TIM MCGRAW FREEDOM TOUR 2013

 
TIM MCGRAW ACCELERATES INTO 2013 WITH THE 30 CITY “TWO LANES OF FREEDOM TOUR”  
 
McGraw Launches First-Ever “Fanticipation” Program With
Tumblr In Each Market 
 
Debut Big Machine Records Album “Two Lanes Of Freedom” Set For Release On Feb 5 
 
Nashville, TN- Jan. 15, 2013-  Country Music Icon Tim McGraw announced today that his TWO LANES OF FREEDOM 2013 TOUR, presented by Pennzoil, will crank up this
summer in Birmingham, AL on May 2 and continue on to 30 cities through
July.   The U.S. trek, will also feature emerging artists Brantley
Gilbert and Love and Theft.  
 
McGraw
has partnered with Tumblr to create the “Fanticipation” program which
will allow fans, for the first time ever, to announce through Tumblr
when tickets will be available in their own hometown.   Beginning in
early February, McGraw will call a fan in each market who is selected to
participate in “Fanticipation” and personally tip them off, so they can
share the information with their friends and other McGraw fans first.  
For more information on “Fanticipation,” click here: http://timmcgraw.tumblr.com/
 
After
more than two decades on the road, McGraw’s ability to entertain and
command a crowd continues to be a defining characteristic of both his
artistry and superstar status.   Earlier this year the Tampa Tribune described McGraw’s live show as “effortless” while the Atlanta Journal Constitution remarked “he’s so casually cool onstage” and OC Weekly said “It’s a bold claim, but McGraw could and should be poised to reign as king of country music…”  
 
“This
album marks a new sense of excitement and artistic freedom for me, and I
really wanted to extend that same feeling to the tour and create a cool
vibe for the fans,” explains McGraw.  “Let’s leave anything that might
be weighing us down out in the parking lot and spend a few hours
together feeling alive and free.  We’ve started working up new songs
from the album, and there’s some really cool stuff we’ll be able to pull
out this summer. My band is just kick-ass…there’s nothing these guys
can’t play!  We’ll be counting the days til Birmingham!”
 

TWO LANES OF FREEDOM Tour Dates: 
 

5/2 Birmingham, AL Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
5/3 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
5/4 Raleigh, NC  Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
5/10 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
5/11 Tampa, FL 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre
5/12 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
5/17 Philadelphia, PA Susquehanna Bank Center
5/18 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion
5/19 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
5/23 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
5/24 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
5/25 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
5/26 Darien Lakes, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
5/30 Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Music Center
5/31 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
6/1 Washington, D.C. Jiffy LubeLive
6/7 San Diego, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
6/8 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheatre
6/9 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
6/13 Albuquerque, NM Hard Rock Casino Albuquerque Presents the Pavilion
6/14 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
6/15 Denver, CO Fiddler’s Green
6/20 Beaumont, TX Ford Park Pavilion
6/22 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
6/28 Hartford, CT Comcast Theatre
6/29 Boston, MA Comcast Center
6/30 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
7/25 Toronto, ONT Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
7/26 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
7/27 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
 

On Feb. 5, McGraw will release his first album on Big Machine Records, TWO LANES OF FREEDOM The
album follows his record-shattering career, selling over 40 million
albums and dominating the charts with 32 No. one singles.  Since the
release of his debut album in 1993, he has won three GRAMMY’s, 14 ACM
Awards, 12 CMA Awards, and 10 AMA’s, while simultaneously maintaining a
parallel career as a successful actor in such films as the Oscar
nominated The Blind SideCountry Strong and Friday Night Lights—as well as hosting Saturday Night Live,
a rare honor for a singer in any genre.  Nielsen-BDS recently certified
McGraw as the most-played Country artist of the past 20 years
(1992-2012) with more than 10 million spins detected and Mediabase
recognized him as the most-played Country artist in the history of their
tracking service.
 
Brantley
Gilbert has already earned a striking set of “notches” on his industry
belt, including four No. one singles and impressive album sales of over 1
million.  Rising duo Love and Theft celebrated their first No. one song
“Angel Eyes” last year from their self-titled album. 
 
For
Tim McGraw and Pennzoil, cars represent freedom, which is why both have
teamed up for the second year to celebrate the love of music and cars.
 
For more updates and the latest information, visit  www.timmcgraw.com or follow @thetimmcgraw on twitter.

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