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Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton co-headline tour

Monday, September 8, 2008 – An experiment of couple Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton to tour together this summer apparently worked because now Lambert and Shelton will hit the road this fall in a co-headlining tour.

"For obvious reasons, Miranda and I have wanted to tour together for a while now. We wanted to do something special that nobody else can pull off," Shelton said. "The result is a unique show packed full of music and energy that will leave people wondering what the hell is going to happen next."

The upcoming concert dates will feature special seamless shows with each artist's band providing accompaniment. An acoustic set by Shelton and Lambert will be nestled in-between and each show will conclude as both artists and their bands reunite on-stage for the show's finale.

"I've always thought that Blake is one of the greatest artists in country music and he brings such a dynamic presence to his performances," Lambert said. "Pairing up for these shows will not only be fun for us, but I think it's going to be an amazing show for the fans. Anytime you play with a great artist it makes you strive to be even better...and we will do that every night."

Tour dates are:
Oct. 3 Richmond, VA Virginia State Fair
Oct. 10 Cape Girardeau, MO Show Me Center
Oct. 11 Pikeville, KY Eastern Kentucky Expo Center
Oct. 17 Phoenix Arizona State Fair
Oct. 18 Primm, NV Star of the Valley Resort & Casino
Oct. 23 Waterloo, IA McElroy Auditorium
Oct. 24 Lacrosse, WI Lacrosse Center
Nov. 8 Dallas American Airlines Center

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