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A U.S. Ally Is Turning to China to ‘Build, Build, Build’

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The Philippines is converting a historic American military base into a city. Its key funder? China.

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte checks the scope of a rifle at a ceremony marking the turnover of free Chinese military assistance to the Philippines at Clark Air Base in June 2017.Romeo Ranoco / Reuters

CLARK, Philippines—Vince Dizon makes sure his guests take in the view from his ninth-story office before they leave. A set of windows looks out over a hazy, expansive airfield that was the center of the United States’ largest overseas military base, until it was handed back to the Philippines in 1991.

The concrete skeleton of a new commercial-airline terminal can now be seen in the distance. Dizon, who leads the Philippine government agency charged with redeveloping old military sites, is fond of telling visitors that the Americans built a runway of such quality that the U.S. Space Shuttle could have landed on it.

Three decades on, the area is still dotted with vestiges of Clark Air Base, where Americans first established a presence during the Spanish American War while searching for grazing land for their horses. A manicured veterans cemetery is managed by the U.S. government; a building that was once a base hospital sits abandoned outside the gates of a new water park; an American Legion post is wedged between two “entertainment bars”—the infamous red-light district, which flourished thanks to demand from U.S. troops, didn’t leave when they did.

Now, though, the Chinese, not the Americans, are the ones fueling investments here. Officials from Dizon’s agency, the Bases Conversion and Development Authority, and China’s Gezhouba Group, an engineering and construction company that has moved aggressively into foreign markets in recent years, are finalizing the details of a $2 billion, 500-hectare industrial park, Dizon told me, while Chinese loans will fund a railway linking Clark to the coastal city of Subic, the site of a former U.S. naval base. Separately, Chinese firms are also angling to take over a failing shipyard in Subic.

The projects are part of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s aptly, if not creatively, named “Build Build Build” economic strategy, under which the government plans to transform the Clark base into a green, disaster-resilient, stand-alone city that developers hope will relieve pressure on Manila, the perpetually gridlocked capital some 60 miles south.

Chinese investment in what will be known as New Clark City “is critical,” Dizon said in an interview. “It is how it all started.” He sees the investments as symbols of a “newfound friendship and relationship” between Manila and Beijing. It is one of several similar projects launched across the Philippines, and across Southeast Asia, as China and Chinese companies plow money into projects, largely as part of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s much-touted Belt and Road Initiative. The globe-spanning infrastructure and investment program has been criticized by Washington, but has nevertheless won admirers: Last month, Italy became the first major European economy to join.

This redevelopment of a former symbol of American might here in Clark by a Chinese developer may be the best example of the shift under way in Southeast Asia, as a more assertive Beijing courts traditional American allies in a part of the world where Washington’s power long went unchallenged. “It is so important,” Dizon, who worked on Duterte’s presidential campaign in communications and was appointed to his current job by the president, said. “I think it will be one of the major legacies of this shift in foreign policy under President Duterte.”

Though Southeast Asian countries such as the Philippines say they still need an American military presence in their backyard and fear a rising China—Duterte himself has told Beijing to “lay off” an island claimed by the Philippines in the South China Sea—a debate is raging on what that relationship with Washington should now look like. Analysts that I spoke with noted worries in the region that President Donald Trump’s White House appeared uninterested in Southeast Asia compared with its predecessors. At the same time, staunch American allies, including Indonesia, the Philippines, and Thailand, have looked to China as the rare country that is hungry to sink billions into infrastructure projects and fund development.

To be sure, China’s efforts in Southeast Asia have not been without difficulties. Beijing has inserted itself as a power broker in Myanmar’s (also called Burma) long-running civil wars and Rohingya crisis, and has stirred public resentment as it pushes to restart a highly controversial, and currently suspended, hydropower dam project. Though Malaysia has recently revived two major Chinese-backed projects, it had initially turned away Belt and Road investments whose price tags became too high to bear. And even as the Philippines invites Chinese investment, it has almost no security relationship with Beijing. (By contrast, Manila maintains exceptionally close ties with Washington, its former colonizer, which is still widely trusted and respected here.)

