Alabama announces 50th anniversary tour

Posted at 9:19 AM, Dec 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-17 10:25:53-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Country music supergroup Alabama has announced the first leg of dates for their 50th anniversary tour.

The first 30 shows were announced Monday morning, as the band prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2019.

The tour kicks off on January 10 at the Fox Theatre in Detroit. More dates will be announced soon.

The Charlie Daniels Band, The Marshall Tucker Band, The Oak Ridge Boys, Restless Heart, Chris Janson, Tracy Lawrence and Exile are expected to join the show on select dates.

The trio formed in Fort Payne, Alabama in 1969 with frontman Randy Owen, bass player Teddy Gentry, and guitarist Jeff Cook. Since then, they've become one of the most celebrated groups in country music history and have won more than 200 industry awards, including an induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

"Randy, Teddy and I have loved making music, touring and being with our fans night after night," said Jeff Cook. "It's truly an experience that has created a bond between us and them that cannot be broken. The '50th Anniversary Tour' will be full of surprises and great memories."

Here’s the full list of shows, so far:

Jan 10 – Detroit, MI – The Fox Theatre (w/ Chris Janson)

Jan 11 – Indianapolis, IN – Bankers Life Fieldhouse (w/ Restless Heart)

Jan 19 – Atlantic City, NJ – Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena

Jan 20 – Albany, NY – Times Union Center (w/ Exile)

Feb 14 – San Antonio, TX – San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo

Feb 15 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center (w/ Tracy Lawrence)

Feb 28 – Plant City, FL – Florida Strawberry Festival

March 1 – St. Augustine, FL – The St. Augustine Amphitheatre

March 14 – Salem, VA – Salem Civic Center (w/ The Oak Ridge Boys)

March 15 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena (w/ Tracy Lawrence)

March 22 – Springfield, MO – JQH Arena (w/ The Charlie Daniels Band)

March 23 – North Little Rock, AR – Verizon Arena (w/ The Charlie Daniels Band)

April 5 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum (w/ The Charlie Daniels Band)

April 6 – Charlottesville, VA – John Paul Jones Arena (w/ The Charlie Daniels Band)

April 12 – Wilkes-Barre, PA – Mohegan Sun Arena (w/ The Charlie Daniels Band)

April 13 – Hartford, CT – XL Center (w/ The Charlie Daniels Band)

April 26 – Providence, RI – Dunkin' Donuts Center (w/ The Charlie Daniels Band)

April 27 – State College, PA – Bryce Jordan Center (w/ The Charlie Daniels Band)

May 31 – Cedar Rapids, IA – U.S. Cellular Center

June 1 – La Cygne, KS – Tumbleweed

June 6 – Myrtle Beach, SC – Carolina Country Music Festival

June 7 – Macon, GA – Macon Centreplex Coliseum (w/ The Marshall Tucker Band)

June 13 -16 – Grand Junction, CO – Country Jam (performance date TBA)

June 15 – Salt Lake City, UT – Maverik Center

June 26 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center (w/ The Charlie Daniels Band)

June 27 – Oshkosh, WI – Country USA

Sept 14 – Peoria, IL – Tailgate N' Tallboys