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Adkins, McBride set tour together

Monday, October 5, 2009 – Martina McBride and Trace Adkins may not seem to be the most obvious of partners, but the two will hit the concert trail together starting in November and ending in April.

The Shine All Night Tour, sponsored by SunnyD's and in part by GAC, covers 40 cities across the U.S. Both McBride and Adkins will each perform full-length shows. In a few select cities, Blake Shelton and The Lost Trailers will be joining McBride. "I want fans to leave here knowing they got more than their money's worth," said d McBride. "My goal is to have this on their list of memorable nights for years to come."

"I think this tour is going to give people a lot more bang for their buck," said Adkins. "And that's important - especially in today's economy."

This is SunnyD's first music partnership. Sunny Delight Beverages, based in Cincinnati, is a producer of juice-based drinks in North America and Europe.

McBride and Adkins starred in a series of irreverent TV commercials which will be featured on GAC, local television and online. In the spots, the two go for the laughs at their own and each other's expense.

Tour dates are:
Nov. 20* Moline, IL I Wireless Center
Nov. 21 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
Nov. 22 Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center
Dec. 3 Colorado Springs, CO World Arena
Dec. 4 Park City (Wichita), KS Hartman Arena
Dec. 5 Oklahoma City, OK Ford Center
Dec. 10* Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum Complex
Dec. 11* Columbia, SC Colonial Center
Dec. 12** Duluth, GA Gwinnett Center
Dec. 13* Birmingham, AL BJCC Arena
Jan. 22 Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena
Jan. 23 Independence, MO Independence Event Center
Jan. 24 Council Bluffs, IA Mid-America Center
Jan. 29 Reading, PA Sovereign Center
Jan. 30 Worcester, MA DCU Center
Jan. 31 Fairfax, VA Patriot Center
Feb. 11 Dallas, TX Nokia Theatre
Feb. 12 Beaumont, TX Ford Park
Feb. 13 Bossier City, LA CenturyTel Center
Feb. 14 Pensacola, FL Pensacola Civic Center
Feb. 19 Buffalo, NY HSBC Arena
Feb. 21 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
Feb. 25 Ft. Wayne, IN Allen County War Memorial
Feb. 26 Cleveland, OH Wolstein Center
Feb. 27 Pittsburgh, PA Petersen Events Center
Feb. 28 Highland Heights, KY The Bank of Kentucky Center
March 5 Champaign, IL Assembly Hall
March 6 Evansville, IN Roberts Stadium
March 12 Richmond, VA Richmond Coliseum
March 14 Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena
March 26 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
March 27 Green Bay, WI Resch Center
March 28 Dekalb, IL NIU Convocation Center
April 8 Loveland, CO Budweiser Events Center
April 9 Rapid City, SD Don Barnett Arena
April 10 Bismarck, ND Bismarck Civic Center

*Date with Blake Shelton & The Lost Trailers

**Date with The Lost Trailers

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