NASHVILLE, TENN. (October 12, 2021) - Fresh off the release of his acclaimed THE WAY I WANNA GO album (Verge Records), MULTI-PLATINUM Country star Trace Adkins has announced his upcoming headlining tour, stopping at one of Nashville’s most revered venues.
On April 8, 2022, Adkins will headline the iconic “Mother Church of Country Music,” Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium as part of THE WAY I WANNA GO TOUR. This performance marks Adkins’ Ryman return after his debut during his SONGS AND STORIES TOUR in 2012.
“The Ryman. Only two words, but I say them with such reverence,” shares Adkins. “It is my honor to be performing on this hallowed stage, at the Mother Church of Country music. It is such a special place, and I look forward to visiting again with great anticipation.”
THE WAY I WANNA GO TOUR kicks off December 1 in Tampa, Florida, and will continue through much of next year. Other shows on the coast-to-coast run include stops in Bristol, Tennessee; Flint, Michigan; and Sioux Falls, South Dakota; among others to be announced soon. Pre-sale tickets for the Ryman Auditorium show are available beginning at 12PM CST today with public onsale at 10AM CST on October 15. Join Adkins' email list for access to presale tickets. See all upcoming tour dates and ticket info here:
Here’s a list of the announced dates, cities, and venues on Trace Adkins’ THE WAY I WANNA GO TOUR with more to come:
12/01/2021 - Hard Rock Event Center - Tampa FL
12/02/2021 - St. Augustine Amphitheatre - St. Augustine, FL
12/03/2021 - Seminole Casino Hotel - Immokalee, FL
12/04/2021 - Orlando Amphitheater - Orlando, FL **On-sale Soon
12/18/2021 - Paramount Bristol - Bristol, TN
1/08/2022 - Hollywood Casino - Charles Town, WV
1/09/2022 - Clay Center - Charleston, WV
1/29/2022 - French Lick Resort Casino - French Lick, IN
4/08/2022 - Ryman Auditorium - Nashville, TN **Presale Tickets
4/19/2022 - Wilson Center - Wilmington, NC
4/21/2022 - American Music Theatre - Lancaster, PA
4/22/2022 - Penn’s Peak - Jim Thorpe, PA
4/23/2022 - Midland Theatre - Newark, OH
4/24/2022 - Ritz Theatre - Tiffin, OH
4/25/2022 - Packard Music Hall - Warren, OH
4/28/2022 - Riverpark Center - Owensboro, KY
4/29/2022 - Effingham Performance Center - Effingham, IL
5/04/2022 - Capitol Theatre - Wheeling, WV
5/05/2022 - Capitol Theatre - Flint, MI
5/06/2022 - Del Lago Resort & Casino - Waterloo, NY
5/13/2022 - Graton Resort & Casino - Rohnert Park, CA **On-sale Soon
6/05/2022 - Indian Ranch Amphitheatre - Webster, MA
6/14/2022 - Sioux Falls Alliance Center - Sioux Falls, SD
6/18/2022 - Morgan County Fairgrounds - Martinsville, IN **On-sale Soon
7/02/2022 - ABATE Freedom Park - Algona, IA **On-sale Soon
7/30/2022 - Oregon Jamboree - Sweet Home, OR
News of Adkins anticipated Ryman show follows the release of his expansive THE WAY I WANNA GOalbum, which marks his 25 years in Country music with 25 all new tracks – including the rowdy, star-studded single, “Where the Country Girls At (feat. Luke Bryan & Pitbull).”
Thursday night (10/7), Adkins showed up as a special guest at Pitbull’s Nashville show at Bridgestone Arena. Surprising everyone and meeting Mr. Worldwide for the first time in person, the crowd roared as Adkins took the stage. “… Music is so beautiful. It brings everybody together; unites, it doesn’t divide,” Pitbull said. “And we made this record, and I haven’t even had the chance to meet the people on the record yet. So tonight, I get the chance to meet somebody in person that I have tremendous respect for, and also get a chance to perform this record with, so we are going to perform in Nashville and meet for the first time. This, folks, is called ‘history in the making’…” 
Adkins recently released a party-starting video featuring cameos with collaborators Luke Bryan and Pitbull to go along with the track, and critics across the industry have hailed THE WAY I WANNA GOas a “creative tour de force”(Billboard). Mixing pure-Country reverence with Adkins’ bold charisma and standout collaborations, the project also features Blake SheltonMelissa EtheridgeSnoop DoggStevie Wonder on harmonica and more.