Tour Updates: Flatts; Paisley; Aldean

New Rascal Flatts tour.

••Rascal Flatts launched its JC Penney Presents Rascal Flatts Nothing Like This Tour over the weekend with shows in Raleigh, Charlotte and Atlanta in front of 50,000 fans. The tour has Kellie Pickler and Chris Young as openers and will continue through September 19.

Notodden, Norway – Musikkfestival – Show openers Swedish Willy Clay Band and Norwegian Lucky Lips join Paisley to close the show with “Alcohol.” Photo: Ben Enos

•••Brad Paisley played sold-out shows at London’s Shepherd Bush Empire on June 23 and 24, and then ventured over to Notodden, Norway’s Musikkfestival on June 25 to play for 7,000 fans. This marks his first trip to the UK in over ten years. Paisley is also celebrating the 17th No. 1 single of his career as “Water” makes a splash atop the Mediabase and BDS charts this week, becoming the fourth chart-topper from his American Saturday Night collection and his 13th consecutive No. 1 single.

•••Jason Aldean took his high-energy live show to Orange Beach, AL recently, setting a venue attendance record at The Amphitheater at The Wharf where 9,301 fans packed the house. The previous record was set by Kenny Chesney (9,270) in August 2009.

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