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Brad Paisley Extends Weekend Warrior Tour With New 2018 Dates

Dustin Lynch, Chase Bryant and Lindsay Ell join trek with shows scheduled through April

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Brad Paisley has extended his Weekend Warrior World Tour into 2018.

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Brad Paisley’s Weekend Warrior World Tour has been extended into the new year, with a 26-date trek kicking off on January 25th in Los Angeles at the StaplesCenter. Stretching through April 2018, the tour will feature special guests Dustin Lynch, Chase Bryant and Lindsay Ell. Additional stops on the 2018 tour will be unveiled at a later date.

Paisley‘s 11th studio LP Love and War, was released earlier this year and became his ninth to debut at Number One on Billboard‘s Country Albums chart. At last week’s CMA Awards, which he co-hosted for the tenth time with Carrie Underwood, the Grammy-winning singer-guitarist performed his current single “Heaven South” as a duet with Kane Brown. While the CMA issued – and quickly rescinded – a set of media guidelines barring reporters from asking artists about topics including Las Vegas, guns and politics, Paisley and Underwood delivered an opening monologue that included politically charged song parodies such as “Before He Tweets,” a takeoff on Underwood’s “Before He Cheats,” directed at President Trump’s early-morning Twitter habit.

Paisley broached another political subject with much more seriousness earlier this year in the title cut from Love and War, a song he co-wrote with country-rock icon John Fogerty tackling the mistreatment of war veterans. But unlike issues that have created rifts along party lines, he noted the subject was one on which most people could agree.

“It’s a scathing indictment, but who could possibly disagree with this?” Paisley told Rolling Stone Country of the song. “I don’t feel like I’m out on some limb. Everybody from John McCain to Jon Stewart, we all feel this. Somebody has dropped the ball. You don’t always know you’re right. I know we’re right on this.”

Brad Paisley’s 2018 Weekend Warrior World Tour dates:

January 25 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
January 26 – Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center
January 27 – Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena
February 1 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
February 2 – Boise, ID @ Taco Bell Arena
February 3 – Reno, NV @ Reno Events Center
February 15 – Bloomington, IL @ Grossinger Motors Arena
February 16 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
February 17 – Cedar Falls, IA @ McLeod Center
February 19, 20 – San Antonio, TX @ San Antonio Rodeo (Paisley only)
February 22 – Knoxville, TN @ Thompson-Boling Arena
February 23 – Pikeville, KY @ Eastern Kentucky Expo Center
February 24 – Rosemont, IL @ Allstate Arena
March 8 – Savannah, GA @ Savannah Civic Center
March 9 – Tallahassee, FL @ Donald L. Tucker Civic Center
March 10 – St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre
March 11 – Plant City, FL @ Florida Strawberry Festival (Paisley only)
March 16 – Marksville, LA @ Paragon Casino Resort (Paisley only)
March 22 – Erie, PA @ Erie Insurance Arena
March 23 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
March 24 – Moline, IL @ TaxSlayer Center
April 5 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
April 7 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
April 12 – Little Rock, AR @ Verizon Arena
April 26 – Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena

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