Monday, October 17, 2011
– Rascal Flatts announced their winter tour, "Thaw Out 2012," with special guest Sara Evans and opener Hunter Hayes. The tour will kick off in Charleston, West Va. on Jan. 12, 2012 and ends Feb. 18 in New Jersey.
Rascal Flatts wrapped up touring for the year last month. The trio debuted their first album on Big Machine Records, "Nothing Like This," last fall at number1 on the country album sales chart and became one of only four country acts to debut six consecutive studio albums at the top.
Evans her sixth studio album, "Stronger," which debuted at number one this year for two weeks and features the Platinum multi-week chart topping single A Little Bit Stronger.
Hayes, the Breaux Bridge, La. multi-instrumentalist (acoustic guitar, bass guitar, drums, electric guitar, ganjo, mandolin, keys and more) , just released his debut with the single Storm Warning. Hunter has co-written songs for Rascal Flatts and Montgomery Gentry.
Tour dates are:
Jan. 12 Charleston WV Charleston Civic Center Coliseum
Jan. 13 Roanoke, VA Roanoke Civic Center
Jan. 14 Hershey, PA Giant Center
Jan. 19 Columbia, MO Mizzou Arena
Jan. 20 Peoria, IL Peoria Civic Center
Jan. 21 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
Jan. 26 Albany, NY Times Union Center
Jan. 27 Providence, RI Dunkin' Donuts Center
Jan. 28 Atlantic City, NJ Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
Feb. 9 Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville Arena
Feb. 10 Birmingham, AL BJCC Arena
Feb. 11 Little Rock, AR Verizon Wireless Arena
Feb. 17 Wilkes-Barre, PA Mohegan Sun Arena
Feb. 18 E Rutherford, NJ Izod Center