With a year of sold-out shows and packed houses in the rearview mirror, newly-minted Country Music Hall of Famer Alan Jackson’s Honky Tonk Highway Tour adds more miles and rolls into 2018, leading to more great cities with a year-long lineup of shows!
The country music icon will hit the Honky Tonk Highway again beginning January 19th, heading down the road to a city near you as he plays arena concerts, amphitheatre shows, and some of the biggest annual festivals and multi-day events on the country music calendar (detailed listing below). The tour extends the superstar’s 2017 trek that began in front of sold-out crowds in Florida, Oklahoma, California and RodeoHouston and wrapped in front of SRO audiences in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Louisiana and Texas.
Jackson is again teaming up with CID Entertainment to offer fans VIP experiences at many of his 2018 shows. Tickets and VIP packages can be accessed through Jackson’s website.
Alan Jackson’s Honky Tonk Highway Tour will find the country icon performing hits that have gained him legions of longtime fans, songs that continue to draw new crowds as a younger generation discovers his music. Jackson’s repertoire stands the test of time; it has impacted a field of artists who cite Jackson as an influence. It’s these same songs – many written by Alan – that earned him his newfound place alongside country music’s greatest names and cemented his place in its history with membership in the Country Music Hall of Fame. Fans will hear the songs they love from the man who wrote them and made them famous, including his debut hit “Here in The Real World,” signature songs such as “Chattahoochee,” “Drive” and “Gone Country,” party anthems “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” and “Good Time,” and many, many more.
Jackson’s tour announcement follows his show-ending CMA Awards performance celebrating his 2017 induction to the Country Music Hall of Fame. Jackson and his band, The Strayhorns, reminded fans what they’ll enjoy on the Honky Tonk Highway Tour in 2018 as he closed out “Country Music’s Biggest Night” with back-to-back performances of “Chasin’ That Neon Rainbow” and “Don’t Rock the Jukebox” (the latter with hosts Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley), bringing the star-filled audience to its feet as the likes of Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Eric Church and others could be seen singing along to Jackson’s memories of “livin’ that honky tonk dream.”
2018 Tour Dates:
Friday, January 19 – Lexington, KY (Rupp Arena) **++
Saturday, January 20 – Little Rock, AR (Verizon Arena) ^^++
Thursday, February 8 – Independence, MO (Silverstein Eye Centers Arena) ^^
Friday, February 9 – Indianapolis, IN (Bankers Life Fieldhouse) ^^
Thursday, February 15 – San Antonio, TX (San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo) **
Friday, February 16 – Grand Prairie, TX (Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie) ^^
Friday, March 23 – Toledo, OH (Huntington Center)
Saturday, May 24 – Pittsburgh, PA (Venue TBD)
Friday, April 27 – Baltimore, MD (Royal Farms Arena)
Saturday, April 28 – Albany, NY (Times Union Center) ^^
Friday, May 4 – Tuscaloosa, AL (Tuscaloosa Amphitheatre)
Saturday, June 23 – Orange Beach, FL (The Wharf) ^^
Friday, July 27 – Central Point, OR (Country Crossing Music Festival) **
Saturday, July 28 – Mountain Home, ID (Mountain Home Country Music Festival) **
Thursday, August 16 – Vienna, VA (Wolf Trap)
Friday, August 17 – Gilford, NH (Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion) ^^
Saturday, September 15 – Charlotte, NC (Spectrum Center) ^^
**Date is already onsale
^^Tickets onsale Friday, November 17
++with special guest Lauren Alaina
Author: Buddy Iahn
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