Miranda Lambert plans summer tour behind Platinum

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Miranda Lambert has announced plans for the release of her highly anticipated new album called Platinum and a subsequent tour. The country superstar will make her way to New England for a pair of concerts later this summer, including one in Massachusetts. She’ll perform at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield on Saturday, September 6. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $32.50 to $67.25, will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Live Nation. Justin Moore and Thomas Rhett will also perform.

“Platinum represents a lifestyle for me,” said Lambert in a press release. “It’s the color of my hair, my wedding ring, my airstream trailer, so it’s just a natural fit for the name of my new album and it’s why we decided to name the tour Platinum too.”

Along with a brand new stage show, Lambert has also added two new members to her touring band including singer-songwriter Carolyn Dawn Johnson. Fans can expect a setlist featuring not only new tunes, but plenty of hits and fan favorites from each of her previous releases.

Platinum, Lambert’s fifth studio effort and follow-up to 2011’s Four the Record, is scheduled to hit stores on June 3. Produced by Frank Liddell, Chuck Ainlay and Glenn Worf, Lambert wrote eight of the album’s sixteen tracks. The video for lead single “Automatic” is streaming below.

“There’s humor on this album, and nostalgia, and it’s feminine,” said Lambert. “There’s girl power, not in the ‘I’m gonna burn your house down and kill you, but more where I am as a 30-year-old woman and wife. I’m more settled in life, embracing the good and the bad, and that’s all reflected on Platinum. I still blaze around – but in a less chaotic way.”

Platinum features a a duet with Carrie Underwood on “Somethin’ Bad”, as well as collaborations with Little Big Town (“Smokin’ and Drinkin'”) and The Time Jumpers (“All That’s Left”).

Lambert says she has been a huge fan of Underwood, calling the fellow country star a “badass singer”. “This rocker came across as I was listening to songs, and I decided to send it to her,” she said of the duet. “To me, this song meshes our styles, you know? It gives her time to be ‘Before He Cheats’ Carrie, and it gives me time to take off running and jump to hit some of those high notes.”

The Little Big Town collaboration began when both artists expressed interest in recording “Smokin’ and Drinkin'” but Lambert claimed it first. “Karen told me, ‘You have a song I want!’,” recalled Lambert. “So I said, ‘If I cut it, will y’all sing on it?’ This was at the CMT Awards, just joking around in the dressing room. But when I went in to record it, I thought, ‘If Little Big Town wants to sing on my record, we are damn sure taking advantage of it!’ I can’t even imagine what it would sound like without them.”

Prior to the show in Massachusetts, Lambert will perform at the Xfinity Theatre in Hartford, Connectiut on August 30.

Earlier this year, Lambert won her fifth consecutive Academy of Counrty Music (ACM) Female Vocalist of the Year award, setting an ACM record for the most consecutive wins in that category. In all, Miranda took home three ACM honors, with the addition of wins for Single Record of the Year ““Mama’s Broken Heart”) and Vocal Event of the Year, together with Keith Urban, for “We Were Us”.

Moore, who was named the ACM New Artist of the Year winner, is touring in support of his latest album 2013’s Off the Beaten Path. Along with singles “Point at You” and “Lettin’ the Night Roll”, it features a duet with Lambert called “old Habbits”.

Rhett is on the road to promote his 2013 debut album It Goes Like This.

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