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Yet the shift in ties between the Philippines, as well as much of the rest of Southeast Asia, and the U.S. is clear. Vacancies for ambassadorships in the region have piled up and include Singapore and Thailand. Trump in March nominated an ambassador to ASEAN, the regional bloc, after a more than two year vacancy, and Patrick Murphy, the nominee for ambassador to Cambodia, continues to face confirmation delays. David Stilwell, nominated last year to be assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, also has yet to be confirmed.

Barack Obama—who lived for part of his childhood in Indonesia—took a particular interest in Southeast Asia, and while his administration’s “pivot to Asia,” meant to be a centerpiece of his foreign-policy legacy, was never fully realized, even those limited efforts have not been replicated. A 2016 summit convened by Obama with Southeast Asian leaders, the first of its kind, has not been held again. After attending part of the 2017 ASEAN Summit, Trump skipped two Southeast Asia–focused meetings last year.

The Trump administration has defended its handling of Southeast Asia. In particular, the White House has sent a large number of officials to visit the region. Murphy, who currently serves as the principal deputy assistant secretary for East Asian and Pacific affairs, met with Southeast Asian officials in March to “reaffirm our embrace of ASEAN centrality.” An increased number of military operations in the South China Sea have also been a central, and highly visible, part of the administration’s efforts to push back on China’s combativeness in the contested waters. And Washington, which will publish an Indo-Pacific strategy report this year, has announced new funds for technological and infrastructure initiatives across Southeast Asia, though the amounts on offer are a fraction of what China is spending.

These moves are not gaining much traction. A February survey of 1,008 Southeast Asian experts, business leaders, and policy makers by the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, a think tank in Singapore, found that 68 percent believed that U.S. engagement with the region has either decreased or decreased substantially. A similar proportion were unsure of, or had little confidence in, Washington’s reliability as a strategic partner and provider of regional security. Separate surveys last year from the Pew Research Center and Gallup found Trump’s image remains poor internationally, while countries continue to recognize the rising power of China.

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“How can you reportedly be spending so much time in Asia and yet not [be] reassuring anybody by doing it?” Greg Poling, director of the Washington-based Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative, part of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, told me. “There is a sentiment in Southeast Asia that U.S. officials come in and want to lecture about the things that matter to us and don’t have nearly enough patience for the things that matter to Asian partners.”

Nina Hachigian, who served as the U.S. ambassador to ASEAN during the Obama administration, said she doesn’t see “the strategic vision for Asia as a whole and what the U.S. role and interests are.” Hachigian, who now works in the Los Angeles mayor’s office, added that China could exploit that to tell regional allies “that we can’t be trusted, that we are not really Asian anyway, that we are unreliable, that we will leave, that we are only in it for our own interests.”

China’s infrastructure-building is perhaps something that the U.S. does not want to, or cannot, compete with—Manila’s finance secretary, Carlos Dominguez III, for example, publicly lamented last year that American investors “have no interest” in the country’s redevelopment plans. But the U.S.’s once rock-solid defense ties may also be under pressure.

Recent focus in Manila has been on the Mutual Defense Treaty, which was signed in 1951, five years after the Philippines gained independence from Washington. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in March reassured the Philippines that the U.S. would come to the country’s defense if it were attacked in the South China Sea—a significant statement that aimed to address long-standing consternation here over the lack of a firm American position on the issue. But just a week later, Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said that it was not the lack of reassurances that worried him, but rather that the Philippines would be drawn into “a war that we do not seek and do not want,” noting that increased U.S. naval operations meant the Philippines “is more likely to be involved in a shooting war.”

While stressing that the two countries remain steadfast allies, Sung Kim, the U.S. ambassador to Manila, admitted to me in an interview that “it may not be the simplest time to be working on the U.S.-Philippines relationship for various reasons.” He pointed to “political rhetoric” from the infamously brash Duterte as one of the factors that complicated the relationship. The U.S., Kim said, was looking at whether “any adjustments could be made to update and improve” the 1951 treaty, issues that might be “identified together” with counterparts from the Philippines. (Changes to the text of the treaty, though, would require ratification from lawmakers in both countries.)

