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Brooks & Dunn restart tour July 16, add dates

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 – Brooks & Dunn will restart their tour July 16 after Ronnie Dunn needed vocal rest earlier this month. The duo, who are on their farewell tour, also added three dates to The Last Rodeo Tour.

New tour stops include Oklahoma City, Okla on Aug. 20, Little Rock, Ark. on Aug. 21 and Holmdel, N.J. on Aug. 28. Merle Haggard, Miranda Lambert and Sara Evans will appear on some of the tour dates.

Of the restart and new dates, Dunn emailed "Getting better every day. Kix and I will be raring to start where we left off ....and go for 3 additional dates to say thanks to all the fans for 20 years of showing us the love!"

The tour dates are:
July 16 Indianapolis, IN - featuring Gary Allan
July 17 St. Clairsville, OH - featuring Gary Allan
July 18 Cincinnati, OH - featuring Gary Allan
July 23 Minot, ND
July 24 Cheyenne, WY
July 25 Omaha, NE - featuring Gary Allan
July 29 Detroit, MI - featuring Gary Allan
July 30 Pittsburgh, PA - featuring Gary Allan
July 31 Philadelphia, PA - featuring Gary Allan
Aug. 1 Washington, DC - featuring Gary Allan
Aug. 6 Kansas City, MO - featuring Gary Allan
Aug. 7 St. Louis, MO - featuring Gary Allan
Aug. 8 Chicago, IL - featuring Gary Allan
Aug. 13 Boston, MA - featuring Sara Evans
Aug. 14 Hartford, CT - featuring Sara Evans
Aug. 15 Virginia Beach, VA - featuring Sara Evans
Aug. 20 Oklahoma City - featuring Miranda Lambert
Aug. 21 Little Rock, Ark. - featuring Miranda Lambert
Aug. 22 Atlanta, GA - featuring Miranda Lambert
Aug. 26 Cleveland, OH - featuring Merle Haggard
Aug. 27 Darien Lakes, NY - featuring Merle Haggard
Aug. 28 Holmdel, NJ - featuring Merle Haggard
Aug. 29 Bethel, NY - featuring Merle Haggard
Sept. 2 Nashville

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