Alan Jackson reveals plans for new album, tour

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Alan Jackson has revealed plans for a spring tour in support of his forthcoming album, Freight Train. Fans in New England will have two chances to catch the country superstar with shows scheduled for the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire and the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.

Jackson will play the Verizon Wireless Arena on Thursday, May 13. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $39 to $65, will go on sale Friday at noon through Ticketmaster. From there, he’ll make his way to the Mohegan Sun Arena for a show on Friday, May 14. Tickets for that show are now on sale through Ticketmaster and range in price from $55 to $75. Josh Turner will provide support while Chris Young will kick off both shows.

Freight Train, the veteran singer’s sixteenth studio album, is scheduled to hit stores on March 30. Produced by his longtime collaborator Keith Stegall, Jackson wrote or co-wrote eight of the album’s 12 songs.The album features a duet with Lee Ann Womack on “Til the End,” a cover of the 1997 duet from Vern Gosdin with Janie Fricke. Freight Train‘s first single, “It’s Just That Way”, is now streaming on his MySpace.

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