02/22/2010

ALAN JACKSON FREIGHT TRAIN TOUR KICKS OFF APRIL 8 IN FT. MYERS, FL

ALAN JACKSON FREIGHT TRAIN TOUR KICKS OFF APRIL 8 IN ESTERO, FL
JOSH TURNER & CHRIS YOUNG ON BOARD TO OPEN
FREIGHT TRAIN ALBUM OUT MARCH 30


Clear the way fellas ‘cause country superstar ALAN JACKSON'S FREIGHT TRAIN TOUR is comin' down the tracks, kicking off on April 8th at Germain Arena in Ft. Meyers, FL, and continuing for two months and 15 cities until pulling in the station at Rupp Arena in Lexington, KY, on May 23rd (see dates below).  On board for one of the year's most exciting packages of country music are Josh Turner and Chris Young, stars in their own right, making this show a great opportunity for fans.  Tickets are already on sale in select markets. Check www.alanjackson.com for more on sale dates.

ALAN JACKSON'S FREIGHT TRAIN TOUR comes right on the heels of the release of his March 30th album FREIGHT TRAIN, which includes eight Jackson original songs plus four more, including “It's Just That Way,” the first single, and a duet with Lee Ann Womack on the Vern Gosdin classic, "Till the End."

When asked about the title track Jackson said, “It sounded different and just kind of stuck out.  I guess when you really think about it, man, we've been rolling along here for a lot of years, just going like a freight train.”  

Jackson will launch the album with March 30th appearances on Today and the Late Show with David Letterman, an April l4th appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and an April l5th appearance on Ellen, his first on that show.

Alan Jackson is one of the most successful and respected songwriter/performers in music.  His career has spanned 20 years, netted 50 million album sales and met with consistent critical acclaim.  Jackson's most recent collection, Good Time, became the fourth album of his career to debut simultaneously at #1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums and all-genre Billboard 200 sales charts and netted three #1 hits.

ALAN JACKSON FREIGHT TRAIN TOUR DATES

April 8 - Ft. Meyers, FL/ Germain Arena

April 9 - Orlando, FL/ UCF Arena

April 10 - Alpharetta, GA/ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater at Encore Park

April 11 - Greenville, SC/ Bi-Lo Center


April 29 - Champaign, IL/ Assembly Hall (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

April 30 - Moline, IL/ iWireless Center
May 1 - Rosemont, IL/ AllState Arena

May 2 - Fort Wayne, IN/ War Memorial Coliseum


May 13 - Manchester, NH/ Verizon Wireless Arena

May 14 - Uncasville, CT/ Mohegan Sun Arena

May 15 - Rochester, NY/ Blue Cross Arena

May 16 - Wilkes-Barre, PA/ Wachovia Center


May 21 - University Park, PA/ Bryce Jordan Center

May 22 - Charleston, WV/ Charleston Civic Center

May 23 - Lexington, KY/ Rupp Arena

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