Rascal Flatts launch brand new Summer tour

Rascal Flatts. Photo credit: Randee St Nicholas

Rascal Flatts, one of the top selling touring acts in country music today having sold over seven million concert tickets in the last 10 years, will embark on a brand new tour this summer, Farmers Insurance Presents Rascal Flatts “Live & Loud.” The 34-city run will launch on Friday, May 31 in Jones Beach, New York at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre with special guests The Band Perry and 2012’s The Voice winner Cassadee Pope.

Rascal Flatts wrapped their “Changed Tour” earlier this month and ended 2012 having played before one million fans.  They are the best-selling country vocal group of the past decade and with the #1 debut of their latest album, CHANGED, they have the distinction of being one of only four acts to have seven consecutive studio albums debut in the top spot on the Billboard Country Albums chart during the Soundscan era.  Since their musical debut in 2000, the band has sold over 21 million albums, 25 million digital downloads and delivered 14 #1 singles to the top of the charts.  Rascal Flatts is the most awarded Country group of the past decade, earning over 40 trophies from the ACAs, ACMs, AMAs, CMAs, People’s Choice Awards and more.

The Band Perry – comprised of siblings Kimberly, Reid and Neil Perry –combines classic Country with an eclectic infusion of Rock and Soul that is rounded out by perfect three-part harmonies. The sibling trio’s latest offering “Better Dig Two,” garnered the family band a multi-week #1 and their third ascend to the top of the charts. The lead single has been certified platinum for sales of over one million copies and marks the fastest-rising of their career. They will release their sophomore album, PIONEER, on April 2.
At just 23, Cassadee Pope’s unique vocals and powerful performances stole the national spotlight during Season 3 of “The Voice.”  The reigning star of the NBC hit primetime show wowed from the start with offers from all four judges during the blind auditions before accepting with Team Blake (Shelton). The talented singer/songwriter has already appeared on Today, Live! With Kelly & Michael, The Tonight Show With Jay Leno and performed with Train on New Year’s Eve With Carson Daily. She will release new, original music later this spring.
2013 Farmers Insurance Presents Rascal Flatts “Live & Loud” dates:
5-31     Jones Beach, NY         Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre
6-2       Holmdel, NJ                PNC Bank Arts Center
6-6       Atlanta, GA                 Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
6-7       Tampa, FL                   Live Nation Amphitheatre Tampa
6-8       West Palm Beach, FL  Cruzan Amphitheatre
6-14     Boston, MA                 Comcast Center
6-15     Hartford, CT                Comcast Theatre
6-16     Saratoga Springs, NY   Saratoga Performing Arts Center
6-23     Grand Junction, CO     Country Jam USA
6-27     Detroit, MI                   DTE Energy Music Theatre
6-28     Cleveland, OH             Blossom Music Center
6-29     Indianapolis, IN           Klipsch Music Center
7-18     Eau Claire, WI             Country Jam USA
7-19     Stateline, NV               Harvey’s Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena
7-23     Paso Robles, CA          California Mid State Fair
7-25     Cheyenne, WY            Cheyenne Frontier Days
8-2       Gilford, NH                  Meadowbrook
8-3       Bomanville, ON           Mosport Park Raceway/Boots & Hearts Festival
8-9       Wichita, KS                 INTRUST Bank Arena
8-10     Tulsa, OK                    BOK Center
8-16     St. Louis, MO              Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
8-17     Chicago, IL                  First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
8-18     Sioux City, IA              Tyson Events Center
9-5       Cincinnati, OH             Riverbend Music Center
9-6       Pittsburgh, PA              First Niagara Pavilion
9-7       Darien Center, NY       Darien Lakes Performing Arts Center
9-12     Phoenix, AZ                 Desert Sky Pavilion
9-13     San Diego, CA             Sleep Train Amphitheatre
9-14     Irvine, CA                    Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
9-26     Virginia Beach, VA     Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
9-27     Raleigh, NC                 Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
9-28     Washington, DC          Jiffy Lube Live
10-3     Las Cruces, NM           Pam American Center/ New Mexico State University
10-4     Lubbock, TX               United Spirit Arena
*dates are subject to change

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