Musgraves to open Mayer tour
Monday, February 27, 2012
– Kacey Musgraves will open John Mayer's 2012 U.S. tour, it was announced Monday.
"I can't wait to get out on the road with John Mayer," said Musgraves. "To be given this opportunity to tour with a musician and songwriter that I have such high respect for is a dream come true."
Musgraves had her debut performance last week at the Ryman Auditorium during the annual Country Radio Seminar. The singer/songwriter, who is on Lost Highway,
performed Merry Go Round to a standing ovation from a crowd that included program directors, press and industry insiders.
Musgraves is currently in the studio recording her debut album set for release later this year. The album will be co-produced by Musgraves, Shane McAnally and Luke Laird.
Tour dates are:
Monday, April 9: Bloomington, IN
Tuesday, April 10: East Lansing, MI
Thursday, April 12: Grand Rapids, MI
Friday, April 13: West Lafayette, IN
Saturday, April 14: Detroit, MI
Tuesday, April 17: Orono, ME
Wednesday, April 18: Providence, RI
Thursday, April 19: West Point, NY
Saturday, April 21: Buffalo, NY
Sunday, April 22: Wallingford, CT
Tuesday, April 24: Richmond, VA
Thursday, April 26: Tuscaloosa, AL
Monday, April 30: Memphis, TN
Wednesday, May 2: Kansas City, MO
Friday, May 4: Albuquerque, NM
Saturday, May 5: Las Vegas, NV
Sunday, May 6: Phoenix, AZ
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