Wednesday, March 5, 2008
– Brad Paisley just finished one tour, and he announced the start of his 2008 tour tonight.
The 2008 tour, Hershey's Presents The Paisley Party, will find Paisley on the road with Jewel, Chuck Wicks and Julianne Hough.
The 42-date tour kicks off June 11 in Albuquerque, N.M. and ends Oct. 18 in San Antonio.
The news has been all good for Paisley lately as he won his first Grammy Award for country instrumental, "Throttleneck," and garnered his 10th number one single with "Letter To Me." "I'm Still a Guy" is Paisley's fourth single following three consecutive number one hits, "Ticks," "Online" and "Letter To Me" from his current ACM Award nominated album "5th Gear." In addition to Album of the Year Paisley is also nominated for Entertainer of the Year, Top Male Vocalist and Video of the Year for "Online."
Paisley just finished 2007 Hershey's Presents Bonfires and Amplifiers Tour, ending last month. The tour played to more than 1 million fans during a 10-month period in 94 cities. According to Pollstar the tour ended the year second in total attendance for country tours.
Jewel will release her country-bsed sic, "Perfectly Clear," produced by herself and John Rich of Big & Rich, will be released on June 3, 2008 on the new Valory Music label.
Wicks recently released his debut album, "Starting Over," which includes the hit single "Stealing Cinderella."
Newly-signed Mercury Nashville recording artist and two-time Dancing With The Stars champion Hough (pronounced "Huff") has been spending a lot of time in Nashville working on her self-titled debut album that will be available May 20. Her first single is "That Song In My Head." She will star in the video being filmed for the single this weekend in Los Angeles by director Trey Fanjoy. She will defend her Dancing With The Stars title on ABC, which premiers March 17th.
Tour dates are:
June 11 Albuquerque, NM Journal Pavilion
June 12 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Pavilion
June 13 San Diego, CA Coors Amphitheatre
June 14 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
June 19 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
June 20 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
June 21 Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
June 26 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
June 27 TBA
June 28 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
June 29 TBA
July 11 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
July 12 Bristow, VA Nissan Pavilion
July 13 TBA
July 17 St. Clairsville, OH Jamboree in the Hills
July 18 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
July 19 Raleigh, NC Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
July 24 Hartford, CT New England Dodge Music Center
July 25 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
July 26 Hershey, PA Giant Center
Aug. 1 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
Aug. 2 Dallas, TX Superpages.com Center
Aug. 9 Detroit Lakes, MN WE Fest
Aug. 15 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Aug. 16 Louisville, KY Kentucky State Fair - Freedom Hall
Aug. 17 TBA
Aug. 22 St. Paul, MN Minnesota State Fair Grandstand
Aug. 23 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Aug. 29 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
Aug. 30 Philadelphia, PA Susquehanna Bank Center
Aug. 31 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Sept. 18 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
Sept. 19 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre
Sept. 20 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
Sept. 25 Providence, RI Dunkin Donuts Center
Sept. 26 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
Sept. 27 Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena
Oct. 2 Gainesville, FL Stephen C. O'Connell Center
Oct. 3 Birmingham, AL Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Oct. 4 Biloxi, MS Mississippi Coast Coliseum
Oct. 17 Houston, TX Woodlands Pavilion
Oct. 18 San Antonio, TX Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre