‘Nashville’ Spring Concert Tour Dates Announced
Nashville is hitting the road!
The ABC country music drama is launching an eight-city spring concert tour, beginning in New York City on April 29. The tour will feature performances from series stars Charles Esten, Clare Bowen, Chris Barmack, Lennon & Maisy and Aubrey Peeples.
This tour announcement comes just as the show has released Nashville: On the Record Volume 2: Live from the Grand Ole Opry on iTunes. The live album features tracks from tomorrow night’s Nashville: On the Record special on ABC, which will give us a sneak peek at what we can probably expect from the Nashville spring concert tour, as the stars of the show perform live at the legendary Grand Ole Opry.
But are the stars of Nashville coming to your town? Check out the tour dates below via TVLine:
Wednesday, April 29: New York (Beacon Theater)
Saturday, May 2: Boston (Wang Theater)
Sunday, May 3: Washington, D.C. (DAR Constitution Hall)
Tuesday, May 5: Chicago (Rosemont Auditorium)
Wednesday, May 6: Minneapolis (Northrup Auditorium, tickets via Northrop.umn.edu/events/music)
Friday, May 8: San Francisco (Warfield Theater, tickets via AXS.com)
Saturday, May 9: Los Angeles (Nokia Theater L.A. LIVE, tickets via AXS.com)
Sunday, May 10: Phoenix (Comerica Theater)
Sam Palladio will join the tour for the New York and Los Angeles dates while Jonathan Jackson will appear at the Chicago show. All tickets go on sale this Friday, March 27 via Ticketmaster (except where otherwise indicated).
While the tour is a relatively brief one, part of me wonders if this means ABC is considering renewing the show for a fourth season. Nothing has been announced, but you normally don’t launch a spring concert tour for a show you plan on canceling in its third season. My fingers are certainly crossed, since this has been Nashville‘s absolute best season, in my opinion. Not only are the stories engaging, but the music is arguably better than it’s ever been. A touring show just feels like a natural evolution for Nashville, and I’m stoked for the actors, who are getting to ply their trade in a live show (the second one of the season, actually, after the live episode this past fall).
That said, it is kind of strange that such a Southern-based show isn’t touring in the South at all. Maybe their market research suggests these are there hottest markets? I’m not sure. But you’d think Nashville would…you know, come to Nashville. Still, I can’t complain, since a tour of the Northeast means I might actually have a chance to go to one of these shows. Should be a great series of shows.