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RASCAL FLATTS “FLATTS FEST” OPENS WITH 35,000 FANS
 
NASHVILLE – (June 20, 2011)  –  Rascal Flatts launched their much-anticipated summer tour, “FLATTS FEST,” this weekend with two shows and crowds of 35,000.  The sold-out,  kick-off show in Bristow, Virginia and the Virginia Beach show saw huge crowds show up early to enjoy the ‘fest’ivities including the karaoke challenge presented by Starkey, the “Why Wait” wedding chapel hosted by David’s Bridal and Men’s Wearhouse, the scavenger hunt and more.  “FLATTS FEST” is currently slated to run through September 18 with opening acts Sara Evans, Easton Corbin and Justin Moore.  The tour continues this weekend in Chicago and St. Louis after a performance by Rascal Flatts at Country Festival USA in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on Friday, June 24.
 
“We had a blast this weekend seeing our fans and presenting a brand new show,” said Jay DeMarcus.  “We worked really hard to put together a concert we thought our fans would enjoy and we’re glad so many came out to have fun before the concerts too.”
 
Rascal Flatts debuted their first album on Big Machine Records, NOTHING LIKE THIS, last November at #1 on the country album sales chart and became one of only four country acts to debut six consecutive studio albums at #1.  Since their musical debut in 2000, the band has sold 20 million albums and 25 million digital downloads and delivered 13 #1 singles to the top of the chart.  Rascal Flatts is the most awarded country group of the past decade with nearly 40 trophies from the American Country Awards, Academy of Country Music, American Music Awards, Country Music Association, People’s Choice Awards and more.  Since their touring career began, they have sold over 6 million concert tickets 
 
For additional information on Rascal Flatts and their tour go to www.rascalflatts.com or www.livenation.com
 
2011 “FLATTS FEST” dates:
6-24        Oshkosh, WI**                    Country Festival USA
6-25        Chicago, IL                           First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
6-26        Maryland Heights, MO         Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7-8          Cuyahoga Falls, OH              Blossom Music Center
7-9          Camden, NJ                          Susquehanna Bank Center
7-17        Craven, SK**                      Craven Country Jamboree
7-22        Cincinnati, OH                      Riverbend Music Center
7-23        Noblesville, IN                     Verizon Wireless Music Center
7-24        Twin Lakes, WI   **             Country Thunder Festival
7-28        Atlanta, GA                          Lakewood
7-29        Charlotte, NC                       Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7-30        Raleigh, NC                          TWC Music Pavilion
8-4          Detroit, MI                            DTE Energy Music Theatre
8-6          Detroit Lakes, MN**           WE Fest
8-11        Hartford, CT                         Comcast Theatre
8-12        Darien Lake, NY                  Darien Lakes PAC
8-13        Ottawa, ONT**                   Rideau Carelton Raceway-OLG Slots Casino
8-19        Tampa, FL                           1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre
8-20        West Palm Beach, FL          Cruzan Amphitheatre
8-27        Oro Station, ONT**            Burls Creek Family Event Park
9-9          Salt Lake City, UT               USANA Amphitheatre
9-10        Denver, CO                         Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
9-11        Albuquerque, NM                HardRock Casino Albuquerque Presents The Pavilion
9-15        Sacramento, CA                  Sleep Train Amphitheatre
9-16        Mountain View, CA            Shoreline Amphitheatre
9-17        San Bernardino, CA            San Manuel Amphitheatre
9-18        San Diego, CA                    Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
**Not a “Flatts Fest” date
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