Paisley slates H2O tour
Monday, March 22, 2010
– Brad Paisley announced the first leg of his 2010 tour, H2O World Tour presented by Chevy, today on World Water Day - a day to draw attention to the 20 percent of people around the world who lack access to safe drinking water.
Paisley is partnering with Hope Through Healing Hands' campaign for clean, safe water. With donations made to the campaign at each tour stop HTHH will be digging wells and purifying water in America and around the world.
The tour starts Mau 21 in Virginia and has dates through late September in Denver. The tour will hit more than 75 cities in the U.S., Canada and Europe over the next 12 months. Special guests will be Darius Rucker and Justin Moore.
Paisley's current single is Water, from his "American Saturday Night" album.
The tour will include a "Water World Plaza," sponsored by Sea Ray Boats and Skinny Water, and will turn every city into a water festival. Focal point in the Plaza area will be the "Water World Plaza Stage" featuring new artists Easton Corbin, Steel Magnolia and Josh Thompson. The tour will open each day at 4 p.m with music starting at 5 p.m. In addition to the music stage there will be multiple water-themed activities - including a Chevy H2O FLW fishing simulator, dunking booth, Hope Through Healing Hands' campaign booth and more.
"I've never been this excited about a tour," said Paisley. "After one of the worst winters I can remember, we're going to make up for it this summer."
Tour dates are:
May 21 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
May 22 Washington, DC Jiffy Lube Live
May 28 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
May 29 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
June 4 Toledo, OH Lucas County Arena
June 5 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
June 6 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Pavilion
June 11 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
June 12 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion
June 18 Darien Lake, NY Darien Lakes Performing Arts Center
June 19 Philadelphia, PA Susquehanna Bank Center
June 23-24 London, England * Shepherds Bush Empire
June 25 Oslo, Norway * Notodden Music Festival
July 16 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
July 17 Moline, IL iWireless Center
July 22 Toronto, ONT Molson Ampitheatre
July 23 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
July 24 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 25 Harrington, DE* Delaware State Fair
Aug. 5 Hidalgo, TX State Farm Arena
Aug. 6 Houston, TX Woodlands Pavilion
Aug. 7 Dallas, TX Superpages.com Center
Aug. 12 Daytona Beach, F Ocean Center
Aug. 13 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre
Aug. 14 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
Aug. 21 Boston, MA* Gillette Stadium
Aug. 27 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Aug. 28 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Pavilion
Sept. 9 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena
Sept. 10 Portland, OR The Amphitheatre at Clark County
Sept. 11 Seattle, WA Gorge Amphitheatre
Sept. 15 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sept. 17 San Diego, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
Sept. 18 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Wireless Pavilion
Sept. 19 Albuquerque, NM The Pavilion
Sept. 23 Boise, ID Taco Bell Arena
Sept. 24 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
Sept. 25 Denver, CO Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
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