“CMT ON TOUR 2007: SUGARLAND CHANGE” TICKETS ON SALE
Sponsors Include Wrangler, Choice Hotels and Cici's Pizza
NASHVILLE – August 16, 2007 – CMT ON TOUR returns for its sixth consecutive year with another fan favorite line-up. CMT ON TOUR 2007: SUGARLAND CHANGE will feature LITTLE BIG TOWN and JAKE OWEN. Executive produced by Steve Moore of AEG Live, CMT ON TOUR launches September 27 and continues through December 15. Tickets will be on sale several weeks before each market’s show (see full list below) and will be available through each venue’s participating ticketing company.
The CMT ON TOUR 2007: SUGARLAND CHANGE is sponsored by Wrangler, Choice Hotels and CiCi’s Pizza. The tour will hit 32 markets across the country including New York, Los Angeles, Dallas and Las Vegas. The complete schedule is available at cmtontour.cmt.com. Past artists participating in CMT ON TOUR include megastars Brad Paisley, Keith Urban and Rascal Flatts.
CMT ON TOUR 2007: SUGARLAND CHANGE FOR CHANGE Tour Schedule*
DATE MARKET – VENUE ON SALE DATE
Sept. 27 Charleston, S.C. – North Charleston Coliseum Aug. 17
Sept. 28 Greenville, S.C. – Bi-Lo Center Aug. 17
Sept. 29 Winston-Salem, N.C. – Joel Coliseum** Aug. 18
Oct. 4 Salisbury, Md. – Wicomico Civic Center Aug. 25
Oct. 5 Trenton, N.J. – Sovereign Bank Arena Aug. 25
Oct. 6 Reading, Pa. – Sovereign Center Aug. 24
Oct. 11 Lincoln, Neb. – Pershing Center Aug. 24
Oct. 12 Cedar Rapids, Iowa – US Cellular Center Aug. 24
Oct. 13 Minneapolis, MN / Target Center Aug. 10
Oct. 26 Reno, Nev. – Reno Events Center Aug. 18
Oct. 27 Fresno, Calif. – Selland Arena Aug. 20
Oct. 28 Los Angeles, Calif. – NOKIA Theatre L.A. Live Aug. 20
Nov. 1 Phoenix, Ariz. – Arizona State Fair** Sept. 8
Nov. 2 San Diego, Calif. – ipayOne Center
@ The San Diego Sports Arena Aug. 20
Nov. 3 Las Vegas, Nev. – TBD TBD
Nov. 9 Wichita Falls, Texas – Kay Yeager Coliseum Sept. 29
Nov. 10 Dallas, Texas – Nokia Theatre @ Grand Prairie Sept. 29
Nov. 11 Biloxi, Miss. – Mississippi Coast Coliseum Sept. 29
Nov. 14 New York, N.Y. – Nokia Theatre On sale now
Nov. 15 Springfield, Mass. – MassMutual Center Arena Oct. 6
Nov. 16 Binghamton, N.Y. – Broome County
Veterans Memorial Arena Oct. 6
Nov. 27 Portland, Maine – Cumberland County Civic Center Oct. 6
Nov. 30 Peoria, Ill. – Peoria Civic Center Oct. 19
Dec. 1 Green Bay, Wis. – Resch Center Oct. 20
Dec. 2 Grand Forks, N.D. – Ralph Engelstad Arena Oct. 20
Dec. 6 Battle Creek, Mich. – Kellogg Arena Oct. 26
Dec. 7 Youngstown, Ohio – Chevrolet Centre Oct. 26
Dec. 8 Charlottesville, Va. – John Paul Jones Arena Oct. 27
Dec. 9 Huntington, W. Va. – Big Sandy Arena Oct. 26
Dec. 13 Fayetteville, N.C. – Crown Center Arena Oct. 10
Dec. 14 Columbus, Ga. – Columbus Civic Center Nov. 2
Dec. 15 Huntsville, Ala. – Von Braun Civic Center Arena Nov. 3
*ALL CITIES, VENUES, and DATES are subject to change
**Jake Owen will not be present on these dates
Visit CMT's press-only Web site www.cmtpress.com for more information and downloadable photos on all of CMT's programming.
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