McGraw Sets 'One Band Show' Tour

Tim McGraw & the Dancehall Doctors will kick off a 52-date U.S. tour March 7 in Birmingham, Ala. Dubbed the One Band Show, the run will feature the artist and his band performing for more than two

Tim McGraw & the Dancehall Doctors will kick off a 52-date U.S. tour March 7 in Birmingham, Ala. Dubbed the One Band Show, the run will feature the artist and his band performing for more than two-and-a-half hours each night, with no opening act on the bill.

"This is the most ambitious tour we've ever set out to do," McGraw said in a statement about the Bud Light-sponsored tour. "We want the time and space to go deeper musically -- to play album cuts and all kinds of songs that we jam on in rehearsal... We want fans to get to see the side of us as a band that we enjoy the most -- hanging out and playing music all night with no time constraints.

"The challenge," he added, "is to take a show that's twice as long and keep up our own standards of what it needs to be visually and dynamically. That's the ambitious part."

McGraw and his band have one show scheduled prior to the tour's kick off, a March 3 stop at Houston's Reliant Stadium. That concert is part of the 20-day concert series in conjunction with the annual RodeoHouston event. Others slated to perform include George Strait, LL Cool J and Ashanti, Julio Iglesias, Bon Jovi, and Brooks & Dunn.

Today (Jan. 28), McGraw will unveil his revamped official Web site (, and a new fan club. Members will enjoy such perks as concert ticket pre-sale opportunities, as well as the occasional chance to meet the artist.

Tickets for North Carolina shows March 8 in Charlotte and the next night in Raleigh will go on sale to the public Friday at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster. Tickets for McGraw's RodeoHouston show, put on sale 10 days ago, are already sold out.

The tour comes in support of McGraw's latest album "Tim McGraw & the Dancehall Doctors." Released in November, the set debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and Billboard's Top Country Albums chart. Concurrently released was the book "Tim McGraw & The Dancehall Doctors: This Is Ours " (Simon & Schuster/Atria Books), which chronicled the making of the album.

Here are Tim McGraw's upcoming tour dates:

March 3: Houston (Reliant Stadium/RodeoHouston)
March 7: Birmingham, Ala. (BJCC Arena)
March 8: Charlotte, N.C. (Charlotte Coliseum)
March 9: Raleigh, N.C. (RBC Center)
March 11: Nashville (Gaylord Entertainment Center)
March 13: Orlando, Fla. (TD Waterhouse)
March 14: Tampa, Fla. (St Petersburg Times Forum)
March 15: Ft Lauderdale, Fla. (Office Depot Center)
March 17: Memphis, Tenn. (The Pyramid)
March 18: Atlanta (Phillips Arena)
March 20: Indianapolis (Conseco Fieldhouse)
March 21-22: Detroit (Palace of Auburn Hills)
March 24: Cincinnati (US Bank Arena)
March 26: Louisville, Ky. (Freedom Hall)
March 27: Cleveland (Gund Arena)
March 28: Pittsburgh (Mellon Arena)
March 29: State College, Pa. (Bryce Jordan Center)
March 31: Albany, N.Y. (Pepsi Arena)
April 1: Boston (Fleet Center)
April 2: Uniondale, N.Y. (Nassau Coliseum)
April 4: Washington, D.C. (MCI Center)
April 5: Philadelphia (First Union Spectrum)
April 6: Columbus, Ohio (Nationwide Arena)
April 8: St Louis, Mo. (Savvis Center)
April 10: Milwaukee (Bradley Center)
April 11: Chicago (Allstate Arena)
April 12: St Paul, Minn. (Xcel Center)
April 13: Kansas City, Mo, (Kemper Arena)
April 22: New Orleans (New Orleans Arena)
April 24: Little Rock, Ark. (Alltel Arena)
April 25: Dallas (American Airlines Center)
April 26: Austin, Texas (Frank Erwin Center)
April 27: Oklahoma City, Okla. (Ford Center)
April 29: Denver (Pepsi Arena)
May 1: Salt Lake City (Delta Center)
May 3: Portland, Ore. (Rose Garden)
May 4: Seattle (Key Arena)
May 6: San Jose, Calif. (Event Center)
May 7: Oakland, Calif. (Oakland Arena)
May 9: Reno, Nev. (Lawlor Events Center)
May 10: Las Vegas (Mandalay Bay)
May 11: Phoenix (America West Arena)
May 14: San Diego (Cox Arena)
May 16-17: Anaheim, Calif. (the Pond)
May 18: Sacramento, Calif. (Arco Arena)
May 22: Albuquerque, N.M. (Tingley Coliseum)
May 23: Las Cruces, N.M. (Pan American Center)
May 24: San Antonio, Texas (Alamodome)
May 28: Charleston, W.Va. (Charleston Civic Center)
May 29: Hershey, Pa. (Giant Center)
May 30: Syracuse, N.Y. (War Memorial)