Brooks & Dunn add 3 dates to The Last Rodeo Tour

Brooks and Dunn tour
Brooks and Dunn tour
Country music superstar duo BROOKS & DUNN have added 3 dates to their critically acclaimed THE LAST RODEO TOUR. New tour stops include Oklahoma City, OK on August 20th, Little Rock, AR on August 21st and Holmdel, NJ on August 28th (complete list of ticket on-sale dates and tour stops listed below). In addition, country music legend MERLE HAGGARD, MIRANDA LAMBERT and SARA EVANS have been announced to appear on selected tour dates.

THE LAST RODEO TOUR was postponed on the recommendation of doctors for Ronnie Dunn to go on immediate vocal rest. Of the restart and new dates Dunn emailed “Getting better every day. Kix and I will be raring to start where we left off ….and go for 3 additional dates to say thanks to all the fans for 20 years of showing us the love!”

A member of The Country Music Hall of Fame, MERLE HAGGARD is one of the great living legends and a hero of Brooks & Dunn. Haggard will take the stage singing his classics, as well as songs from his latest release “I Am What I Am”.

2010 Academy of Country Music’s Female Vocalist of the Year, MIRANDA LAMBERT will join on select dates. Lambert’s hit song “The House That Built Me” spent 4 weeks at #1 on the country music charts this Summer.

CMA and ACM winner SARA EVANS is one of the preeminent voices in country music today. Her new single “Stronger” hits the airwaves later this year.

THE LAST RODEO TOUR is now routed as follows:
(All tickets will be honored on the new dates and tickets remain available at livenation.com.)

July 16 Indianapolis, IN – FEATURING GARY ALLAN
July 17 St. Clairsville, OH – FEATURING GARY ALLAN
July 18 Cincinnati, OH – FEATURING GARY ALLAN
July 23 Minot, ND
July 24 Cheyenne, WY
July 25 Omaha, NE – FEATURING GARY ALLAN
July 29 Detroit, MI – FEATURING GARY ALLAN
July 30 Pittsburgh, PA – FEATURING GARY ALLAN
July 31 Philadelphia, PA – FEATURING GARY ALLAN

August 1 Washington, DC – FEATURING GARY ALLAN
August 6 Kansas City, MO – FEATURING GARY ALLAN
August 7 St. Louis, MO – FEATURING GARY ALLAN
August 8 Chicago, IL – FEATURING GARY ALLAN
August 13 Boston, MA – FEATURING SARA EVANS
August 14 Hartford, CT – FEATURING SARA EVANS
August 15 Virginia Beach, VA – FEATURING SARA EVANS
August 20 Oklahoma City, OK *ON SALE JULY 17TH – FEATURING MIRANDA LAMBERT
August 21 Little Rock, AR *ON SALE JULY JULY 17TH – FEATURING MIRANDA LAMBERT
August 22 Atlanta, GA – FEATURING MIRANDA LAMBERT
August 26 Cleveland, OH – FEATURING MERLE HAGGARD
August 27 Darien Lakes, NY – FEATURING MERLE HAGGARD
August 28 Holmdel, NJ *ON SALE JULY 24TH – FEATURING MERLE HAGGARD
August 29 Bethel, NY – FEATURING MERLE HAGGARD

September 2 Nashville, TN

Brooks & Dunn announce dates for final tour

Superstar duo Brooks & Dunn said they weren’t about to call it a day as a recording duo without one more chance to party with their fans, and Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn are ready to do it in style with the announcement of dates for their final tour, The Last Rodeo. A celebration of their 20 great years together, the tour will launch on April 23 of next year, with 47 shows running through August 8.

Brian O’Connell, President, Nashville Touring, for Live Nation declared, “The Last Rodeo Tour is going to be a ‘must see’ for a lot of reasons, not the least of which is the amazing energy that Kix and Ronnie create on stage. I look forward to seeing what they have up their sleeves on a nightly basis, and I am confident that they will leave everything they have on the stage one final time in each city. Anyone who has ever seen a Brooks & Dunn show knows that they will be coming full tilt! I do not look at this tour as an ending, rather a celebration of their career by two of the greatest Artists that Country Music has ever known.”

The tour follows the recent release of Brooks & Dunn’s career-spanning double-disc collection, #1s … and then some, which features 30 favorites in all, including an amazing 23 #1 hits. Among the songs on #1s … and then some is the smash single, “Cowgirls Don’t Cry,” which earlier this week earned the duo their 15th career GRAMMY Award nomination.

