McGraw Announces Summer Tour Dates

Apparently confident that neither he nor Kenny Chesney will be serving time in jail anytime soon, Tim McGraw on Wednesday (May 16) announced dates for his 2001 tour, to be called "Tim McGraw on Tour."

On June 20, just days after Country Music Fan Fair ends in Nashville, McGraw will kick off his summer circuit with a concert at Journal Pavilion in Albuquerque, N.M. Tickets for the concert go on sale Saturday (May 19), though tickets in some other markets have gone on sale already, a spokeswoman for McGraw says.

With Chesney and Mark Collie as support acts, McGraw will play 41 dates including a July 4 concert at Fiddler’s Green in Denver and a tour-closing Aug. 25 concert at AmSouth Amphitheatre in Nashville.

McGraw’s new album, Set This Circus Down, has stayed atop Billboard’s country album chart for the three weeks since its release on April 24. The first single, "Grown Men Don’t Cry," is at No. 2 on Billboard’s country singles chart. McGraw’s Soul 2 Soul tour with wife Faith Hill was the top-grossing country tour of 2000.

· June 20 Albuquerque, N.M. – Journal Pavilion
· June 22 Phoenix, Ariz. – Desert Sky Pavilion
· June 23 Las Vegas, Nev. – Mandalay Bay
· June 24 San Bernardino, Calif. – Blockbuster Amphitheater
· June 26 Chula Vista, Calif. – Coors Amphitheater
· June 28 San Francisco, Calif. – Shoreline Amphitheater
· June 29 Sacramento, Calif. – Valley Amphitheater
· June 30 Portland, Ore. – Rose Garden
· July 1 George, Wash. – Gorge Amphitheater
· July 3 Salt Lake City, Utah – Delta Center
· July 4 Denver, Colo. – Fiddler’s Green
· July 6 Minneapolis, Minn. – XCEL Energy Center
· July 7 Milwaukee, Wisc. – Summerfest
· July 10 Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio – Blossum Music Center
· July 11 Pittsburgh, Pa. – Post-Gazette Pavilion
· July 12 Washington, D.C. – Nissan Pavilion
· July 14 Darien Lakes, N.Y. – Darien Lakes PAC
· July 15 Hartford, Conn. – Meadows
· July 16 Holmdel, N.J. – PNC Bank Arts Center
· July 19 Boston, Mass. – Tweeter Center PAC
· July 20 Albany, N.Y. – Pepsi Center
· July 21 Scranton, Pa. – Coors Light Amphitheater
· July 22 Camden, N.J. – Tweeter Center
· July 24 Chicago, Ill. – New World Music Theater
· July 26 Detroit, Mich. – DTE Energy Music Theater
· July 27 Detroit, Mich. – DTE Energy Music Theater
· July 29 Indianapolis, Ind. – Deercreek
· July 30 Cincinnati, Ohio – Riverbend Music Center
· Aug. 3 St. Petersburg, Fla. – tba
· Aug. 4 Jacksonville, Fla. – tba
· Aug. 5 West Palm Beach, Fla. – Coral Sky
· Aug. 9 Virginia Beach, Va. – Verizon Amphitheater
· Aug. 10 Raleigh, N.C. – AllTell Pavilion
· Aug. 12 Charlotte, N.C. – Verizon Amphitheater
· Aug. 17 Houston, Texas – Woodlands
· Aug. 18 San Antonio, Texas – Alamodome
· Aug. 19 Dallas, Texas Smirnoff – Music Center
· Aug. 21 Kansas City, Mo. – Sandstone
· Aug. 23 St. Louis, Mo. – Riverport Amphitheater
· Aug. 24 Atlanta, Ga. – Lakewood Amphitheater
· Aug. 25 Nashville, Tenn. – AmSouth Music Center