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Alabama preps for "Back to The Bowery" trek

Country outfit Alabama will celebrate their 40th anniversary with a scattered excursion that kicks off at the same club where the band performed its first concert.  // Tour dates at SoundSpike

Country outfit Alabama will celebrate their 40th anniversary with a scattered excursion that kicks off at the same club where the band performed its first concert.

The award-winning trio begin the "Back to The Bowery Tour" with a two-night stand April 5-6 at The Bowery in Myrtle Beach, SC -- the site of the band's first-ever residency. The current itinerary covers 10 North American cities through mid-October, including an April 27 stop in Rama, Ontario.

Tickets for most markets go on sale Friday (2/15) via the band's website. More dates will be announced in the coming weeks, according to a press release.

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"I'm so excited to celebrate 40 years since our first show at The Bowery," frontman Randy Owen said in a press release. "We still love one another, have played music together all these years, and are blessed to still be around. Most importantly, we are ever grateful for the fans, many having been with us since we used to play for tips, so to be able to go back out and play for them will make this a very special year."

"The Back to The Bowery Tour" marks Alabama's first official tour since 2002. The country group plans on releasing a new studio album later this year, according to a press release, and take on a four-night musical cruise, "The Alabama and Friends Festival at Sea," to the Bahamas. More information about the outing is available at the cruise's website.

 tour dates and tickets

April 2013
5, 6 - Myrtle Beach, SC- Alabama Theatre
26 - Wallingford, CT - Oakdale Theatre Presented by Toyota
27 - Rama, Ontario - Casino Rama

May 2013
1 - Westbury, NY - The NYCB Theatre at Westbury
17 - Atlanta, GA - Fox Theatre

July 2013
5 - Orange Beach, AL - Amphitheater at the Wharf

August 2013
30 - Highland Park, IL - Ravinia Festival
31 - Hinckley, MN - Grand Casino

October 2013
4, 5 - Minot, ND - Norsk Hostfest
12 - Thackerville, OK - Winstar Casino

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