Sully Erna Announces ‘Hometown Tour’

With Godsmack taking a break from touring this year, it gives vocalist/guitarist Sully Erna the chance to do his own thing. He’s unveiled the routing for an acoustic U.S. outing to go along with the release of his new solo album.

Described as “a personal, confessional, raw work,” Hometown Life is the follow-up to Erna’s 2010 debut solo LP, Avalon. 

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The Fillmore, Detroit, Mich.

In contrast to the heavy metal you’d expect from a new Godsmack album, Hometown Life offers a “mix of blues country and adult contemporary, all layered with orchestral overtones.” The album is due out Sept. 30 via BMG.

Check out the track “Different Kind Of Tears,” which was written with songwriter/producer Zac Maloy, who has worked with Tim McGraw and Carrie Underwood.

Erna will be accompanied on the acoustic tour by guitarist Tim Theriault. Here’s the plan:  

Oct. 26 – Atlanta, Ga., Center Stage Theater
Oct. 27 – Clearwater, Fla., Capitol Theatre   
Oct. 28 – Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Parker Playhouse    
Oct. 29 – Orlando, Fla., Plaza Live Orlando 
Nov. 1 – Westbury, N.Y., The Space At Westbury  
Nov. 2 – New York, N.Y., The Gramercy Theatre   
Nov. 4 – Stroudsburg, Pa., Sherman Theater
Nov. 6 – Ridgefield, Conn., Ridgefield Playhouse   
Nov. 10 – Bangor, Maine, Gracie Theatre     
Nov. 12 – Hampton Beach, N.H., Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom          
Nov. 13 – Verona, N.Y., Turning Stone Resort Casino        
Nov. 15 – Harrisburg, Pa., Whitaker Center  
Nov. 16 – North Tonawanda, N.Y., Riviera Theatre and Performing Arts Center   
Nov. 18 – Chicago, Ill., Park West    
Nov. 19 – Detroit, Mich., The Majestic Theatre
Nov. 20 – Warrendale, Pa., Jergels Rhythm Grille    
Nov. 22 – Albany, N.Y., Hart Theatre
Nov. 23 – Boston, Mass., The Wilbur

Tickets and VIP experiences go on sale Sept. 9. Visit for more information.