Brad Paisley Extends Weekend Warrior Tour Into 2018
Brad Paisley is gearing up for a busy 2018. He has announced an extension to his Weekend Warrior Tour — the 26-date 2018 run will pick up on Jan. 25 in Los Angeles and go through April, with additional dates to be added in the coming months.
Paisley recently co-hosted the CMA Awards for the tenth-consecutive year with Carrie Underwood. The singer and funny man credits the awards show for sharpening his comedy skills. In an interview with Billboard, Paisley reveals that his first time hosting the awards, in 2007, was his first experience doing comedy on a high-profile level.
"It was really the first time I’d walked that tightrope where you’re really out there to tell jokes for five or 10 minutes," he explains. "Learning to not only do some things between songs, but write a monologue, and become a comedy act. We learned quickly how to incorporate some of that music, but at the same time, it’s still a comedy act."
Country fans should bet on witnessing Paisley's humor alongside his impressive guitar shredding next year on tour. Complete dates are below.
Brad Paisley's 2018 Weekend Warrior World Tour Dates:
Jan. 25 -- Los Angeles, Calif. @ Staples Center
Jan. 26 -- Fresno, Calif. @ Save Mart Center
Jan. 27 -- Glendale, Ariz. @ Gila River Arena
Feb. 1 -- Salt Lake City, Utah @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
Feb. 2 -- Boise, Idaho @ Taco Bell Arena
Feb. 3 -- Reno, Nev. @ Reno Events Center
Feb. 15 -- Bloomington, Ill. @ Grossinger Motors Arena
Feb. 16 -- Kansas City, Mo. @ Sprint Center
Feb. 17 -- Cedar Falls, Iowa @ McLeod Center
Feb. 19 -- San Antonio, Texas @ San Antonio Rodeo
Feb. 20 -- San Antonio, Texas @ San Antonio Rodeo
Feb. 22 -- Knoxville, Tenn. @ Thompson-Boling Arena
Feb. 23 -- Pikeville, Ky. @ Eastern Kentucky Expo Center
Feb. 24 -- Rosemont, Ill. @ Allstate Arena
March 8 -- Savannah, Ga. @ Savannah Civic Center
March 9 -- Tallahassee, Fla. @ Donald L. Tucker Civic Center
March 10 -- St. Augustine, Fla. @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre
March 11 -- Plant City, Fla. @ Florida Strawberry Festival
March 16 -- Marksville, La. @ Paragon Casino Resort
March 22 -- Erie, Pa. @ Erie Insurance Arena
March 23 -- Louisville, Ky. @ KFC Yum! Center
March 24 -- Moline, Ill. @ TaxSlayer Center
April 5 -- Columbus, Ohio @ Schottenstein Center
April 7 -- Grand Rapids, Mich. @ Van Andel Arena
April 12 -- Little Rock, Ark. @ Verizon Arena
April 26 -- Lincoln, Neb. @ Pinnacle Bank Arena