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The Band Perry kicks off tour Thursday

Monday, January 6, 2014 – The Band Perry will kick off the North American leg of their first headlining tour - We Are Pioneers World Tour - this Thursday, Jan. 9 in Canada, continuing into the spring.

The band will unveil a brand new production, including stage and lighting design and a revamped up set list. Easton Corbin and Lindsay Ell will open the shows.

The Band Perry wound down the European leg of the tour in early December.

Tour dates are:
Jan. 9 - South Okanagan Event Centre - Penticton, BC
Jan. 10 - Interior Savings Center - Kamloops, BC
Jan. 11 - CN Centre - Prince George, BC
Jan. 12 - EnCana Events Centre - Dawson Creek, BC
Jan. 15 - Enmax Centrium Arena - Red Deer, AB
Jan. 16 - Enmax Centre - Lethbridge, AB
Jan. 18 - Brant Centre - Regina, SK
Jan. 21 - Sudbury Arena - Sudbury, ONT
Jan. 22 - Memorial Auditorium - Kitchener, ONT
Jan. 28 - K-Rock Centre - Kingston, ONT
Jan. 29 - General Motors Centre - Oshawa, ONT
Jan. 31 - Cross Insurance Center - Bangor, ME
Feb. 6 - Independence Events Center - Independence, MO
Feb. 7 - Swiftel Center - Brookings, SD
Feb. 8 - Sanford Center - Bemidji, MN
Feb. 9 - Ralph Englestad Center - Grand Forks, ND
Feb. 13 - Five Flags Center - Dubuque, IA
Feb. 14 - Viareo Event Center - Kearney, NE
Feb. 15 - Rushmore Plaza Civic Center - Rapid City, SD
Feb. 16 - Rimrock Auto Arena @Metrapark - Billings, MT
Feb. 20 - BMO Harris Bank Center - Rockford, IL
Feb. 21 - Show Me Center - Cape Girardeau, MO
Feb. 22 - The Corbin Arena - Corbin, KY
Feb. 23 - Dow Events Center - Saginaw, MI
Feb. 27 - Resch Center - Green Bay, WI
Feb. 28 - Verizon Wireless Center - Mankato, MN
March 1 - Duluth Ent. Convention Arena Ctr. - Duluth, MN
March 2 - U.S. Cellular Center - Cedar Rapids, IA
March 7 - Savannah Civic Center - Savannah, GA

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