Spring unveiling set for Martina McBride album, tour

January 18, 2007 12:07 PM
Country superstar Martina McBride (tickets | music) will set off on a US tour this April, shortly after releasing her ninth album, "Waking Up Laughing," which is scheduled to hit stores April 3.

The outing launches April 12 in Kansas City, MO, and so far is routed to travel through the East, South and Midwest through July. More shows will be added, according to a press release. Confirmed dates, including a few festivals and fairs separate from the tour, are listed below.

Grammy-nominated breakout band Little Big Town and Rodney Atkins, who had the most-played single on country radio last year with "If You're Going Through Hell," will hold down the support slots on the tour.

McBride said she can't wait to hit the road.

"As exciting as it is to create a new album, there's nothing quite as thrilling as getting the immediate feedback from a live crowd," the singer said in a statement.

McBride, a four-time Country Music Association Vocalist of the Year, self-produced "Waking Up Laughing." The album's debut single, "Anyway," marks her first songwriting credit and is her fastest-rising single ever, according to a press release.

The singer's 2005 album of classic country standards, "Timeless," debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Country Album Chart, and her version of "I Still Miss Someone" is nominated for a Grammy in the Best Female Country Vocal Performance category.

McBride--who has sold more than 16 million albums during her career, according to her website--was honored by her home state earlier this month as she was inducted into the Kansas Music Hall of Fame.

[Note: The following tour itinerary has been provided by artist and/or tour sources, who verify its accuracy as of the publication time of this story. Changes may occur before tickets go on sale. Check with official artist websites, ticketing sources and venues for late updates.]
Martina McBride tour dates and tickets
March 2007
4 - Plant City, FL - Strawberry Festival
10 - Houston, TX - Houston Livestock & Rodeo

April 2007
12 - Kansas City, MO - Kemper Arena
14 - Rosemont, IL - Rosemont Theatre
15 - Louisville, KY - Freedom Hall
20 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun
21 - Lowell, MA - Paul Tsongas Arena
22 - Albany, NY - Times-Union Center
28 - Rochester, NY - Blue Cross Arena
29 - Toledo, OH - SeaGate Convention Centre

May 2007
4 - Birmingham, AL - BJCC Arena
5 - Duluth, GA - Gwinnett Center
6 - Pensacola, FL - Pensacola Civic Center
11 - Pittsburgh, PA - Petersen Events Center
12 - Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion
18 - New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall
25 - Colorado Springs, CO - Colorado Springs World Arena
26 - Loveland, CO - Budweiser Events Center
27 - Valley Center, KS - Kansas Coliseum
31 - Richmond, VA - Richmond Coliseum

June 2007
1 - Winston-Salem, NC - Lawrence Joel Coliseum
15 - Sioux City, IA - Tyson Events Center
16 - Burlington, IA - Steamboat Days
17 - Dayton, OH - Nutter Center
28 - Charleston, WV - Charleston Civic Center
29 - Wilkes-Barre, PA - Wachovia Arena
30 - Hershey, PA - Giant Center

July 2007
1 - Manchester, NH - Verizon Wireless Arena
12 - Oklahoma City, OK - Ford Center
13 - Grand Prairie, TX - Nokia Theatre
14 - Austin, TX - Frank Erwin Center
15 - Bossier City, LA - CenturyTel Center

August 2007
17 - Springfield, IL - Illinois State Fair
Martina McBride tour dates and tickets

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