Brad Paisley revealed plans for his 2010 summer tour this morning (3/22). The 75-city H2O World Tour presented by Chevy opens in late May with special guests Darius Rucker and Justin Moore. Promoted by Live Nation, the H2O World Tour will visit the United States, Canada and Europe over the next 12 months. His recently wrapped American Saturday Night Tour played for nearly 1.2 million fans at 74 dates, including 42 sell-outs.
It’s no coincidence that Paisley selected today to announce the new tour; March 22 is World Water Day, which raises awareness about the worldwide need for safe drinking water.
Paisley, whose current single is “Water,” is planning a “Water World Plaza,” sponsored by Sea Ray Boats and Skinny Water, for the tour stops, featuring performances by newcomers Easton Corbin, Steel Magnolia and Josh Thompson. There will also be multiple aqua-themed activities – including a Chevy H2O FLW fishing simulator, dunking booth, Hope Through Healing Hands’ campaign booth, and more. Donations from each tour stop will go to Hope Through Healing Hands’ campaign for clean, safe water. Chevy will be providing a Corvette driving simulator for concert goers to test the latest Corvette ZR1 series as well as their racing skills against Paisley himself. “If they can beat me, they can meet me,” laughs Paisley.
“Brad has always considered the fans first and foremost when planning a tour, and the H2O Tour is no exception. Brad’s vision was to have a full day of activity at each of the shows, and also provide a great value for the fan’s dollar,” says Brian O’Connell, President, Nashville Touring, for Live Nation.
The tour will kick off May 21-22 in Virginia Beach, VA and Washington, DC.
Fun facts from Paisley’s most recent tour:
1,151,880 total miles of tour
340,000 watts of power
230,376 gallons of diesel fuel
80,000 lbs total show flying weight
41,000 total bottles of water
34,000 tour photos taken by tour photographer (400 kept)
17,955 meals served
12,840 Guitar picks
4,165 local tour personnel
3,570 AA Batteries
1,056 packs of strings
924 Hotel rooms booked
855 people who took backstage tour
840 9 Volt Batteries
836 sq feet of video
240 rolls of gaff tape
214 pair of drumsticks
95 minute show
74 cowboy hats
45 stage jumpers
42 sell outs
12 semi trucks
10 tour buses
9 people arrested for lewd behavior in Charlotte
8 people arrested for lewd behavior in Tampa
7 people arrested (several cities) (you get the picture)
1 Las Vegas wedding
1 large bruise