Maren Morris revealed plans for her 41-date six-month 2022 Humble Quest tour on Monday, and for many of the dates, she's surrounding herself with strong and diverse female voices.
Morris, who will release her new album "Humble Quest" on March 25, recently told The Kelleigh Bannen Show on Apple Music Country that she believes the best way to support other women is to pay them.
"Whether it's glam or styling or being on the road, openers that I choose to bring out with me, crew members," she said. "It's not a leg up to pay somebody who is good at their job and also makes a safer environment on the road, which is a very, in some camps, toxic environment. I've seen them firsthand. That's how I've decided that's my power, is to pay them."
Morris told Bannen she thought Mickey Guyton, Cam, Yola and Oladokun are among the women driving change in country music right now. She pointed to Guyton's Super Bowl performance and Cam's understanding of white privilege and fake conversation as evidence.
"Cam has really helped me understand what is going on," Morris said. "How hard it is to wake up and realize that you've been doing it wrong and you've been complicit, even if you weren't trying to be. It's not taking away from your talent or your hard work. It's just saying that you've benefited from a system that is supposed to be only for people that look like you. She has helped me kind of articulate that better with me. And she calls it Racism 101. We're all in that phase right now."
Morris said she wants Yola "around at all times just to talk to me and narrate my life," and she called tour mate Oladokun an "incredible artist" with "one of the most soothing, gorgeous, honey type voices."
Morris will spend the back half of the year introducing Oladokun, Hemby, Spencer, Brent Cobb, Ruston Kelly, and the Lone Bellow to venues of fans, including Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO, Radio City Music Hall in New York City, Bridgestone Arena in Nashville and Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre in Charlotte, NC.
"Oh, how I've missed you," Morris wrote on social media about her tour. "I can't wait to see you out under the stars... 💫🌙"
Maren Morris tour dates:
June 9 – Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater
June 10 – Asheville, NC @ Rabbit Rabbit
June 11 – Portsmouth, VA @ Atlantic Union Bank Pavilion
June 16 – Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
June 17 – Wilmington, NC @ Live Oak Bank Pavilion
June 18 – Atlanta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
June 23 – Canandaigua, NY @ CMAC
June 24 – Columbus, OH @ KEMBA Live! Outdoor
June 25 – Cincinnati, OH @ the ICON Festival Stage at Smale Park
July 7 – Bridgeport, CT @ Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater
July 8 – Boston, MA @ Leader Bank Pavilion
July 9 – Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
July 14 – Philadelphia, PA @ TD Pavilion at the Mann
July 15 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE Outdoors
July 16 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
July 21 – Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre
July 29 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
Aug. 4 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
Aug. 5 – Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
Aug. 6 – Detroit, MI @ Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre
Aug. 10 – Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
Aug. 11 – St. Louis, MO @ Saint Louis Music Park
Aug. 12 – Indianapolis, IN @ TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park
Aug. 13 – Milwaukee, WI @ BMO Harris Pavilion
Aug. 16 – Vail, CO @ Gerald R. Ford Pavilion
Aug. 18 – Salt Lake City, UT @ TBA
Aug. 19 – Boise, ID @ Outlaw Field at the Idaho Botanical Garden
Aug. 20 – Missoula, MT @ Big Sky Brewing Company Amphitheater
Aug. 23 – Walla Walla, WA @ Wine Country Amphitheater
Aug. 26 – Bend, OR @ Hayden Homes Amphitheater
Aug. 27 – Seattle, WA @ King County’s Marymoor Park
Aug. 28 – Portland, OR @ McMenamins Edgefield
Sept. 15 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
Sept. 16 – San Diego, CA @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
Sept. 17 – Berkeley, CA @ the Greek Theatre
Sept. 23 – Phoenix, AZ @ Arizona Federal Theater
Oct. 13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
Oct. 19 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Oct. 21 – Minneapolis, MN @ the Armory
Oct. 28 – Dallas, TX @ the Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Dec. 2 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena