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Morgan Wallen announces cross-country tour following racial slur scandal

The “Dangerous Tour” will last nearly eight months beginning in February.
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Morgan Wallen performs at the Academy of Country Music Awards at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tenn., on Sept. 13, 2020.Jason Kempin / Getty Images file

Morgan Wallen, who was dropped from the airwaves and by his label this year after he was caught on video shouting a racial slur, has announced a cross-country tour.

The "Dangerous Tour" will last nearly eight months beginning in February, it was announced Monday. Wallen will perform in 46 cities, including two nights at New York's Madison Square Garden and one at Los Angeles' Staples Center.

Wallen was temporarily dropped from country radio playlists after a video published in February showed him shouting obscenities to a friend.

Following coverage of the incident, Wallen's digital album sales rose almost immediately by 1,220 percent, and his song sales increased by 327 percent. His “Dangerous: The Double Album” remains the most successful album of the year so far, and his live performances have sold out in minutes.

In an interview in July on ABC’s “Good Morning America," Wallen, 28, said he hadn't considered what the response to his racist behavior might say about the country music industry.

"I haven’t really sat and thought about that," he said.

After the release of the video, Wallen posted an apology to his Instagram account, asking his fans not to defend his actions.

Wallen's tour is being promoted by Live Nation, which is facing lawsuits after 10 people died and many more were injured in a crowd surge at Travis Scott's Astroworld music festival in Houston.

Wallen and Live Nation did not immediately responded to requests for comment Tuesday.