CMA Entertainer of the Year Brad Paisley announced his 2011 tour, H2O II World Tour presented by Chevy. The first date of the tour will be May 28 at Heinz Field, home of the Pittsburgh Steelers. The 33 city tour includes five stadiums and an international trek that includes London’s O2 Arena, Dublin, Stockholm, Oslo and more. Special guests on the tour will be Blake Shelton and Jerrod Niemann.
H2O II World Tour will bring back the very popular and fan favorite “Water World Plaza,” turning every city into a water festival. Focal point in the Plaza area will be the “Water World Plaza Stage” featuring emerging new stars Brent Anderson, Edens Edge and Sunny Sweeney. 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, slip n slide, and other various water games.
Chevy will be providing a Corvette driving simulator for concert goers to test the latest Corvette ZR1 series as well as their individual driving and racing skills against Paisley himself. The fan having the highest score each day will meet Paisley later in the evening.
Reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year and Grand Ole Opry member Brad Paisley is a consummate singer, songwriter, guitarist and entertainer, which has earned him three GRAMMY’s, 14 Country Music Association Awards and 13 Academy of Country Music Awards. He has 18 #1 singles with the last 14 consecutive. Paisley has released nine critically acclaimed studio albums, the most recent Hits Alive which is a two disc release of original studio hits as well as live performances from concerts. Paisley’s innovative and entertaining H20 World Tour played to over 879,000 fans in 2010 and placed #1 country tour for attendance by Pollstar. Paisley’s current single “This Is Country Music” is the title track from his next album which will be in-stores May 24.
About Blake Shelton:
CMA Male Vocalist of the Year and one of the “most versatile of contemporary country singers” (The New York Times), proves he is a force to be reckoned with as he’s set to co-host the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards this April with Reba. In just 10 months, Blake has won six awards, has had three consecutive No. 1’s (“Who Are You When I’m Not Looking,” “All About Tonight” and “Hillbilly Bone”), sold out shows on his first ever headlining tour: “All About Tonight Tour,” his first No. 1 album with All About Tonight, his first GRAMMY nomination, his first ACM Award nomination for “Top Male Vocalist of the Year” and a chart-topping greatest hits CD, LOADED: The Best of Blake Shelton. The release catapults Shelton into an elite group of artists who have charted three records in one year (among those are Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney and Alan Jackson). Shelton’s eight No. 1 hits are “Who Are You When I’m Not Looking,” “It’s All About Tonight,” “Hillbilly Bone,” “She Wouldn’t Be Gone,” “Home,” “Some Beach,” “The Baby” and “Austin.” Shelton has not had a single peak outside the Top Ten since 2007.
About Jerrod Niemann:
Sea Gayle/Arista Nashville recording artist Jerrod Niemann is on the radio now with “What Do You Want,” the hit follow-up to his #1 smash and RIAA-certified Gold Digital Single, “Lover, Lover.” Niemann co-produced and was a writer on 10 of the 12 songs on his acclaimed album,Judge Jerrod & The Hung Jury, one of The New York Times’ Top 10 Albums of 2010. Upon release, the album debuted at #1 onBillboard’s Top Country Albums sales chart and remained the only major label debut to hit #1 on the chart all year. Niemann’s multiple award nominations in 2010 included his first CMA Award nomination as New Artist of the Year. www.jerrodniemannofficial.com
About Brent Anderson:
Newcomer Brent Anderson is a Pascagoula, Mississippi native and a fresh voice on the national music scene. At age 13, Anderson was fronting his own band, and by age 16, his gift for songwriting caught the ear of Nashville, earning him his first publishing deal in 2005. Now a songwriter for Sea Gayle Music, Anderson is currently working on his debut album with noted producer Frank Rogers.
About Edens Edge:
Comprised of Hannah Blaylock (lead vocalist), Dean Berner (harmony vocals, guitar, dobro) and Cherrill Green (harmony vocals, mandolin, banjo, and guitar), Edens Edge composes a unique musical blend deeply rooted in Country and Bluegrass. Growing up about an hour from each other in Arkansas the members of Edens Edge never met until they were introduced through mutual friends in college. After entering the CMT/NSAI Songwriters Contest in 2006, the band was discovered by Kye Fleming who helped further develop the group’s writing and artistic talents. In recent months the trio has opened for such Country stars as Lady Antebellum, Gloriana, Lonestar and Ronnie Milsap. Recently profiled as one of Billboard’s “Artists to Watch in 2011” the trio’s debut single on Big Machine Records, “Amen,” will be at Country Radio on March 28th.
About Sunny Sweeney:
Hailing from East Texas, Sunny Sweeney is a singer/songwriter with musical instincts that are stone-cold country. She is a Top 10 Female Country Artist of 2010 with the highest charting debut single of a female country artist in the last four years. Her lead single, “From A Table Away,” is a Top 15 hit on the Country Charts and rising. Sunny co-wrote all of the songs on her current EP and a full album is slated for release later this year. Though relatively new to the scene, she has already been featured in Country Weekly, AOL’s The Boot, Last.fm, Arizona Daily Star, Country Aircheck and MusicRow as well as on WGN-TV, CMT and GAC. Sunny has also landed on multiple “Ones to Watch in 2011” lists, including MSN and AOL. She is a favorite guest of the Grand Ole Opry, playing more than 20 times since her debut in 2007, and has warmed up the stage for County Music icons Loretta Lynn and Hank Williams, Jr. Recently she lent her voice to The Music Inside: A Collaboration Dedicated to Waylon Jennings, dueting with another idol, Jessi Colter, on “Good Hearted Woman.”
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Live Nation is the national tour promoter. Log on to www.bradpaisley.com and www.livenation.com for on-sale and up to date information onH2O II World Tour – dates to be added.
*Paisley only shows.
**Paisley, Shelton, Niemann only
*** Paisley, Shelton, Niemann and Darius Rucker
May 28 Heinz Field Pittsburgh, PA ***
June 3 Virginia Beach Amphitheatre Virginia Beach, VA
June 4 Comcast Theatre Hartford, CT
June 11 Progressive Field Cleveland, OH
June 16 Riverbend Music Center Cincinnati, OH
June 17 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre St. Louis, MO
June 18 Verizon Wireless Music Center Indianapolis, IN
June 24 Wild West Arena-Nebraskaland Days North Platte, NE**
June 25 Tuttle Creek State Park Manhattan, KS**
July 2 Lavell Edwards Stadium Provo, UT*
July 9 Cavendish Beach Music Festival Cavendish, P.E.I.**
July 15 PNC Band Center Holmdel, NJ
July 16 Comcast Center Boston, MA
July 17 Scarborough Downs Scarborough, ME
July 22 Toyota Pavilion Scranton, PA
July 23 Darien Lakes PAC Darien Lakes, NY
July 30 Pizza Hut Park Frisco, TX
August 4 WE Fest Detroit Lakes, MN**
August 6 First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre Chicago, IL
August 7 Columbus Crew Stadium Columbus, OH
August 17 O2 Arena London, UK*
August 19 Olympia Theatre Dublin, IRE*
August 20 V Fest Chelmsford, UK*
August 21 V Fest Staffordshire, UK*
August 24 Cirkus Stockholm, SWE*
August 26 Spektrum Oslo, NOR*
August 27 Lisebergshallen Goteburg, SWE*
August 28 Forum Copenhagen, DEN*
September 9 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre Tampa, FL
September 10 Cruzan Amphitheatre West Palm Beach, FL
September 23 Susquehanna Bank Center Philadelphia, PA
September 24 Jiffy Lube Live Washington, DC
September 25 Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion Raleigh, NC