Alabama will celebrate their 50th anniversary as a band in 2019 with a massive headlining tour. The first leg of the trek will kick off on Jan. 10 in Detroit, Mich., and run through September, with additional dates to be announced.
“We never thought playing for tips at the Bowery in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, that 50 years later we would still playing arenas, stadiums and festivals,” says frontman Randy Owen.
“Teddy, Jeff and I are humbled at the amount of fans that are coming out to see us,” he adds. “We are finding out that we are playing to three generations of fans who have followed us and our music from day one. The fans are the ones responsible for our continued success on the road and we love them.”
Charlie Daniels Band, Marshall Tucker Band, Oak Ridge Boys, Restless Heart, Chris Janson, Tracy Lawrence and Exile will join Alabama on select dates on their upcoming tour.
“Randy, Teddy and I have loved making music, touring and being with our fans night after night,” adds bandmate Jeff Cook. “It’s truly an experience that has created a bond between us and them that cannot be broken. The 50th Anniversary Tour will be full of surprises and great memories.”
Gentry promises that each show will be “a night to remember for us. We’ll be there to thank our loyal legions of fans for supporting three boys from Fort Payne, Alabama through thick and thin.”
One of Alabama’s anniversary shows is a stop at Country Jam Colorado in June. They’re one of four headlining acts that weekend.