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Paisley gets amped

Thursday, May 12, 2016 – On the eve of a new single, Brad Paisley announced his "Life Amplified Tour," starting May 19 in Sacramento, Cal.

Paisley, who releases a new song, "Without a Fight," on Friday, had previously announced some of the dates. Rumors have circulated that Demi Lovato will sing with Paisley.

The tour will travel across the country during the summer and fall with more dates to be added. Special guests will be Tyler Farr and Maddie & Tae.

Tour dates are:
May 19 Toyota Amphitheatre Sacramento, CA
May 20 Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre Irvine, CA
May 21 Sleep Train Amphitheatre San Diego, CA
June 2 Ak-Chin Pavilion Phoenix, AZ
June 3 Isleta Amphitheater Albuquerque, NM
June 11 Winstock Country Music Festival Winsted, MN**
June 17 Country Jam Grand Junction, CO**
June 18 Laughlin Events Center Laughlin, NV
June 25 The XFINITY Theatre Hartford, CT
July 12 Quebec City Int'l Summer Festival Quebec City, QC**
July 13 Ottawa BluesFest Ottawa, ON**
July 14 Harris Park - Rock the Park London, ON**
July 16 Jamboree in the Hills Morristown, OH**
July 30 Klipsch Music Center Indianapolis, IN*
July 31 DTE Energy Music Theatre Clarkston, MI*
Aug. 4 Nikon at Jones Beach Theater Wantagh, NY
Aug. 5 First Niagara Pavilion Pittsburgh, PA
Aug. 6 Buckle Up Music Festival Blue Ash, OH**
Aug. 7 Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre St. Louis, MO
Aug. 11 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park Alpharetta, GA
Aug. 12 MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre Tampa, FL
Aug. 13 Perfect Vodka Amphitheater W. Palm Beach, FL
Aug. 18 Molson Canadian Amphitheatre Toronto, ON
Aug. 19 Darien Lake Performing Arts Center Darien Center, NY
Aug. 26 H-E-B Center at Cedar Park Cedar Park, TX
Aug. 27 Gexa Energy Pavilion Dallas, TX
Sept. 2 Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam Panama City Beach, FL**
Sept. 10 Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre Chicago, IL
Sept. 16 Blossom Music Center Cleveland, OH
Sept. 17 PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte, NC
Sept. 18 Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek Raleigh, NC
Sept. 22 Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater Virginia Beach, VA
Sept. 23 Jiffy Lube Live Bristow, VA
Sept. 24 Xfinity Center Mansfield, MA
Oct. 1 Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival Las Vegas, NV** ** Festival date

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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: Combs, Gill, Harris, Crow comprise one final musical platter – Vince Gill played host to an entertaining guitar pull, a show which also featured his longtime friend, Emmylou Harris, slightly newer friend Sheryl Crow and brand-new friend Luke Combs. Gill joked from the outset that this All for the Hall fundraising show needed Combs to sell tickets, and by the audience's response, it was clear many came only to see Combs.... »»»
Concert Review: Stapleton shows his traditional roots – Chris Stapleton's All-American Road show feels like a singular mission to rid the genre of the bro country scourge that has plagued it for years. He came out with a blazing one-two punch of "Second One To Know" and "Without Your Love" and packed a stadium sized onslaught into a 9,000-seat arena. He never once veered from his... »»»
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