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McBride gets "Reckless" on tour

Monday, August 15, 2016 – Martina McBride will tour behind her "Reckless" release on the Love Unleashed Tour this fall.

High Valley (Atlantic Records/Warner Music Nashville) and singer-songwriter Hailey Whitters will join McBride on some tour dates. Tickets go on sale starting Friday, Aug. 19.

"With so much tragedy and uncertainty in the world, our family is watching less news and spending more time listening to music, sharing stories over dinner, and loving each other," said McBride. "I want this concert to be a place where people can share the common experience of music and how it can work its magic, as only music can. A place where we can come together and show our love for each other and head back out into the world a little stronger for having been there."

"Reckless" (Nash Icon) was her 13th studio album with a mix of classic country and a contemporary edge. "Just Around the Corner" is the current single from the release.

Tour dates are:
Oct. 14 Poplar Bluff, MO Black River Coliseum
Oct. 15 Lawrenceburg, IN Lawrenceburg Event Center
Oct. 21 Tunica, MS Gold Strike Millennium Theatre
Oct. 22 Cherokee, NC Harrah's Cherokee Event Center
Oct. 29 Charenton, LA Cypress Bayou Casino
Nov. 11 Stamford, CT Palace Theater
Nov. 18 Dodge City, KS United Wireless Arena
Nov. 19 Des Moines, IA Hoyt Sherman Place
Dec. 1 Erie, PA Warner Theatre
Dec. 2 Saginaw, MI The Theater at the Dow Event Center
Dec. 3 Orillia, ON Casino Rama
Dec. 8 Ft. Myers, FL Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
Dec. 9 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall

Additional tour stops are slated to be announced later.

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