McGraw Plans Second NBC Special
A pair of fall concerts in Wisconsin will be the basis for Tim McGraw's second NBC concert special.A pair of fall concerts in Wisconsin will be the basis for Tim McGraw's second NBC concert special. The shows will take place Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 at the Resch Center in Green Bay. An airdate has not yet been set.
Tickets for the concerts are priced at $57 and $67 and will go on sale Aug. 28 via Ticket Star and the venue's box office.
McGraw's first NBC special, "Sing Me Home," aired during the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday week in 2002. Footage from a special hometown concert in Start, La., was combined with clips from past tours for the broadcast, which drew a 6.5 rating/11 share, or 6.8 million U.S. households, according to Nielsen Media Research.
Coincidentally, his wife and fellow country star Faith Hill's " When the Lights Go Down" special also aired that week on NBC, and pulled in similar ratings.
Nearing the end of a two-week break from the road, McGraw and his band, the Dancehall Doctors, will kick off a new leg of tour dates tomorrow (Aug. 19) in Baton Rouge, La.
The tour is expected to wrap just in time for the Oct. 15 opening of "Friday Night Lights," McGraw's feature film debut. At deadline, the latest date on the itinerary is an Oct. 10 show in Charleston, W.Va.
McGraw will release a new album, "Live Like You Were Dying," on Tuesday via Curb. It's the follow-up to 2002's "Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors," which debuted at No. 2 on The Billboard 200 and Billboard's Top Country Albums chart. It has sold 3 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Here are McGraw's upcoming tour dates:
Aug. 19: Baton Rouge, La. (Baton Rouge River Center Arena)
Aug. 20: Memphis (The Pyramid)
Aug. 21: Pensacola, Fla. (Pensacola Civic Center)
Aug. 22: Orlando, Fla. (TD Waterhouse Centre)
Aug. 28: State College, Pa. (Byrce Jordan Center)
Aug. 29: Wilkes Barre, Pa. (Wachovia Arena)
Sept. 2: Grand Rapids, Ohio (Van Andel Arena)
Sept. 3: Dayton, Ohio (Ervin J Nutter Center)
Sept. 4: Lexington, Ky. (Rupp Arena)
Sept. 10: Columbia, S.C. (Carolina Center)
Sept. 11: Roanoke, Va. (Civic Center)
Sept. 12: Baltimore (First Mariner Arena)
Sept. 15: Wichita, Kan. (Kansas Coliseum)
Sept. 16: Oklahoma City, Okla. (Ford Center)
Sept. 23: Madison, Wis. (Kohl Center Arena
Sept. 25: Moline, Ill. (Mark of the Quad)
Sept. 26: St Paul, Minn. (Excel Energy Center)
Sept. 30-Oct. 1: Green Bay (Resch Center)
Oct. 7: Rochester, N.Y. (Blue Cross Arena)
Oct. 8: Albany, N.Y. (Pepsi Center)
Oct. 9: Buffalo, N.Y. (HSBC Arena)
Oct. 10: Charleston, W.Va. (Civic Center)