After wrapping their 2008 touring season on November 2, country superstars Rascal Flatts have announced the final round of performances in 2009 for their Bob That Head Tour. The trek is scheduled to reopen on January 17 in Kansas City, MO, and run through March 14 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, CA.
Currently set at 20 dates, the complete 2009 itinerary is expected to chart 25 coast-to-coast U.S. performances, according to a statement on the band’s official Web site. Tour highlights for Rascal Flatts include a January 30 concert at the Rupp Arena in Lexington, KY, a February 28 gig at the Pepsi Center in Denver, CO, and a March 12 performance at the Cricket Wireless Pavilion in Phoenix, AZ.
Rascal Flatts will continue support for “Still Feels Good,” their double-Platinum record and fifth studio album released in September 2007. The musicians have already completed more than 70 concerts in 2008 with approximately 1.2 million fans in attendance, according to a band statement. The country trio also recently released their first “Greatest Hits” compilation in late October.
In a statement released earlier this fall, the country rockers noted that Epic/Columbia Nashville artist Jessica Simpson will open for next year’s tour. Though Simpson is primarily known for her pop recordings and movie appearances, she recently completed her country crossover album “Do You Know.” The record, released on September 9, peaked on No. 1 on country charts and hit No. 4 on the Billboard 200.
Rascal Flatts itinerary:
(Dates subject to change.)
|January 17||Kansas City, MO||TBA|
|January 18||Des Moines, IA||Wells Fargo Arena|
|January 22||Greenville, SC||Bi-Lo Center|
|January 23||Winston-Salem, NC||Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum|
|January 24||North Charleston, SC||North Charleston Coliseum|
|January 29||Charlottesville, VA||John Paul Jones Arena|
|January 30||Lexington, KY||Rupp Arena|
|January 31||Charleston, WV||Charleston Civic Center|
|February 5||Grand Rapids, MI||Van Andel Arena|
|February 6||Champaign, IL||Assembly Hall|
|February 7||Madison, WI||Kohl Center Arena|
|February 14||Rochester, NY||Blue Cross Arena|
|February 25||Nampa, ID||Idaho Center Amphitheater|
|February 26||Salt Lake City, UT||EnergySolutions Arena|
|February 28||Denver, CO||Pepsi Center|
|March 3||Houston, TX||Reliant Stadium *|
|March 5||Memphis, TN||FedExForum|
|March 6||New Orleans, LA||New Orleans Arena|
|March 12||Phoenix, AZ||Cricket Wireless Pavilion|
|March 13||Chula Vista, CA||Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre|
|March 14||Irvine, CA||Verizon Wireless Amphitheater|
* Houston Rodeo performance