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Martin, Brickell team for summer tour

Monday, February 24, 2014 – Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell announced upcoming spring and summer tour dates today.

The tour kicks off on March 14 in Santa Cruz, Cal. and rounds out with three nights at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles from July 2 - July 4.

The Steep Canyon Rangers have backed Martin for several albums. Martin and Brickell teamed up for a disc last year.

Tour dates are:
March 14 - Santa Cruz, CA - Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium*
March 15 - Stockton, CA - Bob Hope Theatre*
April 16-17 - Niagara Falls, ON - Fallsview Casino Resort**
April 18 - Westbury, NY - Theatre at Westbury
April 19 - Richmond, VA - The Landmark Theater**
May 9 - Eugene, OR - Hult Center For the Performing Arts - Silva Concert Hall
May 10 - Bellingham, WA - Mount Baker Theatre
May 11 - Nanaimo, BC - Port Theatre
May 12 - Victoria, BC - Royal Theatre
June 5 - Detroit, MI - MotorCity Casino Hotel - Sound Board
June 6 - Elizabeth, IN - Horseshoe Casino Southern Indiana - Showroom
June 8 - Birmingham, AL - Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center - Jemison Concert Hall
June 18 - Portsmouth, NH - The Music Hall
June 19 - Hartford, CT - Mortensen Hall - Bushnell Center
June 20 - Albany, NY - Palace Theatre
June 21-22- Rochester, NY - Rochester International Jazz Festival (4PM)
June 22 - Ottawa, ON - Ottawa Jazz Festival
July 1 - San Diego, CA - Humphreys
July 2- 4 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl
July 29 - Austin, TX - Long Center for the Performing Arts
July 30 - Midland, TX - Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center
July 31 - Houston, TX - Jones Hall for the Performing Arts
Aug. 1 - Dallas, TX - AT&T Performing Arts Center - Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House
Aug. 2- Southaven, MS - Snowden Grove Park
Aug. 3 - Fayetteville, AR - Arkansas Music Pavilion

* Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers only
** Steve Martin and Martin Short with the Steep Canyon Rangers only

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