Alabama Announce '50th Anniversary Tour'
By Lauryn Snapp
December 17, 2018
The famous trio Alabama is hitting the road with their '50th Anniversary Tour' which celebrates their half-centennial milestone.
This announcement comes as great news for Alabama fans or anyone who has ever stood in a country bar. Actually, this band is so popular, that you probably read the headline and were already humming the popular lyrics, “Oh play me some mountain music. Like Grandma and Grandpa used to play. Then I'll float on down the river to the Cajun hideaway.”
Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry, and Jeff Cook came together in 1969 in Fort Payne, Alabama to form one of the most influential acts to dominate country music and remain as one of the most awarded groups in history with more than 40 number one hits.
“We never thought playing for tips at the Bowery in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, that 50 years later we would still be playing arenas, stadiums and festivals,” says Owen in a statement. “Teddy, Jeff and I are humbled at the amount of fans that are coming out to see us. We are finding out that we are playing to three generations of fans who have followed us and our music from day one. The fans are the ones responsible for our continued success on the road and we love them.”
Alabama’s ‘50th Anniversary Tour’ kicks off January 10th at Detroit’s Fox Theatre. Joining them for select dates will be Charlie Daniels Band, Marshall Tucker Band, Oak Ridge Boys, Restless Heart, Chris Janson, Tracy Lawrence, and Exile. More tour dates are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
January 10 – Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre (w/ Chris Janson)
January 11 – Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse (w/ Restless Heart)
January 19 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena
January 20 – Albany, NY @ Times Union Center (w/ Exile)
February 14 – San Antonio, TX @ San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo
February 15 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center (w/ Tracy Lawrence)
February 28 – Plant City, FL @ Florida Strawberry Festival
March 1 – St. Augustine, FL @ The St. Augustine Amphitheatre
March 14 – Salem, VA @ Salem Civic Center (w/ The Oak Ridge Boys)
March 15 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena (w/ Tracy Lawrence)
March 22 – Springfield, MO @ JQH Arena (w/ The Charlie Daniels Band)
March 23 – North Little Rock, AR @ Verizon Arena (w/ The Charlie Daniels Band)
April 5 – Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum (w/ The Charlie Daniels Band)
April 6 – Charlottesville, VA @ John Paul Jones Arena (w/ The Charlie Daniels Band)
April 12 – Wilkes-Barre, PA @ Mohegan Sun Arena (w/ The Charlie Daniels Band)
April 13 – Hartford, CT @ XL Center (w/ The Charlie Daniels Band)
April 26 – Providence, RI @ Dunkin’ Donuts Center (w/ The Charlie Daniels Band)
April 27 – State College, PA @ Bryce Jordan Center (w/ The Charlie Daniels Band)
May 31 – Cedar Rapids, IA @ U.S. Cellular Center
June 1 – La Cygne, KS @ Tumbleweed
June 6 – Myrtle Beach, SC @ Carolina Country Music Festival
June 7 – Macon, GA @ Macon Centreplex Coliseum (w/ The Marshall Tucker Band)
June 13 -16 – Grand Junction, CO @ Country Jam (performance date TBA)
June 15 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Maverik Center
June 26 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center (w/ The Charlie Daniels Band)
June 27 – Oshkosh, WI @ Country USA
September 14 – Peoria, IL @ Tailgate N’ Tallboys
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