Randy Montana joins Swift tour
Friday, April 29, 2011
– Randy Montana was added to the Taylor Swift tour. He will play eight shows on Swift's 2011 Speak Now Tour.
Montana has been on the road since 2010 opening for Sugarland and Lady Antebellum. He has released a three-song EP, including 1,000 Faces and Last Horse, which features a harmony vocal by Emmylou Harris.
Tour dates are:
June 11 Detroit, MI Ford Field
June 14 -15 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
June 18 Pittsburgh, PA Heinz Field
June 21 Buffalo, NY HSBC Arena
June 22 Hartford, CT XL Center
June 25-26 Foxboro, MA Gillette Stadium
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