The youthful country phenomenon isn’t going to spend his vacation lounging pool-side or joining the local Little League team; he’s trekking cross-country, hitting the fair circuit and outdoor venues, through September.
The possible highlight will come September 14-16 when he appears with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and the venerable venue.
An older woman, teen-ager Jessica Andrews, will co-headline on most dates. She comes on board June 17 and continues on the bill through September 1 (except for August 15).
Gilman will takes a turn as the opening act for Martina McBride May 5 in Dallas.
The extensive tour serves as backing for Gilman’s sophomore album, Dare To Dream, set for a May 8 release. But it should surprise no one that the 12-year-old homeschooler is piling up the road dates during the summer.
“What works best for him is tour in the summertime and try to avoid doing dates in the normal school season,” Gilman’s manager, Scott Simon, told Pollstar in December.
For those living under a rock during the last year, Gilman burst onto the scene with the May 2000 release of the anthemic smash single “One Voice” from his debut album of the same name.