Sara Evans, Jerry Springer will make guest appearances on Dancing with the Stars tour

Sara Evans, who dropped out of the competition, will make a guest appearance on the Dancing with the Stars 3 tour. Jerry Springer will also appear on select dates.

The 38-city tour, which stars next Tuesday, will include Evans at its Nashville stop on January 21. Jerry Springer will also appear in Nashville, and in Chicago (Jan. 5), Columbus (Jan. 7), Cleveland (Jan. 9), and Cincinnati (Jan. 17).

In her press release quote, Sara said, “I am so excited that Nashville is a stop on the tour. I can’t wait to see everyone again and be a part of the show! Hopefully there will be some downtime so I can take them to some of my favorite places in Nashville.”

Jerry Springer and Sara Evans Announced as Dancing with the Stars – The Tour Special Guest Stars [AEG Live press release]

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