FGL announces '19 tour
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
– Florida Georgia Line announced today it would launch the Can't Say I Ain't Country Tour" in June.
The tour starts four months after the duo of Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelly releases its fourth studio album of the same name.
The dates kick off on June 13 at Walmart AMP in Rogers, Ark Dan + Shay and Morgan Wallen will open all shows. Hardy and Canaan Smith will appear at some shows.
"We're ready to party even bigger in 2019," Kelley told Billboard. "Lots of pyro, energy and good vibes, with a few surprises up our sleeves. And we're so glad to be bringing our buddies along for the ride."
Hubbard added, "We can't wait to get back out and play all of these new songs for you! It's going to be fire."
Hardy helped write "Up Down," a hit for Wallen, and "Simple," a hit for FGL. Smith, who has enjoyed success as a songwriter, released "Bronco" in 2015, producing the hit "Love You Like That."
Tour dates are:
June 13 | Rogers, AR - Walmart AMP*
June 14 | Dallas, TX - Dos Equis Pavilion*
June 15 | Southaven, MS - BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove*
July 11 | Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center*
July 12 | Boston, MA - Xfinity Center*
July 13 | Philadelphia, PA - BB&T Pavilion*
July 18 | Bangor, ME - Darling's Waterfront Pavilion*
July 19 | Hartford, CT - XFINITY Theatre*
July 20 | Jones Beach, NY - Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater*
July 25 | Virginia Beach, VA - Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach*
July 26 | Raleigh, NC - Coastal Credit Union Music Park*
July 27 | Charlotte, NC - PNC Music Pavilion*
Aug. 1 | Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center*
2 | Burgettstown, PA - KeyBank Pavilion*
3 | Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live*
8 | St. Louis, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre*
9 | Chicago, IL - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre*
15 | Syracuse, NY - St. Joseph's Health Amphitheater at Lakeview+
16 | Scranton, PA - The Pavilion at Montage Mountain+
17 | Hershey, PA - Hersheypark Stadium+
22 | Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre+
23 | Cleveland, OH - Blossom Music Center+
24 | Darien Center, NY - Darien Lake Amphitheater+
29 | West Palm Beach, FL - Coral Sky Amphitheatre+
30 | Tampa, FL - MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre+
31 | Atlanta, GA - Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood+
Sept . 7 | Indianapolis, IN - Indianapolis Motor Speedway - FGL Fest
Sept . 12 | Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amphitheatre+
Sept . 13 | Denver, CO - Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre+
Sept . 14 | Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheater+
Sept . 19 | Phoenix, AZ - Ak-Chin Pavilion+
Sept . 20 | San Diego, CA - North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre+
Sept . 21 | San Bernardino, CA - Glen Helen Amphitheater+
Sept . 26 | Sacramento, CA - Toyota Amphitheatre+
Sept . 27 | Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre+
Sept . 28 | Irvine, CA - FivePoint Amphitheatre+
+ Canaan Smith
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