There’s news on official 2012 tours for both Lauren Alaina and Casey James this morning. Check out their respective special touring announcements and dates after the jump!
Casey James will headline the Taste Of Country Christmas Tour this late fall/winter with 11 dates in the South, bringing along fellow Texans JB & the Moonshine Band. The 2011 Taste Of Country Christmas Tour was headlined by Brantley Gilbert. Dates and locations for this year’s tour:
11/15 – Abilene, Texas
11/16 – Wichita Falls, Texas
11/17 – Lawton, Okla.
11/29 – Lafayette, La.
11/30 – Shreveport, La.
12/1 – Texarkana, Ark.
12/6 – Victoria, Texas
12/7 – Lufkin, Texas
12/13 – Lubbock, Texas
12/14 – San Angelo, Texas
12/15 – Amarillo, Texas
Meanwhile Lauren Alaina has announced an “inch by inch” journey to her 18th birthday with the 18 City Inch-by-Inch Tour, with a tie-in to her Special Olympics Project UNIFY Ambassadorship and her current single. Check out the press release:
LAUREN ALAINA EMBARKS ON A JOURNEY TO HER 18TH BIRTHDAY WITH THE 18-CITY INCH-BY-INCH TOUR IN SUPPORT OF HER CURRENT SINGLE “EIGHTEEN INCHES”
PORTION OF LIMITED EDITION TOUR T-SHIRT SALES TO BENEFIT CHARITIES IN EACH MARKET
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Lauren Alaina will make her way, inch by inch, to her 18th birthday (Nov 8) when she embarks on an 18-city tour in support of her current single “Eighteen Inches.” Lauren is teaming up with local charities and the Special Olympics to donate a portion of each sale of her limited edition 18-City Inch-By-Inch Tour t-shirt. Lauren is trying to make a difference city-by-city, inch-by-inch.
Fans who cannot make it to one of these shows can still do their part and purchase the limited edition t-shirt from Lauren’s website here.
“Eighteen Inches,” co-written by Carrie Underwood, Kelley Lovelace and Ashley Gorley, has hit the Top 40 on the country singles chart and is steadily rising.
Twitter hashtag: #18cities
The “EIGHTEEN INCHES” Tour Includes:
DATE City Venue -Charity
Sept. 21 Bloomsburg, PA Bloomsburg Fair – Special Olympics (local chapter)
Sept. 22 Long Island, NY Pennysaver Amphitheater – Long Island Military Veterans
Sept. 29 Salem, VA Salem Farmer’s Market- Salem Rotary Club
Oct. 4 Atlanta, GA Wild Bills -Special Olympics (local chapter)
Oct. 5 Dalton, GA Northwest GA Convention Ctr. – City of Refuge and Family Promise of Dalton
Oct. 9 Akron, OH Sultan’s Cabaret “Chicks with Picks” Breast Cancer benefit- Akron General Medical Ctr. Muffins for Mammograms
Oct. 11 Baton Rouge, LA Livingston Parrish Fair -Special Olympics (local chapter)
Oct. 13 Maryville, TN Foothills Fall Festival- Special Olympics (local chapter)
Oct. 15 Visalia, CA KJUG Courtyard-Special Olympics (local chapter)
Oct. 20 Ashburn, VA Farmwell Station Middle School-The Nature Nuts Program
Oct. 21 Miami, FL Hard Rock Live-Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital
Oct. 23 Orlando, FL Cowboys-Special Olympics (local chapter)
Oct. 25 Mobile, AL TBD -St. Judes
Oct. 27 Raleigh, NC City Limits Saloon-SPCA of Wake County and Johnston County Animal Rescue League
Nov. 2 Ladson, SC Coastal Carolina Fair-Special Olympics (local chapter)
NOV 8 LAUREN ALAINA 18 YEARS OLD
Nov. 9 Jacksonville, FL Greater Jacksonville Fair-Special Olympics (local chapter)
Nov. 11 Baltimore, MD Hippodrome at France-Merrick Perf. Arts Ctr.- Susan G. Komen for the Cure Maryland
Nov. 12 Pittsburgh, PA TBD-Special Olympics (local chapter)
Will you be able to see either of these two Idol talents (or both) on the road this year?