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Jackson honky tonks in '17

Thursday, December 8, 2016 – Alan Jackson will hit the highway in 2017.

Jackson announced he will launch the Honky Tonk Highway Tour next year with Lee Ann Womack opening many dates.

Jackson will play arena and amphitheatre shows as well as annual festivals and multi-day events. Womack has appeared on several of Jackson's albums, and the two have shared a number of stages, including the Grand Ole Opry and Carnegie Hall.

Tour dates are:
Friday, Jan. 20 - Tulsa, OK (Paradise Cove)
Friday, Jan. 27 - Pensacola, FL (Pensacola Bay Center) *
Saturday, Jan. 28 - Atlanta (Duluth), GA (Infinite Energy Center) *
Saturday, Feb. 25 - Laughlin, NV (Laughlin Events Center)
Friday, March 10 - Durant, OK (Choctaw Casino Resort)
Friday/Saturday, March 24-25 - Rancho Mirage, CA (Aqua Caliente Casino)
Saturday, April 8 - St. Augustine, FL (St. Augustine Amphitheatre) *
Sunday, April 9 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL (Tortuga Music Festival)
Saturday, May 27 - Forest City, IA (Tree Town Country Music Festival)
Friday, June 23 - North Platte, NE (Nebraskaland Days)
Saturday, June 24 - Manhattan, KS (Country Stampede)
Saturday, Oct. 28 - Minneapolis, MN (Target Center)
* Womack appears

More dates will be announced.

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