Jackson Taps Evans, Wrights For Spring Tour

The initial leg of Alan Jackson's What I Do tour will open April 22 in Las Vegas, with Sara Evans and the Wrights in tow. At deadline, 15 dates are confirmed though a May 22 show in Mansfield, Mass.,

The initial leg of Alan Jackson's What I Do tour will open April 22 in Las Vegas, with Sara Evans and the Wrights in tow. At deadline, 15 dates are confirmed though a May 22 show in Mansfield, Mass., with more than 40 expected in total.

The run comes in support of Jackson's 2004 Arista Nashville album "What I Do," which opened at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and Billboard's Top Country Albums chart. Evans, meanwhile, will be out behind the 2003 set "Restless" (RCA Nashville), which debuted at No. 20 on The Billboard 200 and No. 3 on the country tally.

Husband and wife duo the Wrights will make their recorded debut with the May 3 ACR/RCA release of "Down This Road." Their inclusion on the tour was something of an easy decision for Jackson, who is Adam Wright's uncle.

Here are Jackson's tour dates:

April 22: Las Vegas (MGM Grand)
April 23: San Bernardino, Calif. (Hyundai Pavilion)
April 24: Mountain View, Calif. (Shoreline Amphitheater)
April 29: Nashville (Starwood Amphitheater)
April 30: Birmingham, Ala. (Oak Mountain Amphitheater)
May 1: Maryland Heights, Mo. (UMB Bank Pavilion)
May 5: Charlotte, N.C. (Wireless Amphitheater)
May 6: Raleigh, N.C. (Alltel Pavilion)
May 7: Virginia Beach, Va. (Verizon Wireless Center)
May 13: Morrison, Col. (Red Rocks)
May 14: Albuquerque, N.M. (Journal Pavilion)
May 15: Phoenix (Cricket Pavilion)
May 20: Hershey, Pa. (Park Pavilion)
May 21: Buffalo, N.Y. (Darien Center)
May 22: Mansfield, Mass. (Tweeter Center)