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Hardy Plans Headlining ‘The Mockingbird & the Crow’ Tour for Early 2023

Hot on the heels of announcing his second album, The Mockingbird & the Crow , on Monday (Oct. 10), Hardy is pairing his new music with a string of live shows. On Tuesday (Oct. 11), the singer unveiled his 16-date The Mockingbird & the Crow Tour, which kicks off in Indianapolis, Ind. on Feb 16 — just a few weeks after the album comes out.

Hardy's next album reflects the duality of his country and hard rock sides, with a tracklist that leans towards country in the first half, and expands its range into metal-informed rock in the back half. To reflect that, the singer chose an opening act from each genre world. Country newcomer Jameson Rodgers will hit the road with him, and so will rock act Blame My Youth.

"I'm incredibly grateful to be able to bring this record to you next year. Touring it is something I've been thinking about since we started the recording process," Hardy notes. "This album is my best work so far. I truly believe that, and I want this tour to reflect that every night. Excited to have my buddies Jameson and Blame My Youth out with me; it's going to be crazy."

Before he hits the stage for his The Mockingbird & the Crow Tour, Hardy's got another short run coming up in December: He's got four dates on the books billed as the Wall to Wall Tour, with rock act Puddle of Mudd joining for one date.

Hardy's The Mockingbird & the Crow Headlining Tour Dates:

Feb. 16 -- Indianapolis, Ind. @ Old National Centre Feb. 17 -- Grand Rapids, Mich. @ GLC Live at 20 Monroe Feb. 23 -- Wallingford, Conn. @ The Dome at Oakdale Feb. 24 -- New York, N.Y. @ Hammerstein Ballroom Feb. 25 -- Silver Spring, Md. @ The Fillmore March 2 -- Atlanta, Ga. @ The Tabernacle March 4 -- Augusta, Ga. @ Bell Auditorium March 8 -- Denver, Colo. @ Fillmore Auditorium March 10 -- Anaheim, Calif. @ House of Blues March 11 -- Wheatland, Calif. @ Hard Rock Live Sacramento April 12 -- Minneapolis, Minn. @ The Fillmore April 20 -- Chattanooga, Tenn. @ Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Auditorium April 21 -- New Orleans, La. @ The Fillmore April 27 -- St. Louis, Mo. @ The Pageant April 28 -- Oklahoma City, Okla. @ The Criterion April 29 -- Irving, Texas @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory Aug. 31 -- Knoxville, Tenn. @ Knoxville Civic Coliseum Sept. 14 -- Pikeville, Ky. @ Appalachian Wireless Arena Sept. 15 -- Toledo, Ohio @ Huntington Center Sept. 16 -- Youngstown, Ohio @ Covelli Centre Oct. 5 -- Simpsonville, S.C. @ CCNB Amphitheatre Oct. 12 -- Jonesboro, Ark. @ First National Bank Arena Oct. 13 -- Baton Rouge, La. @ Raising Cane's River Center Oct. 14 -- Orange Beach, Ala. @ The Wharf Amphitheater Oct. 19 -- St. Augustine, Fla. @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre Oct. 20 -- Estero, Fla. @ Hertz Arena Oct. 27 -- Nashville, Tenn. @ Nashville Municipal Auditorium Nov. 20 -- Green Bay, Wis. @ Resch Center Dec. 1 -- Peoria, Ill. @ Peoria Civic Center Arena* Dec. 2 -- Springfield, Mo. @ Great Southern Bank Arena Dec. 7 -- Savannah, Ga. @ Enmarket Arena Dec. 8 -- Huntsville, Ala. @ Propst Arena at the Von Braun Center Dec. 9 -- Biloxi, Miss. @ Mississippi Coast Coliseum

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Hardy Announces 2023 ‘the mockingbird & THE CROW’ Tour

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HARDY’s hitting the road.

On the heels of announcing his second studio album the mockingbird & THE CROW , he announced that he’ll be touring in support of the new half country, half rock record in 2023.

The tracklist for this album will literally be split in half, with all the country songs written in lowercase letters, the title track is also split, and all following rock songs are in uppercase writing.

