Nashville Cast Reveal Plans for 2017 U.S. Summer Tour
The good news just keeps on coming for fans of Nashville. The cast of the CMT hit have announced the dates for a tour that will find them performing in a variety of cities over the summer.
Charles Esten, Clare Bowen, Chris Carmack and Jonathan Jackson will be on hand for the U.S. tour, which kicks off in Orlando, Fla., on July 23 and visits 11 cities before wrapping up in Atlantic City on Aug. 6. Opry Entertainment is producing the tour, which will feature songs from the show as well as original songs from the various stars.
Tickets will be available via a special pre-sale that begins on Wednesday (May 3) at 10AM and ends Thursday (May 4) at 10PM. All pre-sale times are local to the venues. The pre-sale password is CMTjune1 in honor of the upcoming mid-season premiere.
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Tickets for all shows will go on sale beginning Friday, May 5, except for the concert in Vienna, Va., which is on sale now, and Atlanta, Ga., which doesn't go on sale until June. There will be a limited number of VIP packages available for each tour stop, including cast meet and greet packages.
The U. S. tour comes right on the heels of Nashville's second European tour, which kicks off June 9 in Birmingham, England and concludes on June 20 in Ireland. The cast will be hard at work throughout the summer, fanning fans' enthusiasm for the show's upcoming sixth season, which has already been given the green light by CMT.
Esten, who plays Deacon Claybourne, admits the show's dynamic will be very different without Rayna Jaymes, who died in a shocking twist after Connie Britton decided to leave the show.
“Deacon’s been to the rock bottom and with the help of Rayna, he found his strength and he was able to be strong and stand up and be the man he always wanted to be,” he tells Taste of Country. “Now in the light of this we’ll have to ask the question, did she help make him strong enough that he can even survive without her?”
Nashville 2017 U.S. Summer Tour Dates:
July 23 -- Orlando, Fla. @ Hard Rock Live
July 25 -- Clearwater, Fla. @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
July 26 -- Atlanta, Ga. @ Chastain Park Amphitheatre
July 28 -- Grand Prairie, Texas @ Verizon Theatre
July 29 -- Robinsonville, Miss. @ Horseshoe Tunica
July 30 -- Huber Heights, Ohio @ Rose Music Center at the Heights
Aug. 1 -- Vienna, Va. @ Wolf Trap for the Performing Arts
Aug. 2 -- Raleigh, N.C. @ The Red Hat Amphitheater
Aug. 4 -- Richmond, Va. @ Innsbrook After Hours
Aug. 5 -- Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Coney Island Amphitheater
Aug. 6 -- Atlantic City, N.J. @ Borgata Spa & Resort Event Center
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