Alan Jackson Extends Celebratory Keepin' It Country Tour

Hit-heavy honky-tonker will stay on the road through November, joined by opener Lauren Alaina

Alan Jackson has extended his Keepin' It Country Tour with dates that stretch into November. Credit: Rick Diamond/Getty

Later this month, Alan Jackson will kick off the 2016 leg of his Keepin' It Country Tour, a retrospective trek that launched last year in celebration of his career's 25th anniversary. The new round of shows begins with a February 22nd performance at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, where Jackson notched an all-time attendance record in 2012, before cutting a wide circle across the country. Former American Idol star Lauren Alaina joins the tour starting in March. 

Like the sold-out shows that filled last year's tour, the upcoming Keepin' It Country run will largely focus on the 35 Number One hits from Jackson's catalog, with the occasional song from 2015's chart-topping Angels and Alcohol also making an appearance. Meanwhile, Alaina — whose self-titled EP hit stores last September, carrying with it five songs from an upcoming second album — is expected to focus on new songs like "Next Boyfriend," which she co-wrote with Emily Weisband and Matt McVaney. 

More dates are expected to be added to the tour, which currently wraps in Fargo, North Dakota, on November 5th.

Here are the announced dates for Alan Jackson's Keepin' It Country Tour:
February 22 – San Antonio, TX @ San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo
March 18 – Jackson, MS @ Mississippi Coliseum
March 19 – Thackerville, OK @ Winstar Resort & Casino
April 16 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
April 29 – Milwaukee, WI @ U-W Milwaukee Panther Arena
April 30 – Sioux City, IA @ Tyson Events Center
July 15 – St. Clairsville, OH @ Jamboree in the Hills
July 17 – Brooklyn, MI @ Faster Horses Festival
August 19 – Toledo, OH @ Zoo Amphitheatre
November 4 – Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
November 5 – Fargo, ND @ Scheels Arena