He previously noted that this project will explore the internal pull he often feels between making the music he was raised on in Mississippi, and exploring the rock side of his personality and the other kinds of music he really loves.

Hardy is also gearing up for his Wall to Wall bar tour this December, and if he’ll be anywhere near you on either trek, don’t miss it.

Tickets for the mockingbird & THE CROW tour go on sale this Friday, and Jameson Rodgers and Blame My Youth will be opening for him, keeping that half rock, half country concept going even out on tour:

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Hardy released three new singles from the record on Sunday night, “here lies country music,” “the mockingbird & THE CROW,” and “TRUCK BED,” and previously dropped “Jack,”   “Wait In The Truck”  and the fan-favorite,  “SOLD OUT.”

The album is slated to drop on January 20th, 2023.

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16-Date Cross Country Run Launches February 16 In Indianapolis, IND.

Tickets available starting friday, oct. 14 at 10am local time, jameson rodgers  and  blame my youth  join as support, sophomore album  the mockingbird & the crow  soars january 20, pre-order / pre-save now.

Big Loud noisemaker  HARDY  is on the verge of his biggest year yet, unveiling today  the mockingbird & THE CROW Tour , a 16-date headline run   presented by Live Nation launching February 16, 2023, in Indianapolis, Ind .

Joined by country chart-topper  Jameson Rodgers  and rock newcomers  Blame My Youth  for the trek, the thoughtfully curated lineup is an extension of HARDY’s just-announced sophomore record of the same name. Melding together sets from an upstart country star, a hard-charged rock act, and a headliner known for gut punching live sets that “highlight the architecture of his superstar aspirations” ( The Tennessean ), fans are in for three hours of inexhaustible energy and electric, first-rate live music.

“I’m incredibly grateful to be able to bring this record to you next year. Touring it is something I’ve been thinking about since we started the recording process,” HARDY says. “This album is my best work so far. I truly believe that, and I want this tour to reflect that every night. Excited to have my buddies Blame My Youth and Jameson out with me; it’s going to be crazy.”

Tickets for the mockingbird & THE CROW Tour are widely available this Friday, October 14 at 10AM local time, with exclusive fan pre-sales starting tomorrow (10/12) and launching throughout the week. Buy tickets  here,  pre-order/pre-save sophomore album  the mockingbird & THE CROW   here .

the mockingbird & THE CROW Tour Dates

Feb. 16 | Indianapolis, Ind. | Old National Centre

Feb. 17 | Grand Rapids, Mich. | GLC Live at 20 Monroe

Feb. 23 | Wallingford, Conn.  | The Dome at Oakdale

Feb. 24 | New York, N.Y. | Hammerstein Ballroom

Feb. 25 | Silver Spring, Md. | The Fillmore 

March 2 | Atlanta, Ga. | The Tabernacle

March 4 | Augusta, Ga. | Bell Auditorium

March 8 | Denver, Colo. | Fillmore Auditorium

March 10 | Anaheim, Calif. | House of Blues

March 11 | Wheatland, Calif. | Hard Rock Live Sacramento

April 12 | Minneapolis, Minn. | The Fillmore

April 20 | Chattanooga, Tenn. | Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Auditorium

April 21 | New Orleans, La. | The Fillmore

April 27 | St. Louis, Mo. | The Pageant

April 28 | Oklahoma City, Okla. | The Criterion

April 29 | Irving, Texas | The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory

All dates supported by  Jameson Rodgers  +  Blame My Youth

This December, HARDY will embark on his SOLD-OUT, nine stop headline  Wall to Wall Tour  with  Jackson Dean  serving as support and a one-night-only appearance from rockers  Puddle of Mudd . 

