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Paisley extends tour

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 – Brad Paisley is extending his Weekend Warrior World Tour into 2018, he announced today.

Dustin Lynch, Chase Bryant and guitarist Lindsay Ell will open the shows, which begins Jan. 25 in Los Angeles and extend through April with more dates to be added.

Bryant, 24, was raised in Orange Grove, Texas. His grandfather played piano for Roy Orbison and Waylon Jennings. His uncles co-founded the group Ricochet. Bryant's second consecutive hit "Little Bit of You" rose to number three on the country radio charts. His Top 10 debut single was "Take It On Back."

Ell, a Canadian artist, released her full-length debut "The Project" in August.

Tour dates are:
Jan. 25 Los Angeles, CA STAPLES Center
Jan. 26 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
Jan. 27 Glendale, AZ Gila River Arena
Feb. 1 Salt Lake City, UT Vivint Smart Home Arena
Feb. 2 Boise, ID Taco Bell Arena
Feb. 3 Reno, NV Reno Events Center
Feb. 15 Bloomington, IL Grossinger Motors Arena
Feb. 16 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
Feb. 17 Cedar Falls, IA McLeod Center
Feb. 19-20 San Antonio, TX San Antonio Rodeo (Brad only)
Feb. 22 Knoxville, TN Thompson-Boling Arena
Feb. 23 Pikeville, KY Eastern Kentucky Expo Center
Feb. 24 Rosemont, IL Allstate Arena
March 8 Savannah, GA Savannah Civic Center *
March 9 Tallahassee, FL Donald L. Tucker Civic Center *
March 10 St. Augustine, FL St. Augustine Amphitheatre **
March 11 Plant City, FL Florida Strawberry Festival (Brad only)
March 16 Marksville, LA Paragon Casino Resort (Brad only)
March 22 Erie, PA Erie Insurance Arena
March 23 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center***
March 24 Moline, IL TaxSlayer Center
April 5 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
April 7 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
April 12 Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena
April 26 Lincoln, NE Pinnacle Bank Arena

* Dustin Lynch and Chase Bryant
** Chase Bryant Only
*** Chase Bryant and Lindsay Ell

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