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Jackson honky tonks into '18

Thursday, November 9, 2017 – A day after celebrating his recent induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame by closing out the Country Music Association awards show with two songs, Alan Jackson announced today he was hitting the road again with his Honky Tonk Highway Tour in 2018.

Jackson starts touring on Jan. 19 in Lexington, Ky. and as of now concludes Sept. 15 in Charlotte, N.C.

Tour dates are:
Jan. 19 - Lexington, KY (Rupp Arena) **++
Jan. 20 - Little Rock, AR (Verizon Arena) ^^++
Feb. 8 - Independence, MO (Silverstein Eye Centers Arena) ^^
Feb. 9 - Indianapolis, IN (Bankers Life Fieldhouse) ^^
Feb. 15 - San Antonio, TX (San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo) **
Feb. 16 - Grand Prairie, TX (Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie) ^^
March 23 - Toledo, OH (Huntington Center)
March 24 - Pittsburgh, PA (Venue TBD)
April 27 - Baltimore, MD (Royal Farms Arena)
April 28 - Albany, NY (Times Union Center) ^^
May 4 - Tuscaloosa, AL (Tuscaloosa Amphitheatre)
June 23 - Orange Beach, FL (The Wharf) ^^
July 27 - Central Point, OR (Country Crossing Music Festival) **
July 28 - Mountain Home, ID (Mountain Home Country Music Festival) **
Aug. 16 - Vienna, VA (Wolf Trap)
Aug. 17 - Gilford, NH (Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion) ^^
Sept. 15 - Charlotte, NC (Spectrum Center) ^^
** Date is already onsale
^^ Tickets onsale Friday, Nov. 17
++ with special guest Lauren Alaina

More tour dates will be announced.

At the CMAs, Jackson sang "Chasin' That Neon Rainbow" and "Don't Rock the Jukebox." the latter with hosts Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley helping out.

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