Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney And Blake Shelton Announce Tours

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(Kenny Chesney on the Brothers of the Sun Tour)

Three of country music’s primetime players have announced upcoming tours for 2013. Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, and Blake Shelton will all hit the road this year.

Chesney has a new album in the works. The album, still untitled, is set for release on April 30 via Blue Chair/Columbia Nashville Records. The highly anticipated followup to last year’s Welcome To The Fish Bowl will come out during his upcoming “No Shoes Nation” tour, which boasts over 40 dates. “The fans are the foundation of ‘No Shoes Nation,'” says Chesney, “They built it from the ground up, and they built it with heart, passion and the love of life and music, and I can’t wait to feel that connection again throughout the summer of 2013.” He’ll tour from March 16 to August 24.

Photo Gallery: Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney’s Brothers Of The Sun Tour

Chesney’s former “Brothers of the Son” touring partner McGraw will kick off his 30-city “Two Lanes of Freedom” tour on May 2 in Birmingham, Alabama. Artists Brantley Gilbert and Love and Theft will be along for the ride. The tour will follow the debut of McGraw’s new album Two Lanes of Freedom on February 5. “This album marks a new sense of excitement and artistic freedom for me, and I really wanted to extend that same feeling to the tour and create a cool vibe for the fans,” says McGraw. McGraw will also be trying out something new with his fans, his “Fanticipation” program. He partnered up with Tumblr to allow fans to announce when tickets in their hometown will go on sale. He’ll call a selected fan in each market to let them know when tickets will become available; the chosen fan will then be allowed to share the news with other dedicated fans first through Tumblr. Mcgraw will tour from May 2 through July 27.

Cover Story: Tim McGraw Earns His Freedom

Blake Shelton will take time off from the hit TV show The Voice to tour the country. The “Ten Times Crazier” tour will kick off on July 19 and run through October 5. “This summer is going to be a blast. I want everyone at my shows to leave feeling like they got every penny’s worth of their ticket. I am going to give them every ounce of me on that stage because they deserve it,” Shelton says.

In related news, Ryan Bingham, who won an Oscar and Grammy for his song “The Weary Kind” from the Crazy Heart soundtrack, will be out promoting his latest album Tommorowland in March.

Q&A: Ryan Bingham

See the full itinerary for all four artists below.

Chesney’s “No Shoes Nation” Tour

Sat. Mar 16 — Tampa, FL -­ Raymond James Stadium^

Thu. Mar 21 — Albany, NY — Times Union Arena~

Fri. Mar 22 — Uncasville, CT — Mohegan Sun Arena~

Sat. Mar 23 — Uncasville, CT — Mohegan Sun Arena~

Thu. Apr 4 — Lafayette, LA — Cajundome~

Fri. Apr 5 — TX — Venue TBA

Thu. Apr 11 — Orange Beach, AL — The Amphitheater At The Wharf~

Sat. Apr 13 — Fort Lauderdale, FL — Rock The Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival

Fri. Apr 19 — Las Vegas, NV — The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Sat. Apr 20 — Las Vegas, NV — The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Thu. Apr 25 — Grand Rapids, MI — Van Andel Arena~

Fri. Apr 26 — Peoria, IL — Peoria Civic Center~

Sat. Apr 27 — Des Moines, IA — Wells Fargo Arena~

Sat. May 4 — Columbia, SC – Williams Brice Stadium*

Sat. May 11 — Dallas, TX — Dallas Cowboys Stadium^

Thu. May 16 — Fort Wayne, IN — Allen County War Memorial Coliseum~

Sat. May 18 — Milwaukee, WI — Miller Park^

Thu. May 23 — Raleigh, NC — Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion~

Sat. May 25 — Landover, MD — FedExField^

Thu. May 30 — Boise, ID — Taco Bell Arena~

Sat. Jun 1 – ­ Seattle, WA ­ CenturyLink Field^

Thu. Jun 6 — Virginia Beach, VA — Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach~

Sat. Jun 8 — Philadelphia, PA — Lincoln Financial Field^

Thu. Jun 13 — Indianapolis, IN — Klipsch Music Center~

Sat. Jun 15 — Kansas City, MO — Arrowhead Stadium^

Thu. Jun 20 — Cuyahoga Falls, OH — Blossom Music Center~

Sat. Jun 22 — Pittsburgh, PA ­- Heinz Field^

Thu. Jun 27 — St. Louis, MO — Verizon Wireless Amphitheater~

Fri. Jun 28 — Cincinnati, OH — Riverbend Music Center~

Sat. Jun 29 — Columbus, OH ­ Crew Stadium^

Sat. Jul 6 — Prince Edward Island, NS — Cavendish Beach Music Festival~

Fri. Jul 12 — Minneapolis, MN — Target Field*

Sun. Jul 14 — Craven, SK — Craven Country Jamboree~

Thu. Jul 18 — Salt Lake City, UT — USANA Amphitheater~

Sat. Jul 20 — Denver, CO — Sports Authority Field at Mile High^

Wed. Jul 24 — Fresno, CA — Savemart Center~

Thu. Jul 25 — Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheater~

Sat. Jul 27 — Anaheim, CA — Angels Stadium^

Thu. Aug 1 — Charlotte, NC — Verizon Wireless Amphitheater~

Sat. Aug 3 – Atlanta, GA — Georgia Dome*

Sat. Aug 10 — East Rutherford, NJ — MetLife Stadium^

Thu. Aug 15 — Toronto, ON — Molson Canadian Amphitheatre~

Sat. Aug 17 — Detroit, MI — Ford Field^

Wed. Aug 21 — Canandaigua, NY — CMAC~

Fri. Aug 23 — Foxboro, MA — Gillette Stadium^

Sat. Aug 24 — Foxboro, MA — Gillette Stadium^

* with Zac Brown Band, Eli Young Band, and Kacey Musgraves

^ with Eric Church, Eli Young Band and Kacey Musgraves

~ with Eli Young Band and Kacey Musgraves

McGraw’s “Two Lanes of Freedom” Tour

5/2: Birmingham, AL (Oak Mountain Amphitheatre)