A list of dates and markets for The Last Rodeo appears below. Ticket on-sale dates will vary, but fans can be watching for updates on the duo’s website at www.brooks-dunn.com or the Live Nation website at www.livenation.com and as always by checking local information for ticket availability in their area.

Fans in Tennessee can stay tuned for a special Nashville date to be announced at a later time.

Brooks & Dunn’s “The Last Rodeo” Tour:

April 23 Sacramento, CA
April 24 Mountain View, CA
April 25 Indio, CA
April 30 Spokane, WA
May 1 Tacoma, WA
May 2 Vancouver, WA
May 4 Calgary, Alberta
May 5 Edmonton, Alberta
May 6 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
May 14 St Paul, MN
May 15 Bloomington, IL
May 16 Columbus, OH
May 21 Phoenix, AZ
May 22 Albuquerque, NM
May 27 Wichita, KS
May 28 Tulsa, OK
May 29 Dallas, TX
May 30 Baton Rouge, LA
June 3 Charleston, WV
June 4 Charlotte, NC
June 5 Raleigh, NC
June 11 Tampa, FL
June 12 W Palm Beach, FL
June 13 Jacksonville, FL
June 17 Hershey, PA
June 18 Virginia Beach, VA
June 19 Washington, DC
June 25 Hartford, CT
June 26 Boston, MA
June 27 Bethel, NY
June 29 Milwaukee, WI
July 2 Dauphin, Manitoba
July 8 Fort Loramie, OH
July 9 Cleveland, OH
July 10 Darien Lakes, NY
July 15 Atlanta, GA
July 16 Indianapolis, IN
July 17 St Clairsville, OH
July 18 Cincinnati, OH
July 23 Minot, ND
July 24 Cheyenne, WY
July 25 Omaha, NE
July 29 Detroit, MI
July 30 Pittsburgh, PA
August 6 Kansas City, KS
August 7 St Louis, MO
August 8 Chicago, IL

Brooks & Dunn debuts at #1

Brooks & Dunn
Brooks & Dunn
Superstar duo Brooks & Dunn debuts at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart this week with their 30-song, double-disc collection, #1s … and then some. With first-week sales of more than 55,000 copies, the album not only includes classics spanning the duo’s career, but also the recent hit, “Indian Summer,” as well as their current chart-climber, “Honky Tonk Stomp.”

As part of the excitement surrounding the album release, fans can tune-in this Sunday as Brooks & Dunn are the featured guests for A&E’s acclaimed interview & performance series, Private Sessions. In addition, the show will include special messages to the duo from such friends and fellow artists as Alan Jackson, Toby Keith, and Keith Urban. Look for the premiere airing on Sunday morning, September 20th, at 9 AM ET.

In other Brooks & Dunn news, the 19-time CMA Award-winning duo recently earned a pair of CMA nominations as Vocal Duo of the Year and also for Musical Event of the Year for “Cowgirls Don’t Cry,” their recent smash featuring Reba McEntire.

The most comprehensive collection to date for Brooks & Dunn fans, #1s … and then some spans 30 songs in all, and a whopping 23 singles to hit the top of the country charts, from such early classics as “Neon Moon” and “That Ain’t No Way to Go” to “Only in America,” “Red Dirt Road,” “Play Something Country,” and much more. In addition to the new hits “Indian Summer” and “Honky Tonk Stomp,” #1s … and then some also includes the Reba McEntire collaboration on “Cowgirls Don’t Cry,” previously available only as a digital single

Brooks & Dunn Make Chart History with Latest Smash, “Cowgirls Don’t Cry”

Superstar duo Brooks & Dunn write a little chart history this week, as “Cowgirls Don’t Cry” – their smash single featuring longtime buddy and fellow superstar, Reba McEntire – vaults into the country airplay Top 10, marking Brooks & Dunn’s 41st Top 10 single. The duo’s powerhouse track record on the charts now surpasses that of legendary group Alabama as the duo or group with the most Top 10 country singles in the 19-year history of Nielsen BDS-monitored airplay.

Brooks & Dunn
Brooks & Dunn

Currently #9 on the Billboard and Radio & Records charts, “Cowgirls Don’t Cry” has previously been commercially available only via Brooks & Dunn’s original recording on their Cowboy Town album, but demand for the special radio version featuring Reba has sparked its release as a digital single, arriving February 10.

In addition to the duo’s original version of “Cowgirls Don’t Cry,” their Cowboy Town album includes the hits “Proud of the House We Built,” “Put a Girl in It,” and “God Must Be Busy,” for which the duo is currently nominated for a GRAMMY for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.