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Jason Aldean resumes tour in '10

Wednesday, December 9, 2009 – Jason Aldean will extend his tour into 2010. Fellow Georgian Luke Bryan will join Aldean as a special guest on the nearly 30-city tour, kicking off in Greenville, S.C. on Jan. 22 and including an already sold out hometown stop at the Macon Centreplex Coliseum in Georgia.

"Luke and I grew up playing in some of the same clubs down in Georgia, so it will be really cool to have him out with us...playing bigger rooms with bigger crowds," said Aldean. "He's a total trip, so we'll definitely have some laughs backstage every night. I'm pumped about this tour, and I can't wait to take a few weeks off for the holidays and get right back out there."

Tour dates are:

Jan. 22 Greenville, SC Bi-Lo Center **

Jan. 23 Macon, GA Macon Centreplex Coliseum

Jan. 28 Austin, TX Cedar Park Center

Jan. 29 Beaumont, TX Ford Park Arena

Jan. 30 Tyler, TX Oil Palace

Feb. 4 Salem, VA Salem Civic Center

Feb. 5 Fayetteville, NC Crown Coliseum

Feb. 18 Huntsville, AL Von Braun Center

Feb. 19 Highland Heights, KY Bank of Kentucky Center

Feb. 20 Augusta, GA James Brown Arena

Feb. 25 Wilkes-Barre, PA Wachovia Arena

Feb. 26 Univ. Park, PA Bryce Jordan Center

March 10 Ames, IA Hilton Coliseum

March 11 Mankato, MN Verizon Wireless Center

March 12 Brookings, SD Swiftel Center

March 13 Rapid City, SD Don Barnett Arena

March 18 Broomfield, CO The Odeum

March 19 Salt Lake City, UT Energy Solutions Arena

March 20 Boise, ID Taco Bell Arena

March 21 Pocatello, ID Holt Arena

March 25 Sioux City, IA Tyson Events Center

March 26 Lincoln, NE Pershing Center

March 27 St. Charles, MO Family Arena ** Eric Church Open

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