The first leg of the Rascal Flatts tour ended a week ago in Irvine, California closing out 2010 with 650,000 fans and 56 shows. In addition to the current “Nothing Like This” tour the numbers were also added to from the “Unstoppable” tour which took place in the early months of 2010.
“Nothing Like This” showcases the last ten years of hits for the trio and will continue in 2011 with special guests Chris Young and Luke Bryan. “Their easy rapport on stage- and Gary LeVox’s voice- makes it so great to see this band live,” shared the Palm Beach Post.
For the remainder of 2010 Rascal Flatts will promote its Nov. 16 album release on Big Machine Records—Nothing Like This— and new single “Why Wait.” They are also set to appear on the CMA Awards (11/10) and the American Country Awards on 12/6.
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Apple this morning announced a series of new products and software. The Cupertino-based shop now accounts for one in five PCs sold in the US. In addition to unveiling sleek new ultralight MacBook Air laptops, the next generation operating system OS X Lion was also announced with an availability date of summer 2011. A Mac App Store will go live in 90 days. Significant for social networking and possible artist/fan relationships is a giant expansion of Facetime, the video conferencing app that became available for iOS4 recently (iPhone and iPodTouch). Facetime for OS X is now available in beta format. On Monday (10/18) Apple announced its earnings. Net revenue surged almost 70% over the same quarter last year.