Brad Paisley Kicking Off Tour This Weekend
Wed, 19 May 2010 09:39:16
Brad Paisley's highly anticipated H2O World Tour presented by Chevy will kick-off this coming weekend with shows in Virginia Beach on Friday and Washington DC on Saturday.
The last two weeks Paisley and team have been regrouping after the flooding devastation and loss in Nashville that hit May 3 – the day rehearsals for the tour were supposed to start. The rehearsal hall and tour storage facilities were flooded and it wasn't until Friday, May 7 that Paisley was able to gain access to the storage facilities that housed his gear, guitars, staging, lighting, video, etc…to take inventory of what was salvageable. After assessing the loss, his crew went into recovery mode by ordering new equipment or arranging for refurbishing of some. Another rehearsal hall was obtained and late last week Paisley and band were able to rehearse for a couple of days before heading to Virginia Beach this week. So what does all that mean? That Brad Paisley is a mover and a shaker who does not fuck around in the wake of a natural disaster. He certainly works hard to please his fans, so again, big ups to ya, Brad.
"When I finally walk out onstage in Virginia Beach, Va., on the first date of the H2O tour – no need to point out the irony, thank you – it will mean so much to all of us than any other tour we've ever done. Or probably ever will. I will stand up there more thankful than I've ever been for the people in the audience, the band at my back, the crew that makes it happen and the town I've never been prouder to represent," said Paisley in the current issue of Billboard.
The tour will hit more than 75 cities in the United States, Canada and Europe over the next 12 months. Chevy is title sponsor for the tour. Special guests will be Darius Rucker and Justin Moore. Appropriately, Paisley's current single is "Water," from his American Saturday Night album.
H2O World Tour will include a "Water World Plaza," which makes me think of the bomb Kevin Costner movie at first thought! In actuality, the WWP is sponsored by Skinny Water and Sea Ray Boats, and will turn every city into a water festival. Focal point in the Plaza area will be the 'Water World Plaza Stage' featuring emerging new stars Easton Corbin, Steel Magnolia and Josh Thompson. The tour extravaganza will open each day at 4:00pm with music starting at 5:00pm. In addition to the music stage there will be multiple water-themed activities – including a Chevy H2O FLW fishing simulator, dunking booth, Hope Through Healing Hands' campaign booth, and more.
Paisley is proud to partner with Hope Through Healing Hands' campaign for clean, safe water. With donations made to the campaign at each tour stop HTHH will be digging wells and purifying water in America and around the world.
H2O World Tour dates:
May 21 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
May 22 Washington, DC Jiffy Lube Live
May 28 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
May 29 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
June 4 Toledo, OH Lucas County Arena
June 5 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
June 6 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Pavilion
June 11 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
June 12 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion
June 18 Darien Lake, NY Darien Lakes Performing Arts Center
June 19 Philadelphia, PA Susquehanna Bank Center
June 23 London, England * Shepherds Bush Empire
June 24 London, England * Shepherds Bush Empire
June 25 Oslo, Norway * Notodden Music Festival
July 10 Austin, TX* Aquapalooza (Lake Travis)
July 16 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
July 17 Moline, IL iWireless Center
July 22 Toronto, ONT Molson Ampitheatre
July 23 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
July 24 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 25 Harrington, DE** Delaware State Fair
August 5 Hidalgo, TX State Farm Arena
August 6 Houston, TX Woodlands Pavilion
August 7 Dallas, TX Superpages.com Center
August 12 Daytona Beach, F Ocean Center
August 13 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre
August 14 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
August 21 Boston, MA* Gillette Stadium
August 27 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
August 28 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Pavilion
September 9 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena
September 10 Portland, OR Sleep Country Amphitheater
September 11 George, WA Gorge Amphitheatre
September 15 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
September 17 San Diego, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
September 18 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Wireless Pavilion
September 19 Albuquerque, NM The Pavilion
September 23 Boise, ID Taco Bell Arena
September 24 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
September 25 Denver, CO Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
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