The Band Perry announces the We Are Pioneers World Tour featuring Easton Corbin and Lindsay Ell (from the mailbag)

The Band Perry are heading out on a massive headlining tour. Check out the press release: 
Award-winning family trio The Band Perry today announced the WE ARE PIONEERS WORLD TOUR, their first worldwide headline arena tour in support of their heralded album, PIONEER. The WE ARE PIONEERS WORLD TOUR will kick off in Gothenburg, Sweden on November 8, 2013 at Tradgarn and crisscross Europe for five weeks before the band jumps back across the Atlantic blazing trails across North America. Click here for sneak preview!
“We live to play.   In our minds everything we do – writing, recording, interviews, appearances – is the means to the live end. To fully and totally understand our band, you have to see us live.  It’s the three of us in our element, our living room, our therapy session, our recess. We can’t wait to bring WE ARE PIONEERS to the world, ” says Kimberly Perry. 


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Will Hoge announces fall headlining tour in support of forthcoming album ‘Never Give In’ (from the mailbag)

Will HOgeThis fall GRAMMY-nominated artist Will Hoge will set out on his
first major headlining run – NEVER GIVE IN TOUR 2013. Kicking off on October 11
in Dallas, Texas, the 27-city nationwide tour will go through December.
Supporting Hoge on the majority of the dates will be veteran rockers Red Wanting
Blue and label mate Sunny Sweeney will team up with him for stops in Brooklyn,
Chicago, Indianapolis and Milwaukee.
Hoge will be touring in support of the release
of his ninth studio album titled NEVER GIVE IN on October 15 via Thirty
Tigers. Today (8/13), the critically acclaimed singer-songwriter gives fans a
sneak peek by unveiling the forthcoming album’s cover. 


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Lady Antebellum announce the Take Me Downtown Tour 2013 with Kip Moore and Kacey Musgraves

Lady A Downtown
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Yesterday, I had a post about a video Lady A had posted which featured them, Kacey Musgraves, and Kip Moore singing On The Road Again. I figured it probably had something to do with the three acts touring together. This morning comes word that yep, Lady Antebellum are launching the Take Me Downtown Tour 2013 with Kip Moore and special guest Kacey Musgraves. 

The tour will launch November 8 in Southaven, Mississippi.


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Ashley Monroe on tour in support of critically-acclaimed album “Like a Rose” (from the mailbag)

Ashley monroe like a rose(iTunes/Amazon)

Well this certainly isn't going to help ease fans' fears that the Pistol Annies have split up or are on the way to doing just that.

From a press release:

Country singer-songwriter Ashley Monroe hit the road last week in support of her critically-acclaimed album Like A Rose, which was co-produced by Vince Gill and Justin Niebank. As the only artist to have two albums featured in Rolling Stone's "Best Albums of 2013: Mid-Year Report" with both Like A Rose and Pistol Annie's Annie Up, Monroe's solo country album is one of the most highly praised releases of 2013. Monroe exclaims, "Wow!!! Being in Rolling Stone's "Best Albums" list one time exceeds my wildest dreams. To have two albums on the list is beyond humbling. I couldn't feel more honored."

Monroe began her tour with multi-platinum band Train on the "Mermaids of Alcatraz" tour. During the 25-date run, Monroe will join Pat Monahan to sing their duet of the band's current hit single "Bruises," followed by a performance of her own material. Later this fall, Monroe will join Grammy-nominated Atlantic artist Hunter Hayes on the "CMT On Tour: Hunter Hayes Let's Be Crazy" tour, running through the end of the year. She recently performed with Hayes at a sold-out New York City Webster Hall show, followed by a solo performance for MTV's Online Music Awards. Last month Monroe was also featured singing alongside Willie Nelson for CMT Crossroads: Willie Nelson & Friends from Third Man Records.


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Casey James and Florida Georgia Line to join Taylor Swift on tour

Red tour
Big, big news for Georgia Florida Line and Casey James! They're going on tour with Taylor Swift this year. 

Country Aircheck is reporting that Joel Crouse, Brett Eldredge, Florida Georgia LineCasey James, Austin Mahone, as well as the already announced Ed Sheeran will be joining her for various dates during her The Red Tour, which begins March 13 in Omaha.

The tour will include 58 shows in 45 cities with nine being stadium dates. Crouse will join Taylor for 11 shows, Casey and Brett will be there for 14 shows, Florida Georgia Line will be there for 7, and Austin Mahone will be there for the stadium dates. 

Dates and openers after the jump:


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Brad Paisley’s new single and summer tour to be called “Beat This Summer”

Beat this  summer tour
On Friday, Brad Paisley announced that his new single Beat This Summer from his upcoming album "Wheelhouse" will hit hit radio on Monday. While looking around to see if Brad had also released artwork for the new single that I could add to this post, I realized that Brad's upcoming tour (with Chris Young and Lee Brice) was also going to be called Beat This Summer.

Not sure if I just missed the announcement or if this was something that just a few radio stations and Citi Bank were privy to.

Brad already has a few tour dates posted on his website. You can check those out at

Full press release regarding Brad's new single Beat This Summer after the jump …


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Alabama announces new tour (from the mailbag)


After 40 years of making music, selling millions of records and performing for fans all over the world, country music's most famed group ALABAMA will embark on a brand new tour to celebrate their very first concert at The Bowery in Myrtle Beach, SC. The Back to the Bowery Tour will launch in South Carolina and run throughout the year, making stops along the way in Alabama, Canada, Connecticut, Georgia, Miami, New York and more. Additional dates are expected to be announced soon. Tickets will go on sale in select markets beginning Friday, February 15. Pre-sale perks will be offered for fan club members and VIP tickets will also be available for each market. For more ticket information visit

The Back to the Bowery tour marks the first time ALABAMA has announced an extensive run since 2002. To commemorate this special occasion, they have chosen to perform in smaller, more intimate rooms in an effort to create special up-close-and-personal memories for their fans.

"I'm so excited to celebrate 40 years since our first show at The Bowery," says ALABAMA frontman, Randy Owen. "We still love one another, have played music together all these years, and are blessed to still be around. Most importantly, we are ever grateful for the fans, many having been with us since we used to play for tips, so to be able to go back out and play for them will make this a very special year."


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