Average Joes Entertainment’s Colt Ford will kick off the first leg of his 2012 “Declaration of Independence” Tour beginning, April 6 in Albany, GA. Label mates The Lacs, JB and the Moonshine Band, Rehab and Lenny Cooper will open for Ford on the 20-city tour wrapping in Belvin, AR on June 9. 

General admission tickets will go on sale February 15 and can be purchased through etix.com, as well as www.coltford.com. Additional tour dates will be announced at a later time. 

To insure all ages can enjoy the show, family friendly zones have been created at the venues. “I have the most die-hard, rockin’ country music fans and they come in ALL ages,” explains Ford.  “When I look out in the crowds I see people anywhere from six to sixty years old. I really wanted to set up an all ages tour and create ‘family friendly’ zones to play for everyone that enjoys my music. This ‘Declaration of Independence’ tour will offer just that… fun for the whole family and then some!” 

Ford is currently in the studio preparing his fourth studio album, Declaration of Independence, to be released from Average Joes Entertainment, May 2011. This highly-anticipated release is part of the Average Joes “Ultimate Trilogy” package and will be the last piece of the puzzle to conclude the collective story threading throughout the releases of JB and the Moonshine Band’s sophomore album, Beer For Breakfast, and The Lacs 190 Proof album. 

General admission ticket packages start at $25. Fans who purchase pre-sale tickets will be sent an exclusive 4-song EP with never-before-released cuts from Colt Ford, The Lacs, JB and the Moonshine Band and Lenny Cooper. For more ticket information and tour packages, visit www.coltford.com 

2012 “Declaration of Independence” Tour Dates: 
4/6/2012     Albany, GA             Sasser Flea Market*
4/7/2012     Florence, AL           Alabama Music Hall of Fame*
4/13/2012    Forest, MS             Scott County Coliseum
4/14/2012    Monroe, LA             Ike Hamilton Expo Center
4/15/2012    New Braunfels, TX   Whitewater Amphitheare
4/20/2012    Hiawassee, GA       Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds
4/21/2012    Florence, SC           Eastern Carolina Agricultural Fairground*
4/27/2012    Danville, VA           Carrington Pavilion
4/28/2012    Beckley, WV           Beckley Raleigh County Convention Center
5/4/2012     Fort Smith, AR         Phoenix Expo Center
5/5/2012     Shelbina, MO           Shelby County Fairgrounds
5/11/2012    TBA                    TBA
5/12/2012    Blytheville, AR        Arkansas Aeroplex*
5/18/2012    Pinnacle, NC           Jomeokee Campground
5/19/2012    Cookeville, TN         Scooter’s Biker Bar
5/25/2012    Brunswick, GA         TBA
5/26/2012    Lake Wales, FL         Triple Canopy Ranch
5/27/2012    Perry, FL              Iron Horse Mud Ranch
6/1/2012     Lake Charles, LA      Lake Charles Civic Center
6/2/2012     Pensacola, FL          Pensacola Interstate Fair Grounds
6/8/2012     Wichita, KS            The Cotillion
6/9/2012     Blevins, AR            The Hilarosa ATV Park
*Rehab Opens 

Visit www.coltford.com for on-sale and up-to-date tour information.