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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 amphitheatre outing launches Aug. 6 in DallasIn 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 amphitheatre outing launches Aug. 6 in Dallas and wraps Oct. 30 in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Brooks & Dunn manager Clarence 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," he tells Billboard.com. "Big & Rich have sold a couple million records, and I think they will bring a totally new audience into our fan base."
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 with visual director Marcia Kapustin, who has worked with U2, the Rolling Stones, Metallica and Paul McCartney, among others.
Big & Rich will unveil a must-see stage-show of their own. "We told them to just to come in and do their show," Spalding 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 'em. The audience will get to see two big 'ol shows, spiced up with the Warren Brothers."
Tickets will begin going on sale in May. A new Brooks & Dunn album, "Play Something Country," will be released in late August via Arista.