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Alabama readies return to road

Monday, June 28, 2021 – Alabama is ready to return to the road this weekend after nearly two years.

The group's long-awaited "50th Anniversary Tour" — much of which was delayed due to Covid-19 — consists of nearly 30 arena and amphitheater live concerts and will take place throughout 2021 and early 2022. The tour kicks off on July 2 and 3 at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. These two concerts mark ALABAMA's first arena performance in Nashville in nearly two decades. Additionally, the shows will be the first full-capacity concerts held at Bridgestone Arena since the start of the pandemic in early March 2020.

Special guests Martina McBride, The Marshall Tucker Band, Travis Tritt, Sara Evans, America, Grits & Glamour (Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis), Tracy Lawrence, The Beach Boys, The Frontmen of Country (Richie McDonald formerly of Lonestar, Tim Rushlow formerly of Little Texas and Larry Stewart of Restless Heart) and Jake Hoot will open shows.

"We are very thankful that we can play our music for our loyal fans of the past 50 years and introduce our songs to a new third or fourth generation of new fans," said lead singer Randy Owen. "We have rehearsed an all-new show that we are having fun performing, but you never know, we might even take requests from time to time. There's nothing like the roar of the crowd, and we can't wait to get back on the road."

"This tour, that we are blessed to have, has the most amazing group of musicians and vocalists that we have ever had on the road," said bass player and vocalist Teddy Gentry. "In addition, we wanted to bring along some special friends to join us on tour each night. From The Marshall Tucker Band to Travis Tritt and Martina McBride to The Beach Boys, what a party we are going to have. I can't tell you how ready we are to see and play for you."

Tickets for the tour are on-sale now. Previously purchased tickets for rescheduled dates will be honored at each show. Fans who are now unable to attend may request a refund. Eligibility for a refund requires a previous purchase through Ticketmaster - tickets that were transferred, posted or sold will not be honored.

Tour dates are:
July 2-3 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena (with Martina McBride)
July 23 - Wilkes-Barre, PA - Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza (with Tracy Lawrence)
July 24 - Salisbury, MD - Wicomico Youth & Civic Center (with Tracy Lawrence)
July 25 - York, PA - York State Fair (with Jake Hoot)
Aug. 6 - Orange Beach, AL - The Wharf Amphitheater (with Martina McBride)
Aug. 7 - Pelham, AL - Oak Mountain Amphitheatre (with The Marshall Tucker Band)
Aug. 13 - Charlotte, NC - Spectrum Center (with Martina McBride)
Aug. 14 - Bristol, TN - Thunder Valley Amphitheatre (with America)
Aug. 27 - Madison, WI - Coliseum at Alliant Energy Center (with Travis Tritt)
Aug. 28 - Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Arena (with The Frontmen of Country: Richie McDonald formerly of Lonestar, Tim Rushlow formerly of Little Texas & Larry Stewart of Restless Heart)
Sept. 4 - Stateline, NV - Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys
Sept. 5 - Laughlin, NV - Rio Vista Outdoor Amphitheater at Harrah's
Sept. 16 - Lincoln, NE - Pinnacle Bank Arena (with The Marshall Tucker Band)
Sept. 17 - Oklahoma City, OK - Chesapeake Energy Arena (with The Marshall Tucker Band)
Sept. 25 - Pittsburgh, PA - PPG Paints Arena
Oct. 7 - Raleigh, NC - PNC Arena (with Tracy Lawrence)
Oct. 8 - North Charleston, SC - North Charleston Coliseum (with Sara Evans)
Oct. 22 - Forth Worth, TX - Dickies Arena (with Grits & Glamour: Lorrie Morgan & Pam Tillis)
Oct. 23 - Tulsa, OK - BOK Center (with Grits & Glamour: Lorrie Morgan & Pam Tillis)
Dec. 5 - Savannah, GA - Savannah Civic Center (with The Marshall Tucker Band)
Jan. 15 - Indianapolis, IN - Bankers Life Fieldhouse (with Martina McBride)
Jan. 21 - Columbia, SC - Colonial Life Arena (with Martina McBride)
Jan. 22 - Tallahassee, FL - Donald L. Tucker Civic Center (with The Marshall Tucker Band)
Feb. 12 - Wichita, KS - Intrust Bank Arena (with The Beach Boys)

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