Thursday, February 28, 2013

Brad Paisley announces Beat This Summer tour

Brad Paisley announced the first leg of his highly anticipated 2013 tour, Beat This Summer Tour presented by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® The tour kicks off in St. Louis, Mo. on May 9 and will hit over 29 cities in the United States and Canada during the summer months.  Cracker Barrel Old Country Store®  is the title sponsor of the tour.  Special guests will be Chris Young and Lee Brice.  More information and details of the tour will be announced soon.

Paisley is proud to partner with Live Beyond by donating $1 from each ticket sale. Live Beyond is a Nashville nonprofit with a mission to provide medical care, clean water, nutritional
support and development activities to impoverished communities in Haiti. Go to for more information or to donate.
“Teaming up with Brad Paisley for this tour is exciting for everyone at Cracker Barrel because he is one of the most highly-regarded modern-day entertainers, and his connection with country music fans, our brand, and our guests is such a phenomenal fit,” says Cracker Barrel Marketing Manager Julie
Craig. “The tour integration itself is the largest we’ve ever launched as a brand, and we’re thrilled that the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store®exclusive music program is helping to bring this amazing tour experience to thousands of fans."
Paisley is a critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, guitarist and entertainer, which has earned him three GRAMMYs, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards, 14 Country Music Association Awards including Entertainer of the Year for 2010, 3 ASCAP Country Music Songwriter/Artists awards and numerous other awards. He is a proud member of the Grand Ole Opry.  Since his first #1 single in 1999 he has placed 21 singles at the top of the charts, the latest being his current single “Southern Comfort Zone.” Paisley’s upcoming album, Wheelhouse, will be released on April 9.  Paisley produced the album and wrote or co-wrote all of the tracks.  His 2012 Virtual Reality World Tour played to over one million fans in the U.S. and Europe.

Beat This Summer Tour presented by Cracker Barrel  Old Country Store® dates are as follows:

May 9       St. Louis, MO           Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
May 10     Indianapolis, IN                       Klipsch Music Center
May 11     Chicago, IL           First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
May 16     Holmdel, NJ                           PNC Bank Arts Center
May 17     Boston, MA                                       Comcast Center
May 18     Hartford, CT                                    Comcast Theatre
May 31     Toronto, ONT          Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
June 1       Pittsburgh, PA                          First Niagara Pavilion
June 2       Saratoga Springs, NY       Saratoga Performing  Arts
June 6      Cincinnati, OH                      Riverbend Music Center
June 7      Charlotte, NC            Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
June 8     Raleigh, NC         Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
June 21    West Palm Beach, FL             Cruzan Amphitheatre *
June 22    Tampa, FL                      Live Nation Amphitheatre *
June 23    Atlanta, GA     Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood *
June 28    Virginia Beach, VA                        Farm Bureau Live
June 29    Washington, DC                                  Jiffy Lube Live
July 12     Darien Center, NY     Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
July 13    Ft. Loramie, OH      Country Concert at Hickory Hills Lake
July 20   Twin Lakes, WI       Country Thunder Festival Grounds
July 27    Dallas, TX                                 Gexa Energy Pavilion
July 28   Houston, TX            Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
August 1    Denver, CO                Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
August 2    Salt Lake City, UT                USANA Amphitheatre
August 16  Mission, BC        Rockin’ River Festival-Mission Raceway Park*
August 17  Brownsville, OR  Williamette Country Music Festival *
August 22  Mountain View, CA            Shoreline Amphitheatre
August 23   Sacramento, CA              Sleep Train Amphitheatre
August 24   San Bernardino, CA       San Manuel Amphitheatre

*Lee Brice is not on this date.

Live Nation is the national tour promoter.  For more information log on to or for on-sale and up to date information on Beat This Summer Tour presented by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® - dates to be added.

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