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Big Loud Records’ heavy hitter HARDY has never been just one thing. Uncaging his next chapter on January 20, 2023, HARDY will introduce  the mockingbird & THE CROW,  his dichotomous, 17-track sophomore album and the follow up to 2020 debut,  A ROCK . HARDY is the reigning ACM  Songwriter of the Year  and two-time AIMP  Songwriter of the Year , additionally nominated for  New Artist of the Year ,  Song of the Year , and  Musical Event of the Year  at the 2022 CMA Awards. One of CRS’ 2021 New Faces of Country Music and a two-time CMA Triple Play award recipient, the pride of Philadelphia, Miss. has earned his reputation as “a breakout in the making,” ( HITS ) and “a promising purveyor of keeping the spirit of classic heavy Southern rock alive” ( American Songwriter ). HARDY has written 12 #1 singles since 2018, including his own double platinum #1 single “ONE BEER” feat. Lauren Alaina + Devin Dawson, and chart-topping Dierks Bentley + BRELAND collaboration, “Beers On Me.” He’s previously toured with Thomas Rhett, Morgan Wallen, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Cole Swindell, and more, and will embark on his own SOLD-OUT headlining Wall to Wall Tour this winter, before launching the mockingbird & THE CROW Tour in 2023.

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Jameson Rodgers made his name on the road. The hard-touring upstart has spent nearly a decade honing his rowdy live show, whether he’s headlining his own electric sets or opening for the likes of Luke Combs, Florida Georgia Line, Darius Rucker, Sam Hunt, Luke Bryan and many more. A  MusicRow  Discovery Artist of the Year winner and iHeartRadio Music Awards nominee, Rodgers immortalized his live show on his latest project  Live from Oxford, MS , recorded at a sold-out show at The Oxford Theatre. Featuring early career standouts like “Midnight Daydream” plus his back-to-back, platinum-certified No. 1 hits “Some Girls” and follow-up smash “Cold Beer Calling My Name,” (originally featuring label mate Combs), the collection captures the raucous atmosphere that has become Rodgers’ calling card. Named to breakthrough artist programs including CMA KixStart and Opry NextStage, Rodgers released his debut album  Bet You’re From A Small Town  in 2021, and recently offered his first taste of new music with the reflective “Things That Matter.” Also an in-demand songwriter, the country traditionalist has co-penned multi-platinum hits for Florida Georgia Line (Top 10 single “Talk You Out of It”) and Chris Lane (No. 1 smash “I Don’t Know About You”), plus deep cuts for Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Jon Pardi, and more.

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Sean Van Vleet has played the biggest of stages (Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Late Show, etc.), went on tour with massive acts (Death Cab for Cutie, Alkaline Trio, Deerhunter, etc.) and worked on songs that appeared in major TV shows, video games, and commercials. So it’s no surprise that as soon as Van Vleet formed Blame My Youth, the rocking quartet immediately saw their first single, “Right Where You Belong,” land as the closing credits theme on the GRAMMY-nominated soundtrack of  Bill & Ted Face the Music , and their follow-up, “Fantastic,” picking up millions of streams and hitting the top 30 on the Active Rock radio charts. After a trio of Danny Wimmer Presents festival appearances announcing their arrival as a band last fall, Blame My Youth spent the summer of 2022 touring across the UK and the US. With their debut  Dance With My Demons  EP, the band continues to work with chart-topping producer Joey Moi and craft the infectious rock songs that spark in the vocalist’s ever-running mind. This collection brings with it the rambunctious singalong tunes Blame My Youth is becoming known for, showcasing a rebellious mix of Van Vleet’s complex emotional lyricism and unforgettable hooks, with each track further solidifying why many believe the band is set to be one of 2023’s breakout artists.

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HARDY: the mockingbird & THE CROW Fall Tour

Announcing the next leg of his sold-out the mockingbird & THE CROW Tour today, Big Loud Records rule breaker HARDY is headed back out on the road this fall including a stop at Peoria Civic Center Arena on Friday, December 1st, bringing reigning CMA New Artist and Female Vocalist of the Year Lainey Wilson and buzzy Sony Music Nashville signing Dylan Marlowe along for an unforgettable ride.

Produced by Live Nation and presented by eBay Motors, the mockingbird & THE CROW Fall Tour ups the ante, marking HARDY’s first run headlining arenas.

“I believe I have two of the most authentic, talented acts out there opening for me on this run. I am still in disbelief that I’m announcing my first arena tour,” HARDY shares. “Fans, I will not let you down. This WILL be the greatest HARDY set you’ve ever seen. See y’all out there.”

