I’ve Been, Isn’t Where I’m Going," which means that it's “good to look back at where you came from,” but “what's more exciting is your future.”

“As human beings, we have free will and autonomy to take our lives in whatever direction we choose. It's pretty much in the title. I wish I had something that's more metaphorical,” he joked.

“It would be cool for people to just see the person, see the versatility and the taste palate,” he later added. “I want people to look at that, listen to it and be like, ‘Man, what was he inspired by when he made this stuff?’ I'm excited, man. Because no one ever can predict what the next thing for me will sound like. So I think they'll be surprised with this one.”

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Shaboozey's Tour Dates

Shaboozey's tour kicks off later this year, with stops in New York, Los Angeles, and Atlanta.

  • September 9 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
  • September 11 – Chicago, IL – Metro
  • September 13 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
  • September 14 – Quebec, QC – Université Laval - FONO Festival
  • September 16 – Boston, MA – Royale Boston
  • September 17 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
  • September 21 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
  • September 25 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
  • September 29 – Denver, CO – Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
  • October 14 – Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre
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Shaboozey Talks 'A Bar Song (Tipsy)'

The country music artist said he has been wanting to re-do a 2000s song for quite some time now. “I had been wanting to flip a 2000s song for a while,” Shaboozey told Billboard.

While he ended up choosing J-Kwon's 2004 single "Tipsy," the artist said Petey Pablo’s “Raise Up” was also in the running. “I just said, ‘Everybody at the bar getting tipsy,’ and then we were like, ‘Oh, sh-t!’ The producer picked up the guitar and started playing the chords, and then we started writing, just having fun and being creative.”

"Someone pour me up a double shot of whiskey / They know me and Jack Daniels got a history / There's a party downtown near Fifth Street / Everybody at the bar gettin' tipsy," he sings in the chorus.

Shaboozey and Beyoncé made history as the first Black artists to achieve consecutive number-one hits in Billboard's 66-year history with "Texas Hold ’Em" and "A Bar Song."

“When you are breaking down barriers, not everyone is ready and open for a shift. But when I see Shaboozey tearing the charts up and all the beautiful female country singers flying to new heights, inspiring the world, that is exactly what motivates me,” Beyoncé told The Hollywood Reporterof the artist.

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