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Tim McGraw and Faith Hill adds tour stops, and Raleigh is one of them

Faith Hill and Tim McGraw perform on their Soul2Soul World Tour 2017 Sept. 29, 2017 in Fresno, Calif. They will bring the tour to Raleigh's PNC Arena June 5.
Faith Hill and Tim McGraw perform on their Soul2Soul World Tour 2017 Sept. 29, 2017 in Fresno, Calif. They will bring the tour to Raleigh's PNC Arena June 5. ezamora@fresnobee.com

Country music power couple Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are coming back to Raleigh’s PNC Arena in 2018, for the first time in more than a decade.

The date is June 22 at PNC Arena.

A pre-sale will be held for American Express card-holders Nov. 10 at 10 a.m. through Nov. 16 at 10 p.m. They will go on sale to the public Nov. 17, the same day the couple’s first joint new album “The Rest of Our Life” will be released. Each ticket purchase includes a copy.

Also Nov. 17, the tour film “Tim & Faith: Soul2Soul” will air on Showtime at 9 p.m. with behind-the-scenes footage of the tour.

McGraw has played Raleigh on his own in recent years, including 2010 and 2014 at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre.

The last time he and Hill performed here together was in 2006 – when the arena was called the RBC Center. Hill and McGraw also played PNC/RBC together in 2000, when it was known as Raleigh Entertainment & Sports Arena.

The new tour dates come as the couple continues their high-profile appearances.

Wednesday, they will perform at the 51st annual CMA Awards, where their song “Speak to a Girl” is nominated for vocal and musical event of the year. That airs at 8 p.m. on ABC. (The Country Music Association made headlines last week when it issued and then rescinded media restrictions related to questions about gun rights and the Las Vegas mass shooting.)

It’s the sixth time they’ve been nominated together, going back to 1997. McGraw has won 11 CMA Awards over the years, including entertainer of the year in 2001. Hill has won three.

The tour recently came to Greensboro and has been one of the highest-grossing ones of the year, according to Pollstar.

Ticket details are at Soul2SoulTour.com.

David Menconi: 919-829-4759, @NCDavidMenconi

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