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Alabama Announces 50th Anniversary Tour for 2019

Ed Rode

Legendary country group Alabama will celebrate 50 years of playing music together with an extensive U.S. tour, which kicks off in 2019.

"We never thought playing for tips at The Bowery in Myrtle Beach, S.C. that 50 years later we would still be playing arenas, stadiums and festivals," frontman Randy Owen said in a press release. "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."

The tour will kick off on Jan. 10 in Detroit, Mich. Chris Janson, Restless Heart, the Charlie Daniels Band, Tracy Lawrence, the Oak Ridge Boys, the Marshall Tucker Band and Exile will join the band for select tour dates.

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Alabama, comprised of Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry and Jeff Cook, formed in 1969 in Fort Payne, Ala.  The band's 1981 studio album Feels So Right spawned three No. 1 singles and was certified quadruple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. Alabama remains one of the most successful country groups of all time.

Alabama 50th Anniversary Tour Dates:

Jan. 10 -- Detroit, Mich. -- The Fox Theatre (with Chris Janson)
Jan. 11 -- Indianapolis, Ind -- Bankers Life Fieldhouse (with Restless Heart)
Jan .19 -- Atlantic City, N.J. -- Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena
Jan. 20 -- Albany, N.Y. -- Times Union Center (with Exile)
Feb. 14 -- San Antonio, Texas -- San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo
Feb. 15 --New Orleans, La. -- Smoothie King Center (with Tracy Lawrence)
Feb. 28 -- Plant City, Fla. -- Florida Strawberry Festival
March 1 -- St. Augustine, Fla. -- The St. Augustine Amphitheatre
March 14 -- Salem, Va. -- Salem Civic Center (with  The Oak Ridge Boys)
March 15 -- Pittsburgh, Pa. -- PPG Paints Arena (with  Tracy Lawrence)
March 22 -- Springfield, Mo. -- JQH Arena (with  The Charlie Daniels Band)
March 23 -- North Little Rock, Ark. -- Verizon Arena (with  The Charlie Daniels Band)
April 5 -- Greensboro, N.C. -- Greensboro Coliseum (with The Charlie Daniels Band)
April 6 -- Charlottesville, Va. -- John Paul Jones Arena (with The Charlie Daniels Band)
April 12 -- Wilkes-Barre, Pa. -- Mohegan Sun Arena (with The Charlie Daniels Band)
April 13 -- Hartford, Conn. -- XL Center (with The Charlie Daniels Band)
April 26 -- Providence, R.I. -- Dunkin' Donuts Center (with The Charlie Daniels Band)
April 27 -- State College, Pa. -- Bryce Jordan Center (with The Charlie Daniels Band)
May 31 -- Cedar Rapids, Iowa -- U.S. Cellular Center
June 1 -- La Cygne, Kan. -- Tumbleweed
June 6 -- Myrtle Beach, S.C. -- Carolina Country Music Festival
June 7 -- Macon, Ga. -- Macon Centreplex Coliseum (with the Marshall Tucker Band)
June 13 -16 -- Grand Junction, Colo. -- Country Jam (performance date to be announced)
June 15 -- Salt Lake City, Utah -- Maverik Center
June 26 - Minneapolis, Minn. -- Target Center (with the Charlie Daniels Band)
June 27 - Oshkosh, Wisc. -- Country USA
Sept 14 -- Peoria, Ill. -- Tailgate N' Tallboys

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