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Little Big Town Unveils Tornado Tour and Video; Performing on CMA Awards Thursday Night

Image courtesy of Capitol Nashville (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Capitol Nashville (via ABC News Radio)

It's a really big week for Little Big Town . The group's new video for "Tornado" premiered Wednesday on CMT.com, and now they've announced the Tornado tour will launch January 31 in Murray, KY. The trek will hit theaters in more than 25 cities, featuring Kacey Musgraves and David Nail as the opening acts along the way.

Little Big Town's Kimberly Schlapman says, “We've been looking forward to announcing this tour for so long and can’t wait to hit the road next year.

The group's latest album, Tornado , spent five weeks at #1 on Billboard 's Country Albums chart. Kimberly declares, "This new album means so much to us and to be able to showcase all of these songs is a dream come true.”

Little Big Town will also perform on Thursday night's CMA Awards, where their #1 hit, "Pontoon," is up for Single, Song and Video of the Year. They're also nominated in the Vocal Group category, but getting those nods in other categories is a first for Little Big Town.

Band member Karen Fairchild says, "Who would have thought 'Motor Boatin' would be up for Single of the Year? But that's how big an impact, I guess, it's had with the fans and with people. They all want to have a good time."

The 46th Annual CMA Awards broadcast live on ABC Thursday night at 8 ET.  Here's the Tornado tour itinerary:

1/31 -- Murray, Ky, Lovett Auditorium
2/1 -- Birmingham, AL, Alabama Theatre
2/12 -- New York, NY, Irving Plaza
2/14 -- Washington, D.C., 9:30 Club
2/15 -- Atlantic City NJ, Harrah's AC Concert Venue
2/22 -- Huntsville, AL, Von Braun Center
3/1 -- Huntington, WV, Keith Albee Theatre
3/2 -- Cherokee, NC, Harrah's Cherokee Resort
3/3 -- Lancaster, PA, American Music Theatre
3/7 -- Peoria, IL, Peoria Civic Center Theater
3/8 -- New Buffalo, MI, Four Winds Casino Silver Creek Event Center
3/9 -- Mt. Pleasant, MI, Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
3/21 -- Joliet, IL, Rialto Square Theatre
3/23 -- Appleton, WI, Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
3/26 -- Winnipeg, MB (CAN). Pantages Playhouse Theatre
3/27 -- Saskatoon, SK (CAN), TCU Place
3/28 -- Regina, SK (CAN), Conexus Arts Centre
3/30 -- Edmonton, AB (CAN). Winspear Centre for Music
4/1 -- Calgary, AB (CAN), Southern Alberta Jubliee Auditorium
4/3 -- Vancouver, BC (CAN), Orpheum
4/19 -- Fayetteville, AR, Arkansas Music Pavilion
4/20 -- Bossier City, LA, Riverdome at Horseshoe Casino
4/26 -- Catoosa, OK, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
4/28 -- San Antonio, TX, Majestic Theatre
5/8 -- Augusta, GA, William G. Bell Auditorium
5/9 -- North Charleston, SC, North Charleston PAC

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