NASHVILLE, TN Tuesday Jan.10.2006 / -- Rascal Flatts are stepping up their headlining tour this year to bigger and better than ever.

The trio will kick-off their "Me & My Gang Tour" February 2nd in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The "Me & My Gang Tour" 2006 will launch with opening acts Blake Shelton, on all dates, as well as Keith Anderson and Jason Aldean, who will alternate dates through March.

"We could not be more happy to get back out on the road to see our fans," says lead singer Gary LeVox. "We aim to make our live shows better every year and to give a reason for our fans to come back again and again," says bassist Jay DeMarcus.

Fans will enjoy three hours of entertainment, including a 90-minute set with Rascal Flatts. The tour will enlist the help of nearly 90 employees each day who will travel city to city in nine buses and nine semi-trucks. The state-of-the-art set was designed by Bruce Rogers, Tribe Inc., best known for set designs for Madonna, Sting and the Dave Matthews Band.

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