Thursday, June 10, 2010
– The Judds not only helped launch the 2010 CMA Music Festival before more than 10,000 fans in downtown Nashville, but also named their fall tour - The Judds: The Last Encore.
The Judds last toured together in 2000 as the Power to Change tour.
Wynonna and Naomi recently asked fans to name their upcoming tour in The Judds "Name That Tour" contest. Jacqualine Budgell from Murfreesboro, Tenn. was the winner.
According to Naomi Judd, The Last Encore tour is an opportunity to celebrate the relationship with their fans one last time. "There is nothing like music and laughter to connect people," she said. "How I've missed that encounter with the very ones who've allowed us that awesome privilege. I'm counting the days till I can be back on my bus, visiting their towns."
"This tour gives me a chance to enjoy where mom and I are in our relationship. I look forward to celebrating our personal and professional journey...together," Wynonna said.
Shows start on Nov. 26, the day after Thanksgiving, in Green Bay, Wisc. and will continue on to their home state of Kentucky with a play in Louisville alongside dates in Salt Lake City, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. The Judds will close their final tour in Phoenix where their 2000 "Power To Change" tour began.
The tour will feature new Judds and Wynonna music from the upcoming album along with holiday tunes and older numbers.
Tour dates are:
Nov. 26 - Green Bay WI - Resch Center
Nov. 27 - Mt. Pleasant, MI - Soaring Eagle Casino
Nov. 28 - Moline, IL - i wireless Center
Nov. 30 - Prior Lake, MN - Mystic Lake Casino
Dec. 2 - Columbus, OH - Value City Arena - Schottenstein Center
Dec. 3 - Louisville, KY - KFC Yum! Center
Dec. 4 - St. Charles, MO - Family Arena
Dec. 5 - Council Bluffs, IA - Mid-America Center
Dec. 7 - Colorado Springs, CO - World Arena
Dec. 8 - Broomfield, CO - 1STBank Center
Dec. 9 - Salt Lake City, UT - EnergySolutions Arena
Dec. 11 - Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena
Dec. 12 - Sacramento, CA - Arco Arena
Dec. 15 - Los Angeles, CA - Nokia Theatre L.A. Live
Dec. 16 - Santa Ynez, CA - Chumash Casino
Dec. 17 - Rancho Mirage, CA - Agua Caliente Casino
Dec. 18 - Las Vegas, NV - Mandalay Bay Events Center/Arena
Dec. 19 - Phoenix, AZ - US Airways Center