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Steve Martin resumes touring

Wednesday, March 3, 2010 – Following his tour last year in support of "The Crow: New Songs for the Five-String Banjo" CD, Steve Martin, once again joined by the Steep Canyon Rangers, will embark on a 2010 music tour beginning in April and expected to continue into October.

Martin, better known as a comedian and actor, is touring behind his first ever CD, which won a Grammy for best bluegrass album.

"I am very excited to begin my banjo tour with the Steep Canyon Rangers," said Martin. "It has been a long time dream of mine to travel around the country with a bunch of guys."

Tour dates are:

April 19 Detroit, MI Orchestra Hall of Max M. Fisher Music Center

April 20 Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theater

April 22 Kansas City, MO Midland Theatre

April 23 St. Louis, Mo Roberts Orpheum Theatre* exclusively available via KETC-TV until 3/20 Ticketmaster on sale

April 24 Fayetteville, AR Walton Arts Center

April 25 Austin, TX Long Center PAC

April 26 Stafford, TX Stafford Center

April 28 Lake Charles, LA Ross Hart Theatre/Fiddlin' Around on the Prairie

April 29 New Orleans, LA Jazz Fest

May 1 Wilkesboro, NC MerleFest

June 10 Greenville, SC Peace Center for Performing Arts

June 11 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo Music Festival

More dates will be announced.

Martin also will co-host the 82nd Academy Awards on the ABC Television Network on Sunday, March 7 with fellow actor Alec Baldwin.

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