Cassadee Pope Hints She'll Bring Hey Monday Tunes to 2019 Headlining Tour: Watch
Cassadee Pope already has big plans for 2019; the country star announced Tuesday (Nov. 13) that she'll be headlining the CMT Next Women of Country Tour next year. As her first headlining trek in three years, the tour will be a special one for Pope, and especially exciting for those who have been with her since her days in pop-punk group Hey Monday.
Pope returned to Warped Tour over the summer, playing Hey Monday hits among some of her newer country material. Chatting with Billboard on the red carpet at the 2018 CMA Awards Wednesday night (Nov. 14), Pope hints that her Warped experience may have an impact on how her headlining tour set list comes together.
"I did have a lot of fun playing some old Hey Monday songs, so I think I'm gonna whip out some for the CMT Tour," Pope says. "That was such a huge part of my life, and that's a huge part of why I'm here."
The singer also declares that she'll have a new album out by the time the tour kicks off next year, teasing that her pop-rock beginnings will continue to influence this next chapter. But while her first two releases from the album, "One More Red Light" and "Take Me Home," have a more upbeat feel, Pope details that there's heartbreak on the LP too.
"There's gonna be sadder songs for sure," she says. "It's been a crazy like year and a half, and life has been up and down. So I wanted to give fans the hopeful, up version of the album first, get them kind of eased in to it, and then I'm gonna probably hit 'em where it hurts next with a pretty gut-wrenching, heart-wrenching song...it's going to be a roller coaster ride of an album."
Hannah Ellis and Clare Dunn will be joining Pope on the CMT Next Women of Country Tour. Dates have not yet been announced, but you can hear what Cassadee Pope had to say about the tour above.