Jason Aldean Extends WIDE OPEN Tour Into Fall!
NASHVILLE, TN – July 12, 2010 – Multi-platinum country rocker Jason Aldean will extend his WIDE OPEN arena tour into the Fall with an additional 25 dates across the nation. After selling out 39 shows on the first run and breaking attendance records on both coasts, the WIDE OPEN tour will kick back off on Sept. 10 with special guest Luke Bryan joining on the majority of dates.
“We’ve had such a great year with some really big songs and our first big arena tour, and I’m just not ready to move on from it quite yet,” laughs Aldean. “All of us… my band, crew, Luke, and his guys… we’ve been having a blast out on the road together. I think the fans can feel that too. There are a few things to count on… the music will be loud, the beer will be cold, and college football will be on every TV backstage and in the parking lot!”
Aldean is currently in the studio preparing the follow up to 2009’s PLATINUM selling WIDE OPEN. His first three albums have sold more than 3.5 million copies and spawned nine smash hits including “She’s Country,” “Big Green Tractor,” “The Truth,” Why” and “Hicktown.” In the last 13 months Aldean has spent more time at the No. one spot than any other country artist, claiming nine weeks at the summit with three consecutive multi-week chart-toppers. As a tour headliner he has smashed attendance records and continues to pack thousands of fans into sold-out arenas across the country.
Capitol Records Nashville artist Luke Bryan is currently enjoying the tremendous success of his new album, DOIN’ MY THING, which contains his co-penned, No. one gold hit “Do I” as well as a Top 5 single with “Rain Is A Good Thing.” Bryan was recently named the Academy of Country Music’s Top New Artist and Top New Solo Vocalist, both fan-voted, and won a CMT trophy for the fan-voted USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of The Year for his “Do I” music clip. Bryan is currently nominated as Male Country Artist at the Teen Choice awards set for August.
WIDE OPEN FALL 2010 DATES:
09/10 Corbin, KY Ag & Expo Center
09/11 Cleveland, OH Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds
09/17 York, PA York Fair Grandstand *
09/18 Wilkes Barre, PA Wachovia Arena
09/19 St. Leonard, MD Bayside Pavilion *
09/23 Cape Girardeau, MO Show Me Center
09/24 Tupelo, MS Bancorpsouth Arena
09/25 Biloxi, MS Mississippi Coast
09/30 Tallahassee, FL Leon County Civic Center *
10/01 North Charleston, SC North Charleston Coliseum
10/02 Columbia, SC Colonial Life Arena
10/03 Cherokee, NC Cherokee Event Center
10/07 Waco, TX Heart of Texas Fair & Rodeo
10/08 Corpus Christi, TX American Bank Center
10/09 Mission, TX Las Palmas Park
10/14 Madison, W Alliant Energy Center
10/15 Evansville, IN Roberts Stadium
10/21 Champaign, IL Assembly Hall – U of Illinois
10/22 Ft. Wayne, IN Memorial Coliseum
10/23 Moline, IL iWireless Center *
10/28 Oklahoma City, OK Ford Center
10/29 Springfield, IL JQH Arena at Missouri State
11/18 Columbus, GA Columbus Civic Center
11/19 Birmingham, AL BJCC Arena
11/20 Duluth, GA Gwinnett Center
* Uncle Kracker Opens
COUNTRY® Financial is returning as the presenting sponsor of the WIDE OPEN tour, keeping the shows part of their popular “Road Trips and Guitar Picks” concert series. Thousands of people visit www.tripsandpicks.com every week to interact with other fans, play games and win prizes. Serving more than one million homes and businesses in the U.S., COUNTRY offers a full range of financial and insurance services, helping families protect what they have, save for a comfortable future and achieve financial security.
Visit www.jasonaldean.com for on-sale and up-to-date tour information.
Mary Hilliard Harrington