Lonestar Takes 'Front Porch' On The Road

Country quartet Lonestar will embark next month on the 22-city Acoustic on the Front Porch tour, set to kick off Oct. 23 in Columbus, Ohio. The group will be supporting its career-spanning disc "Great

Country quartet Lonestar will embark next month on the 22-city Acoustic on the Front Porch tour, set to kick off Oct. 23 in Columbus, Ohio. The group will be supporting its career-spanning disc "Greatest Hits -- From There to Here" (BNA/RLG), released earlier this year.

That album debuted in June at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart and No. 7 on The Billboard 200. It contains the single "My Front Porch Looking In," which in June grabbed the top spot on the Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.

The theater shows will be entirely acoustic, a move intended to foster an intimate feel. "We're excited to perform in a warm, personal environment so we can be as close to our fans as possible," lead singer Richie McDonald said in a statement. "So, we've created a setting that would feel like we were in the audience's living room."

DreamWorks Nashville artist Jimmy Wayne will open on all dates. His self-titled debut album bowed in July at No. 7 on the Top Country Albums tally and No. 64 on The Billboard 200.

Beforehand, Lonestar has a handful of U.S. dates on tap in the coming weeks, including an Oct. 11 appearance at KZLA-FM's Country Bash in Irvine, Calif. Other artists on the bill for the event include Kid Rock, LeAnn Rimes, Dierks Bentley, Joe Nichols and Rick Trevino.

Here are the cities for the first leg of Lonestar's tour:

Oct. 23: Columbus, Ohio
Oct. 24: Lacrosse, Wis.
Oct. 25: Normal, Ill.
Oct. 26: St. Louis
Oct. 29: Kalamazoo, Mich.
Oct. 30: Dayton, Ohio
Oct. 31: Warsaw, Ind.
Nov. 12: Glenside, Pa.
Nov. 13: Torrington, Conn.
Nov. 14: Burgettstown, Pa.
Dec. 7: Indianapolis