Rascal Flatts Announce 2006 Tour

Rascal Flatts will launch its 2006 tour, called the Me and My Gang tour, on Feb. 2 in Grand Rapids, Mich. The 21-city tour, which covers the eastern U.S., will conclude March 25 in Lafayette, La. Blake Shelton will hold the middle slot, and Keith Anderson and Jason Aldean will alternate as opening acts on selected dates. The tour will employ nearly 90 people, nine buses and nine semi-trucks. The reigning CMA group of the year, Rascal Flatts will release a new album in the spring.