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Paisley announces summer tour

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 – Brad Paisley announced the first leg of his 2013 tour, Beat This Summer. The tour kicks off in St. Louis on May 9 and will hit more than 29 cities in the U.S. and Canada during the summer months. Special guests will be Chris Young and Lee Brice.

Paisley is proud to partner with Live Beyond by donating $1 from each ticket sale. Live Beyond is a Nashville nonprofit with a mission to provide medical care, clean water, nutritional support and development activities to impoverished communities in Haiti.

Tour dates are:

May 9 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

May 10 Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Music Center

May 11 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

May 16 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center

May 17 Boston, MA Comcast Center

May 18 Hartford, CT Comcast Theatre

May 31 Toronto, ONT Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

June 1 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion

June 2 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center

June 6 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center

June 7 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

June 8 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion

June 21 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre *

June 22 Tampa, FL Live Nation Amphitheatre *

June 23 Atlanta, GA Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood *

June 28 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live

June 29 Washington, DC Jiffy Lube Live

July 12 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

July 13 Ft. Loramie, OH Country Concert at Hickory Hills Lake

July 20 Twin Lakes, WI Country Thunder Festival Grounds

July 27 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion

July 28 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Aug. 1 Denver, CO Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre

Aug. 2 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre

Aug. 16 Mission, BC Rockin' River Festival-Mission Raceway Park*

Aug. 17 Brownsville, OR Williamette Country Music Festival *

Aug. 22 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre

Aug. 23 Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre

Aug. 24 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheatre

*Lee Brice is not on this date.

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