5/3: Charlotte, NC (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)

5/4: Raleigh, NC (Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion)

5/10: West Palm Beach, FL (Cruzan Amphitheatre) 
5/11: Tampa, FL (1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre)

5/12: Atlanta, GA (Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood)

5/17: Philadelphia, PA (Susquehanna Bank Center) 
5/18: Pittsburgh, PA (First Niagara Pavilion)

5/19: Detroit, MI (DTE Energy Music Theatre)

5/23: St. Louis, MO (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)

5/24: Chicago, IL (First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre)

5/25: Cincinnati, OH (Riverbend Music Center)

5/26: Darien Lakes, NY (Darien Lake Performing Arts Center)

5/30: Indianapolis, IN (Klipsch Music Center)

5/31: Cleveland, OH (Blossom Music Center)

6/1: Washington, D.C. (Jiffy LubeLive)

6/7: San Diego, CA (Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre)

6/8: San Bernardino, CA (San Manuel Amphitheatre)

6/9: Mountain View, CA (Shoreline Amphitheatre)

6/13: Albuquerque, NM (Hard Rock Casino Albuquerque Presents the Pavilion)

6/14: Salt Lake City, UT  (USANA Amphitheatre)

6/15: Denver, CO (Fiddler’s Green)

6/20: Beaumont, TX  (Ford Park Pavilion)

6/22: Dallas, TX (Gexa Energy Pavilion)

6/28: Hartford, CT  (Comcast Theatre)

6/29: Boston, MA (Comcast Center)

6/30: Holmdel, NJ  (PNC Bank Arts Center)

7/25: Toronto  (Molson Canadian Amphitheatre)

7/26: Bethel, NY  (Bethel Woods Center for the Arts)

7/27: Virginia Beach, VA  (Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach)

Shelton’s  “Ten Times Crazier” Tour

7/19     Virginia Beach, VA      Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach

7/20     Bristow, VA                 Jiffy Lube Live

7/21     Wantagh, NY              Nikon at Jones Beach Theater

7/26     St. Louis, MO              Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

7/27     Noblesville, IN             Klipsch Music Center

7/28     Cincinnati, OH            Riverbend Music Center

8/1       Cuyahoga Falls, OH   Blossom Music Center

8/2       Burgettstown, PA        First Niagara Pavilion

8/3       Tinley Park, IL             First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

8/9       Raleigh, NC                Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion

8/10     Camden, NJ               Susquehanna Bank Center

8/11     Bethel, NY                   Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

8/29     Atlanta, GA                 Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood

8/30     Tampa, FL                  1-800-ASK GARY Amphitheatre

8/31     West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre

9/5       Holmdel, NJ                PNC Bank Arts Center

9/6       Hartford, CT                Comcast Theatre

9/7       Mansfield, MA             Comcast Center

9/12     St. Paul, MN               Xcel Energy Center

9/13     Milwaukee, WI            Bradley Center

9/14     Auburn Hills, MI          The Palace of Auburn Hills

9/19     Charleston, WV           Charleston Civic Center

9/20     Columbus, OH            Nationwide Arena

9/21     Lexington, KY             Rupp Arena

9/26     Charlottesville, VA      John Paul Jones Arena

9/27     Knoxville, TN              Thompson-Boling Arena

9/28     Nashville, TN              Bridgestone Arena

10/3     Kansas City, MO        Sprint Center

10/4     Tulsa, OK                    BOK Arena

10/5     Wichita, KS                 INTRUST Bank Arena

Ryan Bingham Tour Dates:

3/1/13 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up

3/2/13 Anaheim, CA House of Blues

3/3/13 Santa Barbara, CA Lobero Theater

3/5/13 San Luis Obispo, CA Brewing Co

3/7/13 El Paso, TX Tricky Falls

3/8/13 Midland, TX La Hacienda Event Center

3/9/13 Ft. Worth, TX Billy Bob’s

3/10/13 Houston, TX House of Blues

3/13/13 New Braunfels, TX Gruene Hall

3/14/13 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom

3/15/13 Lawrence, KS The Granada

3/16/13 Columbia, MO The Blue Note

3/17/13 Minneapolis, MN Mill City Nights

3/19/13 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s

3/20/13 Milwaukee, WI The Rave II

3/22/13 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue

3/23/13 Detroit, MI The Majestic

3/24/13 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom & Tavern

3/25/13 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall

3/27/13 Cincinnati, OH Taft Theater

3/28/13 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel

3/29/13 Chattanooga, TN Track 29

3/30/13 Knoxville, TN Bijou Theater

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