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In June, Michael Hardy, the 33-year-old musician who has already penned 15 country radio number ones, launched a highly anticipated 15-date arena tour focusing on his solo work. As a writer for musicians, including crossover success story Morgan Wallen and generational stars like Kenny Chesney and Blake Shelton, his work tends toward the mythic, laden with clever Southernisms and unique twists on traditional country subjects like hometown pride and thwarted love affairs. But in his own music, he draws more from his real life, spinning tales about a self-aware country boy turned Nashville man, something he delves deeper into on Quit!!, his new rock record out July 12.

“I didn’t move to Nashville with stars in my eyes. It wasn’t like, I’m going to be a big star. I just kind of wanted to write songs,” he told Vanity Fair over lunch at Keens Steakhouse last month in between tour dates.

Since he began performing as Hardy in 2018, country audiences have fallen hard for his live performances, and songs like “One Beer” and “Wait in the Truck” eventually became era-defining hits. The positive response to his turn as an artist came as a surprise. “When I started my career journey, I was so blind. I never thought to myself, Don’t have a plan B, I just didn’t have a plan B,” he said. “You just have to be so dumb that you’re going to believe that you’re going to make it, that eventually you will manifest it.”

Last year, he took a risk with a half-country half-rock concept album The Mockingbird & The Crow, adding in a few songs with power chords and metalhead-worthy screams. He got a welcoming response from hard rock radio, which sent a few of his songs to number one, and on Quit!!, Hardy is committing fully to the genre. His success as an arena rocker led a few of his heroes, like Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit to get in contact, and both wound up contributing to songs on Quit!!.

Getting a call from Durst was especially emotional for Hardy, who was a superfan during his childhood in small-town Philadelphia, Mississippi. “I was wearing a Limp Bizkit hat when he called me for the first time! It said ‘Live Laugh Limp Bizkit,’” Hardy said. Later, he asked Durst to write a verse on a new song pondering the nature of selling out artistically called “Soul4Sale,” and Durst obliged, quickly sending a finished product after hearing the track. “It was just so raw, and I don’t know—I giggled like a middle school kid when I heard it. I was just like, Holy shit.”

For the sake of his audience and his “very, very Christian” mother, Hardy was quick to caution that he isn’t really considering selling his soul to the devil for a 13-car garage. “Of course, I use this example all the time, but Johnny Cash didn’t really shoot a man in Reno. This is all just my art, first and foremost,” he said. “But when Fred committed, when he was like, Yeah, I’m in, I talked to him on the phone. The first thing I said was, I want [your verse] to be an angel on my shoulder. Let me be the one on the hook arguing with you, with you being a voice of reason.”

The decision to cast Durst as his moral conscience helps explain why Hardy wanted to make an album so indebted to Limp Bizkit’s brand of nu metal and rap rock in the first place. In his previous songwriting, Hardy has displayed a skill for sublimating those genres’ expressions of frustration and pain into lyrics that might initially come across as light-hearted country odes to women or to partying. On the new record, he consistently packs hard rock’s long-standing mix of masculine bravado, deep vulnerability, and committed derangement into a scant few lines—and it’s a romp. This might be most obvious in the chorus to album standout “Psycho”: “If you ever leave, girl, I’m gonna get a face tattoo / crash my truck, end up on the six o’clock news.”

As with Johnny Cash in Reno, Hardy isn’t actually the type to be a terrible ex. Still, there is a germ of truth in the song. In the stories behind Hardy’s lyrics, his wife, Caleigh Hardy, often acts as both muse and comedic straight woman, and the main line in “Psycho” came from a real difference of opinions. “Dude, it’s halfway a joke, but it’s really not,” Hardy said of the face tattoo line. “The only reason I’m not covered in tattoos is because, respectfully, Caleigh’s like, ‘Please don’t,’ and I’m, like, ‘Fair.’”

