James Otto rides with Toby Keith on tour
Monday, April 12, 2010
– Soulful country singer James Otto hits the road this summer with Toby Keith on 16 dates across the U.S.
Otto will join Keith, along with special guest Trace Adkins, on select dates of the American Ride Tour June 19 through Aug 22.
"Toby has always been an artist I look up to and respect in our industry," said Otto. "From being a great entertainer, to songwriter to businessman, he has done it all with his own style and with big time success. I am truly honored he would ask me to join him on his summer tour."
Otto released his new single, Groovy Little Summer Song, from his forthcoming album, to radio on March 8. In 2008, Otto spawned the Billboard's number one Hot Country Song with Just Got Started Lovin' You, the lead single off of his debut album, "Sunset Man."
Tour dates are:
June 19 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
June 20 Cleveland Blossom Music Center
July 9 Virginia Beach, VA Virginia Beach Amphitheatre
July 10 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
July 11 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
July 23 Portland, OR Sleep Country Amphitheatre
July 24 Seattle White River Amphitheatre
Aug. 6 Mt. View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
Aug. 7 San Diego Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
Aug. 8 Phoenix Cricket Wireless Pavilion
Aug. 12 Albuquerque, NM The Pavilion
Aug. 13 Denver Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
Aug. 14 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
Aug. 20 Darien Lake, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Aug. 21 Philadelphia Susquehanna Bank Center
Aug. 22 Pittsburgh First Niagara Pavilion
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