Martina McBride Waking Up Outdoors


Martina McBride photo by Andrew Southam, courtesy of Front Page Publicity

March 31, 2008 - Martina McBride has gotten good reviews and lots of standing ovations during her Waking Up Laughing arena tour this winter, but now she's set to take the show outside.

Martina has scheduled more than 25 amphitheaters as she extends the tour for a summer jaunt, beginning July 11 in Detroit and continuing through Oct. 11 in West Palm Beach. Martina typically takes her family, including husband John McBride and their three daughters, on the road, but the family this time will feature three extra guys with different last names: Jack Ingram, Chris Young and Jason Michael Carroll.

Jack actually toured with Martina on many of the previous Waking Up Laughing dates, which earned recognition from Pollstar as one of the Top 5 country tours of 2007. He'll miss the two final shows in July, but otherwise is slated for the entire three-month run.

Meanwhile, Martina plans the release of her first live album April 29.

Summer dates for Martina's Waking Up Laughing Tour follow:

• July 11 Detroit, Mich.
• July 12 Darien Lake, N.Y.
• July 17 San Antonio, Texas
• July 18 Dallas, Texas
• July 19 Houston, Texas
• July 24 Harrington, Del.
• July 25 Wantagh, N.Y.
• Aug. 1 Salt Lake City, Utah
• Aug. 2 Denver, Colo.
• Aug. 8 Concord, Calif.
• Aug. 9 Sacramento, Calif.
• Aug. 10 Kelseyville, Calif.
• Aug. 15 Phoenix, Ariz.
• Aug. 16 San Diego, Calif.
• Aug. 17 Irvine, Calif.
• Aug. 28 Birmingham, Ala.
• Aug. 29 St. Louis, Mo.
• Aug. 30 Chicago, Ill.
• Sept. 19 Hartford, Conn.
• Sept. 20 Philadelphia, Pa.
• Sept. 21 Bethel, N.Y.
• Sept. 26 Pittsburgh, Pa.
• Sept. 27 Washington, D.C.
• Oct. 3 Charlotte, N.C.
• Oct. 4 Raleigh, N.C.
• Oct. 5 Virginia Beach, Va.
• Oct. 10 Tampa, Fla.
• Oct. 11 West Palm Beach, Fla.