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Rascal Flatts shows its roots

Monday, March 7, 2016 – Rascal Flatts, which wrapped its second Vegas residency this weekend at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, will go back out on the road this summer on the Rascal Flatts: Rhythm and Roots Tour.

The shows start in Charlotte, N.C. on June 17. The trio invited Kelsea Ballerini and Chris Lane to open the shows.

"It's really important to us that each year our shows are fresh and exciting for our fans," said Jay DeMarcus. "We put a lot of thought into how to do that this year and mixing it up in Vegas was really fun so we decided to continue with this new change of pace out on the road this summer. We are so pumped because no one has ever seen Rascal Flatts like this before, and we're really excited to have such great support this year with Kelsea and Chris too, it's going to be a blast."

Tour dates are:
June 17 Charlotte, N.C. - PNC Music Pavilion
June 18 Raleigh, NC Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
June 24 Syracuse, NY Lakeview Amphitheater
June 25 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
July 7 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 8 Chula Vista, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
July 9 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheater
July 15 Phoenix, Ariz. Venue not specified
July 16 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater
July 26 - Cincinnati, Ohio Venue not specified
July 28 Maryland Heights, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 29 - Kansas City, Mo. Venue not specified
July 30 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
Aug. 5 Davenport, IA Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds *
Aug. 6- West Allis, Wisc. Venue not specified
Aug. 7 - Chicago Venue not specified
Aug. 12 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center
Aug. 13 Hartford, CT Xfinity Theatre
Aug. 14 Virginia Beach, Va. Venue not specified
Aug. 18 Halifax, Canada Venue not specified
Aug. 20 Avondale, NL Eastbound International Speedway & Concert Park *
Aug. 27 Lima, Ohio Venue not specified *
Sept. 1 Wantagh, NY Nikon At Jones Beach Theater
Sept. 2 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
Sept. 3 Essex Junction, Vt. Venue not specified
Sept. 4 Bangor, ME Darling's Waterfront Pavilion
Sept. 8 Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion
Sept. 9 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
Sept. 10 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
Sept. 15 Clarkston, Mich. Venue not specified
Sept. 17 Indianapolis, Ind. Venue not specified

* Openers may vary.

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