Dizon’s concerns are more immediate: He is hoping to drum up more Chinese support for New Clark City. Local media reported that two deals were signed between China and the Philippines at a Belt and Road event in Beijing in April. As I said goodbye to Dizon after our interview, a team from Chinese state television was waiting outside his office, getting ready to film a story on the enormous construction project. The Clark development would, he told me as he walked to join them, “spur the long-term relationship between China and the Philippines.”

Shea Nyquist’s Home-made Electric Land Speed Attempt

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Land speed racing is rarely a glamorous corporate affair. More often, it’s a lone innovator or small team sweating it out in a garage, striving toward a spot in the record books. And that’s very much the case with Shea Nyquist, who’s working with his fiancée and a couple of friends with a bunch of recycled parts to take his shot at the record books.

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AMD Affiliate Qualifier Bike Show 2019 at ROT RALLY

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FREE STYLE WINNER GOES TO GERMANY FOR THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

AMD Free Style Class

Anything goes, 2 or 3 wheel drivetrain/chassis motorcycle configuration as defined by the DMV. The only limitation is the builder’s imagination and resources.

This class is for those who want the chance for the opportunity to compete in AMD World Championship in Cologne, Germany. It is the direct path to the AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building in Cologne, Germany to Intermot to challenge the best builders in the world.

$50 registration fee includes two passes to the entire weekend’s events and concerts

Winner gets $2000 on sight plus another $8000 expense when they show at the 2020 AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building.

Trophies to 5th Place

Garage Builders Open Class

This class is for fabricators that wish to show to promote their business rather compete. Registration fee includes a 10×10 outdoor booth for Builder’s businesses. This class is also ideal for any garage builder wanting to show off their talents and maybe prepare for more serious competitions in future.

$25 registration fee includes two passes to the entire weekend’s

Trophies for Call Outs in each division

Custom Street Division l

Must start with 1985 (1984 EVO’s will be included in this class) later major OEM engine and frame as base. Must maintain original engine cradle configuration. Neck may be cut to rake or stretch frame. Hard tail sections and wide tire alterations are acceptable. Must be a 2 or 3 wheel motorcycle configuration as defined by DMV.

  • Best Harley
  • Best Indian
  • Best in Division Winner
  • Best Euro/Metric

Custom Classic Division ll

Must have a 1984 or earlier OEM engine, replica engines are not allowed. Custom or stock modified frames are acceptable. Must be a 2 or 3 wheel motorcycle configuration as defined by DMV.

  • Best Chopper
  • Best Cafe/Trakker
  • Best Bobber
  • Best in Division Winner

FEMA: the latest news from the European motorcyclists

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This is a news update from FEMA, the Federation of European Motorcyclists’ Associations.

FEMA’s mission is to promote riders’ interests, to defend riders’ rights and to protect and preserve motorcycling throughout Europe and globally.

Another EU-USA trade war may hit motorcyclists

In the newest trade war between the EU and the USA, motorcycle parts are on the list of products that will have extra customs duties up to 100% if European Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström gets her way. Parts for US brands motorcycles may become much more expensive.

Read the full article

ITS Survey 2019

Five years ago – in 2014 – FEMA conducted a survey on Motorcycles & ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems). We now want to repeat this survey, to understand riders’ awareness and acceptance of new technologies. The survey is now available in ten languages.

Go to the survey >>

Motorcyclists are voters – European elections 2019

Elections for the European Parliament are to be held on 23–26 May 2019. FEMA and its 22 affiliated national motorcyclists’ associations have a vested interest in the outcome of the European elections in 2019.

Our safety and freedom of movement may well depend on decisions the Members of the European Parliament will take in the 2019-2024 parliamentary session. This is why we are running the ‘Motorcyclists are voters’ campaign, aimed at all parliamentary candidates and at European motorcyclists.

