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28 May 10 Country Throwdown Cancels Texas Dates

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Country Throwdown is dead for the two largest markets in Texas.

The Country Throwdown Tour has cancelled four upcoming shows: Houston (June 9), Dallas (June 10), San Diego and Phoenix. In addition, the Bakersfield date (originally set for June16) has now moved to Friday, June 18. Tickets from the Houston, Dallas, San Diego and Phoenix shows will be honored at all other Throwdown tour dates (Except Bakersfield) and refunds are also available at the point of purchase.

Tour Producer Kevin Lyman said, “After many attempts to keep these shows, we’re regretfully unable to bring Throwdown to these four markets.” Lyman cites the following reasons for the cancelations of shows: “Low tickets sales and too many shows competing with one another. We are trying to bring a festival style tour with 21 artists, at a reasonable and fair ticket price (average ticket cost $31), but because most markets are currently flooded with shows, we end up cannibalizing one another and someone ends up with lower ticket sales.” Kevin adds, “As a result, we can’t afford to keep the show on the road for ALL of its intended dates. It’s a first year tour and we expected year one to be full of key lessons, so that next year– and there will be a next year–is even better.”

The Country Throwdown Tour has seen crowds as large at 13,500 already. Fans and bands have expressed huge enthusiasm about the concept. Lyman asks fans in the above canceled markets to accept “our sincere apologies” and if they can’t make it to one of the remaining Throwdown shows, “expect to see us back in those markets next year.”

 The tour features some of the most popular acts in country music, such as Montgomery Gentry, Jamey Johnson, Little Big Town and Heidi Newfield. It also includes two of the biggest national acts with Texas roots: Jack Ingram and the Eli Young Band.

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