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Lambert announces summer shows

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 – Miranda Lambert will launch her new Platinum tour on July 10 in Ohio and conclude in late September in Honolulu.

Lambert will release a new album, "Platinum," on June 3. "Platinum represents a lifestyle for me," Lambert said. "It's the color of my hair, my wedding ring, my airstream trailer, so it's just a natural fit for the name of my new album and it's why we decided to name the tour Platinum, too."

Justin Moore and Thomas Rhett will open the shows starting Aug. 8 in Sacramento, Cal. through Sept. 13 in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Tour dates are:
July 10: Fort Loramie, Ohio
July 11: Tuscaloosa, Ala.
July 12: Rogers, Ark.
July 17: Monticello, Iowa
July 18: Cleveland
July 19: Cincinnati
July 20: Brooklyn, Mich.
July 25: Twin Lakes, Wis.
July 26: Pittsburgh
Aug. 1: Sweet Home, Ore.
Aug. 3: Camrose, Alberta
Aug. 8: Sacramento, Calif.
Aug. 9: Mountain View, Calif.
Aug. 10: Irvine, Calif.
Aug. 15: Chicago
Aug. 16: Indianapolis
Aug. 17: Bonner Springs, Kan.
Aug. 21: Raleigh, N.C.
Aug. 22: Virginia Beach, Va.
Aug. 23: Washington, D.C.
Aug. 29: Darien Lake, N.Y.
Aug. 30: Hartford, Conn.
Aug. 31: Bethel, N.Y.
Sept. 4: Toronto
Sept. 5: Philadelphia
Sept. 6: Boston
Sept. 11: Pensacola, Fla.
Sept. 12: Lafayette, La.
Sept. 13: Corpus Christi, Texas
Sept. 20: Honolulu

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