With his new album due three weeks from today, Tim McGraw is announcing the project's namesake tour, the Two Lanes of Freedom 2013 Tour. Kicking off in Birmingham, Ala., on May 2, the 30-city trek will also feature Brantley Gilbert and Love and Theft. (See a full list of cities and dates below.)

"This album marks a new sense of excitement and artistic freedom for me, and I really wanted to extend that same feeling to the tour and create a cool vibe for the fans," explains the country superstar, who has been touring for more than two decades. "Let's leave anything that might be weighing us down out in the parking lot and spend a few hours together feeling alive and free. We've started working up new songs from the album, and there's some really cool stuff we'll be able to pull out this summer. My band is just kick-ass...there's nothing these guys can't play!"

With his Two Lanes of Freedom Tour, Tim has a tough act to follow: his own. His joint Brothers of the Sun tour with Kenny Chesney was last year's highest-ranking country tour in Billboard's list of the top treks of 2012. The longtime friends raked in more than $96 million with their summer shows, also ranking No. 1 in all genres of music on Pollstar's list of the highest-grossing summer tours.

Tim McGraw, Two Lanes of Freedom 2013 Tour Dates:

May 2 Birmingham, AL - Oak Mountain Amphitheatre

May 3 Charlotte, NC - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

May 4 Raleigh, NC - Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion

May 10 West Palm Beach, FL - Cruzan Amphitheatre

May 11 Tampa, FL - 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre

May 12 Atlanta, GA - Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood

May 17 Philadelphia, PA - Susquehanna Bank Center

May 18 Pittsburgh, PA - First Niagara Pavilion

May 19 Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre

May 23 St. Louis, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

May 24 Chicago, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

May 25 Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center

May 26 Darien Lakes, NY - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

May 30 Indianapolis, IN - Klipsch Music Center

May 31 Cleveland, OH - Blossom Music Center

June 1 Washington, D.C. - Jiffy LubeLive

June 7 San Diego, CA - Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre

June 8 San Bernardino, CA - San Manuel Amphitheatre

June 9 Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre

June 13 Albuquerque, NM - Hard Rock Casino Albuquerque Presents the Pavilion

June 14 Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amphitheatre

June 15 Denver, CO - Fiddler's Green

June 20 Beaumont, TX - Ford Park Pavilion

June 22 Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavilion

June 28 Hartford, CT - Comcast Theatre

June 29 Boston, MA - Comcast Center

June 30 Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center

July 25 Toronto, ONT - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

July 26 Bethel, NY - Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

July 27 Virginia Beach, VA - Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach

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