Thursday, September 9, 2021
DRAKE WHITE TAKES HIS SOUL ON THE ROAD WITH THE LAUNCH OF HIS HEADLINING "THE OPTIMYSTIC" TOUR
Drake White’s headline THE OPTIMYSTIC TOUR kicked off in full-throttle fashion over the weekend, beginning on Friday, Sept. 3 with an opening show in Billings, Montana followed by dates in Whitefish, Montana (9/4), Colville, Washington (9/5) and Seattle, Washington (9/6).
White’s live shows are a cornerstone of his freewheeling brand of inspiration, and the connection he shares with his fans in a live setting is unparalleled. Rocking alongside his band, The Big Fire, the Alabama native delivered rousing sets full of inspiration and spirit, putting an exclamation point on the tour’s name. The 36-date trek continues through November 2021 with special guests Kasey Tyndall, Josh Kiser and Ben Chapman and SOLD-OUT VIP tickets for its entire run.
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THE OPTIMYSTIC TOUR is White’s first major trek since collapsing on stage in August 2019 due to a hemorrhagic stroke, which was the result of Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM), a brain condition White had been diagnosed with early that year. He underwent multiple procedures and months of intensive physiotherapy and was able to regain the use of his left side.
The gratitude he feels to be able to return to the stage after doctors told him he might never perform again was evident during THE OPTIMYSTIC TOUR’s opening run, which marked the first time White has played four shows in a row since his stroke. “My fans are my army, and I’m built to serve them,” he said. “That’s what I am: I’m a servant to the people and I want to present a show that provides hope for the future, faith in the world and passion for life.”
Over the course of his career, White has earned four Top 40 hits and a dedicated and passionate fanbase that he’s ready to expand with his latest tour and new releases. Pulling back the curtain on new music for fans, White’s latest songs “Hurts the Healing” and “Angel Side of You” are the first taste of the musical journey the singer has been on over the past year, and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house when fans were able to hear the new music live.
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