The line between entertainment and charity will blur when country singer-songwriter Brad Paisley launches his next headlining tour. Though only 40 cities have been...

The line between entertainment and charity will blur when country singer-songwriter Brad Paisley launches his next headlining tour.

Though only 40 cities have been marked for the jaunt’s first leg, Paisley’s planned 12-month H2O World Tour is expected to visit more than 75 cities. He’ll be raising awareness about safe drinking water along the way with tour partner Hope Through Healing Hands and its campaign for clean water.

Paisley’s outing launches May 21 at Virginia Beach Amphitheater in Virginia Beach, VA, and continues through September 30 at Brick Breeden Fieldhouse in Bozeman, MT. A brief break early in the itinerary will provide just enough time for Paisley to hit the international circuit and play gigs on June 23-24 in London, ENG, and June 25 in Notodden, NOR, just outside of Oslo.

Back in the States, tour highlights include performances on June 19 at Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ; July 16 at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park, IL; August 6 at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands, TX; September 11 at Gorge Amphitheatre in Quincy, WA; and September 24 at Usana Amphitheatre in Salt Lake City, UT. Only one Canadian event is on the calendar at the moment: July 22 at Molson Canadian Amphitheatre in Toronto, ON.

Prior to this week’s full announcement, a few select dates were already confirmed and entered public onsales. A majority of the summer tour’s onsales are yet to be announced, but tickets will be available to the general public on March 26 in Toronto, ON, and on March 27 in Darien Center, NY.

Solo artists Darius Rucker and Justin Moore will appear as special guests on the tour, except for the three overseas dates when Paisley will go it alone.

Before launching his summer-long headlining tour, Paisley will be a special guest himself on one stop of Brooks & Dunn’s Last Rodeo Tour. Paisley opens for the country icons on April 19 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV.

Paisley recently wrapped the final leg of his American Saturday Night Tour on March 6 in North Charleston, SC. The tour launched in June 2009, the same month he released his seventh studio album, “American Saturday Night.”

H2O World Tour itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

May 21 Virginia Beach, VA Virginia Beach Amphitheater
May 22 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
May 28 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
May 29 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amph. St. Louis
June 4 Toledo, OH Lucas County Arena
June 5 Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center
June 6 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
June 11 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
June 12 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
June 18 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
June 19 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
June 23 – 24 London, ENG O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
June 25 Notodden, NOR Notodden Musikkfestival
July 16 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
July 17 Moline, IL i wireless Center
July 22 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
July 23 Cuyahoga Falls, 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 The Woodlands, TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
August 7 Dallas, TX Center
August 12 Daytona Beach, FL Ocean Center
August 13 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre
August 14 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
August 21 Foxboro, MA New England Country Music Festival
August 27 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
August 28 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
September 9 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena
September 10 Ridgefield, WA The Amphitheater At Clark County
September 11 Quincy, WA Gorge Amphitheatre
September 15 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
September 17 Chula Vista, 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 Englewood, CO Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
September 26 Billings, MT Rimrock Auto Arena At MetraPark
September 30 Bozeman, MT Brick Breeden Fieldhouse