McGraw Debuts One Band Show

Tim McGraw will launch his new tour — billed as Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors’ One Band Show — in Birmingham, Ala., on March 7. The concerts will feature more than two and a-half hours of music. “This is the most ambitious tour we’ve ever set out to do,” McGraw says. “I want this tour to look and feel different than anything we’ve done in the past. We want the time and space to go deeper musically, to play album cuts and all kinds of songs that we jam on in rehearsal but never get to play in concert. We want fans to get to see the side of us as a band that we enjoy the most — hanging out and playing music all night with no time constraints. The challenge is to take a show that’s twice as long and keep up our own standards of what it needs to be visually and dynamically. That’s the ambitious part.” 01/27/03