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Sugarland sets 2009 tour

Friday, February 27, 2009 – Sugarland will resume the 2009 leg of their Love On The Inside tour in April, going into October.

The nationwide tour will kick off on April 10 in their hometown of Atlanta. The tour will feature Billy Currington, singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson, singer-songwriter Eric Hutchinson and Jake Owen.

Tour dates are:
April 10 - Atlanta, GA The Arena at Gwinnet Center
April 16 - Grand Forks, ND The Ralph Engelstadt Arena *
April 17 - Minneapolis, MN Target Center *
April 18 - Bismarck, ND Bismarck Civic Center *
April 21 - Lethbridge, AB Enmax Center *
April 22 - Red Deer, AB The Centrium *
April 23 - Regina, SASK Brandt Center *
April 30 - Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center * ^
May 1 - New Orleans, LA Jazz Fest
May 15 - Orange Beach, AL The Amphitheatre at The Wharf * +
May 16 - Huntsville, AL Redstone Army Base * +
May 21 - Charleston, SC Family Circle Tennis Stadium * ^
May 22- Johnson City, TN Freedom Hall *
May 28 - Omaha, NE Qwest Center * +
May 29 - Kansas City, MO Sprint Center * +
June 4 - London, Ontario John Labatts Center ^
June 5 - Toronto, Ontario Molsen Amphitheatre ^
June 25 - Birmingham, AL Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre * ^
June 26 - Roanoke, VA Roanoke Civic Center * ^
July 8 - Green Bay, WI Resch Center *
July 9 - Ft. Loramie, OH Hickory Hills Lakes
July 24 - Primm, NV Star of the Desert Arena
Aug. 13 - Charleston, WV Civic Center Stadium * +
Aug. 14 - Gilford, NH Meadowbrook +
Sept. 9 - Hidalgo, TX Dodge Arena-STARS Benefit * +
Sept. 10 - Corpus Christie, TX American Bank Center-STARS Benefit * +
Sept. 11 - Oklahoma City, OK Zoo Amphitheatre * +
Sept. 17 - Ames, IA Hilton Coliseum * +
Sept. 18 - Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center * +
Sept. 24 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL Bank Atlantic Center + #
Sept. 25 - Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum + #
Oct. 1 - Bloomsburgh, PA Bloomsburg Fair +
Oct. 2 - West Springfield, MA Eastern States Expo +

*opener Billy Currington;
+opener Matt Nathanson;
#opener Jake Owen;
^opener Eric Hutchinson

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