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“Dancing with the Stars: Live” is coming to Fresno, and Rashad Jennings is coming, too

Rashad Jennings and Emma Slater on "Dancing with the Stars." Jennings will be part of the “Dancing with the Stars: Live” tour, when it stops in Fresno this August.
Rashad Jennings and Emma Slater on "Dancing with the Stars." Jennings will be part of the “Dancing with the Stars: Live” tour, when it stops in Fresno this August. TNS

Just off announcing this season’s winner, “Dancing with the Stars” quickly had news on its latest live tour.

It’s the Hot Summer Nights tour, so it’s only right that it stops in Fresno in the middle of August.

The show, which features dancers from season 24 of the ABC competition show, stops Aug. 13 at the Saroyan Theatre. It’s the final night of the 43-city tour. Tickets are $42.50-$89.50 and on sale now at VIP packages are available through – for fans looking for premium tickets, meet and greet and photo opportunities and exclusive merchandise.

Fans of the show will recognize pro dancers like Lindsay Arnold, Sharna Burgess, Artem Chigvintsev, Sasha Farber, Keo Motsepe, Gleb Savchenko and Emma Slater, though the big name here (the star portion of the tour, if you will) is NFL running back Rashad Jennings.

Jennings just took the “Dancing with the Stars” title May 23, beating out beating ex- Chicago Cubs catcher David Ross.

Jennings, 32, is a free agent after seven seasons in the NFL, so presumably he’s free in August. But he sounds like he plans on being in a training camp:

“I am super excited to be heading on tour with Dancing with the Stars Live. While the NFL is my #1 priority, I can think of no better way to stay in shape, combined with my intensive football training, until that team calls,” Jenning said, in a release announcing the show.

Joshua Tehee: 559-441-6479, @joshuatehee

‘Dancing with the Stars: Live!’ – Hot Summer Nights tour

  • June 16: Atlantic City, N.J. (Caesars)
  • June 17: Atlantic City, N.J. (Caesars)
  • June 18: Morristown, N.J. (MAYO PAC)
  • June 19: Morristown, N.J. (MAYO PAC)
  • June 21: Erie, Pa. (Erie Insurance Center)
  • June 22: Rochester, Pa. (Auditorium Theater)
  • June 23: Albany, N.Y. (Palace Theatre)
  • June 24: Hershey, Pa. (Giant Center)
  • June 25: Lowell, Mass. (Lowell Memorial Auditorium)
  • June 27: White Plains, N.Y. (Westchester County Center)
  • June 28: Binghamton, N.Y. (Broome County Arena)
  • June 29: Washington, D.C. (National Harbor)
  • June 30: Uncasville, Conn. (Mohegan Sun)
  • July 1: Uncasville, Conn. (Mohegan Sun)
  • July 2: Durham, N.C. (DPAC)
  • July 10: Nashville, Tenn. (Grand Ole Opry)
  • July 11: Louisville, Ky. (Palace Theatre)
  • July 12: Huntsville, Ala. (Von Braun PAC)
  • July 13: Memphis (Orpheum)
  • July 14: Shreveport, La. (Municipal Auditorium)
  • July 15: San Antonio (Majestic Theatre)
  • July 16: Corpus Christi, Texas (Selena Auditorium)
  • July 18: Little Rock, Ark. (Robinson Center Music Hall)
  • July 19: Tulsa, Okla. (BOK Center)
  • July 20: Enid, Okla. (Center National Bank Event Center)
  • July 21: Springfield, Mo. (Juanita K Hammons)
  • July 22: St. Louis (Peabody Opera House)
  • July 23: Milwaukee (Riverside Theater)
  • July 25: Peoria, Ill. (Peoria Civic)
  • July 26: Akron, Ohio (Akron Civic Center)
  • July 27: Grand Rapids, Mich. (Devos PAC)
  • July 28: Detroit (Fox Theater)
  • July 29: Merrilville, Ind. (Star Plaza Theater)
  • July 30: Minneapolis (State Theater)
  • Aug. 1: Omaha, Neb. (Ralston Arena)
  • Aug. 2: Kansas City, Mo. (Midland)
  • Aug. 3: Salina, Kan. (Tony’s Pizza Event Center)
  • Aug. 4: Denver (Bellco)
  • Aug. 5: Salt Lake City (Kingsbury Hall)
  • Aug. 6: Las Vegas (Orleans Arena)
  • Aug. 8: Tucson, Ariz. (Tucson Music Hall)
  • Aug. 9: San Diego (San Diego Civic)
  • Aug. 10: Long Beach (Terrace Theater)
  • Aug. 11: Oakland (Paramount)
  • Aug. 12: Reno (Grand Sierra)
  • Aug. 13: Fresno (William Saroyan Theatre)