Brad Paisley Announces H2O World Tour With Darius Rucker, Justin Moore

Singer-Songwriter Also Plans Concerts in England, Norway

Brad Paisley will launch his H20 World Tour on May 21 in Virginia Beach, Va., with guests Darius Rucker and Justin Moore.

Paisley has partnered with the Hope Through Healing Hands campaign to draw attention to the fact that one out of five people around the world lacks access to safe drinking water. Donations will be made to the campaign during each tour stop. Paisley announced his tour on Monday (March 22) on World Water Day. In addition, his next single from American Saturday Night is titled “Water.”

In addition to 36 shows currently scheduled in the U.S. and Canada, Paisley will also perform his own shows in Europe. He will appear at Shepherds Bush Empire on June 23-24 in London as well as the Notodden Music Festival on June 25 in Oslo, Norway. Paisley will schedule additional shows throughout the year, with plans to visit 75 cities on the tour. The first leg of the tour, which is presented by Chevy, concludes on Sept. 25 in Denver.

The H2O World Tour will also include a Water World Plaza sponsored by Sea Ray Boats and Skinny Water. Performers in that area will include Easton Corbin (“A Little More Country Than That” ), Steel Magnolia (“Keep On Lovin’ You” ) and Josh Thompson (“Beer on the Table” ). In addition to the music stage, there will be multiple water-themed activities such as a Chevy H2O FLW fishing simulator, dunking booth and Hope Through Healing Hands’ campaign booth. A Corvette driving simulator will also allow fans to virtually race against Paisley — with an opportunity to meet and greet the singer if he doesn’t win.

“I’ve never been this excited about a tour,” Paisley said. “After one of the worst winters I can remember, we’re going to make up for it this summer.”

Tour dates are as follows:

May 21: Virginia Beach, Va.
May 22: Washington, D.C.
May 28: Kansas City, Mo.
May 29: St. Louis

June 4: Toledo, Ohio
June 5: Indianapolis
June 6: Cincinnati
June 11: Detroit
June 12: Pittsburgh
June 18: Darien Lake, N.Y.
June 19: Philadelphia
June 23-24: London
June 25: Oslo, Norway

July 16: Chicago
July 17: Moline, Ill.
July 22: Toronto
July 23: Cleveland
July 24: Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
July 25: Harrington, Del. (Paisley only)

Aug. 5: Hidalgo, Texas
Aug. 6: Houston
Aug. 7: Dallas
Aug. 12: Daytona Beach, Fla.
Aug. 13: Tampa, Fla.
Aug. 14: West Palm Beach, Fla.
Aug. 21: Boston (Paisley only)
Aug. 27: Charlotte, N.C.
Aug. 28: Raleigh, N.C.

Sept. 9: Spokane, Wash.
Sept. 10: Portland, Ore.
Sept. 11: Seattle
Sept. 15: Mountain View, Calif.
Sept. 17: San Diego
Sept. 18: Phoenix
Sept. 19: Albuquerque, N.M.
Sept. 23: Boise, Idaho
Sept. 24: Salt Lake City
Sept. 25: Denver

Craig Shelburne has been writing for since 2002. He is also a producer for CMT Edge, Concrete Country and Live @ CMT.