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McGraw announces 2010 Southern Voice tour

Thursday, October 22, 2009 – Tim McGraw announced Thursday he will kick off the Southern Voice Tour in February with dates into the summer. Lady Antebellum will open the shows.

The Lost Trailers will open shows from Feb. 11-Apil 10 while Love And Theft will open from April 11 - Aug. 15.

McGraw released "Southern Voice" on Tuesday, his first album of new material since "Let It Go" in April 2007. As usual, his backing band, the Dancehall Doctors, were the musicians on the disc.

The tour starts at the Qwest Center in Omaha, Neb, on Feb. 11, 2010 and ends at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Virginia Beach, Va. on Aug. 15.

"I'm real excited to have this opportunity to hit the road next year with the 'Southern Voice' tour and look forward to playing new songs and old favorites for all my fans," said McGraw, who will perform tomorrow morning on Today as part of the Toyota Concert Series on Rockefeller Plaza. On October 27th he'll appear on The Jay Leno Show where McGraw will be joined by Gregg Allman for a rendition of Southern Voice. McGraw will close out the week with an Oct. 29 performance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. On Nov.13, CMT will premiere "INVITATION ONLY: TIM MCGRAW," a one-hour special featuring McGraw performing before a small studio audience and taking questions from fans.

Tickets for some markets go on sale Nov. 6 through LiveNation.

Tour dates are:
Feb. 11 Omaha, NE Qwest Center Lady Antebellum/The Lost Trailers
Feb. 12 Madison, WI Alliant Energy Center
Feb. 13 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena
Feb. 19 Roanoke, VA Roanoke Civic Center
Feb. 20 Huntington, WV Big Sandy Superstore Arena
Feb. 21 Reading, PA Sovereign Center Arena
Feb. 25 Columbia, MO Mizzou Arena
Feb. 26 Lexington, KY Rupp Arena
March 5 Texas TBD
March 6 Texas TBD
March 7 Texas TBD
March 25 Vancouver, BC General Motors Place
March 27 Calgary, AB Pengrowth Saddledome
March 28 Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre
March 30 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
April 8 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
April 9 Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena
April 10 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena
April 11 Orange Beach, AL Amphitheatre at the Wharf Lady Antebellum/Love And Theft
April 23 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
April 24 Detroit, MI The Palace
May 6 Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville Arena
May 7 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre
May 8 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
May 14 Birmingham, AL Verizon Wireless Music Center
May 15 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
May 20 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena
May 21 Seattle, WA Tacoma Dome
May 22 Portland, OR Rose Garden
May 25 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
May 28 Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Pavilion
May 29 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
June 2 Albuquerque, NM Journal Pavilion
June 3 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Pavilion
June 4 San Diego, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
June 5 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheatre
June 11 Wichita, KS InTrust Bank Arena
June 12 Dallas, TX Superpages.com Center
June 17 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
June 19 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
June 26 St Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
June 27 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
July 8 Pittsburgh, PA Post Gazette Pavilion
July 9 Philadelphia, PA Susquehanna Bank Center
July 10 Washington, DC Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge
July 15 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
July 16 Hartford, CT Comcast Theatre
July 17 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
July 29 Boise, ID Idaho Center
July 30 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
July 31 Denver, CO Fiddler's Green
Aug. 5 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
Aug. 6 Darien Center, NY Darien Lakes PAC
Aug. 7 Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheatre
Aug. 13 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Aug. 14 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
Aug. 15 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

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