The Man In Black: A Tribute To Johnny Cash Announces New Tour Dates for 2023

The Man In Black
A Tribute To Johnny Cash
Announces New Tour Dates for 2023
Tickets On Sale Friday, September 30
Fall 2022 Tour Kicks Off October 6th
Photo credit: Ed Gregory
Los Angeles, CA – September 27, 2022 – The Man In Black, the highly regarded Johnny Cash tribute show brought to life by Shawn Barker, has announced a new run of U.S. tour dates for early 2023 following an upcoming fall tour. The Man In Black will perform nearly 20 shows throughout January, February, and March, stopping everywhere from Myrtle Beach, Long Island and Fort Lauderdale to Clearwater, Anaheim, and Thousand Oaks as well as a five-night residency in Laughlin, NV. Tickets for the newly announced shows go on sale to the public this Friday, September 30 at 10am local time.
Ahead of next year’s shows, The Man In Black: A Tribute To Johnny Cash has a 14-date fall tour launching October 6 in Chester, NY. Other stops include Albany, Annapolis, Alexandria, Red Bank, Glenside, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee and Minneapolis before wrapping with a two-night stand in Quebec City on November 10 and 11. See below for full list of upcoming tour dates and visit for more information and to purchase tickets.
With his strikingly similar looks, baritone voice, and spot-on mannerisms, Barker’s uncanny resemblance to the original “Man In Black” revitalizes the true character and spirit of Mr. Cash himself, one of America’s greatest musical icons, for a truly one-of-a-kind show. The energetic show features Barker in character throughout the entire evening, walking the audience through each era of Cash’s life and music, including hits like “Folsom Prison Blues,” “I Walk The Line,” “A Boy Named Sue,” “Hurt” and “Ring of Fire,” complete with a full backing band.
Shawn Barker’s first Man In Black show was held in 2004 at a casino in Niagara Falls and has since performed over 1,000 shows in 12 countries, selling more than half a million tickets over the course of his career. Born and raised in a working-class suburb of St. Louis, Barker took a schoolboy love for singing in church with his family and turned it into a career. The path to his current success wasn’t a straight line from gospel choir to Johnny Cash tribute act. After serving his country in the Army, Barker returned home to Missouri, took a job as a carpenter, and spent all of his free time learning how to play the guitar. He developed strength and versatility in his voice by modeling his crooning on a cast of legends – Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly and Gene Vincent. His performances quickly turned from hobby to profession, but oddly enough, Barker’s first touring gigs were portraying Elvis, not Johnny Cash. Everything changed, however, when Barker was asked to audition for the part of Cash in a Hollywood production, as it became evident to the director and Barker himself that Johnny Cash was his true calling. From that point there was no turning back.
2022 Dates – On Sale Now
Thursday, October 6 – Chester, NY @ Sugarloaf PAC
Friday, October 7 – Albany, NY @ Swyer Theatre
Saturday, October 8 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun
Sunday, October 9 – Hopewell, VA @ Beacon Theatre
Wednesday, October 12 – Annapolis, MD @ Rams Head On Stage
Thursday, October 13 – Alexandria, VA @ The Birchmere
Friday, October 14 – Red Bank, NJ @ Count Basie Theatre
Saturday, October 15 – Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre
Sunday, October 16 – Lancaster, PA @ American Music Theatre
Wednesday, October 19 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
Friday, October 21 – Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater
Saturday, October 22 – Minneapolis, MN @ Mystic Lake Casino
Thursday, November 10 – Quebec City, QC @ Theatre Capitole
Friday, November 11 – Quebec City, QC @ Theatre Capitole
2023 Dates – On Sale September 30
Friday, January 20 – Cornelius, NC @ BoatYard Lake Norman
Sunday, January 22 – Myrtle Beach, SC @ The Carolina Opry
Thursday, February 9 – Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
Friday, February 10 – Newton, NJ @ Newton Theatre
Friday, February 17 – Marion, IL @ Marion Cultural and Civic Center
Saturday, February 18 – Benton, KY @ Kentucky Opry Theatre
Thursday, February 23 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Amaturo Theater
Friday, February 24 – Clearwater, FL @ Capitol Theatre
Saturday, February 25 – The Villages, FL @ Savannah Center (2 shows)
Sunday, February 26 – Ponte Vedra, FL @ Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Friday, March 3 – Elizabeth, IN @ Caesars Event Center
Wednesday, March 8 – Laughlin, NV @ Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort & Casino
Thursday, March 9 – Laughlin, NV @ Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort & Casino
Friday, March 10 – Laughlin, NV @ Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort & Casino
Saturday, March 11 – Laughlin, NV @ Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort & Casino
Sunday, March 12 – Laughlin, NV @ Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort & Casino
Saturday, March 18 – Anaheim, CA @ City National Grove of Anaheim
Sunday, March 19 – Thousand Oaks, CA @ Bank of America Performing Arts Center – Scherr Forum
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