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||Superpages.com 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|