Shooter Jennings performs TV, live dates
Monday, February 18, 2008
– Shooter Jennings will hit the road for dates in March April while also playing television later this month. Jennings will appear on Last Call with Carson Daly on Feb. 22 and perform "This Ol Wheel" on Late Night with Conan O'Brien on Feb. 29.
In addition to the over 30 dates this spring and summer as part of Charlie Daniels' annual Volunteer Jam, Jennings will headline more than 125 theatre and club shows beginning March 12 in Flagstaff and continuing on across the U.S. through the end of 2008.
"It's been a while, the longest break we've ever taken actually. I can't complain because I've gotten to spend some quality time with Drea and Alabama (his girlfriend and daughter), but I think I speak for all the .357's when I say we are itchin' to hit the road again," said Jennings. "We have been working hard preparing for the new tour, and I can promise a lot of surprises, so let's all get together and get rowdy."
Tour dates are:
March 12 Flagstaff, AZ
March 13 Tucson, AZ
March 14 El Paso, TX
March 15 Phoenix, AZ
March 27 Austin, TX
March 28 Helotes, TX
March 29 Dallas, TX
April 2 Lexington, KY
April 3 Louisville, KY
April 4 Nashville, TN
April 5 Huntsville, AL
April 6 Indianapolis, IN
April 9 Grand Rapids, MI
April 11-12 Harris, MI
April 18 West Palm Beach, FL
April 19 Winter Haven, FL
April 23 Hattiesburg, MS
April 24 Bartlesville, OK
April 25 Fayetteville, AR
April 26 Kinder, LA
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