Musgraves plans Rhinestone Revue tour
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
– On the same day that Kacey Musgraves released her sophomore major label CD, "Beauty Pageant," she also announced a tour of the U .S. and five other countries this summer and fall.
The Kacey Musgraves Country & Western Rhinestone Revue kicks off Aug. 27 in Atlanta and will also hit England, Ireland, Germany and conclude Nov. 22 in Amsterdam. Venues include the Ryman in Nashville, Cains Ballroom in Tulsa, Okla. and the Apollo in Harlem. Tickets go on sale June 26.
Musgraves won much acclaim for her debut "Same Trailer Different Park," going a more traditional country route, a rarity today. The Texan won two Grammy Awards in 2014: Best Country Song for "Merry Go 'Round" and Best Country Album for "Same Trailer, Different Park."
Tour dates are:
Aug. 27 - Atlanta - The Buckhead Theatre
Sept. 11 - Los Angeles - The Wiltern
Sept. 18 - St. Louis - The Pageant
Sept. 23 - Nashville - Ryman Auditorium
Oct. 1 - Detroit - Royal Oak Music Theatre
Oct. 3 - Philadelphia - The Trocadero Theatre
Oct. 9 - New Orleans - The Howlin' Wolf
Oct. 11 - Tulsa, Okla. - Cains Ballroom
Oct. 15 - Charlottesville, Va. - Paramount Theater
Oct. 16 - Washington, D.C. - Lincoln Theatre
Oct. 23 - New Haven, CT - College Street Music Hall
Oct. 24 - New York - Apollo Theater
Nov. 9 - Gateshead, England - Sage Gateshead
Nov. 10 - Birmingham, England - The Institute
Nov. 12 - Dublin, Ireland - Dublin Academy
Nov. 15 - Glasgow, Scotland - Glasgow ABC
Nov. 16 - Manchester, England - Albert Hall
Nov. 18 - London - Royal Albert Hall
Nov. 20 - Hamburg, Germany - Knust
Nov. 22 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Melkweg
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