One of country music’s hottest ticket sellers, RASCAL FLATTS will kick off a brand new tour this summer, the “Bob That Head Tour.” The launch will take place on June 13 in St. Louis, Missouri. Joining the band are opening acts Taylor Swift and songwriters Neil Thrasher and Wendell Mobley.
“We hope our fans look forward to our shows as much as we do,” says lead singer, Gary LeVox. “We want to give them an evening of entertainment that can take their minds off of life’s pressures and lift their spirits, if just for a few hours. See you on the road!”
Known for their dynamic performances, high-tech stage productions and in-concert interactive fan participation, Rascal Flatts’ recently wrapped “Still Feels Good Tour” ranked as the best selling country tour for the first quarter of 2008 according to Pollstar. Since 2006, the vocal group has performed for 2 million fans in 156 cities.
Since their career launched in 2000, Rascal Flatts has sold over 17 million albums, scored 9 #1 singles and 17 top 10 hits and each of their five albums are multi-platinum sellers. They are the reigning CMT, ACM and CMA Vocal Group of The Year with six, five and five respective consecutive wins. They will be honored as the 2008 Academy of Country Music/The Home Depot® Humanitarian Award recipients during the ACM Awards show in May. This honor, in part, due to their dedication to raising funds for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, where in the past 3 years they have donated 2.2 million dollars, as well as their work on the American Red Cross Celebrity Cabinet board. Rascal Flatts is currently nominated as ACM Entertainer of the Year and Vocal Group of the Year.
Taylor Swift, widely hailed as the first bonafide country music star of the MySpace generation, recently surpassed the 45 million mark for music streams on her MySpace page, where she is consistently ranked Country’s #1 artist. Her self-titled debut CD has sold 3 million copies and has spent 18 weeks so far in the #1 position atop Billboard’s Country CD Sales Chart.
Taylor currently has singles climbing both the country and pop radio charts, and she has nine songs on iTunes’ Best Selling Country chart. Taylor won 2008 CMT Music Awards for Video of the Year and Female Video of the Year and is the reigning CMA Horizon Award winner, as well as the Nashville Songwriters Association International’s Songwriter / Artist of the Year. She is the first female solo artist in country music history to wrote or co-write every song on a platinum-selling debut CD, and she leads the field of female nominees for this year’s ACM Awards with three nominations.
Wendell Mobley and Neil Thrasher are among Nashville’s most gifted songwriters. Between the two they have penned songs for Rascal Flatts- “Take Me There,” “Fast Cars and Freedom” and “I Melt”; Kenny Chesney- “I Know How Forever Feels,” “There Goes My Life,” “I Lost It,”; Alabama’s “We Can’t Love Like This Anymore” as well as hits for Trace Adkins, Montgomery Gentry, Pat Green, Lonestar, Reba McEntire, Diamond Rio, Carrie Underwood, Trisha Yearwood, and more
For more tour information go to www.rascalflatts.com.
6-13 St Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
6-14 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
6-21 Dallas, TX Superpages.com Center
6-22 San Antonio, TX Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
6-28 Manhattan, KS Country Stampede – Tuttle Creek State Park
6-30 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest – Marcus Amphitheater
7-12 Sarnia, ONT Rogers Bayfest
7-17 Eau Claire, WI Country Jam USA
7-19 Cheyenne, WY Cheyenne Frontier Days
7-20 Cheyenne, WY Cheyenne Frontier Days
7-25 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
7-26 Bristow, VA Nissan Pavilion
7-27 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
8-1 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheater
8-2 Raleigh, NC TWC Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek8-3 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
8-7 Detroit Lakes, MN WE Fest
8-9 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
8-16 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheater
8-17 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheater
8-22 Hartford, CT New England Dodge Music Center
8-23 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mtn
8-24 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
8-29 Pittsburgh, PA Post Gazette Pavilion
8-30 Hershey, PA Giant Center
8-31 Syracuse, NY New York State Fair
9-11 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
9-12 Philadelphia, PA Susquehanna Bank Center
9-13 Mansfield, MA Tweeter Center
9-19 Peoria, IL Peoria Civic Center
9-20 Detroit, MI The Palace
9-25 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
9-26 Bossier City, LA CenturyTel Center