Brooks & Dunn are hitting the road later this year, on their Reboot 2021 Tour, with Travis Tritt joining them on the road. The tour, which was first announced on social media, marks the duo’s first national tour in a decade, ever since their farewell The Last Rodeo Tour.
“We’re hitting the road for our first nationwide tour in ten years!” Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn announced. “The extended REBOOT TOUR now includes seven new dates, kicking off on September 2nd. Get all the details at BrooksandDunn.com.
We're hitting the road for our first nationwide tour in ten years! The extended REBOOT TOUR now includes seven new dates, kicking off on September 2nd. Get all the details at https://t.co/Qlzf09AebE pic.twitter.com/YFSswSgdAb
— Brooks & Dunn (@BrooksAndDunn) June 14, 2021
Brooks & Dunn released their Reboot album in 2019, which includes collaborations with Luke Combs, Ashley McBryde, Kane Brown, Thomas Rhett and more. The record was their first since Cowboy Town was released in 2007, before the duo announced they were splitting up to focus on solo endeavors. Brooks & Dunn planned on being on the road most of 2020, but now are more than ready to see their fans again.
“The memories of playing live are what have kept the fire burning for us,” Kix Brooks previously said (via Nashville.com). “Performers who have had the kind of nights like we’ve had with our fans, can never really let that go. Live is where we’re most at home, and it’s gonna feel good to be back in the saddle, let’s rodeo! We’ll see y’all out there on the trail.”
Brooks & Dunn recently opened up about their unlikely formation, coming together while both of them were pursuing solo deals.
“We were kind of tricked by Tim DuBois,” Dunn admits on Apple Music Country’s I Miss…90s Country Radio with Nick Hoffman. “I don’t know if he even knew what he was up to when he introduced us. He probably did, but he made it seem very innocent. He played a few of Kix’s songs for me, and I liked them. And then the next thing we know, he’s asking us to write a few songs together.”
“I don’t think either one of us had a lot to say,” Brooks adds. “I think we were both pretty skeptical of the idea. We were both grown men, had kind of been around the Nashville block more than once. We both had kind of record deals that didn’t pan out to be much, and so when he suggested we write some songs together, we both know enough about how things go around that you got nothing to lose. So we said okay.”
Elvie Shane will also join Brooks & Dunn on their Reboot 2021 Tour, which will kick off on September 2. See a list of tour dates here.