The couple, who married in 2022 about five years after Hardy first slid into her DMs, have a humorous rapport that plays out on their Instagram accounts, like a May video of Caleigh’s playfully stoic response to a “lullaby” Hardy sang in a guttural deathcore growl. She accompanied him on the tour bus for a chunk of this summer’s Quit!! tour, documenting his onstage fits—lots and lots of jerseys—and early moments with the couple’s new cat, which they named Dude.

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Though the album takes on a huge variety of topics, there are a few songs that function as earnest love letters to Caleigh. On the song “WHYBMWL” (an acronym for “where have you been my whole life”), he talks about their first in-person meeting when he ordered a few shots of Sazerac Rye before getting up the confidence to talk to her, and an early moment in their relationship where they road-tripped from Mississippi, where she was attending the U of M, to her hometown in southern California. In 2022, Hardy was in a traumatic bus accident just a few weeks before their wedding, and in “Six Feet Under (Caleigh’s Song)” he mentions that the initial moments after his brush with death were consumed by thoughts of her.

Over lunch, Hardy explained that becoming a touring musician wasn’t originally in his plans, and when he started dating Caleigh in 2018, he was purely a songwriter. “I feel like we started dating and then my shit popped off. She got thrown into this celebrity wife situation, or whatever, and didn’t really have a choice. I sympathize with her.” Hardy’s success has brought changes both huge, like an onslaught of social media scrutiny, and small. “Caleigh is a country music fan, and it’s like, Oh, we can never go to a country music concert together and stand out in the crowd again.”

But Caleigh, who has a background in marketing, has adapted by growing her own enthusiastic social media following. She was also unflaggingly supportive when Hardy was diagnosed with anxiety last year and started going to therapy. “In October of last year, I guess you would say, I had a mental breakdown,” Hardy said. “I canceled half of my shows this year. So I was supposed to play 60-something shows and cut it to 30. I have not regretted it for one minute.”

The experience changed the way Hardy and Caleigh thought about their roles in the spotlight, and he said that they’ve figured out “balancing our relationship with this lifestyle” over the last six months. When Hardy returned to his alma mater, Middle Tennessee State University, to give a commencement speech in May, his experience with anxiety was central to the advice he gave the graduates.

“It’s really nice to just be open about that, because, dude, I’m not embarrassed about it at all. It’s wild that there was ever a time where you should be,” he said. “I truly feel like it is a chemical thing, something that doesn’t have anything to do with who you are as a person. It literally is an uncontrollable thing. I’m happy to be a voice for that because I’m not ashamed of it at all.”

Canceling the shows and dealing with his mental health allowed him to readjust after his rapid rise in the industry. “All of this just caught me by surprise. And then I look up a year later and it’s working, and I was just like, All right, well it’s working, let’s keep going,” he said, explaining that he felt trepidation about becoming a performer when he first signed a record deal but eventually decided it was okay to take the risk. “I had just read [ Paulo Coelho ’s] The Alchemist, a book about opportunities and openings. [I thought] Okay, I’m going to do this.”

Hardy is measured when he answers questions, especially when talking about the country’s recent return to the forefront of mainstream pop. An analytical and ruminant thinker, he’s starting to get comfortable making adjustments on the fly. Case in point: that face tattoo he so desperately wanted. As befits a burgeoning rock star, he has his share of tattoos, including a feather, flowers, and a snake on his right arm. But in that regard, he was a late bloomer. “I didn’t get any of these until I was like, 30,” he said. “I just kind of got the bug later in life.”

Hardy added that Caleigh’s main concern was how the tattoos might look when they have kids—but the ones he has now will be okay in “beach photos or whatever,” he said. Still, it’s a testament to the strength of their relationship that Caleigh and Hardy were able to come to some compromise—a more subtle inner-lip tattoo—during their trip to New York City. Soon after leaving Keens, Hardy met up with Caleigh at a shop in the East Village and had “JIM BOB” inked on his inner lip, a reference to his new song about a washed-up Southern dirtbag. He shared a photo of the new tattoo on Instagram , and of course, Caleigh responded in the comments: “So technically I’ll be kissing Jim Bob?”

