Brooks & Dunn return to the road
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
– Brooks & Dunn will tour this summer for their first nationwide tour in 10 years.
Brooks & Dunn REBOOT 2020 Tour will kick off in St. Louis on May 15. The tour follows the release of "REBOOT" last year, which paired the duo with other country performers recutting their songs. Ronnie Dunn also put out "Re-Dunn," a 24-song covers album last week.
"So much for 'we quit,' huh?" joked Dunn. "That horse that we were afraid of riding into the ground apparently didn't share our sentiment. He gotta fire in his belly raring to go another round or two. I like the ring of it. Brooks & Dunn ride again"
"The memories of playing live are what have kept the fire burning for us," added Kix Brooks. "Performers who have had the kind of nights like we've had with our fans, can never really let that go. Live is where we're most at home, and it's gonna feel good to be back in the saddle, let's rodeo! We'll see y'all out there on the trail."
Tour dates are:
,BR>May 15 St. Louis, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
,BR>May 16 Indianapolis, IN - Ruoff Music Center
,BR>May 22 Raleigh, NC - Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
,BR>May 23 Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
,BR>May 29 Tampa, FL - MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
,BR>May 30 Orange Beach, AL - The Wharf Amphitheater
June 5 Dallas, TX - Dos Equis Pavilion
June 6 Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Presented by Huntsman
June 26 Camden, NJ - BB&T Pavilion
June 27 Mansfield, MA - Xfinity Center
Aug. 28 Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
Aug. 29 Burgettstown, PA - S&T Bank Music Park
Sept. 4 Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
Sept. 5 Wantagh, NY - Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Sept. 10 Atlanta, GA - Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Sept. 11 Charlotte, NC - PNC Music Pavilion
Sept. 18 Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Blossom Music Center
Sept. 19 Chicago, IL - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
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