Two of country’s brightest stars are teaming up this fall for a co-headlining trek that will take them through spring 2010. Martina McBride and Trace Adkins hit the road in late November for the Shine All Night Tour, which will feature full-length sets by both artists.
The tour spans five months and 36 U.S. cities, with most stops booked on the weekends. The outing begins with a November 20 concert at iWireless Center in Moline, IL, and ends on April 10 at Bismarck Civic Center in Bismarck, ND.
Five nights of the tour, including the November 20 opener, will not include sets by Trace Adkins. Instead, singer-songwriter Blake Shelton and up-and-coming country music band The Lost Trailers will step in as openers for McBride.
The first round of ticket sales will begin October 16, with onsale dates for the remainder of the current itinerary lined up through early February. More details and information are available on the official tour Web site.
Despite having two A-list country acts on the billing, tickets for the Shine All Night Tour will be priced within the $20 to $60 range, for the most part. Only a few dates of the tour will feature seating options for more than $70, according to current event listings on Ticketmaster.
“I want fans to leave here knowing they got more than their money’s worth,” McBride said in a statement about her tour’s ticket pricing. “My goal is to have this on their list of memorable nights for years to come.”
Adkins added to the statement, “I think this tour is going to give people a lot more bang for their buck, and that’s important — especially in today’s economy.”
McBride is supporting her tenth studio album, “Shine,” released back on March 24. The effort hit No. 10 on the Billboard 200 and peaked in the top slot on the country albums chart. Adkins, meanwhile, is still touring behind his November 2008 album, “X: Ten,” which climbed to the No. 32 position on the Billboard 200.
Shine All Night Tour itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)
|November 20||Moline, IL||i wireless Center|
|November 21||Saint Paul, MN||Xcel Energy Center|
|November 22||Milwaukee, WI||Bradley Center|
|December 3||Colorado Springs, CO||Colorado Springs World Arena|
|December 4||Wichita, KS||Hartman Arena|
|December 5||Oklahoma City, OK||Ford Center|
|December 10||Greensboro, NC||Greensboro Coliseum Complex|
|December 11||Columbia, SC||Colonial Life Arena|
|December 12||Duluth, GA||The Arena At Gwinnett Center|
|December 13||Birmingham, AL||BJCC Arena|
|January 22||North Little Rock, AR||Verizon Arena|
|January 23||Independence, MO||Independence Events Center|
|January 24||Council Bluffs, IA||Mid-America Center|
|January 29||Reading, PA||Sovereign Center|
|January 30||Worcester, MA||DCU Center|
|January 31||Fairfax, VA||Patriot Center|
|February 11||Grand Prairie, TX||Nokia Theatre At Grand Prairie|
|February 12||Beaumont, TX||Ford Park|
|February 13||Bossier City, LA||CenturyTel Center|
|February 14||Pensacola, FL||Pensacola Civic Center|
|February 19||Buffalo, NY||HSBC Arena|
|February 21||Columbus, OH||Nationwide Arena|
|February 25||Fort Wayne, IN||Allen County War Memorial Coliseum|
|February 26||Cleveland, OH||Wolstein Center|
|February 27||Pittsburgh, PA||Petersen Events Center|
|February 28||Highland Heights, KY||Bank of Kentucky Center|
|March 5||Champaign, IL||Assembly Hall|
|March 6||Evansville, IN||Roberts Stadium|
|March 12||Richmond, VA||Richmond Coliseum|
|March 14||Manchester, NH||Verizon Wireless Arena|
|March 26||St. Louis, MO||Scottrade Center|
|March 27||Green Bay, WI||Resch Center|
|March 28||Dekalb, IL||NIU Arena|
|April 8||Loveland, CO||Budweiser Events Center|
|April 9||Rapid City, SD||Rushmore Plaza Civic Center|
|April 10||Bismarck, ND||Bismarck Civic Center|