Casey James Added to Additional Sugarland Tour Dates/Single due in Spring

Casey James will be opening for Sugarland in a total of eight concerts this spring.  Here are the additional dates and locations of the Sugarland tour that will include  Casey James as the opener:

3/4 North Little Rock, AR — Verizon Arena

3/5 Tulsa, OK — Bank of Oklahoma Center

3/10 Greenville, SC — Bi-lo Center

3/11 North Charleston, SC — North Charleston Coliseum

3/12 Jacksonville, FL — Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Coliseum

3/17 Grand Rapids, MI — Van Andel Arena

3/18 Bloomington, IL — Us Cellular Coliseum

3/19 Sioux City, IA — Tyson Events Center/Gateway Arena 

According to sources, Casey should have a single out by the spring, with the full CD coming out later this year.  This is different than what was reported by the Hollywood Reporter earlier today.

The Hollywood Reporter had the early scoop on the concert news, but may have been speculating on the CD’s release date which was inaccurate.  Here’s a reprint of their article: 

American Idol alum Casey James is hitting the road with Sugarland. The fan favorite from Season 9, whose debut album is due out this spring on BNA Records, will open for the country chart toppers on eight dates in March, joining in mostly secondary markets as he gets his arena legs wet. 

“I am so excited,” says James in a statement released to THR’s Idol Worship. “I think it’s an awesome opportunity to play in front of people that love great music. I can’t wait to get back out there and share new music with the fans.”
 
James is currently in a Nashville studio working on songs for his debut. He relocated to Music City from Texas shortly after being eliminated from Idol, where he came in third and was beloved for his blues guitar chops, easygoing nature and flaxen good looks.
 
Sugarland had one of the highest grossing tours of 2010 and is poised for another sell-out this year. Tickets for their Bloomington, Indiana show at U.S. Cellular Coliseum sold out in minutes.

Here’s the official press release I received from Sony/BNA after THR published their exclusive:

CASEY JAMES TO JOIN MARCH LEG OF SUGARLAND’S 2011 THE INCREDIBLE MACHINE TOUR
NASHVILLE TN – Sony Music Nashville’s Casey James will join the March leg of Sugarland’s 2011 The Incredible Machine Tour opening for the super-duo in 8 cities across the country.“I am so excited,” exclaimed James. “I think it’s an awesome opportunity to play in front of people that love great music. I can’t wait to get back out there and share new music with the fans.”James is currently in the studio working on his highly anticipated BNA Records debut album, set for release later this year and will kick-off his opening slot on the Sugarland tour in North Little Rock on March 4th.Tour Dates and Markets:3/4 North Little Rock, AR
3/5 Tulsa, OK
3/10 Greenville, SC
3/11 North Charleston, SC
3/12 Jacksonville, FL
3/17 Grand Rapids, MI
3/18 Bloomington, IL
3/19 Sioux City, IA

Radio announcement for the concert:

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15 Responses to Casey James Added to Additional Sugarland Tour Dates/Single due in Spring

  1. bluemiss says:

    So, so, so happy to hear this!! Now I’m dreaming of a day (you can sing that to jealous guy) when the CD and hopefully a music video are here!!

  2. @CJFan_Audrey says:

    SO EXCITING. I guess it’s a fat chance they’re coming to Toronto anytime soon. 😦

  3. Dona C. says:

    So excited for Casey!!! Sure hope Sugarland has something on the west coast coming up..it would be great to see them in concert with Casey..ummmm… how can we get that done??? Help Please!!

  4. Paula says:

    Awesome news. They come to Atlanta in October, and I hope Casey is still with them.

  5. MNCyn says:

    Anxiously scanned the list (like I’m sure everyone else did!) … no MN … closest is Sioux City IA … which is somewhat within driving distance. Shari, would you keep an ‘ear’ out for the April 3rd Fan Jam event in Vegas with Sugarland and let us know if he is going to be there? Thanks! As always – appreciate your information!!

  6. Alexis Dunn says:

    wow that is wonderful new and the exposure is awesome.

  7. Jeanette says:

    Great news. I wanted to go to the one in Bloomington, IL. I live in Chicago so the drive would not be bad. However, it had sold out in minutes. Just my luck. When he comes to Chicago I’ll see him then. The new picture with the long hair (I like it). Maybe he is growing it for Locks of Love.

  8. Deana Ferrusi says:

    So, South Carolina is only about a 14-16 hour drive from upstate New York. I’m thinking about making the road trip because I don’t know if I can wait for Casey to make it all the way up here!

  9. Carol A Bates says:

    It will be great to see Casey and also my son Richard Millsap, his new drummer. With the energy level Casy is putting together this will no doubt be a concert worth going to no matter the miles it takes to get there!

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  13. roni jones says:

    where did you purchase tickets in new jerse for casey james? what location?

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