Lambert announces female-centric Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars tour
Friday, April 5, 2019
– Miranda Lambert returns to the road this fall on the Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars Tour 2019 with a slew of female arists supporting her.
The tour, which launches Sept. 13 in Uncasville, Conn. and runs through Nov. 23 in Greensboro, N.C., will feature very special guests Maren Morris and Elle King as well as Lambert's side project, Pistol Annies, Tenille Townes, Ashley McBryde and Caylee Hammack.
"I'm so excited and honored to be on tour with some of my favorite artists, who each inspire me in a different way," said Lambert of the all-star tour roster. "Maren Morris is a fiery fellow Texas girl that isn't afraid to take a risk and be who she is. Elle King is a brave, confident and unapologetic artist who is honest about her life and uses it for her art. My fellow Pistol Annies are not only some of my best friends and writing partners, but also make me want to be a better artist every time we take the stage together. Tenille, Ashley and Caylee are all women who have something to say, and they do it their own way. They are the next generation of fearless female artists and I'm so thrilled to share a stage with them."
Lambert will take the stage this Sunday, April 7 to perform a medley of her hits as well as a special duet with George Strait on the CBS telecast, where she is a double nominee in the Female Artist of the Year and Music Event of the Year categories. She will also be performing at various fairs and festivals this summer in advance of the Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars Tour 2019.
Tour dates are:
Fairs & Festivals:
June 8 CMA Music Festival || Nashville, Tenn*
June 21 Country LakeShake || Chicago, Ill. (Pistol Annies)*
July 17 California Mid-State Fair || Paso Robles, Calif.*
July 18 Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harvey's || Lake Tahoe, Nev.*
July 24 Cheyenne Frontier Days || Cheyenne, Wyo.*
Aug. 2 Watershed Festival || George, Wash. (Pistol Annies)*
Aug. 10 Boots & Hearts Music Festival || Oro-Medonte, Ontario*
Aug. 16 Country Thunder Alberta || Calgary, Alberta*
Aug. 30 The Great Allentown Fair || Allentown, Penn.**
Aug. 31 Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa || Atlantic City, N.J.**
Featuring Elle King, Pistol Annies and Caylee Hammack:
Sept. 13 Mohegan Sun Arena || Uncasville, Conn.
Sept. 14 Mohegan Sun Arena || Uncasville, Conn.
Sept. 19 Van Andel Center || Grand Rapids, Mich.**
Sept. 20 Huntington Center || Toledo, Ohio**
Sept. 21 BB&T Arena at Northern Kentucky University || Highland Heights, Ky.**
Featuring Elle King, Pistol Annies and Tenille Townes:
Sept. 26 Royal Farms Arena || Baltimore, Md.**
Sept. 27 Charleston Coliseum || Charleston, W.Va.
Sept. 28 Nationwide Arena || Columbus, Ohio
Featuring Maren Morris, Pistol Annies and Tenille Townes:
Oct. 3 Cajundome || Lafayette, La.**
Oct. 4 Smoothie King Center || New Orleans, La.**
Oct. 5 Centurylink Center || Bossier City, La.**
Oct. 10 State Farm Center || Champaign, Ill.**
Oct. 11 Pinnacle Bank Arena || Lincoln, Neb.**
Oct. 12 Denny Sanford Premier Center || Sioux Falls, S.D.**
Featuring Elle King, Pistol Annies and Ashley McBryde:
Oct. 17 Fargo Dome || Fargo, N.D.
Oct. 18 Fiserv Forum || Milwaukee, Wisc.
Oct. 19 Xcel Energy Center || Saint Paul, Minn.
Oct. 24 TaxSlayer Center || Moline, Ill.
Oct. 25 JQH Arena || Springfield, Mo.**
Oct. 26 INTRUST Bank Arena || Wichita, Kan.**
Featuring Maren Morris, Pistol Annies and Tenille Townes:
Nov. 7 John Paul Jones Arena || Charlottesville, Va.**
Nov. 8 Colonial Life Arena || Columbia, S.C.**
Nov. 9 Amway Center || Orlando, Fla.
Featuring Maren Morris, Pistol Annies and Ashley McBryde:
Nov. 21 VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena || Jacksonville, Fla.
Nov. 22 Infinite Energy Arena || Duluth, Ga.
Nov. 23 Greensboro Coliseum || Greensboro, N.C.
* currently on sale
** on sale , April 12; remaining dates on sale timing to follow
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