The Rockin' Roadhouse tour, featuring country artists Mark Chesnutt, Tracy Lawrence, and Joe Diffie, has announced the first volley of what is expected to be a total of 75 dates through Dec. 31. The t

The Rockin' Roadhouse tour, featuring country artists Mark Chesnutt, Tracy Lawrence, and Joe Diffie, has announced the first volley of what is expected to be a total of 75 dates through Dec. 31. The tour is set to begin June 22 in Fargo, N.D., and dates are set through Nov. 15-16 in Robinsonville, Miss. Rockin' Roadhouse will hit arenas, amphitheaters, fairs, festivals, and "any suitable venue with a mega-crankin' sound system and ice cold beer on tap," according to organizers.

"We're putting together a really special show for the fans," Lawrence said in a statement. "The kind of show that, as a fan of country music, I'd love to see. I can't wait for our fans to come on out and join the party. It's going to be great music and great fun."

Lawrence's latest album, a self-titled effort for Atlantic, debuted last November at No. 13 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart. Chesnutt recently signed a new deal with Columbia, and Diffie is touring behind his latest Monument album, "In Another World."

In other news, Diffie's 10th annual Country Steps in for First Steps benefit concert, held Feb. 10 in Nashville, raised $60,000 for children's special education efforts. The event also featured Wynonna and Naomi Judd, Cyndi Thomson, Ricky Skaggs, and Cledus T. Judd.

Here are the confirmed dates for the Rockin' Roadhouse tour:

June 22: Fargo, N.D. (Red River Valley Fair)
June 24: North Platte, Neb. (Nebraskaland Days)
June 29: Oshkosh, Wis. (Country Festival)
June 30: Benton Harbor, Mich. (WYTZ Summer Jam)
July 5: Murray, Ky. (Froggy 103 Freedom Fest)
July 6: Butler, Pa. (Butler Fairgrounds / WDSY Radio Show)
July 7: Essex Junction, Vt. (WOKO Country Club Music Fest)
July 11: Vinton, La. (Delta Downs Racetrack & Casino)
July 12: Philadelphia, Miss. (Choctaw Indian Fair)
July 13: Hiawassee, Ga. (Georgia Mountain Fair / Anderson Music Hall)
July 18: Beatrice, Neb. (Gage County Fair)
July 19: Eau Claire, Wis. (Country Jam USA)
July 21: Twin Lakes, Wis. (Country Thunder Jam)
July 24: Hastings, Neb. (Adams County Fair)
July 26: Clarkston, Mich. (DTE Energy Music Center)
July 27: LaPorte, Ind. (LaPorte County Fair)
July 28: Janesville, Wis. (Rock County 4-H Fair)
July 30: Davenport, Iowa (Mississippi Valley Fair)
Aug. 1: Watertown, N.Y. (Watertown Fair)
Aug. 2: Horseheads, N.Y. (Chemming County Fair)
Aug. 4: Malone, N.Y. (Franklin County Fair)
Aug. 10: Pigeon Force, Tenn. (Dollywood Theme Park)
Aug. 20: Boise, Idaho (Western Idaho Fair)
Aug. 22: Sacramento, Calif. (State Fair)
Aug. 24: Pueblo, Colo. (State Fair)
Aug. 26: Salem, Ore. (State Fair)
Aug. 27: Monroe, Wash. (Evergreen State Fair)
Aug. 28: Walla Walla, Wash. (Frontier Days)
Aug. 30: Mitchell, S.D. (Corn Palace)
Aug. 31: Mt. Pleasant, Iowa (Midwest Old Threshers Outdoors)
Sept. 6: Council Bluffs, Iowa (Harrah's Council Bluffs)
Sept. 7: Montpelier, Ohio (Williams County Fair)
Sept. 14: St. Louis (Six Flags)
Sept. 18: Ashland, Ohio (County Fair)
Sept. 28: Valdosta, Ga. (Wild Adventures Theme Park)
Oct. 4: Waco, Texas (Heart O' Texas Fair & Rodeo)
Oct. 5: Corpus Christi, Texas (Concrete Street Amphitheater)
Oct. 18: Jackson, Calif. (Jackson Rancheria Casino)
Oct. 20: Sahuarita, Ariz. (Desert Diamond Casino)
Nov. 8-9: Biloxi, Miss. (Grand Casino Biloxi)
Nov. 15-16: Robinsonville, Miss. (Grand Casino Tunica Event Center)

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