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Gary by Stacie McChesney/NBC; Sheryl courtesy Webster PR
Tickets probably won't be free, nor will they be easy to come by – especially if Gary Allan keeps having big hits and Sheryl Crow's country career takes off. Nevertheless, the two will co-headline the misleadingly named Free And Easy tour opening Sept. 13 at the Santa Barbara Bowl. "Sheryl and I met while doing some guitar pulls earlier this year and started talking about doing something together," Gary says. "The timing seemed right and Free And Easy just came natural to us both. If we’re near you, come on out. It’s going to be a good time." Crow adds, "I love Gary's music. He puts on the kind of show that I like to go see, so I am thrilled to be out with him on tour and really look forward to be able to perform my new music to the country fans this fall."
The tour name combines the titles of Gary's latest album, Set You Free, and Sheryl's debut country single, "Easy," which will appear on her upcoming Sept. 10 album, Feels Like Home. Three dates in California have already been announced (details below), and tickets will go on sale Saturday, June 29.
Gary's had a really good time in 2013, notching a big No. 1 song with "Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)" and playing two sold-out shows at the Ryman Auditorium. Hits or not, he always makes time to spend most of his year on the road playing shows.
"I make records so that I can tour," Gary told Country Weekly. "I've always loved to tour. That's my goal, is to keep doing this for 30 years."
More dates are expected to be announced soon.
Sept 13 — Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, Calif.
Sept 14 — The Greek Theatre, Los Angeles
Sept 15 — Rabobank Arena, Bakersfield, Calif.