Posted on: November 11, 2022

Ben Rector Announces Spring 2023 “The Old Friends Acoustic Tour”

The Old Friends Acoustic Tour Starring Ben Rector

Ben Rector Announces Spring 2023 “The Old Friends Acoustic Tour”

Tickets on Sale November 18, 2022

NASHVILLE, Ten. (November 11, 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 Theatre // 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

About Ben Rector

Rector’s career has taken him from the challenging beginnings of every up-and-comer to one of the most successful independent artists to-date with over a billion streams. He’s never signed to a major label or publisher, yet has played live on a number of national television shows, including Jimmy Kimmel, Conan, The Today Show, Good Morning America and more; had his music featured in over 100 TV shows, ads, and films including Pretty Little Liars and Castle; hit the number one spot on Billboard’s US Folk chart and the number nine spot on their top 200. Rector’s newest album, The Joy of Music, features several notable collaborations, including award-winning rapper Snoop Dogg, GRAMMY® Award-winner and legendary musician Dave Koz. Alongside the album release, Rector premiered a breathtaking short film — inviting listeners and viewers to visit a dream world that communicates Rector’s creative process and his reckoning with his job as an artist. 

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