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Paisley bags Cammobunga! tour for Virtual Reality

Thursday, January 5, 2012 – The Camobunga! 2012 World Tour of Brad Paisley, slated to start next week, is history. Paisley isn't bagging the tour - he changed the title to the Virtual Reality World Tour 2012.

During December, Paisley and band had several days of tour rehearsals. During the stage set-up and rehearsals, Paisley realized the tour needed a new name.

"When you see plans and sketches on paper it's one thing, but to actually see it in real life is something else, and that's what happened to me when we were in tour rehearsals. When I saw the visuals and how exciting and sometimes mind-blowing they were, I just felt the tour name needed to reflect what the fans were going to see," said Paisley. "For two hours each night of the tour, they can be taken away from reality - literally."

The tour kicks-off next week with special guests CMA New Artist of the Year The Band Perry and 2011 American Idol Winner Scotty McCreery.

Tour dates are:

Jan. 12 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena

Jan. 13 Milwaukee Bradley Center

Jan. 14 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center

Jan. 19 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center

Jan. 20 Wichita, KS Intrust Bank Arena

Jan. 21 Denver, CO Pepsi Center

Jan. 26 Boise, ID Idaho Center

Jan. 27 Salt Lake City, UT Maverik Center

Jan. 28 Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino

Feb. 9 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena

Feb. 10 Eugene, OR Matthew Knight Arena

Feb. 11 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome

Feb. 16 Lubbock, TX United Spirit Arena

Feb. 17 Las Cruces, NM Pan American Center

Feb. 23 Madison, WI Alliant Energy Center

Feb. 24 Moline, IL iWireless Center

Feb. 25 Springfield, MO JQH Arena

March 1 Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner Arena

March 2 Knoxville, TN Thompson-Boling Arena

March 3 Lexington, KY Rupp Arena

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