Sign up for newsletter
 

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

More news for Brad Paisley

CD reviews for Brad Paisley

Wheelhouse CD review - Wheelhouse
Brad Paisley isn't content to keep doing the same old. In fact, this is probably the least traditional country outing in his career. Yet, a few things remain intact - great guitar playing and singing and a sense of humor without being too kitschy. In fact, Paisley manages to combine the ultra serious with his typical sense of humor. The seriousness is never more apparent from Paisley than on the controversial Accidental Racist with LL Cool J, who helped write and perform it. »»»
Hits Alive CD review - Hits Alive
Brad Paisley's new live hits CD is a bit of a tease. That's because it only goes half way in replicating the true live Paisley experience. Watching the accompanying concert videos at a Paisley show, whether the venue screen is showing Andy Griffith during Waitin' on a Woman or the montage of recently-deceased celebrities that accompanies When I Get Where I'm Going, reveal how Paisley simply must be seen to be fully enjoyed. Nevertheless, Paisley in concert and captured on »»»
American Saturday Night CD review - American Saturday Night
Brad Paisley has grown up on his eighth album. Yes, the West Virginian maintains a sense of humor, but apparently aging has left its mark on a maturing singer who has never forsaken his country roots. That is ever so apparent in songs like Anything Like Me and Oh Yeah, You're Gone. The former finds Paisley looking at the passage of time through his son's life in a tender, but not sappy look. On the latter, he's a five-year-old boy who doesn't get what he wants, which his grandfather notices. »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Long wait ends for Kitty, Daisy & Lewis – When you don't show for almost six years - Kitty, Daisy & Lewis are guilty as charged - and barely release any music unless counting one excellent disc out in late March on a British label and something almost unheard in the states in 2011, don't expect the masses to show up either. Predictably, that didn't happen for the family band... »»»
Concert Review: Mellencamp overcomes conundrum – John Mellencamp faces the predicament that artists of his stature must face as they age. Now 63 and still putting out new, quality albums, Mellencamp presumably wants to push his new highly relevant music, while the faithful, long-time supporters thrive on the old stuff. How do you rectify the two? Mellencamp tended to have it both ways before a... »»»
Subscribe to Country News Digest Country News Digest      Follow Country Standard Time on twitter CST      Visit Country Standard Time on Facebook CST

Elsewhere in the news

Currently at the CST blogs

Giddens takes her turn A great deal has transpired in the 10 years between Rhiannon Giddens, Dom Flemons and Justin Robinson connecting at North Carolina's Black Banjo Gathering and the release of Giddens' brilliant debut solo album, "Tomorrow is My Turn." Giddens and Flemons formed the very successful Sankofa Springs. Robinson met and was mentored by black string band legend Joe Thompson, and ultimately, Giddens, Flemons and Robinson formed the bluegrass/folk/blues powerhouse, the Carolina Chocolate Drops. ... »»»
The perfect world of Ray Wylie Hubbard A couple of years ago, while discussing various musical poet-heroes, singer-songwriter Hayes Carll mused that "in a perfect world, Ray Wylie Hubbard would be winning Grammys." With the release of his latest offering, "The Ruffian's Misfortune," a follow-up to 2012's critically acclaimed, "The Grifter's Hymnal," now might just be the time that Carll was talking about.... »»»
Nathan Stanley carries on family tradition Young bluegrass artist Nathan Stanley doesn't fall far from the branches of the family tree; he honors the legacy of his grandfather, Dr. Ralph Stanley, by delivering straight ahead traditional bluegrass music, interpreting old classics that have shaped him and his music. At the same time, young Stanley is an original, refusing to sing the old songs in the ways they've been performed before. "If it's been done," he says, "I don't think I'll do it that way."... »»»
Second Hand Heart CD review - Second Hand Heart
Dwight Yoakam appears to be a many of mystery on the cover. With two side-by-side images of himself, the Kentucky honky tonker dons a trademark cowboy hat, jeans jacket and jacket and plucking his electric, legs spread and head pointed down. But there really is no mystery about Yoakam, who has been making music longer than some of the contemporary country acts have been alive. »»»
Love Somebody CD review - Love Somebody
It's been five years since her last album - 2010's "All the Women That I Am" - but the Queen of Country Music's crown hasn't lost its luster. On her 27th album, Oklahoma native McEntire adds another jewel to her tiara with her new album that covers familiar territory: strong women, the heartbreak of breakup, the determination of a broken lover starting over and the destructive and healing power of love. »»»
Something in the Water CD review - Something in the Water

Whether Pokey LaFarge's seventh album, "Something in the Water," could be called more than "retro" is a stretch. The St. Louis musician's 21st century talent shows through his performance, compositions and writing, but some things work against him in his fight to make the album timeless. »»»

Southern Gravity CD review - Southern Gravity
With a tragic stage collapse prior to a Sugarland show and a failed marriage in his rearview mirror, one might expect Kristian Bush's solo debut to be peppered with tales of regret and heartbreak. Yet "Southern Gravity" is surprisingly anything but for the other half of Sugarland, offering up a solid dose of positive vibes, heartfelt love and strong mainstream country appeal. »»»
Somewhere Down the Road CD review - Somewhere Down the Road
If anyone's waiting for Billy Bob Thornton to grow out of his music phase, some pertinent facts are in order, namely, a) he's done four solo albums to date, b) the Boxmasters, his band since 2007, are now on their fourth album, "Somewhere Down the Road," but with three double discs, it's actually seven, »»»
Small Town Dreams CD review - Small Town Dreams
Much like Springsteen and Mellencamp, Will Hoge recognizes that even the most sweeping epics are essentially borne from an individual's ordeals. Indeed, the title tells it all; "Small Town Dreams" is essentially a look at a rapidly fading pastiche, that of life in middle America, where for all the touting of an economic recovery, the struggle for survival still persists.  »»»