Brad Paisley sets sights on "Camobunga! 2012 World Tour"
With his 2011 touring commitments just recently wrapped, country superstar Brad Paisley is already planning his next outing, dubbed "The Camobunga! 2012 World Tour" and kicking off after the New Year.
Paisley will get back on the road with a Jan. 12 stop in Grand Rapids, MI, and keep on the tour trail for 20 arena shows spread throughout the country. The U.S. outing, which will feature opening support by The Band Perry and Scotty McCreery, currently is scheduled to wrap up March 3 in Lexington, KY.
Pre-sale and general public tickets for the first leg of the new tour will go on sale in the coming weeks; information will be available via Paisley's website.
Paisley explained the name of the tour in a press release, defining "camobunga" as, "the name of a live musical tour experience. A mind blowing blend of country, fiery '60s surf guitar acrobatics, futuristic special effects, retro heart and soul, and mind altering liquid beverages. The spirit of the deep woods meets the breakneck excitement of the California coast."
The neo-traditionalist country artist released his ninth studio effort, the simply titled "This Is Country Music," in May. The 15-track album debuted at No. 2 on The Billboard 200, dropping the same week as Lady Gaga's smash album, "Born This Way." The set did reach the top spot on the magazine's Top Country Albums chart.
"This Is Country Music" features an array of special guests, including Don Henley, Sheryl Crow, Blake Shelton, Marty Stuart and Carrie Underwood. Actor/director Clint Eastwood even contributed whistling during the instrumental track named after him.
12 - Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Arena
13 - Milwaukee, WI - Bradley Center
14 - St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center
19 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
20 - Wichita, KS - Intrust Bank Arena
21 - Denver, CO - Pespi Center
26 - Boise, ID - Idaho Center
27 - Salt Lake City, UT - Maverik Center
28 - Las Vegas, NV - Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino
9 - Spokane, WA - Spokane Arena
10 - Eugene, OR - Matthew Knight Arena
11 - Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome
16 - Lubbock, TX - United Spirit Arena
17 - Las Cruces, NM - Pan America Center
23 - Madison, WI - Alliant Energy Center
24 - Moline, IL - iWireless Center
25 - Springfield, MO - JQH Arena
1 - Baltimore, MD - 1st Mariner Arena
2 - Knoxville, TN - Thompson-Boling Arena
3 - Lexington, KY - Rupp Arena