Read our election statement >>

 

S&S 550 Cam Chest Kits for the Milwaukee-Eight Engine

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Adding to their collection of complete cam chest kits, S&S Cycle recently launched a version featuring their monster 550 cam. Designed for 114 and larger M8 powered HD®’s, the 550 cam is good for 120hp and 128 lbs of torque on a 114’ motor with only a high flow air cleaner and header!. Kits include Cam, Outer Drive Gears for Gear Drive Kits, Cam Plate, Tappets, Tappet Cuffs, High Flow Oil Pump, Quickee Pushrod Kit, tappet cuffs (mandatory for high lift cams), heavy duty valve springs and all bearings and gaskets needed for installation. Each package is designed to work with everything around it and create optimum power and reliability for 2017-2019 114 and larger M8 powered big twins. The S&S cam chest kits includes their new oil pump with a best in the market 44% increase in flow, a 58% increase in scavenge paired with a chain or gear drive cam and pushrod tubes. More importantly, the kits are comprised of parts designed to work perfectly together and make serious and reliable power! Check out the details on their site at  https://www.sscycle.com/550-cam-chest-kit-for-m8

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Monster Energy® Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac Dominates the Monster Energy Supercross Season Finale

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Foothill Ranch, Calif. (May 5, 2019) – Round 17 of Monster Energy® AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship returned to Las Vegas, Nevada for the season finale where Monster Energy® Kawasaki rider Eli Tomac finished the season on high note with a dominant overall win and once again showed that he is the best in the Las Vegas conditions.

As the temperatures in the desert rose so did Tomac’s race pace as he rode blistering fast all day long and set the fastest time in qualifying aboard his KX™450. In Heat Race 2, Tomac had a fourth place start with his title contender ahead of him. Tomac quickly made his way into second and began to setting up a pass for the lead when he mistimed a rhythm section causing him to come to a complete stop on the track. Only losing one position, there would be no denying him from getting to the front of the pack, where he went on to win the heat race.

In the Main Event, Tomac turned up the heat even further, rocketing to the holeshot and never looked back, going on to win the main event by 12.061 seconds ahead of the competition. Tomac finished the season second overall in the 450SX Championship Points Standings and will now begin to turn his attention to defending his 450 Motocross Championship, looking to mark his place in the records books with a third consecutive title.

It was a tough day at the office for the No. 17 machine of Joey Savatgy as his night was cut short due to a crash in practice. Savatgy finishes out the season in eighth place overall and the highest scoring rookie in the championship points standings.

Savatgy took home honors on Saturday night as he was named the 2019 Rookie of the Year.

Monster Energy® Kawasaki’s race semi-truck driver, Brian “Big B” Barnhart was awarded the 2019 SX Transport Driver of the year award. Although an unofficial award, the award is nominated and agreed upon by fellow factory team’s semi-truck drivers and team managers in the paddock to acknowledge the hard work throughout the season.

#3 Eli Tomac
1st Place

“Man, what a season that was! Tonight we just gave it the beans and held it wide open all night long. Nights like tonight were just downright fun racing my motorcycle. I am proud of myself and the effort the whole Monster Energy Kawasaki crew put in all season long. We’ve got my 2019 KX450 dialed in right now, which has me excited to get outdoors started. I am already looking forward to the 2020 supercross season, but in the meantime, I plan to carry this momentum into outdoors and once again defend my title.”
– Eli Tomac

#17 Joey Savatgy
DNR

“Honestly, I am pretty darn proud of what the Monster Energy Kawasaki team and I accomplished in my rookie 450SX season. Today was one of those days where I made a minor mistake that caused me to have a pretty hard crash. Luckily it wasn’t anything too bad, but I am bummed I couldn’t give it a go for the last round here in Vegas. I think we showed a lot of consistency all season long, as well as showing that we belong up front and in the hunt. We accomplished a lot of the goals I set out for myself at the beginning of this season. To be named Rookie of the Year in the 450SX class is a huge honor and I could not have done it without my whole Monster Energy Kawasaki team. I am going to take the next two weeks to heal up and get ready for outdoors and once again show everyone what I am capable of.”
– Joey Savatgy

Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki rider Adam Cianciarulo came into the final race of the season poised and ready to wrap up the season with a championship with the additional challenges of the combined East/West Showdown format. Cianciarulo set the tone early as he qualified with the fastest lap time in the 250SX Western Region with teammate Garrett Marchbanks in seventh.

