Brooks & Dunn postpone tour, Dunn put on voice rest
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
– Brooks & Dunn were forced to postpone and reschedule dates on their The Last Rodeo Tour due to illness. At the recommendation of his doctor, Ronnie Dunn was put on vocal rest for three weeks, their web site said today.
Dunn said via text message: "Following my doctor's order, shutting up, getting well and comin' back asap!"
Tour stops on June 29 in Milwaukee and
July 8 in Fort Loramie, OH will not be rescheduled.
The new tour dates are:
All tickets will be honored on the new dates and tickets remain available at livenation.com.)
July 16 Indianapolis, IN
July 17 St. Clairsville, OH
July 18 Cincinnati, OH
July 23 Minot, ND
July 24 Cheyenne, WY
July 25 Omaha, NE
July 29 Detroit
July 30 Pittsburgh
July 31 Philadelphia
Aug. 1 Washington, DC
Aug. 6 Kansas City, MO
Aug. 7 St. Louis
Aug. 8 Chicago
Aug. 13 Mansfield, MA
Aug. 14 Hartford
Aug. 15 Virginia Beach, VA
Aug. 22 Atlanta
Aug. 26 Cleveland
Aug. 27 Darien Lakes, NY
Aug. 29 Bethel, NY
Sept. 2 Nashville
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