Country risk-taker Miranda Lambert is kicking off her Highway Vagabond Tour a little bit earlier than expected. While the initial run launches Jan. 26 (with a show in Evansville, Indiana), the singer is treating fans to a one-night-only pre-tour concert at Joe's Bar in Chicago on Jan. 24--a show she has dubbed a "rehearsal" show as she gears up for her biggest tour yet. "Let's do this," she announced on Instagram early Monday afternoon (Jan. 9).
Tickets run $50 and the show begins at 8 p.m. (doors at 7). Joe's Bar is 21 and older. Sales will benefit the Miranda Lambert Women Creators Fund, a scholarship Lambert established for female Belmont University students pursuing careers in music. Fans can "request" tickets by filling out this form.
Songwriter Natalie Hemby, who drops her debut album Puxico this Friday (Jan. 13), will be her special guest.
When the tour officially starts later this month, Old Dominion and Aubrie Sellers will jump aboard as opening acts. Lambert's latest run on the road is in support of her expansive double-album, The Weight of These Wings, featuring lead single "Vice" (up for Best Country Song/Solo Performance at next month's Grammy Awards) and current single "We Should Be Friends." The tour is named after a deep cut titled "Highway Vagabond," one of the album's more experimental tracks.
Check out Lambert's tour dates (so far) below:
1/26 - Ford Center - Evansville, IN
1/27 - JQH Arena - Springfield, MO
1/28 - Viaero Event Center - Kearney, NE
2/2 - Dunkin' Donuts Center - Providence, RI
2/3 - Mullins Center - Amherst, MA
2/4 - Mohegan Sun - Uncasville, CT
2/23 - Santander Arena - Reading, PA
2/24 - John Paul Jones Arena - Charlottesville, VA
2/25 - North Charleston Coliseum - Charleston, SC
3/2 - Resch Center - Green Bay, WI
3/3 - Swiftel Center - Brookings, SD
3/4 - Ralph Engelstad Arena - Grand Forks, ND
3/10 - INTRUST Bank Arena - Wichita, KS
3/11 - BOK Center - Tulsa, OK
3/12 - CenturyLink Center - Bossier City, LA
3/17 - Xcel Energy Center - St. Paul, MN
3/18 - BMO Harris Bank Center - Rockford, IL
3/19 - Van Andel Arena - Grand Rapids, MI
Stay tuned to AXS.com for any and all updates.