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    GENERAL ONSALE BEGINS FRIDAY, MARCH 10 AT 10 A.M. LOCAL AT HARDYOFFICIAL.COM. Announcing the next leg of his sold-out the mockingbird & THE CROW Tour today, Big Loud Records rule breaker HARDY is headed back out on the road this fall, bringing reigning CMA New Artist and Female Vocalist of the Year Lainey Wilson and buzzy Sony Music Nashville ...

  3. HARDY EXTENDS HEADLINE RUN WITH the mockingbird & THE CROW FALL TOUR

    the mockingbird & THE CROW FALL TOUR DATES. 8/31/2023 Knoxville, Tenn. Knoxville Civic Coliseum. 9/14/2023 Pikeville, Ky. Appalachian Wireless Arena. 9/15/2023 Toledo, Ohio Huntington Center. 9/16/2023 Youngstown, Ohio Covelli Centre. 10/5/2023 Simpsonville, S.C. CCNB Amphitheatre.

  4. HARDY IS the mockingbird & THE CROW

    Now, just over two years later, HARDY is introducing the next chapter of his critically acclaimed catalog. On his second full-length LP, the mockingbird & THE CROW out January 20 via Big Loud Records, he soars into uncharted territory, marrying country and rock in a two-part, 17-track duality showcase.

  5. Hardy Extends 'The Mockingbird & The Crow' Tour Into Fall 2023

    Hardy is heading back out on the road for more headlining dates this fall. On Monday (March 6), the singer announced an extension of his The Mockingbird & the Crow Tour, set to kick off in late ...

  6. Hardy Announces Mockingbird & The Crow Album and Tour Dates

    On the heels of announcing his new album The Mockingbird & The Crow, Hardy revealed the schedule of his 2023 tour bearing the same title with the sophomore record. The 16-date headline tour will launch on February 16, just a few weeks after The Mockingbird & The Crow's release on January 20.. He will be accompanied by the country chart-topper Jameson Rodgers and rock newcomers Blame My Youth ...

  7. HARDY Announces 16-Date Headlining the mockingbird & THE CROW Tour

    HARDY recently revealed that his upcoming sophomore album will be split into two parts, encompassing both his hard-hitting rock stylings and contemporary country roots. On Tuesday (Oct. 11), he announced his spring headlining the mockingbird & THE CROW tour, which will continue the theme with support from country chart-topper Jameson Rodgers ...

  8. Hardy Extends 'The Mockingbird & The Crow Tour' Through The Fall

    "The Mockingbird & The Crow Tour" launched in February, and this new leg marks Hardy's first run headlining arenas with stops in Nashville, Baton Rouge, and Savannah before the end of the year. Tickets and VIP Packages for the new "The Mockingbird & The Crow Tour" dates will be available on Friday (March 10). Fan pre-sales start ...

  9. Hardy Plans Headlining 'The Mockingbird & the Crow' Tour

    Hardy's The Mockingbird & the Crow Headlining Tour Dates: Feb. 16 -- Indianapolis, Ind. @ Old National Centre Feb. 17 -- Grand Rapids, Mich. @ GLC Live at 20 Monroe

  10. Hardy Announces 2023 'the mockingbird & THE CROW' Tour

    HARDY's hitting the road.. On the heels of announcing his second studio album the mockingbird & THE CROW, he announced that he'll be touring in support of the new half country, half rock record in 2023.. The tracklist for this album will literally be split in half, with all the country songs written in lowercase letters, the title track is also split, and all following rock songs are in ...

  11. HARDY

    Pre-save/pre-add the new album here: https://HARDY.lnk.to/themockingbirdandTHECROWIDTo see all upcoming tour dates, visit: http://hardyofficial.com/Instagram...

  12. HARDY Announces Headline the mockingbird & THE CROW Tour

    Big Loud noisemaker HARDY is on the verge of his biggest year yet, unveiling today the mockingbird & THE CROW Tour, a 16-date headline run presented by Live Nation launching February 16, 2023, in Indianapolis, Ind. Joined by country chart-topper Jameson Rodgers and rock newcomers Blame My Youth for the trek, the thoughtfully curated lineup is ...

  13. HARDY

    A Lee Hardcastle Claymation (@death) Feat. David DanielsListen to the new album here: https://HARDY.lnk.to/themockingbirdandTHECROWTo see all upcoming tour d...

