Nashville, TN (April 12, 2012) – Tonight in Panama City, FL, powerhouse vocalist Martina McBride will kick off the first of several intimate theatre performances across the country, taking her fans on a unique musical journey. After writing and recording her most personal album to date, ELEVEN on Republic Nashville, and a chance moment of magic in New England, she began pondering how to more closely engage with fans.
The GRAMMY®-winning, multiple year CMA and ACM Female Vocalist is ecstatic about these one-night-only experiences, saying, “I believe the concert experience is about sharing. It's not just an artist up on stage singing songs for an audience. There has to be a connection for it to work...for both of us. I am so ready to share with my fans and make a memory.”
“In an arena, I always feel like my mission is to keep people up on their feet all night. It’s go, go, go! These theater shows are going to be more about making memories with my fans by giving them a special, intimate performance I hope they never forget,” she says.
Each night, Martina will change up the set to perform fan favorites from her eleven studio albums. Fans will also hear stories behind the songs on Martina's latest studio album, ELEVEN, including her current single, “Marry Me,” which is a duet with Pat Monahan from Train.
Below is the initial list of the theater concert dates. More show dates and ticketing information will be listed at www.martinamcbride.
April 12 Panama City, FL Marina Civic Center
April 13 St. Augustine, FL St. Augustine Amphitheater
April 14 Durham, NC Durham Performing Arts Center
April 28 Ivins, UT Tuacahn Center for the Arts
May 12 Clear Lake, IA Surf Ballroom
May 13 Wabash, IN Honeywell Center
May 17 Austin, TX Austin City Limits Live
May 18 Houston, TX Arena Theatre
June 13 Vienna, VA Wolf Trap Filene Center
June 14 Kettering, OH Fraze Pavilion
June 22 Interlochen, MI Kresge Auditorium
August 24 Wallingford, CT Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre
August 25 Hyannis, MA Cape Cod Melody Tent
August 26 Cohasset, MA South Shore Music Circus
With one of the most spectacular voices in any genre, Martina has sold more than 18 million albums and has garnered six #1 hits. Both Mediabase and Broadcast Data Systems (BDS) also named her the “most played female artist on country radio for the past 11 years.”