Thursday, January 5, 2012
– The Camobunga! 2012 World Tour of Brad Paisley, slated to start next week, is history. Paisley isn't bagging the tour - he changed the title to the Virtual Reality World Tour 2012.
During December, Paisley and band had several days of tour rehearsals. During the stage set-up and rehearsals, Paisley realized the tour needed a new name.
"When you see plans and sketches on paper it's one thing, but to actually see it in real life is something else, and that's what happened to me when we were in tour rehearsals. When I saw the visuals and how exciting and sometimes mind-blowing they were, I just felt the tour name needed to reflect what the fans were going to see," said Paisley. "For two hours each night of the tour, they can be taken away from reality - literally."
The tour kicks-off next week with special guests CMA New Artist of the Year The Band Perry and 2011 American Idol Winner Scotty McCreery.
Tour dates are:
Jan. 12 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
Jan. 13 Milwaukee Bradley Center
Jan. 14 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
Jan. 19 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
Jan. 20 Wichita, KS Intrust Bank Arena
Jan. 21 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
Jan. 26 Boise, ID Idaho Center
Jan. 27 Salt Lake City, UT Maverik Center
Jan. 28 Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino
Feb. 9 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena
Feb. 10 Eugene, OR Matthew Knight Arena
Feb. 11 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
Feb. 16 Lubbock, TX United Spirit Arena
Feb. 17 Las Cruces, NM Pan American Center
Feb. 23 Madison, WI Alliant Energy Center
Feb. 24 Moline, IL iWireless Center
Feb. 25 Springfield, MO JQH Arena
March 1 Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner Arena
March 2 Knoxville, TN Thompson-Boling Arena
March 3 Lexington, KY Rupp Arena