Alan Jackson Announces New Tour, and Iowa Show
Country Hall-of-Famer Alan Jackson will be embarking on a 2020 tour in January that begins in Cincinnati, Ohio and concludes in Denver, Colorado in October. He's doing only one show in Iowa but the date made me stop in my tracks when I saw it.
Jackson will perform at Wells Fargo Arena on Friday, September 11, 2020. That awful day, in 2001, is when al Qaeda attacked the U.S. killing nearly 3,000 people. For weeks, Alan Jackson knew he wanted to write a song about his emotions and thoughts. Then, on October 28, 2001, he woke up at 4 a.m. and wrote the song, "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)." Eleven days later he performed it for the very first time on the CMA Awards. It's one of the most incredible songs I've ever heard.
Opening acts for Alan Jackson's 2020 tour haven't been announced. However, a press release makes reference to special guests and artists who've performed at AJ's Good Time Bar, Alan's bar in Nashville.
Here's the complete list of tour dates. An on-sale date for the Des Moines show hasn't been announced.
Jan. 10 — Cincinnati, Ohio @ Heritage Bank Center
Jan. 11 — Columbia, S.C. @ Colonial Life Arena
Feb. 14 — Atlanta, Ga. @ State Farm Arena
Feb. 15 — New Orleans, La. @ Smoothie King Center
Feb. 21 — El Paso, Texas @ UTEP Don Haskins Center
Feb. 22 — Fort Worth, Texas @ Dickies Arena
March 26 — Tulsa, Okla. @ BOK Center
March 27 — Springfield, Mo. @ JQH Arena
April 25 — Glendale, Ariz. @ Gila River Arena
April 26 — Indio, Calif. @ Stagecoach Festival
July 9 — Ft. Loramie, Ohio @ Country Concert
Aug. 7 — Nashville, Tenn. @ Bridgestone Arena
Aug. 14 — Cleveland, Ohio @ Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
Aug. 15 — Detroit, Mich. @ Little Caesars Arena
Sept. 11 — Des Moines, Iowa @ Wells Fargo Arena
Sept. 12 — Milwaukee, Wisconsin. @ Fiserv Forum
Oct. 2 — Salt Lake City, Utah @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
Oct. 3 — Denver, Colo. @ Pepsi Center