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Gloriana gets ready for Long Hot Summer

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 – Gloriana are set to kick off their Long Hot Summer Tour 2010 June 24 in Colorado at Country Jam USA and ending in September in Ohio.

Gloriana held a contest and a live chat where fans got the chance to name their tour. The 40-date Long Hot Summer Tour 2010 will make stops at major Fairs and Festivals across the country as well as headlining performances.

"We are really looking forward to this tour - with longer sets and performances in new cities across the country - it's a great opportunity to get out there some more and meet the country music fans who have already shown us so much support," said Mike Gossin.

"This is definitely going to be a Summer to remember and we cannot wait," said Rachel Reinert.

Gloriana recently won the Academy of Country Music Award for Top New Vocal Group of the Year and the American Music Award for Breakthrough Artist of the Year. Gloriana is now nominated for a 2010 Teen Choice Award for Choice Music: Country Group.

Tour dates are:
June 24 Grand Junction, CO Country Jam USA
June 25 Green River, WY Flaming Gorge Days
June 26 Nor Platte, NE Nebraskaland Days
June 27 Manhattan, KS Country Stampede
July 2 Aberdeen, SD Fossum Field
July 3 Dickinson, ND Rough Rider Days
July 4 Greeley, CO Greeley Stampede
July 8 Cavendish, PE Cavendish Beach Festival
July 10 Rhinelander, WI Hodag Country Festival
July 11 Newton, IA Iowa Speedway *
July 15 St. Charles, MO Ameristar Casino *
July 16 Atchison, KS Amelia Earhart Festival
July 17 Hampton, IA Franklin County Fair
July 21 Dublin, VA New River Valley Fair
July 22 Bucyrus, OH Crawford County Fair
July 23 Louisville, KY Churchill Downs
July 24 Twin Lakes, WI Country Thunder
July 28 Philadelphia, MS Neshoba County Fair
July 31 Council Bluffs, IA West Fair Amphitheater
Aug. 1 Springfield, MO Ozark Empire Fair
Aug. 4 Bismarck, MD Bismarck Civic Center Arena w/Kei Urban
Aug. 5 Detroit Lakes, MN WE Fest
Aug. 6 Prairie Du Chien, WI Country on the River
Aug. 7 Bay City, MI Veterans Memorial Park
Aug. 10 Pittsfield, PA Warren County Fair
Aug. 11 Point Pleasant, WV Mason County Fair
Aug. 14 Hemingford, NE Box Butte Fair
Aug. 15 Bloomfield, NE Knox County Fair
Aug. 17 Escanaba, MI Upper Peninsula State Fair Grounds
Aug. 18 De Pere, WI Brown County Fairgrounds
Aug. 21 Oklahoma City, OK Frontier City's Starlight Amphitheatre
Aug. 27 Clarksburg, WV Clarksburg Amphitheatre
Aug. 28 Rhineback, NY Dutchess County Fair
Aug. 29 Woodstock, VA Shendandoah County Fair
Sept. 1 Platteville, WI University of Wisconsin *
Sept. 3 Elkhorn, WI Walwor County Fair
Sept. 4 Mt. Pleasant, IA Midwest Old Threshers
Sept. 5 Marshfield, WI Wisconsin State Fair
Sept. 10 Concord, NC Cabarrus County Fair
Sept. 11 Berea, OH Hebron Harvest Festival
* - headlining show

Gloriana recently wrapped up their opening slot on Taylor Swift's Fearless Tour.

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