Jason Aldean readies for "Ride" around U.S.

Country crooner Jason Aldean will canvas the U.S. through the fall in anticipation of a forthcoming album, which features the new single "Take A Little Ride." // Tour dates at SoundSpike

Country crooner Jason Aldean will canvas the U.S. through the fall in anticipation of a forthcoming album, which features the new single "Take A Little Ride."

The Georgia native takes to the stage Wednesday (7/25) at the Delaware State Fair in Harrington, DE, followed by shows throughout the eastern U.S. through mid-September. A handful of West Coast dates are also on the books before the tour's late October wrap-up with a trio of Texas performances.

Tickets for most gigs are available now via the musician's website.

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Aldean is preparing for the fall arrival of his latest studio effort, which is still unnamed. The forthcoming album's first single, "Take A Little Ride," hit airwaves and iTunes the same day (7/16) and topped the iTunes chart immediately.

"I think that for me, I'm a lot more confident and a lot more sure of myself than the first couple of albums," Aldean explained in a recent interview with Billboard.com. "We didn't really know what our direction was. We thought, 'There's a bunch of songs we like, nobody knows who we are, so cut them and see what happens, and go play my show.' Then, all of a sudden, it all came together."

Aldean, who took home two Academy of Country Music Awards earlier this year, released his Grammy-nominated fourth studio set, "My Kinda Party," in November 2010. The double-platinum-selling effort peaked at No. 2 on The Billboard 200 and at the top of the magazine's Top Country Albums and Independent Albums charts.

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July 2012
25 - Harrington, DE - Delaware State Fair
26 - Charlotte, NC - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
27 - Raleigh, NC - Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
28 - Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center

August 2012
2 - Detroit Lakes, MN - WE Fest
5 - Columbus, OH - Columbus Crew Stadium
9 - Jacksonville, FL - Jacksonville Arena
10 - Tampa, FL - 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre
11 - West Palm Beach, FL - Cruzan Amphitheater
16 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
17 - Pittsburgh, PA - First Niagara Pavilion
18 - Chicago, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
24 - Virginia Beach, VA - Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
25 - Darien Lake, NY - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
26 - Bethel, NY - Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
30 - Allentown, PA - Allentown Fairgrounds
31 - Syracuse, NY - NY State Fair

September 2012
1 - Essex Junction, VT - Champlain Valley Exposition
2 - Bangor, ME - Bangor Waterfront Pavilion
6 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
7 - Cuyahoga, OH - Blossom Music Center
8 - Washington, D.C. - Jiffy Lube Live
13 - Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Music Theater
14 - St. Louis, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
15 - Indianapolis, IN - Klipsch Music Center
20 - Phoenix, AZ - Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion
22 - San Diego, CA - Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
27 - Sacramento, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheatre
28 - Mountain View, CA - TBA
29 - Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

October 2012
25 - San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
26 - Woodlands, TX - TBA
27 - Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavilion

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