Lady Antebellum announces updated Take Me Downtown tour dates

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After postponing their Take Me Downtown Tour last month, fans will be happy to know that Lady Antebellum has just announced the first leg of their newly updated tour for 2014.

The group says in an email:

We're really excited for the tour and can't wait to perform together starting Jan. 10th.

We'll be touring a LOT in 2014 and more dates will continue to be added over the next several weeks.  We can't wait to hit the road again! Check out the full schedule here.

Pre-sales for upcoming shows begin November 4th, so be sure to register for the new Lady A Team for access to pre-sale codes, meet & greets, exclusive contests and more! 

The group also updated their website. You can check out all the improvements at LadyAntebellum.com.

Tour dates so far after the jump: 

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Blake Shelton defends Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber

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Who knew Blake Shelton was a Belieber? 

On Tuesday, Blake Shelton had an interesting conversation on Twitter that ended up having him, oddly enough, defending both Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus against the haters.

First off, a guy named L*A*W, a Grammy-nominated guy (not sure for what and I'm too lazy to look), began a conversation about Miley Cyrus' new album only being what it is (debuting at #1) because of her recent twerking and craziness.  

"Miley Cyrus album was only top billing because she twerked on Robin Thicke & swung naked on a Wrecking Ball #FACTS," he tweeted

Lots of people were agreeing with him, but then something interesting happened … Blake Shelton got involved. 

"Billing didn't make her album #1. People paying money for it did," Blake wrote. 

Other fans got involved and Blake countered their arguments with: "You can't sell records with publicity or hype. No matter what anyone says. People buy music because they're moved by the song or artist.."

And then: "Side note: I personally think "Wrecking Ball" is a great song.." 

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