Rascal Flatts Planning Summer Tour With Unlikely Opening Acts
The guys of Rascal Flatts -- Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney -- are getting ready to head out on the 2011 leg of their Nothing Like This tour. In spite of spending much of 2010 on the road, as well, the trio say they have no plans to take any time off after their winter tour wraps up in March.
"We're actually trying to put together the new set and stuff for the summer tour," Gary LeVox reveals to The Boot. "We can't wait. That's what we do. We're a live band. We can't wait to be out there with our fans and see, visually see, the impact music can have. We are pumped!"
Gary confirms they will add a couple opening acts to the summer bill, but who they will be remains to be seen, even to the band! "Chris Young is going out. Luke Bryan, or is it Easton [Corbin]? We're still putting it together," he admits, joking, "Whoever wants to be an opening act come on ... It doesn't matter if you can sing. If you have a pet you like, it doesn't matter. Bring them on."
The guys still have a few weeks to chill out before they hit the road again January 14, which will allow Jay time to get acquainted with his new baby girl, Madeline Leigh, who was born to Friday, December 17. They will also undoubtedly spend some time over the holidays discussing their recently announced inaugural Flatts Fest, which will include several artists on one bill in Music City.
Their new ballad, 'I Won't Let Go,' was recently released to radio. Watch them perform the tune live in our studio below.