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Martina McBride extends tour

Friday, March 28, 2008 – Martina McBride is extending her "Waking Up Laughing Tour" outdoors to more than 25 sheds this summer and fall. This follows concerts in the U.S. and Canada, which end in mid-April before taking a three-month break.

Released in April 2007, McBride's record included the hit "Anyway."

The tour also will include Jack Ingram and newcomers Chris Young through Aug. 30 and Jason Michael Carroll Sept. 19 -Oct. 11.

Tour dates are:
July 11 - Detroit - DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 12 - Darien Lake, NY - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
July 17 - San Antonio, TX - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
July 18 - Dallas, TX - Superpages.com Center
July 19 - Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
July 24 - Harrington, DE - Deleware State Fair*
July 25 - Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater*
Aug. 1 - Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amphitheatre
Aug. 2 - Denver, CO - Fiddler's Green
Aug. 8 - Concord, CA - Sleep Train Pavilion
Aug. 9 - Sacramento, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Aug. 10 - Kelseyville, CA - Konocti Field Amphitheater
Aug. 15 - Phoenix, AZ - Cricket Pavilion
Aug. 16 - San Diego, CA - Coors Amphitheatre
Aug. 17 - Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Aug. 28 - Birmingham, AL - Verizon Wireless Music Center
Aug. 29 - St. Louis, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Aug. 30 - Chicago, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Sept. 19 - Hartford, CT - New England Dodge Music Center
Sept. 20 - Philadelphia, PA - Susquehanna Bank Center
Sept. 21 - Bethel, NY - Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Sept. 26 - Pittsburgh, PA - Post Gazette Pavilion
Sept. 27 - Washington, DC - Nissan Pavilion
Oct. 3 - Charlotte, NC - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Oct. 4 - Raleigh, NC - TWC Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
Oct. 5 - Virginia Beach, VA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Oct. 10 - Tampa, FL - Ford Amphitheatre
Oct. 11 - West Palm Beach, FL - Cruzan Amphitheatre

*Jack Ingram not appearing these dates.

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