Alabama Hits the road
Thursday, March 8, 2018
– Alabama announced the first of leg of The Hits Tour 2018, launching March 23 in Grand Prairie, Texas.
The band has scored 43 number 1 singles spanning 21 Gold, Platinum and Multi-Platinum albums.
"This year's tour is for the lifelong fans, and also the younger generations just now discovering the music," lead singer Randy Owen said.
Tour dates are
March 23 - Verizon Theatre - Grand Prairie, TX
March 24 - Majestic Theatre - San Antonio, TX
April 13-15 - Fox Theatre - Atlanta, GA
May 11 - Bank of Kentucky Center - Highland Heights, KY
May 12 - Grossinger Motors Arena - Bloomington, IL
May 19 - Wild Adventures Theme Park - Valdosta, GA
May 20 - Portsmouth Pavilion - Portsmouth, PA
May 26 - Lake Ozarks Amphiteater - Camdenton, MO
May 27 - Tree Town Country Music Festival - Forest City, IA
June 22 - Country Stampede - Manhattan, KS
June 23 - Wild West Arena - North Platte, NE
June 24 - Divots Center - Norfolk, NE
July 19 - Country Jam USA - Eau Claire, WI
July 28 - Mountainfest - Morgantown, WV
Aug. 1- Bell MTS Place - Winnipeg, MB
Aug. 2 - Sasktel Centre - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan CA
Aug. 4 - Big Valley Jamboree - Camrose, Alberta CA
Aug. 5 - Encana Events Centre - Dawson Creek, British Columbia CA
Aug. 16 - Bi-Mart Willamette Country Music Festival - Brownsville, OR
Sept. 8 - The Brandon Amphitheatre - Brandon, MS
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