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Rhett expands tour before it even starts

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 – Thomas Rhett has not even started ghis 2017 Home Team Tour yet, but he announced today he is adding dates.

Rhett plans to return to Europe while also making his debut headlining run in Canada. The tour starts Feb. 23 in Saginaw, Mich. In late September 2016, Rhett initially announced 15 tour dates in the U.S.

"It's unreal that we're adding dates before we've even had a chance to get started," said Rhett. "It'd be impossible to pick which part of the tour I'm most excited about, but I can't wait to get back out there. We're going to make sure every last person at the show has a good time."

New cities on the tour are:
London, England
Birmingham, England
Manchester, England
Glasgow, Scotland
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Abbotsford, Canada
Dawson Creek, Canada
Edmonton, Canada
Lethbridge, Canada
Regina, Canada
Los Angeles
San Diego
Evansville, IN
Louisville, KY
Alpharetta, GA
Washington, DC
Columbia, SC
Pensacola, FL
Biloxi, MS
Columbia, MO
Kansas City, MO
Springfield, MO
Bismarck, ND
St Paul, MN
Omaha, NE

The tour also features Kelsea Ballerini, Russell Dickerson and Ryan Hurd.

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