The Western Region riders lined up for their heat race first as Cianciarulo shot out of the gate in a top-5 position, while Marchbanks was forced to charge from 11th. The teammates went to work aboard their KX™250 machines as Cianciarulo made his way to third before running out of time in the short, 8-lap heat race. Marchbanks was able to make a few passes of his own, finishing seventh.

The East/West Showdown Main Event marked Martin Davalos’ 101st and final 250SX race in the class. Davalos kicked off the day qualifying third in the 250SX Eastern Region and carried on the momentum into his heat race as he finished second.

As the gate dropped on the East/West Showdown, Cianciarulo positioned himself in fifth and started his push toward the front of the pack, while Davalos and Marchbanks were wedged outside the top-10, sitting 11th and 16th, respectively. Just as they approached the halfway point of the race Cianciarulo had made his way all the way up to third before making a costly mistake in a rhythm section, causing him to crash. Due to the severity of the crash, Cianciarulo was unable to ride at race pace and was forced to slowly roll through the rest of the race to finish 20th, finishing second overall in the 250SX Western Region Rider Point Standings. Davalos and Marchbanks rode consistently throughout the race to finish ninth and 10th, respectively.

Young gun Marchbanks wrapped up the season with a top-10 overall finish and was awarded Rookie of the Year in the 250SX Western Region, which gives the Kawasaki Team Green alumni some added confidence to come back as a strong contender for 2020. Davalos secured fourth overall in the 250SX Eastern Region Rider Point Standings, just a few points behind his injured teammate Austin Forkner, who managed to still clinch third overall without being able to compete in the last three main events.

Lowbrow Getdown dates announced!

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It’s almost that time again!

The Lowbrow Getdown is in it’s 11th year… but we don’t remember all of them. This year the Getdown is Friday, June 28th through Sunday, June 30th, 2019. Get all the info right here, and be sure to check out the article above or the video below to see exactly why you best get your trip planned and meet us in Ohio!

No organized bike show, no vendor booths. Just ride out, camp, swim and get wild. Each year we have anywhere from 500-1000 motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the USA and Canada join us for the most fun you can have. See you there!

Adventure Awaits

The people below are using motorcycles in the proper fashion: excitement, adventure and passion. Get out of the house, out of your comfort zone, tag @lowbrowcustoms and hashtag #lowbrowcustoms, #lowbrowlife, #lowbroworder or #rideeverywhere for a chance to see your post highlighted here.

Blake Shelton joins Bellamy Brothers on Honky Tonk Ranch

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Viewers will get a behind-the-scenes look at the “Friends & Heroes 2019” tour as country music superstar Blake Shelton joins David and Howard Bellamy on their hit reality series “Honky Tonk Ranch” this weekend. Blake Shelton’s episode of “Honky Tonk Ranch” will air this Sunday at 8:30 p.m. ET on the The Cowboy Channel.

During this week’s episode of “Honky Tonk Ranch” the Bellamy Brothers perform their hits “Let Your Love Flow” and “Redneck Girl” to sold-out crowds on the “Friends & Heroes 2019” tour. A friendly competition breaks out between tour-mates Lauren Alaina and Blake Shelton with the brothers during a game of beer pong.

Season 2 of “Honky Tonk Ranch” has featured a slew of legendary country stars and friends of the Bellamy Brothers including Tanya Tucker, Eddy Raven, Billy Dean, Joe Diffie, Johnny Lee, Kelly Lang, Shenandoah, Deborah Allen and The Tennessee Werewolves.  “Honky Tonk Ranch” remains the highest rated show on The Cowboy Channel network as well as the most requested streaming show through Rural Media Group in 66 countries through the on-demand service of The Country Club, available worldwide at rfdcc.com/bellamybrothers. Fans who purchase three months of RFD-TV’s The Country Club, at $10 a month, receive a fourth month free by entering the code: HonkyTonk.

