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Paisley announces new summer gigs

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 – Brad Paisley announced his 2011 tour, H2O II World Tour presented by Chevy, kicking off May 28 at Heinz Field, home of the Pittsburgh Steelers. The 33-city tour includes 5 stadiums and an international trek that includes London's O2 Arena, Dublin, Stockholm and Oslo. Special guests on the tour will be Blake Shelton and Jerrod Niemann.

The tour also will include the "Water World Plaza." Performing there will be Brent Anderson, Edens Edge and Sunny Sweeney. The tour will open each day at 4 p.m. with music starting at 5 p.m.

Anderson is a Pascagoula, Miss. native. At age 13, Anderson was fronting his own band, and by age 16, he had his first publishing deal in 2005. Now a songwriter for Sea Gayle Music, Anderson is currently working on his debut album with producer Frank Rogers, who works with Paisley.

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 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. The trio's debut single on Big Machine Records, Amen, will be at out March 28.

Sweeney has a hit on her hands with From a Table Away from her current EP. A full-length is expected later this year. She previously has released hard country albums.

Tour dates are:

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, Prince Edward Island, Canada.**
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
Aug. 4 WE Fest Detroit Lakes, MN**
Aug. 6 First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre Chicago, IL
Aug. 7 Columbus Crew Stadium Columbus, OH
Aug. 17 O2 Arena London, UK*
Aug. 19 Olympia Theatre Dublin, IRE*
Aug. 20 V Fest Chelmsford, UK*
Aug. 21 V Fest Staffordshire, UK*
Aug. 24 Cirkus Stockholm, SWE*
Aug. 26 Spektrum Oslo, NOR*
Aug. 27 Lisebergshallen Goteburg, SWE*
Aug. 28 Forum Copenhagen, DEN*
Sept. 9 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre Tampa, FL
Sept. 10 Cruzan Amphitheatre West Palm Beach, FL
Sept. 23 Susquehanna Bank Center Philadelphia, PA
Sept. 24 Jiffy Lube Live Washington, DC
Sept. 25 Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion Raleigh, NC
* Paisley only shows.
**Paisley, Shelton, Niemann only
*** Paisley, Shelton, Niemann and Darius Rucker

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