F-Stop Music/Atlantic recording artist Matt Hires has announced details of his upcoming headline tour — his first-ever to feature a full backing band. The “State Lines Tour 2010” will kick off on January 20th at Jacksonville, Florida’s Jack Rabbits and then traverse the U.S. through late February (see attached itinerary). Additional dates will be announced shortly. Joining Hires on the trek will be fellow Atlantic recording artist — and former American Idol sensation — Jason Castro, who will be releasing his own debut album next year.
“Although I love playing acoustic shows, I’m really excited to be taking a band out on tour with me,” says Hires. “It will be nice to present the songs in a way that is more fully realized. Fans can expect a little rock-n-roll, a little bit of acoustic balladry, and some stuff in the middle. I’m also really excited to have Jason Castro joining me on the road. He is a great musician. Lots of good times ahead!”