Tuesday, August 21, 2012
– Jake Owen will headline the 11th annual CMT ON TOUR with special guests Love and Theft and Florida Georgia Line.
CMT ON TOUR JAKE OWEN: THE SUMMER NEVER ENDS 2012 kicks off Oct. 10 in New York City, with tickets going on sale Friday, Aug. 24.
The tour comes on the heels of a big year for Owen, which includes two back-to-back, multi-week n umber one singles with Barefoot Blue Jean Night and Alone With You. He is currently on the Brothers of the Sun tour this summer with Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw. Owen first appeared on the CMT ON TOUR bill in 2007 as special guest for Sugarland.
"Being the headliner of a tour is something I've been dreaming about since I was in college, performing songs every Sunday afternoon on a bar stool and playing for tips," says Owen. "Headlining the CMT Tour is really cool for me because I was the opening, opening act in 2007, when Sugarland was the headliner and Little Big Town had the middle slot. So now, to be headlining the 11th Annual CMT Tour, with my buddies Love and Theft and Florida Georgia line, it feels very surreal. I'm honored and I can't wait to hit the road in October and keep that feeling of summer going on THE SUMMER NEVER ENDS tour."
The CMT tour launched in 2002 and has featured Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Randy Houser, Jamey Johnson, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Sugarland and Keith Urban.
Tour dates are:
Oct. 10 New York, NY - Best Buy Theatre
Oct. 12 Jackson, NJ - Six Flags
Oct. 18 Detroit, MI - Royal Oak
Oct. 19 Corbin, KY - The Arena
Oct. 26 Charlotte, NC - Coyote Joe's
Oct. 27 Troy, OH - Hobart Arena
Nov. 2 San Antonio, TX - Cowboy Dancehall
Nov. 3 Ft. Worth, TX - Billy Bob's
Nov. 8 Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues
Nov. 9 Duluth, GA - Wild Bill's
Nov. 10 Savannah, GA - Johnny Mercer Theatre
Nov. 29 Chicago, IL - House of Blues
Nov. 30 Chicago, IL - House of Blues
Dec. 1 Des Moines, IA - Val Air Ballroom
Dec. 5 Kansas City, MO - Midland
Dec. 6 Minneapolis, MN - Myth
Dec. 7 Milwaukee, WI -The Rave
Dec. 8 St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
Dec. 15 Vero Beach, FL - Annual Jake Owen Foundation Charity Show
Duo Love and Theft, comprised of Stephen Barker Liles and Eric Gunderson, recently released their first studio album since joining RCA Nashville. The first single from the album Angel Eyes recently hit the top spot on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart and was certified gold by R.I.A.A.
Florida Georgia Line has sold more than 200,000 copies of its single Cruise. The Republic Nashville duo - comprised of Tyler Hubbard from Monroe, Ga. and Brian Kelley from Ormond Beach, Fla. - have a rock/country sound. Their EP, "It'z Just What We Do," was produced by Joey Moi (Jake Owen, Nickelback).