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Platinum county artist Chris Janson goes Halfway to Crazy at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 17

Platinum county artist Chris Janson goes Halfway to Crazy at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 17
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From a press release:

It was announced today that multi-platinum country music star Chris Janson, known for hits like “Buy Me a Boat,” “Good Vibes,” and “Done,” will bring his Halfway to Crazy Tour to the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, Feb. 17.

Doors open at 6 p.m., and the music starts at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets, which are $33, $42, $50, and $60, plus applicable fees, go on sale this Friday, Nov. 19 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at the Sundance Vacations Box Office at the F.M. Kirby Center (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre), online at and, and by phone at 570-826-1100. A Kirby Member pre-sale begins Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 10 a.m.

Who is Chris Janson? He’s a “live legacy in the making” (Rolling Stone). The breakout country star is a multi-platinum-selling recording artist, high-octane entertainer, multi-instrumentalist, and award-winning singer/songwriter who Bobby Bones has named among the greatest six live performers in country music. The Academy of Country Music Awards winner has collected prestigious accolades that place him among country music greats and earned his membership into the esteemed Grand Ole Opry.

Both his inspiring hit “Drunk Girl” and his chart-topping, triple platinum smash “Buy Me a Boat” were named among the Nashville Songwriters Association International’s “10 Songs I Wish I’d Written” lists, making Janson one in a handful of the industry’s most elite artists to earn the title multiple times.

“Good Vibes,” the flagship single from his 2019 album “Real Friends,” and follow-up “Done” each topped the country charts, bringing his total of No. 1 songs to four – and now the hit-maker is entering a new chapter with “Bye Mom.” The single, derived from the real-life story of co-writer Brandon Kinney, is a triumphant ode to unconditional love. It was most-added upon impact at country radio and earned the highest first-week streaming total of Janson’s career.

In addition to his own successes, the talented songwriter has lent his pen to industry peers, including Tim McGraw (“Truck Yeah,” “How I’ll Always Be”), Locash (“I Love This Life”), and the legendary Hank Williams Jr. (“God Fearin’ Man,” “Those Days Are Gone”).

Janson’s “crazy harmonica skills” and “riveting stage style” (People) will be on display this winter on his headlining Halfway to Crazy Tour, where country fans can see for themselves what makes him an “undeniable star” (The Tennessean).