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FGL announces more opening acts

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 – Florida Georgia Line announced three new support acts for The Smooth Tour 2017, which starts in June.

Morgan Wallen, Ryan Hurd and Russell Dickerson join the tour already including Nelly and Chris Lane.

Wallen's debut single, "The Way I Talk," has charted. Hurd and Dickerson have both been on Thomas Rhett's Home Tour and released EPs.

Backstreet Boys will be on the tour for three stadium concerts - Boston (July 7), Minneapolis (July 29) and Chicago (Aug. 12) - FGL's first-ever headlining stadium shows.

Tour dates are:
June 2 - Austin 360 Amphitheatre - Austin, TX *
June 3 - Starplex Pavilion - Dallas, TX *
June 15 - Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater - Wantagh, NY #
June 16 - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center - Darien Center, NY #
June 17 - BB&T Pavilion - Philadelphia, PA #
June 24 - Klipsch Music Center - Indianapolis, IN #
June 25 - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre - St. Louis, MO #
July 14-15 - The Amphitheater at the Wharf - Orange Beach, AL *
July 21 - Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek - Raleigh, NC *
July 22 - Hershey Park - Hershey, PA *
July 23 - Saratoga Performing Arts Center - Saratoga Springs, NY *
July 27 - BOK Center - Tulsa, OK #
Aug. 3 - PNC Music Pavilion - Charlotte, NC #
Aug. 4 - Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater - Virginia Beach, VA #
Aug. 5 - Jiffy Lube Live - Bristow, VA #
Aug. 10 - Bethel Woods Center for the Arts - Bethel, NY #
Aug. 11 - Blossom Music Center - Cleveland, OH #
Aug. 17 - PNC Bank Arts Center - Holmdel, NJ #
Aug. 18 - XFINITY Theatre - Hartford, CT #
Aug. 19 - KeyBank Pavilion - Pittsburgh, PA #
Sept. 1-2 - Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion - Gilford, NH *
Sept. 7 - Honda Center - Anaheim, CA +
Sept. 8 - Glen Helen Amphitheater - San Bernardino, CA +
Sept. 9 - Mattress Firm Amphitheatre - San Diego, CA +
Sept. 10 - AK-Chin Pavilion - Phoenix, AZ +
Sept. 14 - Toyota Amphitheatre - Wheatland, CA +
Sept. 15 - Concord Pavilion - Concord, CA +
Sept. 16 - Shoreline Amphitheatre - Mountain View, CA +
Sept. 21 - Toyota Center - Kennewick, WA +
Sept. 22 - Adams Center - Missoula, MT +
Sept. 23 - Brick Breeden Fieldhouse - Bozeman, MT +
Sept. 29 - USANA Amphitheatre - Salt Lake City, UT +
Sept. 30 - Pepsi Center - Denver, CO +
Oct. 1 - ISLETA Amphitheatre - Albuquerque, NM +
Oct. 6 - White River Amphitheatre - Seattle, WA +
Oct. 7 - Sunlight Supply Amphitheater - Portland, OR +
Oct. 12 - Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena - Jacksonville, FL *
Oct. 13 - MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL Fairgrounds - Tampa, FL *
Oct. 14 - Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre at the S. Florida Fairgrounds - West Palm Beach, FL *
Oct. 19 - Oak Mountain Amphitheatre - Birmingham, AL *
Oct. 20-21 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park - Alpharetta, GA *
* with Morgan Wallen
# with Ryan Hurd
+ with Russell Dickerson

Born in Sneedville, Tenn., Wallen began performing for his local church at three and went on to develop a strong love of country, rock and hip-hop. After moving to Music City in 2015, he's co-written with hitmakers like Craig Wiseman, Rodney Clawson, Chris Tompkins, the Warren Brothers, Tommy Cecil and Matt Dragstrem. Wallen releaseda five-song EP "The Way I Talk."

Hurd claims co-pen credits on "Lonely Tonight" - Blake Shelton, "You Look Good" - Lady Antebellum and "I Wish I Was" - Maren Morris. Hurd's debut single will hit country airwaves this summer on RCA Nashville.

Dickerson released his EP, "Yours," featuring his current single and title track. Dickerson is the flagship artist on Triple Tigers Records, a joint venture with Sony Music.

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