The Route 91 Harvest Festival will return to Las Vegas this year. The festival will be headlined by Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, and Florida Georgia Line, and it will take place October 2nd through the 4th. The other performers on the bill include Lady Antebellum, Jake Owen, the Cadillac Three, Thomas Rhett, A Thousand Horses, Brett Eldredge, and more. More than 20,000 people attended the festival last year, and it is expected to draw just as many people, or more, at this year’s event. Keith Urban just spoke to Billboard magazine about working on his new album.
The country star said he would not schedule a big tour this year, but he would instead make several appearances at music festivals. Keith Urban fans should be pleased he added another festival to his list. Urban will also make an appearance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on April 24th. Tim McGraw just announced the dates for his 2015 Shotgun Rider Tour. The country star will start his tour in Little Rock, Arkansas on June 5th. He will also make stops in Dallas, Boston, Phoenix, Charlotte, Toronto, Virginia Beach, Cleveland, Tampa, Philadelphia, Seattle and several other cities in North America. The 2015Shotgun Rider Tour will conclude on September 19th in Irvine, California. Tickets for the concerts are available now, and they can be purchased on Live Nation’s website.
Florida Georgia Line is currently suing another country music festival for breach of contract. The band is suing the Country Explosion music festival organizers for non-payment, claiming the festival owes them $205,000 dollars. Florida Georgia Line headlined the festival along with Reba McEntire and Toby Keith last year, and they were supposed to be paid $450,000 dollars. The band was paid a $20,000 advance, and given a check for $205,000 dollars. The check bounced two days later, and Florida Georgia Line still has not received their payment. Since the band’s lawsuit was filed, four more artists have also filed their lawsuit against the Country Explosion Festival for non-payment. The festival just recently filed for bankruptcy protection, although they have yet to cancel their festival scheduled for July of this year.
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