Sully Erna Takes ‘Hometown Life’ on the Road for Fall 2016 Tour
Godsmack's Sully Erna is ready to pack up and hit the road again, but his longtime bandmates won't be with him. The singer is venturing out on a solo trek to promote his second solo album, Hometown Life, which is due on Sept. 30.
For these shows, Erna is planning on stripping the songs back for an intimate acoustic evening of music with guitar player and solo band member Tim Theriault joining him onstage. The "Hometown Tour" will launch Oct. 26 in Atlanta at the Center Stage, with shows currently booked in the lead-up to Thanksgiving. Tickets and a limited number of VIP packages will be available at his website as of Friday (Sept. 9).
Erna's solo music tends to vary from his work with Godsmack, with the singer exploring blues, country and adult contemporary inspirations with orchestral overtones. Erna composed the music on Hometown Life on piano and acoustic guitar and fans recently got a taste of the lead single "Different Kind of Tears," that he co-wrote with songwriter/producer and former Nixons vocalist Zac Maloy.
“Honestly, this is one of my favorite songs on the album. I had the pleasure of writing this track with songwriter/producer Zac Maloy (Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood). I love the melodies and the chorus because of the vulnerability," stated Erna, who added, “It’s one of those things, when we’re in pain, we don’t think anyone can understand how bad we hurt, how deep it goes. I try to write generalized enough for people to be able to translate these lyrics and thoughts to their own lives, help them through their tough times. Music is a gift. It’s there to help us heal." Check out the song in the player posted below the tour dates.
The Hometown Life album can be pre-ordered at Sully's webstore in a variety of bundles ahead of its Sept. 30. release.
Sully Erna Fall 2016 Tour Dates
10/26 -- Atlanta, Ga. -- Center Stage
10/27 -- Clearwater, Fla. -- Capitol Theatre
10/28 -- Fort Lauderdale, Fla. -- Parker Playhouse
10/29 -- Orlando, Fla. -- Plaza Live
11/1 -- Westbury, N.Y. -- The Space at Westbury
11/2 -- New York, N.Y. -- Gramercy Theatre
11/4 -- Stroudsburg, Pa. -- Sherman Theater
11/6 -- Ridgefield, Ct. - Ridgefield Playhouse
11/10 -- Bangor, Maine -- Gracie Hall
11/12 -- Hampton Beach, N.H. -- Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
11/13 -- Verona, N.Y. -- Turning Stone Resort Casino
11/15 -- Harrisburg, Pa. -- Whitaker Center
11/16 -- North Tonawanda, N.Y. -- Riviera Theatre
11/18 -- Chicago, Ill. -- Park West
11/19 -- Detroit, Mich. -- Majestic Theatre
11/20 -- Pittsburgh, Pa. -- Jergels Rythem Grill
11/22 -- Albany, N.Y. -- The Egg - Hart Theatre
11/23 -- Boston, Mass. -- Wilbur Theatre
Sully Erna, "Different Kind of Tears" Lyric Video
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