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Tuesday, February 2, 2016
ALAN JACKSON KEEPS ON “KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY”
Country superstar Alan Jackson is taking his 25-plus years of hits and fan-favorites on the road in 2016, as he extends his hugely successful KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY TOUR into the new year. Rising star Lauren Alaina will be the special guest.
Alan Jackson’s KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY TOUR finds the country icon performing hits that have gained him legions of longtime fans, songs that continue to draw new crowds as a younger generation discovers his music. Jackson’s repertoire withstands the test of time; it has impacted a field of artists who cite Jackson as an influence. Fans will hear the songs they love from the man who wrote them and made them famous, including his debut hit, “Here in The Real World”…signature songs such as “Chattahoochee,” “Drive” and “Gone Country”…the career-defining “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)” and poignant “Remember When”… party anthems “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” and “Good Time”…and many more.
Jackson’s first show of 2016 will find him returning to the stage of the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, where he set an all-time attendance record in 2012. Stops in Mississippi and Oklahoma will follow, before the tour heads west to California and north to Wisconsin and Iowa (a current rundown of shows – with more to be added – is listed below). Jackson’s 2016 tour is a continuation of his recent 25th anniversary celebration, which found the superstar playing to sold-out crowds throughout 2015.
Special guest Lauren Alaina joins Jackson starting with his March 18 concert in Jackson, MS. The singer, who won America’s hearts when she appeared on the tenth season of American Idol (and is returning to the show for its farewell season as a mentor to this year’s contestants), arrived on the scene with her #1 debut album, Wildflower. Now she’s climbing the charts with her latest single, “Next Boyfriend,” off her brand new Lauren Alaina EP.
Tickets and information for all of Jackson’s KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY TOUR dates are available at alanjackson.com, where you can find information about Alan, his tour schedule, music and more. VIP tickets and packages are also available for most shows.
Jackson’s 15th studio album, Angels and Alcohol, topped the charts when it debuted last summer, 25 years after his landmark debut, Here In The Real World. Jackson is also the subject of a new box set, Genuine: The Alan Jackson Story, a three-disc collection chronicling his career through hits, never-before-released rarities and an expansive commemorative booklet.
Alan Jackson’s touring history has taken him all across America and to places far beyond as his music gained him fans around the globe. In 2016, he’ll continue the tradition of playing that music for people far and wide as he keeps on KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY.
ALAN JACKSON’S 2016 “KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY TOUR”
(partial listing – more dates to be announced/added)
Monday, February 22 – San Antonio, TX (San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo) ** ++
Friday, March 18 – Jackson, MS (Mississippi Coliseum) **
Saturday, March 19 – Thackerville, OK (Winstar Resort & Casino) ** ++
Saturday, April 16 – Anaheim, CA (Honda Center)
Friday, April 29 – Milwaukee, WI (U-W Milwaukee Panther Arena)
Saturday, April 30 – Sioux City, IA (Tyson Events Center) **
Friday, July 15 – St. Clairsville, OH (Jamboree in the Hills) ** ++
Sunday, July 17 – Brooklyn, MI (Faster Horses Festival) ++
Friday, August 19 – Toledo, OH (Zoo Amphitheatre)
Friday, November 4 – Lincoln, NE (Pinnacle Bank Arena)