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Paisley relaunches American Saturday NIght tour

Thursday, January 7, 2010 – Brad Paisley will launch the final leg of his American Saturday Night Tour this weekend with shows in San Antonio, Oklahoma City and Wichita, Kansas. Special guests for the 20 dates will be Miranda Lambert and Justin Moore.

Paisley will play a part in history on Saturday when he performs in the newly opened INTRUST Bank Arena in Wichita for its debut event. The show has sold-out in advance. "We are excited to have Brad Paisley as the inaugural concert at INTRUST Bank Arena. That the show is sold out only solidifies the choice to have Brad open the building," said Chris Presson, General Manager of INTRUST Bank Arena.

In the past 12 months, Paisley has played to more than 1.2 million fans in more than 75 markets with 52 sell outs.

Tour dates are:

Jan. 7 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center

Jan. 8 Oklahoma City, OK Ford Arena

Jan. 9 Wichita, KS INTRUST Bank Arena

Jan. 14 Sioux City, IA Tyson Center

Jan. 15 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena

Jan. 16 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center

Jan. 21 Lexington, KY Rupp Arena

Jan. 22 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena

Jan. 23 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena

Jan. 24 Bloomington, IL US Cellular Arena

Feb. 4 Tupelo, MS Bancorp South Arena

Feb. 5 Birmingham, AL BJCC Arena

Feb. 6 Biloxi, MS Mississippi Coast Coliseum

Feb. 18 Fresno, CA SaveMart Center

Feb. 19 Los Angeles Staples Center

Feb. 20 Las Vegas Mandalay Bay

Feb. 21 Reno, NV Reno Events Center

March 4 Greenville, SC BiLo Center

March 5 Knoxville, TN Thompson-Boling Arena

March 6 Charleston, SC Charleston Coliseum

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