Between filming season two of their hit reality series “Honky Tonk Ranch” and touring with Blake Shelton, Bellamy Brothers’ found time to record fourteen all-new tracks for their album, Over The Moon. The album was produced by David and Howard Bellamy along with Randy Hiebert, and recorded at Bellamy Brothers Studio in Darby, Florida.

The first single released from Over The Moon, “If You Ever Leave,” landed national attention with a premiere of the song’s video on Billboard.

To keep up with this on-the-move-duo, you can follow the Bellamy Brothers on TwitterFacebookInstagram or visit BellamyBrothers.com. For the full program schedule and more information about The Cowboy Channel, visit TheCowboyChannel.com.

2019 EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
June 29 26th Annual Trucker and Country Festival – Interlaken, Switzerland
Aug. 24 Yesterdayland at Bobbejaanland – Lichtaart, Belgium
Aug. 30 Country at the Castle Kimbolton Castle Grounds – Cambridgeshire, U.K.
Sept. 01 “An Intimate Evening with The Bellamy Brothers Pop-up Concert” (Details to be announced July 01)
Sept. 04 Freihetishalle – Hof, Germany
Sept. 07 Lofoten Country Festival – Leknes, Norway
Oct. 01 Grieghallen – Bergen, Norway
Oct. 02 Kilden – Kristiansand, Norway
Oct. 03 Kuppelhallen – Stavanger, Norway
Oct. 04 Konserthus – Oslo, Norway
Oct. 05 Maihaugsalen – Lilehammer, Norway
Oct. 06 Olavshallen – Trondheim, Norway
Oct. 08 Nojesteatern – Malmo, Sweden
Oct. 09 Lisebergsteatern – Goteburg, Sweden
Oct. 10 Circus Skandjascenen – Stockholm, Sweden
Oct. 11 Konserthuset – Gavle, Sweden

