Musgraves opens Perry tour
Thursday, January 16, 2014
– Seemingly out of left field, Kacey Musgraves will join Katy Perry on select dates of her Prismatic World Tour, starting Aug. 10 in Grand Rapids., Mich. and winding up in Edmonton, Canada on Aug. 31.
Musgraves and Perry formed a friendship last year writing together, and later performing together at the Hollywood Bowl when Perry invited Musgraves to be a part of her We Can Survive, concert which raised funds for the Young Survival Coalition, an organization supporting young women battling breast cancer.
"I'm so excited to be joining Katy on her tour this summer in the U.S. and Canada," said Musgraves. "As a longtime fan, I couldn't be more thrilled to be a part of this and join such a strong woman on the road. Her audiences are amazing, and I love that she supports all genres. Come see us."
Musgraves received four Grammy nominations - Best Country Album ("Same Trailer Different Park"), Best Country Song (two nominations for writing "Merry Go 'Round" and "Mama's Broken Heart") and the overall Best New Artist Category. She was also announced as a performer on the Jan. 26 show.
Tour dates are:
Aug. 10 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
Aug. 11 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
Aug. 13 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
Aug. 14 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
Aug. 16 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
Aug. 17 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
Aug. 19 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
Aug. 20 Lincoln, NE Pinnacle Bank Arena
Aug. 22 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
Aug. 23 Fargo, ND FARGODOME
Aug. 26 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
Aug. 28 Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre
Aug. 29 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome
Aug. 31 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
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