Brad Paisley (Associated Press photo)
Tulsa’s BOK Center has been added to the list of venues Brad Paisley has sold out on “The Paisley Party Tour.” Saturday’s show is listed in a news release as one of the seven capacity crowds the country star has sold out on the last leg of the tour. Here’s an edited version of the release:
Multi-platinum Arista Nashville recording artist Brad Paisley is continuing his string of sell-outs for ‘The Paisley Party Tour’ by playing to capacity crowds this past weekend in Austin, Texas; Bossier City, La.; Tulsa, Okla.; and Lubbock, Texas. The tour has sold-out seven of the first eight tour dates on the final leg and extends to this weekend dates in Dayton, OH, Moline, IL and Omaha, NE.
The tour has sold more than 225,000 tickets in the first quarter of 2009 for 24 dates – so far. Special guest on the tour is Dierks Bentley with Darius Rucker on the January dates and Crystal Shawanda in February.
The reigning Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association Male Vocalist of the Year, Paisley also announced this week his upcoming 2009 tour, ”American Saturday Night,” with special guests Bentley and Jimmy Wayne. The kick-off date for the 41-city tour is scheduled for June 5 in Charlotte, N.C.
Paisley recently earned his 13th No. 1 single and a record-setting ninth consecutive with “Start A Band,” his duet with Keith Urban. The single is from his November 2008 release “Play,” a critics-favorite guitar-driven mostly-instrumental album. Paisley is currently cover feature on the March issue of Guitar Player magazine. “The Paisley Party Tour” has sold more than 750,000 tickets for its 59 dates and continues through February.
After selling 5 million copies of his previous three albums and amassing ten Top 10 hits, including five No. 1s, country music star Bentley is ready for the next phase: the Feb. 3 release of “Feel That Fire,” a 12-song serving of rockers and ballads with a dash of honky tonk and bluegrass. With the lead single and title track blazing toward the No. 1 spot, Bentley is looking forward to spending 2009 on the road sharing the new music with his fans.
Wayne is one of the biggest success stories of 2008. “Do You Believe Me Now,” the title track from his first new CD in almost five years, hit the top of the charts and held onto the No. 1 spot for three weeks. The follow-up single, “I Will,” is tracking as well as its predecessor, and will certainly join the ranks of previous Wayne hits, including “Stay Gone, “I Love You This Much” and “Paper Angels.” In addition to the chart success, Wayne spent the bulk of late 2008 on the road connecting with fans.