BELLAMY BROTHERS ON TOUR
May 02 Moore’s Store – Ben Wheeler, Texas
May 03 Red Rooster Icehouse – Hawkins, Texas
May 04 Tilden Lions Club Arena – Tilden, Texas
May 07 Yates Memorial Centre/Sterndale Bennett Theatre – Lethbridge, Canada
May 08 Westerner Park-Exhibition Hall – Red Deer, Canada
May 09 TCU Place – Saskatoon, Canada
May 10 Club Regent Casino – Winnipeg, Canada
May 11 Casino Regina Show Lounge – Regina, Canada
May 17 Victoria Community Center – Victoria, Texas
May 18 Private Show
May 30 The Barnhill Center At Historic Simon Theatre – Brenham, Texas
May 31 Redneck Country Club – Stafford, Texas
June 01 Crighton Theatre Sounds of Texas Music Series – Conroe Texas
June 06 – Steiner Ranch Steakhouse – Austin, Texas
June 07 V8 Ranch Summer Soiree – Wharton, Texas
June 08 Twisted J. Live – Stephenville, Texas
June 09 Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts – Alto, N.M.
June 13 Putters & Gutters – Lampasas, Texas
June 14 Buck’s Backyard – Buda, Texas
June 15 The Coyote Country Store – Gail, Texas
June 20 Crossroads Arena – Corinth, Miss.
June 21 Golden Nugget – Lake Charles, La.
June 22 IP Casino Resort & Spa – Biloxi, Miss.
July 12 Private Show
July 13 Balsam Valley Amphitheater – Columbia Falls, Maine
July 17 Liberty Hall – Tyler, Texas
July 18 Waco Hippodrome Theatre – Waco, Texas
July 19 Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center – Midland, Texas
July 20 House Pasture Cattle Co. – Concan, Texas
July 26 Deadwood Mountain Grand – Deadwood, S.D.
July 27 Silver Spur Summer Concert Series – Ft. Pierre, S.D.
July 28 Sisseton Performing Arts Center – Sisseton, S.D.
Aug. 02 XIT Rodeo/Dance Rita Blanca Coliseum – Dalhart, Texas
Aug. 03 Decatur Arkansas Bar-B-Que Festival Veterans Park – Decatur, Ark.
Aug. 07 Sunbelt Boulder Bash – Grapevine, Texas
Aug. 09 Bannock County Fair – Downey, Idaho
Aug. 10 Cache County Fair & Rodeo – Logan, Utah
Aug 13 Sportsman’s Backyard – Lake City, Colo.
Aug. 15 Boomtown Hotel & Casino – Reno, Nev.
Aug. 16 Sandy City Amphitheater – Sandy, Utah
Aug. 17 Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering & Western Music Rendezvous Fergus Performing Arts Center – Lewistown, Mont.
Sep. 12 Krider Performing Arts Center – Paris, Tenn.
Sep. 13 Landfest In The Mountains 2019 Anderson Music Hall – Hiawassee, Ga.
Sep. 14 Renfro Valley Entertainment Center – Mt. Vernon, Ky.
Sep. 19 Steiner Steakhouse – Austin, Texas
Sept. 20 “Fowler Fest” – John T. Floores Country Store – Helotes, Texas
Sep. 21 Mabank Jubilee-BBQ Cookoff Festival Expo Pavilion – Mabank, Texas
Sep. 22 Private
Sep. 27 Hardtail’s Bar & Grill – Georgetown, Texas
Sep. 28 4-H Country Hoedown – Mission, Texas
Oct. 18 Rattlesnake Festival 2019 Dan Cannon Auditorium – Dade City, Fla.
Oct. 19 Andy Griffith Playhouse – Mount Airy, N.C.
Oct. 25 Billy Bob’s Texas – Forth Worth, Texas
Oct. 26 The Mansion Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Nov. 02 Sugar Creek Casino – Hinton, Okla.
Nov. 08 Peppermill Casino – West Wendover, Nev.
Nov. 09 Rava Winery – Paso Robles, California
Nov. 15 Golden Nugget Biloxi – Biloxi, Miss.
Nov. 16 Crockett Civic Center / Piney Woods Fine Arts – Crockett, Texas
Nov. 21 Private – Trilby, Fla.
Nov. 22 Liberty Showcase Theatre – Liberty, N.C.
Nov. 23 Red Barn Convention Center – Winchester, Ohio
Nov. 29 Main Street Crossing – Tomball, Texas
Nov. 30 Main Street Crossing – Tomball, Texas
Dec. 06 Grandbury Live Theatre – Grandbury, Texas
Dec. 07 Old Coupland Inn – Coupland, Texas
Dec. 13 The Beaumont Event & Concert Hall – Wayne, Neb.
Dec. 14 Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel Veterans Memorial Convention Center – Tama, Iowa

ABOUT BELLAMY BROTHERS
Howard and David continue to prove that the trail they’ve ridden to fame has been as unique as their music itself—music that is now celebrating more than 40 years of success. The road that started on the pop music charts in the ‘70’s, took a winding turn into country music in the ‘80’s, paving the way for duos to come, such as Brooks & Dunn, Montgomery Gentry, Big & Rich and The Judds. “If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body (Would You Hold It Against Me),” originally scrawled on a dinner napkin by David, rocketed them to the top of the country charts the way “Let Your Love Flow,” had done in the pop market just a few years earlier. It proved to be the first of a string of 14 No. 1 singles in the U.S. alone. They’re the only U.S. country music act who’ve toured in India, Sri Lanka, New Caledonia and Qatar. The Bellamy Brothers hold the record in both the Academy of Country Music (ACM) and the Country Music Association Awards (CMA) for the most duo nominations. Numerous Grammy nods have also been directed toward the brothers. The Bellamys are also opening up their lives to television audiences with their new reality show, “Honky Tonk Ranch.” Each episode of “Honky Tonk Ranch” captivates viewers by the unpredictable misadventures the Bellamys face while balancing their globe-trotting touring schedule while running their sprawling family ranch in south Florida. “Honky Tonk Ranch” is executive produced by David Bellamy and directed, shot and edited by Derrek Kupish, CEO/founder of dkupish productions. “Honky Tonk Ranch” airs Sundays at 8:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. CT on The Cowboy Channel.