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Rascal Flatts Invite Three Bands on Summer Tour
Little Big Town, Eli Young Band, Edens Edge Join American Band Tour
Rascal Flatts
Rascal Flatts
Rascal Flatts will travel across the U.S. with three more country groups this summer as they launch the American Band tour. Little Big Town, the Eli Young Band and Edens Edge will open the series of shows, which begin June 15 in Hartford, Conn.

"We are always looking for new ways to re-energize our live shows," says Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts. "We thought bringing out these bands, who are among some of our favorite vocal groups, would make a great night of entertainment!"

Rascal Flatts' upcoming album, Changed, will be released on April 3. Little Big Town is also planning to release a new album in early 2012.

Meanwhile, the Eli Young Band recently scored their first No. 1 hit with "Crazy Girl." Their new single is "Even if It Breaks Your Heart." New group Edens Edge is currently climbing the chart with "Amen." They are preparing a full-length debut album for release later this year.

In addition, Thompson Square will replace Eli Young Band on two of the tour dates -- July 13 in Dallas and July 14 in Houston.

The tour is scheduled through early September, although some specific dates have not yet been determined.

Here's a list of the cities confirmed for the tour:

June 15: Hartford, Conn.
June 16: Boston
June 23: Washington, D.C.
June 24: Virginia Beach, Va.
June 29: Cleveland
June 30: Darien Center, N.Y.
July 6: Bangor, Maine
July 13: Dallas
July 14: Houston
July 20: Detroit
July 22: Cincinnati
July 27: St. Louis
July 28: Chicago
Aug. 9: Charlotte, N.C.
Aug. 10: Raleigh, N.C.
Aug. 11: Philadelphia
Aug. 3: Indianapolis
Sept. 1: Pittsburgh
TBA: Mountain View, Calif.
TBA: San Diego
TBA: Atlanta
TBA: Tampa, Fla.
TBA: West Palm Beach, Fla.
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