Hot country acts Gretchen Wilson and Big & Rich will co-headline a fall arena tour, Billboard.biz has learned. The outing will begin Nov. 5 at the Convocation Center in Dekalb, Ill., and work its

Hot country acts Gretchen Wilson and Big & Rich will co-headline a fall arena tour, Billboard.biz has learned. The outing will begin Nov. 5 at the Convocation Center in Dekalb, Ill., and work its way west through a December finale yet to be announced.

Wilson and Big & Rich, both affiliated with the loosely knit Muzik Mafia scene in Nashville, have each gone platinum with their debut releases. John Nicholson and James Otto, who are also associated with Muzik Mafia, will join the bill for the tour.

Tickets will be priced at less than $30, sources say. Wilson and Big & Rich will alternate closing the shows, which will feature all acts onstage for the finale.

Beforehand, Wilson has headlining and support dates for Brooks & Dunn on tap through Oct. 24 in Atlanta. She will also play Dec. 4 with Travis Tritt in Jacksonville, Fla., and the following night in Miami for radio station WKIS's Tailgate Party.

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