Two years after the passing of his wife and musical partner, Rory Feek has announced he will be returning to the stage later this year. He will have a series of concerts that will mark his first full schedule of shows. Last year, Rory held a press meeting saying he would perform in his barn concert hall to raise money for the non-profit Music Health Alliance that helped with Joey’s insurance and medical bills.
What to Expect on Rory’s Return
In late 2017, Feek played his first concerts since his wife died, and his upcoming shows will follow a similar format. Feek has declared a string of concert dates beginning in April. He will not hit the road for a tour. Instead, he will perform a series of intimate shows at the barn concert hall he and Joey built on their family farm an hour outside of Nashville. He calls these shows “Extraordinary, Ordinary Evenings with Rory Feek”. Rory will be sharing not only songs but also stories from before he and Joey met, as well as previews into their life together that commended the couple to fans all over the world. The upcoming shows are defined as “intimate and inspirational evenings”. Joey will tell stories and perform songs from his life before meeting Joey, plus “heartwarming moments” with his family and the experiences he endured since his wife’s passing.
Feek’s manager, Aaron Carnahan, says in a press release.
“What Rory does on stage is more like a TED Talk with music, than it is a concert. Rory’s an unusually gifted storyteller who is able to weave songs, stories and video components seamlessly together in a way that not only entertains an audience but also profoundly impacts their character and marriages and the way they look at life.”
These shows will start from April until December Joey + Rory’s Hardison Mill Farm Concert Hall, Columbia, Tennessee. Show dates will be – April 13-14, May 11-12, June 15-16, July 6-7, Aug. 10-11, Nov. 23-24, 30, and Dec. 1 & 7.
Since Joey’s death in March of 2016, he has produced a biopic about their life titled To Joey, With Love. Also, he wrote a New York Times bestselling autobiography, This Life I Live: One Man’s Extraordinary, Ordinary Life and the Woman Who Changed It Forever. In June, Feek will release his second book, Once Upon A Farm: Lessons on Growing Love, Life, and Hope on a New Frontier.
I took a long gasp of relief and said, “Finally!” We will surely have heartening moments with Rory Feek again, with, of course, Joey still in our memories.
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