Reba McEntire does not have a new album out, but that does not stop the classic country songstress from teaming up with some excellent comedians and going back out on tour.
This tour marks a stylistic shift from her strict music tours. She is doing a bit of stand-up with a bit of music spread throughout. Because of the lack of any immediate new material, the setlist is pretty similar to what it was in the last few tours, but it is a streamlined version of one of her full country music tours.
She sticks to her safe and known material by opening the show with “Can’t Even Get the Blues” and moving that right into “The Fear of Being Alone.”
She plays two of her records that are unequivocally considered part of her own greatest hits, not to mention the greater lexicon of country. These are “I’m a Survivor” and “Does He Love You.” The latter is perfectly placed in the middle of the set and the former is towards the very end as a bombastic country/dance number.
Reba McEntire has been closing nearly all her shows with the same song for awhile now, and she sustains the status quo here with “Fancy” ending the evening. This is usually an encore all its own, so McEntire makes it count by making it a huge song with the full backing and jumping in, closing the show in style.
Reba McEntire, perhaps in an effort to provide more material to her set and make fans happy, attempts something that is quite rare. In the middle of her set she wraps some popular and not so popular tracks in a circling medley. In all, she fits close to seven songs in the medley, and it goes on for close to 15 minutes. It is also the centerpiece of the concert, coming in at about 30 minutes into the set and dividing it from the first half of popular McEntire classics to the more introspective second half.
Can’t Even Get the Blues
The Fear of Being Alone
One Promise Too Late
Somebody Should Leave
Whoever’s in New England
You’re No Good
Why Not Tonight
For My Broken Heart
The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia
Is There Life Out There
Does He Love You
I’ll Have What She’s Having
Because of You
Consider Me Gone
I’m a Survivor
Take It Back / Why Haven’t I Heard from You
Turn On the Radio
Who is opening the show?
Melissa Peterman is the touring opening act, playing at every date alongside McEntire. She is a comedian, actress, and sometimes country singer, or at least a huge fan . She does not have any recorded material to her name yet, so she generally sticks to stand-up material. Her set touches on acting, Hollywood, being a mom, and the culture of the country. She is on stage for about 45 minutes.
How long is a Reba McEntire concert?
Reba McEntire jam packs her recent tour with a number of opening acts that perhaps keeps her own set a little more refined. The artist performs for about 90 minutes with a mix of 45 minutes of stand-up and 45 minutes of music.
How do I get access to presale tickets for Reba McEntire’s tour?
Fans have three main ways to obtain tickets. The most notable is through the American Express platform which provides presale tickets at affordable rates for American Express cardholders, however the resource does not cover the entire tour.
There is the alternative option of Presale Passwords Info. This website does not cover every show, but they do a suitable job in supplying presales at a decent rate once you sign up for an account.
The most accessible, though limited option is through McEntire’s official website. Presales are announced prior to the start of the tour, and fans have a chance to nab a specific date presale a few days prior to the public onsale.
Who is Reba McEntire’s publicist and press contact?
Reba McEntire works with two managers, partly because of how active she is in multiple mediums, including music, stand-up, and television. Her first contact is Natalie Kilgore of Dashboard Media. She can be reached at Natalie.Kilgore@dashboardmedia.biz.
For television related inquiries, you should be able to reach Trisha McClanahan of Starstruck Entertainment at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Reba is a force of nature on stage, an old pro who knows exactly how to work the crowd into a frenzy. And that’s just what she did on Friday, tearing through 20 songs in 90 minutes and leaving the crowd breathless.” – Tom Szaroleta of Jacksonville Entertainment
“McEntire was definitely the show stopper. She pulled out all the stops during her 90-minute performance. The iconic native Oklahoman took the stage after a montage of clips from her career was shown on several big screen televisions hanging from the rafters. She immediately launched into “What Am I Gonna Do About You,” her 1986 hit.” – John-John Williams IV of the Baltimore Sun
“McEntire informed the crowd that with 37 albums of material, choosing which songs go in and which don’t is the most difficult of all her pre-show routines. She opted for a medley of the back catalog, hoping to hit on some fan favorites along the way. A roar went up in the crowd when she sang out the name of the home state during “Whoever’s In New England,” and the band kept the energy up by pumping out “I Want a Cowboy.” – Donnie Moorhouse of Massachusetts Live
Reba McEntire 2013
Tour Opening Acts: NA
Started February 16, 2013 in Durant, Oklahoma | Ended April 27, 2013 in Uncasville, Connecticut
Reba McEntire 2012
Tour Opening Acts: George Strait
Started March 9, 2012 in Houston, Texas | Ended June 8, 2012 in Thackerville, Oklahoma
Reba McEntire 2011
Tour Opening Acts: Lee Ann Womack, Steel Magnolia, The Band Perry, Edens Edge
Started January 14, 2011 in Austin, Texas | Ended November 10, 2011 in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Reba McEntire 2010
Tour Opening Acts: Brooks N Dunn, Kelly Clarkson, Lee Ann Womack
Started January 22, 2010 in Baltimore, Maryland | Ended December 4, 2010 in Thackerville, Oklahoma