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HARDY Announces Quit!! Tour, Reveals ‘Becoming the Crow’ Short Film

Singer-songwriter HARDY is turning what could have been a discouraging early career moment into not only the title of his new spoken-word track, “Quit!!,” but also the namesake of his newly announced tour, which launches in May.

The 15-date trek will begin May 30 in Rogers, Ark., and will wrap July 27 in Tinley Park, Ill. Opening for HARDY are Kip Moore, Travis Denning, Ella Langley and Stephen Wilson Jr.

In accepting his ACM songwriter of the year honor in 2022, HARDY used his acceptance speech as vindication, recalling a singer-songwriter show from his early days in Nashville, when someone slipped a napkin into his tip jar. On it was written a simple message: “Quit!”

HARDY used that discouragement as fuel, and in “Quit!!,” lays out his journey from struggling Nashville newcomer to writing hit songs for Florida Georgia Line and Morgan Wallen, then coming into his own as an artist and forging new paths with his country-rock hybrid project The Mockingbird & The Crow, which has cemented his current status as a multi-genre hitmaker, thanks to rock chart hits “Jack” and “Sold Out.”

“Thank you for inspiring me to be great,” HARDY said in a statement. “I guess sometimes holding a grudge is a good thing.”

While “Quit!!” details HARDY’s journey, he offered fans a deeper glimpse into this current state with the release of the 22-minute short film Becoming The Crow which released Jan. 11. The Justin Clough-directed project highlighted two 2023 nights — one on Jan. 23 as he played a double-header at The Troubadour and The Roxy, while on Oct. 26, he launched the first night of a three-night stand at Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium. The film features not only HARDY, but producers Joey Moi and David Garcia, label head and manager Seth England and manager Troy “Tracker” Johnson, HARDY’s band mates, touring camp, and others.

Tickets for the Quit!! tour go on sale Friday, Jan. 19 at 10 a.m. local time, with select fan pre-sales starting Tuesday, Jan. 16. Buy tickets here.

Quit!! tour Dates

  • May 30 – Rogers, Ark. – Walmart AMP ♠*◎
  • May 31 – St. Louis, Mo. – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre ♠*◎
  • June 1 – Noblesville, Ind. – Ruoff Music Center ♠*◎
  • June 6 – Toronto, Ont. – Budweiser Stage ♠*◎
  • June 7 – Saratoga Springs, N.Y. – Broadview Stage at SPAC ♠*◎
  • June 8 – Buffalo, N.Y. – Darien Lake Amphitheater ♠*
  • June 14 – Charlotte, N.C. – PNC Music Pavilion ♠*✭
  • June 15 – Raleigh, N.C. – Coastal Credit Union Music Park ♠*✭
  • June 20 – Holmdel, N.J. – PNC Bank Arts Center ♠*✭
  • June 21 – Mansfield, Mass. – Xfinity Center ♠*✭
  • June 22 – Gilford, N.H. – BankNH Pavilion ♠*✭
  • June 27 – Camden, N.J. – Freedom Mortgage Pavilion ♠*✭
  • June 28 – Bristow, Va. – Jiffy Lube Live ♠*✭
  • July 25 – Cincinnati, Ohio – Riverbend Music Center ♠*
  • July 27 – Tinley Park, Ill. – Credit Union 1 Amphitheatre ♠*

♠ Kip Moore
* Travis Denning
✭ Ella Langley
◎ Stephen Wilson Jr.

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