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Lady A extends tour

Friday, January 17, 2014 – After returning to sold out arenas for the opening of tour last weekend, Lady Antebellum announced today that it will extend their North American Take Me Downtown Tour. The now nearly 80-city tour will begin its "summer leg" on March 22 in Phoenix.

Fans can continue to purchase tickets for previously announced tour dates atwww.ladyantebellum.com and to select cities of the summer leg as part of Live Nation's Country Megaticket beginning Jan. 24 at www.Megaticket.com.

"The energy from the crowds on opening weekend was like a drug...it was totally intoxicating," said Lady A's Charles Kelley. "It felt so unbelievable to be back on stage together, and each night was better than the last. We're going on to North Dakota this weekend and from now through the summer amphitheater shows, we're going to try and raise the bar night after night."

Special guests Kip Moore and Kacey Musgraves are currently out with the trio and will continue on to the first newly announced summer shows. Lady A will also welcome a combination of Billy Currington, David Nail and Joe Nichols for the remaining new tour dates.

Tour dates are:
March 22 Phoenix, AZ
March 23 San Diego, CA
March 27 Omaha, NE
March 28 Tulsa, OK
April 10 Evansville, IN
April 11 Atlanta, GA
April 12 Birmingham, AL
April 25 Raleigh, GA
April 26 Charlotte, NC
April 27 Knoxville, TN
May 9 Dallas, TX
May 10 Houston, TX
May 16 Hollywood, FL
May 17 Tampa, FL
May 30 Cincinnati, OH
May 31 Cuyahoga Falls, OH
June 1 Bethel, NY
June 14 Irvine, CA
June 15 Mountain View, CA
June 20 Grand Junction, CO
June 21 Sheridan, WY
June 27 North Platte, NE
July 4 Cavendish, PEI
July 6 Ottawa, ONT
July 18 Minot, ND
July 19 Cheyenne, WY
July 22 Paso Robles, CA
July 24 Noblesville, IN
July 25 Columbus, OH
July 26 Harrington, DE
July 27 Wantagh, NY
July 30 Davenport, IA
Aug. 22 Clarkston, MI
Aug. 23 Burgettstown, PA
Aug. 30 Bangor, ME
Aug. 31 Gilford, NH

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