Faith Hill, Tim McGraw add dates to Soul2Soul2007 tour
Thursday, March 29, 2007
– Several shows were added for the Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Soul2Soul 2007 tour. A second date was added in Boston in July after the first quickly went clean.
A total of 34 shows had been slated, but now that figure is up to 38. A second show also was added in Omaha, Neb. where the "Jeep Presents Soul2Soul Tour 2007" will now kick off on June 5th (instead of June 6th).
Sell-outs occurred in Canada where McGraw and Hill have not performed together since 2000. In Vancouver, a second show has been added after the first performance sold-out, while in Edmonton two nights sold-out in a matter of minutes. Shows quickly sold-out in Saskatoon, Winnipeg and Toronto, where a second performance was also added for June 26th. Canada has already seen the sale of more than 110,000 tickets.
Additional performances are set to go on sale this weekend for Vancouver (June 17th), Omaha (June 5th), Salt Lake City (June 11th), Portland (June 13th), Tacoma (June 14th), Washington D.C. (July 7th), Grand Rapids, Mich. (July 12th), Biloxi, Miss. (July 27), Lafayette, La. (July 28) and Las Vegas (August 4th). In addition a second concert has been added for July 6th in Boston.
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