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Jackson launches 25th anniversary tour

Monday, October 20, 2014 – Alan Jackson will launch his 25th Anniversary Keepin' It Country Tour starting in January.

Sponsored by Kubota Tractor, the tour kicks off in Estero Fla. on Jan. 8 and will culminate at the Red Rocks Amphitheater in Denver on
May 17. Joining Jackson will be Capitol Records Nashville's new artist Jon Pardi and Grammy/CMA/ACM nominated singer/songwriter Brandy Clark.

Tour dates are:
Jan. 8 Fort Myers (Estero), FL Germain Arena
Jan. 9 Tampa, FL USF Sun Dome
Feb. 20 San Diego, CA Valley View Casino Center
Feb. 21 Laughlin, NV Laughlin Events Center
Feb. 27 Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theatre LA Live
Feb. 28 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion
March 6 Dallas (Grand Prairie), TX Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
March 27 Augusta, GA James Brown Arena
March 28 Greenville, SC Bon Secours Wellness Arena
April 9 Wilmington, NC Cape Fear Community College
April 17 Kansas City (Independence), MO Independence Events Center
April 18 Enid, OK Enid Event Center
April 24 Roanoke, VA Civic Center Auditorium
May 1 Sioux City, IA Tyson Events Center
May 2 Brookings, SD Swiftel Center
May 8 Green Bay, WI Resch Center
May 9 Bloomington, IL US Cellular Coliseum
May 16 Salt Lake City (West Valley City), UT USANA Amphitheatre
May 17 Denver (Morrison), CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre

More dates may be added soon. Jackson's tour is an extension of the already year-long 25th anniversary celebration, which kicked off this summer with the opening of his exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Alan Jackson: 25 Years of Keepin' It Country, which will run through March 2015.

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