Calling it one more chance to party with their fans,
Next year marks the 20th anniversary of the day an Arista Records exec introduced Leon Eric “Kix” Brooks and Ronnie Dunn to each other. One year later the duo’s first album – Brand New Man – produced four No. 1 singles including the title track as well as “My Next Broken Heart,” “Neon Moon” and “Boot Scootin’ Boogie.” The rest, as they say, is now a large chunk of country music history.
So far, only dates and cities for “The Last Rodeo” tour have been released. Here’s what’s on the agenda:
The tour begins April 23 in Sacramento. Other West Coast stops include the San Francisco Bay area (Mountain View April 24), Spokane (April 30), Tacoma (May 1) and Vancouver (May 2). Brooks & Dunn are also playing the Stagecoach music festival in Indio, Calif., April 25.
Other cities include Calgary (May 4), St. Paul (May 14), Phoenix (May 21), Albuquerque (May 22), Dallas (May 29), Raleigh (June 5), Tampa (June 11), Boston (June 26), Atlanta (July 15), Detroit (July 29) and Pittsburgh (July 30). Last town on the schedule is Chicago Aug. 8.
“Anyone who has ever seen a Brooks & Dunn show knows that they will be coming full tilt!” Brian O’Connell, Live Nation’s president, Nashville Touring, said. “I do not look at this tour as an ending, rather a celebration of their career by two of the greatest artists that country music has ever known.”