Ben Rector announces “The Old Friends Acoustic Tour”

Article Contributed by AEG Presents | Published on Saturday, November 12, 2022

Indie superstar Ben Rector announces forthcoming tour, “The Old Friends Acoustic Tour” — set to bring intimate, acoustic performances to fourteen cities across the country in spring 2023. Presales will begin on November 15th at 10am local, and tickets will be made publicly available at 10am local on November 18th. For more information and to sign up for presale access, visit

The tour will feature Jordy Searcy and Stephen Day who will perform individually as opening acts and together with Rector during the main event. Searcy has also collaborated with Rector as a co-writer on tracks such as the 2021 hit single “It Would Be You” and Rector’s most recent release, “Wonderful World”.

“I am so excited for the Old Friends Acoustic Tour! I started out playing shows in college with just me and a guitar, and I haven't gotten to do a tour like that since then,” the singer-songwriter reflects. “The chance to perform the songs how I wrote them and give a little bit of backstory is something I'm really looking forward to, and getting to do it with friends as talented as Jordy and Stephen is a dream.”

Rector recently sold out the majority of amphitheaters nationwide on his most recent headlining tour, The Joy of Music - A Live Music Event including a sold out show at Ascend Amphitheater in Nashville. He masterfully created “chilling, harmonious moments” (Music Row) with the audience as they “drown[ed] in his charisma” (Music Row) and danced joyously to both new and old fan favorites. Since then, Rector has released two original singles, “Wonderful World” and “What Makes A Man” featuring Thomas Rhett, the latter of which he played at his Grand Ole Opry debut in August. Rector invites friends and family to reconnect at a show in one of the cities he will visit with his friends, Searcy and Day.

“The Old Friends Acoustic Tour” Dates:

Thursday, March 9 — Moore Theatre // Seattle, WA
Friday, March 10 — Keller Auditorium // Portland, OR
Thursday, March 16 — Majestic Theatre // San Antonio, TX
Friday, March 17 — Will Rogers Memorial Center - Will Rogers Auditorium // Fort Worth, TX
Friday, March 24 —  GLC Live at 20 Monroe // Grand Rapids, MI
Saturday, March 25 — Riverside Theater // Milwaukee, WI
Wednesday, March 29 —Ryman Auditorium // Nashville, TN
Friday, April 14 — The Classic Center // Athens, GA
Saturday, April 15 — Peace Center Concert Hall // Greenville, SC
Friday, April 21 — DPAC // Durham, NC
Thursday, April 27 — Robinson Center - Performance Hall // Little Rock, AR
Friday, April 28 — Tulsa Theater // Tulsa, OK
Friday, May 5 — The Cotillion // Wichita, KS
Saturday, May 6 — Paramount Theatre // Denver, CO