After opening shows for Rascal Flatts this year, Jason Aldean will headline a tour of theaters and clubs in early 2008. The tour kicks off Jan. 17 in Columbia, Mo., and will travel to 20 cities in the U.S. and Canada through early March. “I have learned a lot from being on the road with Rascal Flatts this year about the kind of arena tour I want to have one day,” Aldean says. “But the first step is to go back to some smaller venues and keep building our fan base one show at a time. We won’t stop playing until everybody in the place is on their feet and having a good time.” Aldean also performs with Blake Shelton during a New Year’s Eve show at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky.