Tim McGraw‘s Two Lanes of Freedom tour launches May 2 in Birmingham,
Ala., and will hit 30 cities in the U.S. and Canada through the end of July. Brantley
Gilbert and Love and Theft will also be appearing with the headliner.
has partnered with Tumblr to create “Fanticipation,” a program which will allow fans to announce through Tumblr when tickets
will be available in their own hometown. Beginning in early February, McGraw will call a fan in each market who is selected
to participate in the program and personally tip them off regarding the on-sale date so they can share the information with
their friends and other McGraw fans first.
The tour begins shortly after McGraw and wife Faith
Hill conclude the limited engagement of their Soul2Soul concert series at the Venetian in Las Vegas. Those shows continue
Saturday and Sunday (Jan. 18-19) and end April 27.
The tour supports McGraw’s new album, Two Lanes of Freedom,
set for release on Feb. 5. It marks his first album for Big Machine Records.
“This album marks a new sense of excitement
and artistic freedom for me, and I really wanted to extend that same feeling to the tour and create a cool vibe for the fans,”
McGraw said in announcing the tour. “Let’s leave anything that might be weighing us down out in the parking lot and spend
a few hours together feeling alive and free. We’ve started working up new songs from the album, and there’s some really cool
stuff we’ll be able to pull out this summer.”
Here’s a list of confirmed tour dates:
May 2: Birmingham, Ala.
3: Charlotte, N.C.
May 4: Raleigh, N.C.
May 10: West Palm Beach, Fla.
May 11: Tampa, Fla.
May 12: Atlanta
May 18: Pittsburgh
May 19: Detroit
May 23: St. Louis
May 24: Chicago
May 25: Cincinnati
26: Darien Lakes, N.Y.
May 30: Indianapolis
May 31: Cleveland
June 1: Washington, D.C.
June 7: San Diego
8: San Bernardino, Calif.
June 9: Mountain View, Calif.
June 13: Albuquerque
June 14: Salt Lake City
June 20: Beaumont, Texas
June 22: Dallas
June 28: Hartford, Conn.
June 29: Boston
June 30: Holmdel,
July 25: Toronto
July 26: Bethel, N.Y.
July 27: Virginia Beach, Va.