Shed tour bows Aug. 6.
In a triple shot of duos, Brooks & Dunn will join forces with Big & Rich and the Warren Brothers on the Deuces Wild tour this summer. The 32-date shed tour launches Aug. 6 in Dallas at the Smirnoff Music Center and wraps Oct. 30 in West Palm Beach, Fla., at the Sound Advice Amphitheatre.
The tour will be produced by Brian O'Connell, Nashville-based VP of Clear Channel Entertainment.
Brooks & Dunn are managed by Clarence Spalding and booked by the William Morris Agency. Spalding says the idea of a Brooks & Dunn-headlined duo tour is something they have considered for some time.
"This year seemed the right year to do it," Spalding tells Billboard.biz. "Big & Rich have sold a couple million records, and I think they will bring a totally new audience into our fanbase."
Known for their production values, Brooks & Dunn will unveil their new, state-of-the-art 576-square-foot LED projection screen that will accompany the live music with videos and new footage shot especially for this tour.
The group is working closely on the live show with visual director Marcia Kapustin, who has worked with U2, the Rolling Stones, Metallica, Paul McCartney, KISS and Elton John, among others.
Spalding adds that Big & Rich -- comprising John Rich and Big Kenny -- will also boast a full production. "We told them to just to come in and do their show," he says. "I'm anxious to see what they come up with. I understand they're going to have some pyro and all kinds of stuff, and they're bringing [country rapper] Cowboy Troy with them."
Tickets go on sale in May. A new Brooks & Dunn release, "Play Something Country," will be released in late August on Arista.