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Paisley extends tour to October

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 – After wrapping the first leg of the Virtual Reality World Tour this past weekend, Brad Paisley added 43 dates to his tour today.

The Band Perry, Scotty McCreery and Easton Corbin join the tour on select dates.

Tour dates are:

May 18 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre St. Louis, MO

May 19 Klipsch Music Center Indianapolis, IN

May 20 Riverbend Music Center Cincinnati, OH

June 1 Nikon Theatre Jones Beach, NY*

June 2 Comcast Theatre Hartford, CT*

June 3 Comcast Center Boston *

June 9 Wrigley Field Chicago **

June 15 Blossom Music Center Cleveland

June 16 DTE Music Center Detroit

June 22 Country USA Festival Oshkosh, WI

June 23 Chippewa Valley Country Festival Cadott, WI

June 29 Saratoga Performing Arts Center Saratoga, NY

June 30 Susquehanna Bank Center Philadelphia

July 14 Calgary Stampede Calgary, AB***

July 15 Craven Country Jamboree Craven, SK***

July 20 Red Sky Music Festival Omaha, NE***

July 21 Cheyenne Frontier Days Cheyenne, WY***

July 26 Sleep Train Amphitheatre Sacramento, CA*

July 27 Shoreline Amphitheatre Mountain View, CA*

July 28 Harveys Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena Lake Tahoe, NV*

Aug. 10 Bethel Woods Pavilion Bethel Woods, NY

Aug. 11 Darien Center Darien Lakes, NY

Aug. 12 Walter Baker Park Ottawa, ON****

Aug. 16 BOK Center Tulsa, OK*

Aug. 17 TBD

Aug. 18 Gexa Energy Pavilion Dallas, TX*

Aug. 24 Time Warner Cable Music Center Raleigh, NC*

Aug. 25 Jiffy Lube Live Washington, DC*

Sept. 13 Farm Bureau Live Virginia Beach, VA

Sept. 14 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte, NC

Sept. 15 Lakewood Amphitheatre Atlanta, GA

Sept. 27 Jacksonville Arena Jacksonville, FL

Sept. 28 1-800-ASK GARY Amphitheatre Tampa, FL

Sept. 29 Cruzan Amphitheatre West Palm Beach, FL

Oct. 4 Ford Center Evansville, IN

Oct. 5 Nationwide Arena Columbus, OH

Oct. 6 Giant Center Hershey, PA

Oct. 11 Verizon Arena Little Rock, AR

Oct. 12 CenturyTel Arena Bossier City, LA

Oct. 13 New Orleans Arena New Orleans, LA

Oct. 17 Ashley Furniture Home Store Pavilion Phoenix

Oct. 18 Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre San Diego

Oct. 20 Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles

Support acts will be The Band Perry and Scotty McCreery - unless noted.

* The Band Perry and Easton Corbin

** Miranda Lambert, Chris Young, The Band Perry and Jerrod Niemann

*** The Band Perry only

**** Paisley only - festival date

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