Lambert readies tour
Thursday, March 11, 2010
– Miranda Lambert embarks on her "Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars" headlining tour next week in West Virginia. The tour is slated to end in Texas in June. James Otto, David Nail, Randy Houser, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Eric Church, Jake Owen, Wade Bowen, Luke Bryan and Chris Young will open shows during the tour.
"I like pink guitars and puppies so how scary can I be?" joked Lambert. "Seriously, it's going to be a lot of fun. I've been on tour with some great male headliners so I thought it's only natural that I invite some talented guys on my first official headlining tour."
"We're excited to join Miranda for a few dates on her upcoming tour," said Cross Canadian Ragweed's guitarist Grady Cross. "It's been about five years since we've performed with her, and we're proud to be back. Miranda is a great entertainer and its guaranteed to be a good time."
"Miranda is one of the most talented singer/songwriters out there," says Chris Young. "I have always loved her music and her live shows, and I'm very excited about being on the road with her."
"I can't wait to get out on the road with Miranda," said Owen. "She and her band know how to rock, and our show is a perfect fit with that. Her fans are always ready to have a good time and we're ready to show them a party."
"Miranda has always been one of the most confident women I've been around. It seems she always has her head in the game and ready for the next step before she even knows what that might be," said fellow Texan Bowen. "Her music is original and unique without sticking herself under the radar and with every album release, I find myself anxious to see what she is going to do next. Not many artists have that effect on people anymore."
"Miranda and I both have a lot of respect for each other musically," said Church. "I consider her a badass and she considers me one. Put us both together and it should be unsafe at best. Everybody better rest up for this one cause we're gonna blow it up."
Lambert's newest single The House that Built Me, a song that showcases her softer, sentimental side, became the number 1 most added song this week at more than 100 country radio stations. Lambert is touring with 6 2010 ACM nominations under her belt, a newly celebrated Gold certification of both her first number 1 single, White Liar, and her third studio album, "Revolution.,"
Tour dates are:
March 18 Beckley, WV Raleigh County Armory James Otto
March 19 Duluth, GA Wild Bill's
March 20 Orlando, FL Mardi Gras 2010
March 25 Kennewick, WA Toyota Center David Nail
March 26 Medford, OR Medford Armory David Nail
March 28 Airway Heights, WA Northern Quest Casino David Nail
April 8 Cincinnati, OH Taft Theatre Randy Houser
April 9 Akron, OH Akron Civic Center Randy Houser
April 10 Kalamazoo, MI Wings Stadium Randy Houser
April 15 Florence, AZ Country Thunder USA
April 22 Amarillo, TX Civic Center Arena Cross Canadian Ragweed
April 23 Belton, TX Bell County Expo Center Cross Canadian Ragweed
April 24 Houston, TX Sam Houston Race Park
April 29 State University, LA ASU Convocation Center Eric Church
April 30 Bossier City, LA CenturyTel Center Jake Owen
May 1 Stillwater, OK Tumbleweed Dance Hall Wade Bowen
May 6 Davenport, IA River Center/Adler Theater Luke Bryan
May 7 Mankato, MN Verizon Wireless Center Chris Young
May 8 Spencer, LA Clay Co. Regional EventsCenter Chris Young
May 20 Council Bluffs, IA Mid-America Center
May 21 Fort Smith, AR Fort Smith Convention Center
May 22 Poplar Bluff, MO Black River Coliseum
June 5 New Braunfels, TX White Water Amphitheatre Wade Bowen
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