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Miranda Lambert headlines spring, summer shows

Sunday, March 2, 2008 – Miranda Lambert will hit the road this spring and summer on her first headlining tour, hitting more than 40 sites.

Lambert, touring behind "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," started touring in January, although not all dates have been as headliners. During her career, she has opened shows for George Strait and Toby Keith.

The tour concludes Aug. 30 in Jacksonville, Fla.

Upcoming dates are:

March 2008

8 - Austin, TX - Travis County Expo Center

13 - Wichita, KS - The Cotillion

14 - Columbia, MO - The Blue Note

15 - West Des Moines, IA - Val Air Ballroom

17 - Houston, TX - Reliant Stadium

April 2008

5 - Columbia, SC - Colonial Center

6 - Jacksonville, FL - Veterans Memorial Arena

11 - Corpus Christi, TX - Concrete Street Amphitheatre

12 - Grand Prairie, TX - Lone Star Park

May 2008

2 - Reno, NV - Silver Legacy Resort & Casino

3 - Kelseyville, CA - Konocti Harbor Resort

5 - Friant, CA - Table Mountain Casino

7 - Spokane, WA - Spokane Arena

8 - Portland, OR - Rose Garden Arena

9 - Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome

10 - Vancouver, CA - Pacific Coliseum

16 - Atlanta, GA - Lakewood Amphitheatre

24 - Little Rock, AR - Riverfest

June 2008

7 - Enterprise, AL - Bama Jam

20 - Sault Ste Marie, MI - Kewadin Casino

21 - Walker, MN - Moondance Jammin County Fest

26 - Oshkosh, WI - Country USA Music Fest

27 - Cadott, WI - Country Fest 2008

28 - Farwell, MI - Mountain Country Music Fest

29 - Milwaukee, WI - Summer Fest

July 2008

11 - Calgary, Alberta - Calgary Stampede

12 - Regina, Saskatchewan - Craven County Jamboree Grounds

17 - Twin Lakes, WI - Country Thunder USA

18 - Atchinson, KS - Amelia Earhart Festival (Warnock Lake)

19 - Monticello, IA - Jones County Fairgrounds

24 - Cheyenne, WY - Frontier Park

25 - Minot, ND - North Dakota State Fairgrounds

29 - Atlantic City, NJ - House of Blues

30 - Clearfield, PA - Clearfield County Fairgrounds

31 - Columbus, OH - Ohio State Fairgrounds

August 2008

2 - Portland, IN - Jay County Fairgrounds

9 - Lewisburg, WV - West Virginia State Fairgrounds

11 - Coffeyville, KS - Inter-State Fair and Rodeo Grounds

14 - Beaver Dam, WI - Dodge County Fair

15 - Aberdeen, SD - Brown County Fairgrounds

16 - Imperial, NE - Chase County Fairgrounds

18 - Rapid City, SD - Central States Fair

22 - Lincoln, NE - Nebraska State Fair Park

25 - St. Paul, MN - Minnesota State Fair

28 - West Palm, FL - (Venue TBA)

29 - Tampa, FL - (Venue TBA)

30 - Jacksonville, FL - (Venue TBA)

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