Four-time Entertainer of the Year winners Brooks & Dunn will hit the road this summer for the first nationwide tour in 10 years, with the “Reboot 2020 Tour” kicking off May 15 in St. Louis and playing amphitheatres into September.
“The memories of playing live are what have kept the fire burning for us,” shared Kix Brooks. “Performers who have had the kind of nights like we’ve had with our fans, can never really let that go. Live is where we’re most at home, and it’s gonna feel good to be back in the saddle, let’s rodeo! We’ll see y’all out there on the trail.”
“So much for ‘we quit,’ huh?” quipped Ronnie Dunn in a statement, acknowledging the band had done what it said would be its farewell tour with “The Last Rodeo” in 2010. “That horse that we were afraid of riding into the ground apparently didn’t share our sentiment…he gotta fire in his belly raring to go another round or two. I like the ring of it…’Brooks & Dunn ride again!’”
Brooks & Dunn Tour Dates
5/15 St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre 5/16 Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Music Center 5/22 Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek 5/23 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live 5/29 Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre 5/30 Orange Beach, AL – The Wharf Amphitheater 6/5 Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion 6/6 Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Presented by Huntsman 6/26 Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion 6/27 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center 8/28 Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center 8/29 Burgettstown, PA – S&T Bank Music Park 9/4 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center 9/5 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater 9/10 Atlanta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre 9/11 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion 9/18 Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center 9/19 Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
More About Brooks & Dunn
Brooks & Dunn is an American country music duo consisting of Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn, both vocalists and songwriters. The duo was founded in 1990 through the suggestion of Tim DuBois. Before the foundation, both members were solo recording artists. Both members charted two solo singles apiece in the 1980s, with Brooks also releasing an album for Capitol Records in 1989 and writing hit singles for other artists.
After announcing their retirement in August 2009, they performed their final concert on September 2, 2010, at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. Both Brooks and Dunn have continued to record for Arista Nashville as solo artists. Dunn released a self-titled album in 2011, which included the Top 10 country hit “Bleed Red”, while Brooks released New to This Town in September 2012. The duo reunited in 2015 for a series of concerts with Reba McEntire in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Founded in 1991, the duo signed to Arista Nashville that year. They have recorded eleven studio albums and five compilation albums for the label. They also have released 50 singles, of which 20 went to No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs charts and 19 more reached Top 10. Two of these No. 1 songs, “My Maria” (a cover of the B.W. Stevenson song) and “Ain’t Nothing ’bout You”, were the top country songs of 1996 and 2001, respectively, according to the Billboard Year-End charts. The latter is also the duo’s longest-lasting No 1 single on that chart at six weeks. Several of their songs have also reached the Billboard Hot 100, with the No. 25 peaks of “Ain’t Nothing ’bout You” and “Red Dirt Road” being their highest there. Brooks & Dunn also won the Country Music Association Vocal Duo of the Year award every year between 1992 and 2006, except for 2000.
The duo’s material is known for containing influences of honky-tonk, mainstream country, and rock, as well as the contrast between Brooks’ and Dunn’s singing voices and on-stage personalities, although some of their music has also been criticized as formulaic. Their 1992 single “Boot Scootin’ Boogie” helped re-popularize line dancing in the United States, and 2001’s “Only in America” was used by both George W. Bush and Barack Obama in their respective presidential campaigns. Brooks & Dunn has collaborated with several artists, including Reba McEntire, Vince Gill, Sheryl Crow, Mac Powell, Billy Gibbons, and Jerry Jeff Walker among others.