Rascal Flatts schedules new tour
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
– Rascal Flatts new tour - the "Rascal Flatts American Living Unstoppable Tour" - starts June 5 in St. Louis, Joining the tour as opening act is Capitol Recording artist Darius Rucker. The first leg of the tour ends Sept. 12 in Massachusetts.
"We are very blessed to see familiar faces in the audience in most cities we play on tour," said Jay DeMarcus. "We know in this economy Americans want the most for their money, and we hope that we offer some stress relief and a fun night out."
This year's tour includes two stadium shows. The first will be held at Wrigley Field in Chicago on July 18, also the first country music concert to be held on site. Rucker and Vince Gill will be the special guests. The second stadium concert will take place in their hometown of Columbus, Ohio on Aug. 9 at Columbus Crew Stadium with guests Rucker and Dierks Bentley.
The tour, sponsored by JCPenney will promote American Living, the retailer's affordable lifestyle brand developed exclusively by Polo Ralph Lauren's Global Brand Concepts. The band wrote a new song inspired by the spirit of the brand titled American Living, which will serve as the soundtrack for the new American Living commercial. The song will only be available on a special version of their new CD "Unstoppable" sold at JCPenney stores with net proceeds from the sale of albums being donated to the JCPenney Afterschool Fund, which provides children in need with access to life-enriching after school programs. The commercial was filmed in early March in Los Angeles and is set to air May 17 - June 6 on prime time and cable television programming.
Tour dates are:
June 5 St Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
June 6 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center
June 12 Miami, OK Buffalo Run Casino
June 13 Dallas, TX Superpages.com Center
June 14 Houston, TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
June 20 Somerset, WI Float-Rite Park
June 25 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
June 26 Hartford, CT Meadows Music Theater
June 27 Washington, DC Nissan Pavilion
July 11 Darien Lake, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
July 12 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
July 18 Chicago, IL Wrigley Field
July 23 Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
July 24 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheater
July 25 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheater
July 31 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheater
Aug. 1 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Aug. 2 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
Aug. 7 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
Aug. 8 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
Aug. 9 Columbus, OH Columbus Crew Stadium
Aug. 28 Pittsburgh, PA Post-Gazette Pavilion
Aug. 29 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium
Sept. 10 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater
Sept. 11 Philadelphia, PA Susquehanna Bank Center
Sept. 12 Boston, MA Comcast Center
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