Kevin Costner and Modern West Prepare to Hit the Road for 2012 Spring Concert Tour
Award-winning actor Kevin Costner is switching hats this spring as he launches his latest concert tour with his band, Modern West. The tour is set to hit over a dozen cities, including New York City, Nashville and Charleston.
Costner co-founded Modern West (comprised of drummer Larry Cobb, vocalist/guitarist Park Chisolm, lead guitarist/producer Teddy Morgan, and Bobby Yang, Roddy Chong and Luke Bulla who rotate on fiddle), which is a mixture of rock and country, after being encouraged by his wife to reconnect with his love for music back in 2005. The excitement and satisfaction Costner gets from music is something he says is fulfilling in ways he has not encountered before in his life.
"I always thought that music could build a stronger, more personal moment with people," says Costner. "It could create an opportunity for genuine exchange much greater than a movie, TV interview or magazine. It would be real, full of mistakes and without apology, but most of all, there would be a chance to have some fun."
Kevin Costner & Modern West released their first album, 'Untold Truths,' on Universal Records in 2008. The album sparked the idea for taking their music on the road, touring all over the globe and many prestigious stages including USO tours, Country Thunder festival, Stagecoach and the Grand Ole Opry, among others. The band has since released two more albums, the latest being 'From Where I Stand' on Edel Records.
Costner's tour is set to kick off March 28 in Lakeland, Fla. See a complete list of dates confirmed below.
Kevin Costner & Modern West Concert Tour Schedule
3/28 - Lakeland, Fla. | Lakeland Center
3/31 - Fort Pierce, Fla. | Sunrise Theatre
4/1 - Charleston, S.C. | Music Farm
4/3 - Annapolis, Md. | Rams Head On Stage
4/4 - Annapolis, Md. | Rams Head On Stage
4/5 - North Bethesda, Md. | Strathmore
4/6 - Clifton Park, N.Y. | Northern Lights
4/7 - Cranston, R.I. | Park Theatre
4/9 - New York, N.Y. | City Winery
4/10 - Ridgefield, Ct. | Ridgefield Playhouse
4/11 - Norfolk, Ct. | Infinity Music Hall & Bistro
4/13 - Windsor, Ontario, Canada | Caesars Windsor
4/14 - Nashville, Tenn. | Exit/In
6/30 - Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada | Casino Regina
7/1 - Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | Bud Country Fever