New Year Opens With Superstar Tours Launching

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New Year Opens With Superstar Tours Launching

Published on January 02, 2013 by CMT News

Taylor Swift
Looking at the thickly woven touring landscape for the coming year, you can almost hear the lion roar of buses and the rat-a-tat-tat
of stage carpenters. No matter where you live in the U.S., there’s a country superstar headed your way.

Taylor
Swift
‘s Red tour encompasses 57 dates, including nine stadium shows and multi-show appearances in Omaha, Neb.; St. Louis;
Newark, N.J.; Orlando, Fla.; Atlanta; Washington, D.C.; Glendale, Ariz.; Kansas City, Mo.; Los Angeles; St. Paul, Minn.; and
Nashville. The tour opens March 13 in Omaha.

Kenny Chesney‘s
No Shoes Nation tour will take him to 17 major cities. The Eli Young
Band
and Kacey Musgraves will open all his shows, with Eric
Church
and the Zac Brown Band appearing at selected venues. Chesney’s
tour opens March 16 in Tampa. Fla.

George Strait, who’s announced
he will retire from touring following the 2014 segment of the Cowboy Rides Away tour, will headline 20 shows in 2013, with
Martina McBride as his principal opening act. It opens Jan. 18 in
Lubbock, Texas.

Jason Aldean is still adding dates to his Night
Train tour. So far, he’s got 17 shows nailed down. The tour opens Feb. 21 in Bossier City, La.

Toby
Keith
, that war horse of touring, lists 13 confirmed date for the 2013 edition of his Live in Overdrive tour. It starts
Jan. 19 in Durant, Okla.

These are the dates for Taylor Swift’s Red tour:

March 13-14: Omaha, Neb.
March
18-19: St. Louis
March 22: Charlotte, N.C.
March 23: Columbia, S.C.
March 27-29: Newark, N.J.
April 10: Miami
April
11-12: Orlando, Fla.
April 18-19: Atlanta
April 20: Tampa, Fla.
April 25: Cleveland
April 26: Indianapolis
April
27: Lexington, Ky.
May 4: Detroit
May 7: Louisville, Ky.
May 8: Columbus, Ohio
May 11-12: Washington, D.C.
May
16: Houston
May 21: Austin, Texas
May 22: San Antonio
May 25: Dallas
May 28-29: Glendale, Ariz.
June 1: Salt
Lake City
June 2: Denver
June 15: Toronto
June 22: Winnipeg, Manitoba
June 29: Vancouver, British Columbia
July
6: Pittsburgh
July 20: Philadelphia
July 27: Foxboro, Mass.
Aug. 1: Des Moines, Iowa
Aug 2-3: Kansas City, Mo.
Aug.
6: Wichita, Kans.
Aug. 7: Tulsa, Okla.
Aug. 10: Chicago
Aug. 19-20: Los Angeles
Aug. 27: Sacramento, Calif.
Aug.
30: Portland, Ore.
Aug. 31: Tacoma, Wash.
Sept. 6: Fargo, N.D.
Sept. 7-8: St. Paul, Minn.
Sept. 12: Greensboro,
N.C.
Sept. 13: Raleigh, N.C.
Sept. 14: Charlottesville, Va.
Sept. 19-21: Nashville

These are the dates for
Kenny Chesney’s No Shoes Nation tour:

March 16: Tampa, Fla.
May 4: Columbia, S.C.
May 11: Dallas
May 18:
Milwaukee
May 25: Landover, Md.
June 1: Seattle
June 8: Philadelphia
June 15: Kansas City, Mo.
June 22:
Pittsburgh
June 29: Columbus, Ohio
July 12: Minneapolis
July 20: Denver
July 27: Anaheim, Calif.
Aug 3: Atlanta

Aug 10: East Rutherford, N.J.
Aug 17: Detroit
Aug 24: Foxboro, Mass.

These are the dates for George Strait’s
2013 segment of the Cowboy Rides Away tour:

Jan. 18: Lubbock, Tex.
Jan. 19: Oklahoma City, Okla.
Jan. 25: Salt
Lake City
Jan. 26: Nampa, Idaho
Jan. 31: Sacramento
Feb. 1: Fresno, Calif.
Feb. 2: Las Vegas
Feb. 15 St. Paul,
Minn.
Feb. 16: Grand Forks, N.D.
Feb. 22: Buffalo, N.Y.
Feb. 23: Hartford, Conn.
March 1: Knoxville, Tenn.
March
2: Lexington, Ky.
March 17: Houston
March 22: Greenville, S.C.
March 23: Greensboro, N.C.
April 5: Albuquerque,
N.M.
April 6: Las Cruces, N.M.
April 12: North Little Rock, Ark.
April 13: New Orleans

These are the dates
for the first leg of Jason Aldean’s Night Train tour:

Feb. 21: Bossier City, La.
Feb. 22: Lafayette, La.
Feb.
23: Biloxi, Miss.
Feb. 28-March 1: Uncasville, Conn.
March 11: Houston
April 12: Athens, Ga.
April 25: Evansville,
Ind.
June 28: Manhattan, Kans.
June 29: Milwaukee
June 30: Cadott, Wis.
July 11: Fort Loramie, Ohio
July 12-13:
Boston, Mass.
July 20: Chicago, Ill.
July 26: Cheyenne, Wyo.
Aug. 2: Bowmanville, Ontario

These are the dates
of Toby Keith’s Live in Overdrive tour:

Jan. 19: Durant, Okla.
Feb. 9: San Antonio
Feb. 25: Houston
April
13: Florence, Ariz.
April 26: Indio, Calif.
June 28: Oshkosh, Wis.
June 29: Cadott, Wis.
July 27: Cheyenne, Wyo.
July
30: Davenport, Iowa
Aug. 2: Sweet Home, Ore.
Aug. 6: Sturgis, S.D.
Aug. 14: Springfield, Ill.
Sept. 1: Essex Junction,
Vermont

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