Lee Ann Womack added to Strait tour
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
– Lee Ann Womack was added to George Strait's 2010 tour, which also features Reba McEntire. The tour kicks off in early 2010 and continues through late Spring.
"Does Ft Worth Ever Cross Your Mind? Whoever's In New England? The Fireman? Little Rock? Wrapped? The Last To Know? We're talking classic country from the source," said Womack. "I can't imagine a better tour to be on than George Strait and Reba McEntire, and now I'm not imagining."
"I'm trying to figure out what to wear...cause you can't out-starch George and you sure can't out-spangle Reba," she said.
Tour dates are:
Jan. 22 Baltimore, MD 1st
Jan. 23 Greensboro, NC Coliseum
Jan. 29 Knoxville, TN Thompson Boling
Jan. 30 Charlottesville, VA JPJ Arena
Feb. 5 Phoenix, AZ US Airways
Feb. 6 Las Vegas, NV MGM
Feb. 18 St Louis, MO Scottrade Center
Feb. 19 Wichita, KS Intrust Bank Arena
Feb. 20 Tulsa, OK BOK Arena
Feb. 25 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
Feb. 26 Orlando, FL Amway Arena
March 4 Memphis, TN FedEx Forum
March 5 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena
March 6 Little Rock, AR Verizon
March 26 Portland, OR The Rose Garden
March 27 Tacoma, WA Tacomadome
April 8 Omaha, NE Qwest Center
April 9 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
April 10 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena
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