Crow, Allan go Free and Easy
Monday, June 24, 2013
– Sheryl Crow and Gary Allan confirmed this morning they will co-headline the Free And Easy tour this fall.
September shows at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, the Santa Barbara Bowl and the Rabobank Theatre in Bakersfield, Cal. were announced today. Tickets for the shows will go on sale this Saturday, June 29.
Crow will released her first country disc, "Feels Like Home," on Sept. 10. Allan's last disc, "Set You Free," came out in January.
"Sheryl and I met while doing some guitar pulls earlier this year and started talking about doing something together. The timing seemed right and 'Free and Easy' just came natural to us both," said Allan. "If we're near you, come on out. It's going to be a good time."
"I love Gary's music," said Crow. "He puts on the kind of show that I like to go see so I am thrilled to be out with him on tour, and really look forward to be able to perform my new music to the country fans this fall."
Sept. 13- Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, CA
Sept. 14- The Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
Sept. 15- Rabobank Arena, Bakersfield, CA
Additional dates will be announced later.
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