Brad Paisley Announces 2012 Tour Dates

The Band Perry, Scotty McCreery Will Open the Shows

Brad Paisley will swing through 20 cities early next year hollering “Camobunga!” — which is the unique name of his 2012 tour. The Band Perry and Scotty McCreery will be along for the ride.

The tour will launch on Jan. 12 in Grand Rapids, Mich., with dates currently scheduled through March 3 in Lexington, Ky.

In press materials, Paisley defined the unusual term this way: “The name of a live musical tour experience. A mind blowing blend of country, fiery ’60s surf guitar acrobatics, futuristic special effects, retro heart and soul, and mind altering liquid beverages. The spirit of the deep woods meets the breakneck excitement of the California coast.”

He added that the term is a blend of “Camouflage,” which is the name of his new single, as well as “Cowabunga!” lifted from the Howdy Doody TV show and surf lingo.

Here are the tour dates for the first quarter of 2012:

Jan. 12 – Grand Rapids, Mich.
Jan. 13 – Milwaukee, Wis.
Jan. 14 – St. Paul, Minn.
Jan. 19 – Kansas City, Mo.
Jan. 20 – Wichita, Kan.
Jan. 21 – Denver
Jan. 26 – Boise, Idaho
Jan. 27 – Salt Lake City
Jan. 28 – Las Vegas

Feb. 9 – Spokane, Wash.
Feb. 10 – Eugene, Ore.
Feb. 11 – Tacoma, Wash.
Feb. 16 – Lubbock, Texas
Feb. 17 – Las Cruces, N.M.
Feb. 23 – Madison, Wis.
Feb. 24 – Moline, Ill.
Feb. 25 Springfield, Mo.

March 1 – Baltimore
March 2 – Knoxville, Tenn.
March 3 – Lexington, Ky.