  14. The Mockingbird & the Crow

    The Mockingbird & the Crow (styled as the mockingbird & THE CROW) is the second studio album by American singer-songwriter Hardy.It was released on January 20, 2023, through Big Loud Records.The album features a mix of country music and hard rock music.Hardy co-wrote all seventeen songs on the project and co-produced with Joey Moi and Derek Wells. "Wait in the Truck", a duet with Lainey Wilson ...

  15. HARDY Average Setlists of tour: the mockingbird & THE CROW Tour

    This feature is not that experimental anymore. Nevertheless, please give feedback if the results don't make any sense to you. View average setlists, openers, closers and encores of HARDY for the tour the mockingbird & THE CROW Tour!

  16. HARDY PREPARES the mockingbird & THE CROW FOR FLIGHT

    For one night only, HARDY will play the two halves of the album at two iconic Los Angeles venues, performing country at the Troubadour, rock at The Roxy. Gearing up for his biggest year yet, HARDY will embark on his sold-out headline the mockingbird & THE CROW Tour on February 16 at Old National Centre in Indianapolis, Ind. Reflecting the ...

  17. HARDY: the mockingbird & THE CROW Fall Tour

    Announcing the next leg of his sold-out the mockingbird & THE CROW Tour today, Big Loud Records rule breaker HARDY is headed back out on the road this fall including a stop at Peoria Civic Center Arena on Friday, December 1st, bringing reigning CMA New Artist and Female Vocalist of the Year Lainey Wilson and buzzy Sony Music Nashville signing Dylan Marlowe along for an unforgettable ride.

  18. HARDY Concert Setlists

    Tour HARDY. Avg start time. 4h 20m. after doors. Avg show length. 1h 35m. Upcoming Shows. Date and Venue Doors Scheduled. Jul 21 2024. Faster Horses Festival 2024 Brooklyn, MI, USA Add time - Scheduled: 9:45 PM. Add time Add times. 9:45 PM. Jul 25 2024. Riverbend Music Center Cincinnati, OH, USA Add time.

  19. HARDY

    Listen to the mockingbird & THE CROW by HARDY. Listen to the mockingbird & THE CROW by HARDY. 0:00. HARDY beer. HARDY the mockingbird & THE CROW. Choose music service. Track. Artist. Time. beer. HARDY. 0.30. red (feat. Morgan Wallen) HARDY, Morgan Wallen. 0.30. wait in the truck (feat. Lainey Wilson) HARDY, Lainey Wilson. 0.30. drink one for me ...

  20. HARDY

    Hardy is a Big Loud singer-songwriter who blends country, rock, and hip-hop influences. Visit his official website to find out his latest news, tour dates, and music. You can also shop for his exclusive merchandise, such as apparel, accessories, and albums, in his online store.

  21. HARDY Official Store

    Quit!! Tour T-Shirt . $40.00. Previous. Next. the mockingbird & THE CROW Vinyl . $32.98. Sold out. Sea Foam Sold Out Pocket T-Shirt . $35.00 $26.25. Tattoo Shop T-Shirt . $35.00 $26.25. Hardy Sucks T-Shirt . ... Shop exclusive merch from the official HARDY store. Tees, hoodies, music and more.

  22. HARDY

    Pre-save/pre-add the new album here: https://HARDY.lnk.to/themockingbirdandTHECROWIDTo see all upcoming tour dates, visit: http://hardyofficial.com/Instagram...

  23. Hardy Reflects on Southern Dirtbags, Love Letters to His Wife, and That

    In June, Michael Hardy, the 33-year-old musician who has already penned 15 country radio number ones, launched a highly anticipated 15-date arena tour focusing on his solo work. As a writer for ...

  24. HARDY

    See all HARDY tour dates! tour dates. Jul 13, 2024 Country Concert. Fort Loramie, OH. Tickets Jul 18, 2024 - Jul 20, 2024 Rock The South. Cullman, AL. Tickets ... Quit!! tour Tickets Get notified when new events are announced in your area Follow HARDY ...