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Lady A announces '12 dates

Monday, October 17, 2011 – Lady Antebellum announced today the second leg of their Own the Night 2012 World Tour. The arena tour kicks off Jan. 27 in Tulsa, OK with Darius Rucker and special guest Thompson Square and runs through June.

"This is the tour we've always dreamed of putting together," said Charles Kelley. "We got to help design the stage and really collaborate on new production ideas, and now we're just really trying to hone in on the perfect set list to give the fans a cool mix of hits and some of their favorite songs from the new record. Plus, we've been working on some really intimate moments for our show, where we can really break things down and be close to the crowd. I can't wait for the next nine months."

Tour dates are:

Jan. 27 Tulsa, OK

Jan. 28 Des Moines, IA

Jan. 29 Bloomington, IL

Feb. 3 Huntington, WV

Feb. 4 State College, PA

Feb. 14 Salt Lake City, UT

Feb. 15 Denver, CO

Feb. 18 Dallas, TX

Feb. 22 Nashville, TN

Feb. 25 Detroit, MI

Feb. 26 Evansville, IN

March 2 Bossier City, LA

March 3 Lafayette, LA

March 9 Chicago, IL

March 10 Omaha, NE

March 11 Minneapolis, MN

March 14 Saskatoon, SK

March 16 Calgary, AB

March 17 Edmonton, AB

March 19 Vancouver, BC

March 20 Seattle, WA

March 21 Eugene, OR

March 23 San Jose, CA

March 24 San Diego, CA

March 27 Los Angeles, CA

March 28 Fresno, CA

March 29 Sacramento, CA

April 5 Moline, IL

April 6 Kansas City, MO

April 7 Norman, OK

May 3 New York, NY

May 5 Worcester, MA

May 6 Hershey, PA

May 9 Birmingham, AL

May 10 Jacksonville, FL

May 11 Tampa, FL

May 12 West Palm Beach, FL

May 18 Hartford, CT

May 19 Philadelphia, PA

May 20 Columbia, MD

May 22 Augusta, GA

May 31 Cleveland, OH

June 1 Pittsburgh, PA

June 2 Bethel, NY

June 3 Rochester, NY

June 8 Raleigh, NC

June 9 Charlotte, NC

June 10 Virginia Beach, VA

June 14 Montreal, QC

June 15 Ottawa, ON

June 16 Toronto, ON

June 21 St. Louis, MO

June 22 Atlanta, GA

June 24 Cincinnati, OH

June 27 Little Rock, AR

June 28 Memphis, TN

June 29 Indianapolis, IN

Fans can purchase tickets to the first dates on sale beginning Oct. 28.

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