Pistol Annies have abruptly canceled all of their concerts that were scheduled for June, leaving Miranda Lambert to fill in as a solo act at the upcoming shows.
The trio released their second album, ‘Annie Up,’ in May and were expected to tour in support of it, mingling the dates between Lambert’s solo appearances and Ashley Monroe’s promotional efforts for her recent solo album ‘Like a Rose.’ Lambert performed solo at the Winstock Festival on June 7, where the group were scheduled, and will perform solo at the Country Stampede on June 30.
According to Keepin’ It Country, the only explanation provided to the promoter of the Winstock Festival was an email that read, “Due to unforeseen circumstances, Pistol Annies are unable to appear on any dates in June but Miranda Lambert will perform instead.”
The trio were expected to perform at last week’s CMT Awards, but did not. Lambert and Monroe both attended the awards show, and both appeared separately at events during the CMA Music Festival. Angaleena Presley was not photographed at either the CMT Awards or during CMA Music Festival. According to a tweet from Sirius XM’s The Highway, Monroe has confirmed that the trio are still friends and will continue to make music together.
The trio’s website offers no further information. The Events section simply reads, “There are no events at this time.”
Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley will co-headline the Locked & Reloaded tour in 2013. A list of 33 cities has been revealed although no specific dates have been attached to the itinerary.
The tour will begin Jan. 17 in an as-yet-unannounced city.
“Making music for our fans is the best job in the world,” Lambert said. “It’s especially great being able to take to that music on the road with someone I respect as an artist and human being. This will be a tour of ‘epic badassery.’”
Bentley added, “Some of my favorite times on tour over the years were with Miranda and her crew. We have a lot in common musically and our fans do, too. It’s going to be a killer year.”
The cities on the Locked & Reloaded tour are as follows:
Atlantic City, N.J.
East Lansing, Mich.
Wichita Falls, Texas
Kansas City, Mo.
Bossier City, La.
NASHVILLE, TN – Miranda Lambert’s physician is keeping her on vocal rest for another week, forcing the postponement of this weekend’s shows. The shows are being rescheduled for October 4, 5 and 6. “I’m so sorry to disappoint the fans that have already bought tickets to see me,” Miranda wrote in a statement. “I’m taking care of my voice and I can’t wait to get on the road again and bring you a hell of a show.”
Rescheduled dates are:
Orange Beach, AL – October 4
Atlanta, GA – October 5
Pelham, AL – October 6
For tour dates visit www.mirandalambert.com.
Miranda performed at the StageCoach Festival last night and I have added over 200 beautiful photos to the gallery! Fans got plenty of treats as Miranda performed with the Pistol Annies, perfromed Home with husband Blake Shelton, and Maroon 5′s Wake Up Call with The Voice contestant RaeLynn. Be sure to check out all the photos, it looks like a party!
As The Boot first reported earlier this month, the Pistol Annies have joined member Miranda Lambert on her On Fire tour. Their first appearance will be tonight (April 26) in Fresno, Calif. Tour guests Jerrod Niemann and Chris Young will continue their stints on the journey, as well.
“We have chemistry as friends, we have chemistry on stage, and we have chemistry in our writing,” Miranda says about her Pistol Annies cohorts, Angaleena Presley and Ashley Monroe. “It’s one of my favorite times during my show because I get to step into a different role.”
The time could prove to be twice as productive as the girls prepare to record their sophomore album. “Our goal on this next record is to write everything in our family, just the three of us girls again,” Miranda tells The Boot. “The new album will be what you expect: three country girls singing about three country girls’ lives. I’m looking forward to getting back in the studio with them. That will be our focus after the summer tour.”
Pistol Annies/Miranda Lambert On Fire Tour Dates:
4/26 – Fresno, Calif. – Save Mart Center
4/27 – Mountain View, Calif. – Shoreline Amphitheatre
5/10 – Omaha, Neb. – CenturyLink Center
5/11 – Kansas City, Mo. – Sprint Center
5/12 – Dallas, Texas – Gexa Energy Pavilion
5/17 – Tallahassee, Fla. – Tallahassee Leon Civic Center
5/18 – Southaven, Miss. – Landers Center
5/19 – Nashville, Tenn. – Bridgestone Arena
6/1 – Virginia Beach, Va. – Patriotic Festival
6/2 – Camden, N.J. – Susquehanna Bank Center
6/3 – Bristow, Va. – Jiffy Lube Live
6/8 – Indianapolis, Ind. – Klipsch Music Center
6/9 – Chicago, Ill. – Wrigley Field
6/10 – Detroit, Mich. – Comerica Park
6/14 – Columbus, Ohio – Nationwide Arena
6/15 – Cincinnati, Ohio – Riverbend Music Center
6/16 – Maryland Heights, Mo. – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
6/21 – Corpus Christi, Texas – American Bank Arena
6/22 – Beaumont, Texas – Ford Park Arena
6/23 – New Orleans, La. – UNO Lakefront Arena
Two of my favorite singers in the whole world teamed up in Colorado to perform Kelly’s current number one single What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger) and Miranda’s Gunpowder & Lead. The two were full of love and compliments for one another, and they had a blast on stage, check out the video!