Musgraves adds tour dates
Monday, November 30, 2015
– Kacey Musgraves added eight tour dates, starting in January, to her Country & Western Rhinestone Revue.
Musgraves is touring in support of her 2015 album, "Pageant Material," which received much praise.
The new dates include Dallas and Oklahoma City in January and Boston, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee and Kansas City in February and March.
Musgraves has other tour dates already on the books, including three nights with Willie Nelson in late December; a Zac Brown Band gig in Mexico in late January and the annual Cayumo Music Cruise leaving Miami on Jan. 31.
Tour dates are:
Dec. 29-31- Austin, TX Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater
Jan. 21. - Dallas, TX Majestic Theatre
Jan. 22 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom
Jan. 23 - Omaha, Neb., Sokol Auditorium / Underground
Jan. 27 - Quintana Roo, Mexico, Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya (Zac Brown Band Castaway With Southern Ground)
Jan. 31 - Miami, Fla., Norwegian Cruise Line - Norwegian Pearl (Cayumo Music Cruise)
Feb. -7 - Miami, Fla., Norwegian Cruise Line - Norwegian Pearl (Cayumo Music Cruise)
Feb. 19 - Boston, Mass., Orpheum Theatre
Feb. 20 - Sayreville, N.J., Starland Ballroom
Feb. 25 - Kalamazoo, Mich., The Kalamazoo State Theatre
Feb. 26 - Columbus, Ohio, The LC Pavilion
Feb. 27 - Pittsburgh, Pa., Stage AE
March 3 - Milwaukee, Wis., Riverside Theatre
March 4 - Indianapolis, Ind., Egyptian Room
March 5 - Kansas City, Mo., Arvest Bank Theatre At The Midland
Presales for select shows begin this week with general onsale launching Dec. 4.
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