Country superstar Tim McGraw has announced today that he will launch a tour this summer, named after his upcoming Big Machine Records debut, "Two Lanes of Freedom," which is due in stores on Feb. 5. The tour will kick-off in Birmingham, AL on May 2, and continue to 30 cities through July. The U.S. dates will feature Brantley Gilbert and Love and Theft as opening acts. The tour is sponsored by Pennzoil.
McGraw has partnered with Tumblr to create the "Fanticipation" program which will allow fans, for the first time ever, 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 "Fanticipation" and personally tip them off, so they can share the information with their friends and other McGraw fans first. For more information on "Fanticipation," click here: http://timmcgraw.tumblr.com/.
"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," explains McGraw in a press release. "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. My band is just kick-ass…there's nothing these guys can't play! We'll be counting the days til Birmingham!"
TWO LANES OF FREEDOM Tour Dates:
5/2 Birmingham, AL Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
5/3 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
5/4 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
5/10 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
5/11 Tampa, FL 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre
5/12 Atlanta, GA Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood
5/17 Philadelphia, PA Susquehanna Bank Center
5/18 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion
5/19 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
5/23 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
5/24 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
5/25 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
5/26 Darien Lakes, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
5/30 Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Music Center
5/31 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
6/1 Washington, D.C. Jiffy LubeLive
6/7 San Diego, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
6/8 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheatre
6/9 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
6/13 Albuquerque, NM Hard Rock Casino Albuquerque Presents the Pavilion
6/14 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
6/15 Denver, CO Fiddler's Green
6/20 Beaumont, TX Ford Park Pavilion
6/22 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
6/28 Hartford, CT Comcast Theatre
6/29 Boston, MA Comcast Center
6/30 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
7/25 Toronto, ONT Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
7/26 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
7/27 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
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