Musgraves announces Xmas tour
Monday, September 26, 2016
– Kacey Musgraves launches her first Christmas Headlining Tour, "A Very Kacey Christmas Tour," in late November in Canada.
The eight-date tour ends Dec. 27 in Evansville, Ind.
Musgraves' holiday disc, "A Very Kacey Christmas," drops Oct. 28.
"I'm so excited to tour my first Christmas album and to get festive with this music. It was such a blast to make," said Musgraves. "I'm making sure these are going to be some very magical nights."
Tickets for the tour are on-sale on Sept. 30.
Tour dates are:
Nov. 26 - Windsor, ON/ The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor
Nov. 28 - Nashville, TN/Ryman Auditorium
Dec. 8 - New York, NY/The Town Hall
Dec. 9 - Wilkes-Barre, PA/FM Kirby Center for the Performing Arts **
Dec. 10 - Washington, DC/National Theater **
Dec. 15 - Joliet, IL/Rialto Square Theater
Dec. 16 - Knoxville, TN/Tennessee Theater
Dec. 17 - Evansville, IN/Victory Theater
** Tickets for general public go on sale Oct. 7.
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