This fall, country music’s mother-daughter duo Naomi and Wynonna Judd will reunite for an 18-city trek that they’re calling The Last Encore Tour.
The Judds’ tour is nestled in the middle of the holiday touring season, beginning right after Thanksgiving on November 26 at the Resch Center in Green Bay, WI, and ending just before Christmas on December 19 at the U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix, AZ.
The three-week itinerary primarily features stops in Midwest and West Coast concert markets, largely circumventing the East Coast and South. Highlights include shows on December 2 at Scottenstein Center in Columbus, OH; December 9 at Energy Solutions Arena in Salt Lake City, UT; and December 15 at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.
Ticket onsale dates and regular pricing information have not been announced yet. However, The Judds’ official Web site lists several ticket package options, which range in price from $150 to $250 per person for the basic package and $500 per person for the “VIP” package. Both packages include premium seats, a pre-show reception, parking and early access to the venue, among other offers.
Despite the finality suggested by the tour’s name, The Judds haven’t settled on it truly being their last. “We don’t know if it will be [the last]. But we had to come up with a name,” Wynonna said in a June 10 press conference, as reported by the Associated Press.
The announcement came as The Judds opened the 2010 CMA Music Festival with a June 10 morning concert in downtown Nashville. The reunited pair also played a set at last year’s festival, a performance that they credited as the inspiration for the upcoming trek, according to the duo’s Web site.
The Judds released their first record, “Wynonna & Naomi,” in 1983. In the years that followed, the singers racked up more than a dozen No. 1 country hits. They also earned seven consecutive awards for Top Vocal Duo from the Academy of Country Music (1984-1990) and another seven consecutive awards for Vocal Group of the Year from the Country Music Association (1985-1991).
The pair parted ways in 1991, when complications from Hepatitis C forced Naomi to retire. When her health cleared in later years, the elder Judd reunited briefly with her daughter for several short stints.
The Judds itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)
|November 26||Green Bay, WI||Resch Center|
|November 27||Mt. Pleasant, MI||Soaring Eagle Casino|
|November 28||Moline, IL||i wireless Center|
|November 30||Prior Lake, MN||Mystic Lake Casino|
|December 2||Columbus, OH||Schottenstein Center|
|December 3||Louisville, KY||KFC Yum! Center|
|December 4||St. Charles, MO||Family Arena|
|December 5||Council Bluffs, IA||Mid-America Center|
|December 7||Colorado Springs, CO||World Arena|
|December 8||Broomfield, CO||1st Bank Center|
|December 9||Salt Lake City, UT||Energy Solutions Arena|
|December 11||Oakland, CA||Oracle Arena|
|December 12||Sacramento, CA||Arco Arena|
|December 15||Los Angeles, CA||Nokia Theatre L.A. Live|
|December 16||Santa Ynez, CA||Chumash Casino|
|December 17||Rancho Mirage, CA||Agua Caliente Casino|
|December 18||Las Vegas, NV||Mandalay Bay Events Center/Arena|
|December 19||Phoenix, AZ||U.S. Airways Center|