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Lady Antebellum readies its wheels

Tuesday, January 6, 2015 – Lady Antebellum announced The Wheels Up 2015 tour today.

The band will kick things off on Feb. 28 with a European trek through Norway, Sweden, Ireland, Scotland, the United Kingdom and Australia and begin the North American leg on May 1 in Lubbock, Texas. The tour will continue through the fall with Hunter Hayes and Sam Hunt.

Cities on the tour are:
Oslo, NOR*
Stockholm, SWE*
Glasgow, SCT*
Dublin, IRL*
London, UK*
Ipswich, QLD*
Sydney, NSW*
Melbourne, VIC*
Lubbock, TX
Dallas, TX
Houston, TX*
St. Louis, MO
Indianapolis, IN
Cincinnati, OH
Holmdel, NJ
Mansfield, MA
Saratoga Springs, NY
New York, NY
Bristow, VA
Toronto, ON
Detroit, MI
Cleveland, OH
Sacramento, CA
Mountain View, CA
San Diego, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Phoenix, AZ
Albuquerque, NM
Bentonville, AR
Southaven, MS
Atlanta, GA
Eau Claire, WI
Omaha, NE
Camrose, AB
Charlotte, NC
Raleigh, NC
Virginia Beach, VA
Hershey, PA
Hartford, CT
Tulsa, OK
Kansas City, KS
Chicago, IL
Birmingham, AL
Rampa, FL*
West Palm Beach, FL
Pittsburgh, PA
Philadelphia, PA
Denver, CO

*Openers may vary

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