Saturday, May 17, 2014

Concert tour roundup: Brad Paisley, John Doe, The Beach Boys

Here are some tour updates that were announced this week...

Brad Paisley's 2014 tour just began with guests be Randy Houser, Charlie Worsham and Leah Turner.

Fans can watch humorous Brad and Kraft co-created videos that show what he would do “For the Love of Cheese” at

There, they can enter the national sweepstakes for a chance to win a lifetime supply of cheese and a VIP Brad Paisley concert experience, find Paisley’s cheesy recipe favorites, and more.

Paisley is partnering with Tickets-for-Charity to offer fans some of the best seats in the house to benefit St. Jude Target House. Tickets are available exclusively at

Paisley's Country Nation World Tour presented by KRAFT Cheese:

May 24 Tree Town Festival Forest City, IA*
May 30 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis, MO
May 31 First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre Chicago, IL
June 1 Cricket Wireless Amphitheater Bonner Springs, KS
June 12 Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia, MD
June 13 Clays Park Amphitheatre N. Lawrence, OH**
June 14 Hunter Mountain Hunter Mountain, NY
June 15 Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion Bangor, ME
June 19 Klipsch Music Center Indianapolis, IN
June 20 Riverbend Music Center Cincinnati, OH
June 27 Marcus Amphitheatre Milwaukee, WI*
June 28 Chippewa Valley Country Festival Cadott, WI*
July 2 Molson Canadian Amphitheatre Toronto, ONT
July 3 Darien Lake Performing Arts Center Darien Center, NY
July 5 XFINITY Theatre Hartford, CT
July 10 Sleep Train Amphitheatre San Diego, CA
July 11 Salinas Sports Complex Salinas, CA**
July 12 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Irvine, CA
July 19 Ravina on the Lakes Peoria, IL
July 24 Cheyenne Frontier Days Cheyenne, WY*
July 26 North Dakota State Fair Minot, ND*
August 1 Cape Blanco Country Music Festival Sixes, OR
August 2 Sleep Train Amphitheatre Sacramento, CA
August 8 We Fest Detroit Lakes, MN
August 14 Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood Atlanta, GA
August 15 MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre Tampa, FL
August 16 Cruzan Amphitheatre West Palm Beach, FL
August 21 New York State Fair Syracuse, NY
August 22 PNC Bank Arts Center Holmdel, NJ
August 23 XFINITY Center Boston, MA
September 4 Austin360 Amphitheater Austin, TX
September 5 Gexa Energy Pavilion Dallas, TX
September 6 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Houston, TX
September 18 Farm Bureau Live Virginia Beach, VA
September 19 PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte, NC
September 20 Jiffy Lube Live Washington, DC

*Dates are festivals – include Paisley and multiple other artists
**Randy Houser is not on this date 

John Doe - a founding member of L.A. punk rock outfit X and the country spin-off band The Knitters - will do select tour dates in early summer. His backing band includes Cindy Wasserman on vocals, Jesse Dayton on guitar, Chris Rhoades on bass and Brady Blade on drums. These dates come on the heels of the release of The Best of John Doe: This Far, in May via Yep Roc Records.

Tour Dates:

6/12 - Kessler Theater - Dallas, TX
6/13 - Off Broadway - St Louis, MO
6/14 - City Winery - Chicago, IL
6/16 - Beachland Ballroom - Cleveland, OH
6/19 - Brighton Music Hall - Boston, MA
6/20 - The Bell House - Brooklyn, NY
6/21 - Avalon Theater - Easton, MD
6/22 - Asbury Lanes - Asbury Park NJ
6/23 - World Cafe Live - Philadelphia, PA
6/24 - Hudson Square Music Fest - New York, NY
6/25 - Gypsy Sally's, Washington DC
6/30 - The Viper Room - Los Angeles, CA

Mike Love's The Beach Boys are doing U.S. and select international dates this summer. On July 5, The Beach Boys will play Jones Beach, with special appearances from Al Jardine and David Marks.

In addition, Jeffrey Foskett has joined Love's The Beach Boys as a permanent member of the group's touring band after a long stint with Brian Wilson. He replaces Christian Love, who is departing the band to pursue a solo career after eight years of touring.

"Year after year it's been a great source of inspiration to see the happiness our music has brought to multiple generations of Beach Boy fans in so many parts of the world," said Love, lead singer and co-founder of The Beach Boys.

"This summer I'm particularly excited for the Jones Beach show, which is such a terrific, iconic venue. It will be very special to share the stage with some old friends and bandmates, Al Jardine and David Marks. Bruce and I are really happy to have Jeffrey Foskett rejoin the band - he's a great vocalist and musician and has a long history with The Beach Boys. It's been awesome to have my son my Christian performing with us for much of the past decade. I'm so proud of him and I wish him well in his work as a solo artist. As talented as he is, I hope he'll still want to join his Dad on stage every once and a while."

Foskett has had a long music career, both as a solo artist and playing alongside some of music's greatest, including Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, and Ringo Starr. Since his first concert with The Beach Boys in 1981, Foskett has maintained a long relationship with the band, most recently working with co-founder Wilson, on several projects including Smile, which garnered a Grammy for Best Rock Instrumental Performance. Foskett's wide vocal range can be heard on The Beach Boys' 2012 album, That's Why God Made the Radio, which debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 album chart.

The Beach Boys touring band features Love, Bruce Johnston, musical director Scott Totten, guitarist Foskett, keyboardist Tim Bonhomme, bass player Randell Kirsch and drummer John Cowsill.

At select venues, The Beach Boys will be offering three distinct VIP packages for fans to enjoy exclusive backstage access, front row seats, pictures and Q&A's with the band, re-mastered Beach Boys songs, autographed USB laminate loaded music and other special memorabilia. For more information, fans can visit, beginning May 25.

Tour dates
5/25 - Louisville, KC @ Belvedere Festival Park
6/06 - Loveland, CO @ Budweiser Events Ctr.
6/07 - Ft. Yates, ND @ Prairie Knights Casino
6/08 - Moorhead, MN @ Bluestem Center
6/13 - Richfield, UT @ Sevier Valley Ctr. Arena
6/14 - Wendover, NV @ Peppermill Casino
6/21 - Laughlin, NV @ Edgewater Casino
6/22 - Arcadia, CA @ LA Arboretum
6/24 - Surrey, UK @ Hampton Court
6/25 - Surrey, UK @ Hampton Court
6/26 - Derry, N. IRE @ Ebrington Square
6/27 - Zurich, Switzerland @ Kongresshaus
7/01 - Rattvik, Sweden @ Dalhalla
7/05 - Long Island, NY @ Jones Beach
7/10 - Huntsville, AL @ Von Braun
7/12 - Peachtree, GA @ Frederick Brown Amphitheatre
7/17 - Epsom, UK @ Downs Racecourse
7/18 - Newmarket, UK @ Racecourse
7/19 - Newbury, UK @ Racecourse
7/21 - Madrid, Spain @ Festival
7/23 - Marbella, Spain @ Starlite Festival
7/25 - York, UK @ Racecourse
7/26 - Ocean Grove, NJ @ The Great Auditorium
7/27 - Selbyville, DE @ Freeman Stage
7/28 - Lancaster, PA @ American Music Theater
7/29 - Columbus, OH @ Ohio State Fair
7/31 - Ventura, CA @ Ventura County Fair
8/01 - Saratoga, CA @ Mountain Winery
8/02 - Reno, NV @ Silver Legacy
8/06 - Sioux Falls, ND @ Sioux Empire Fair
8/09 - Williams Bay, WI @ Ferro Pavilion
8/10 - Detroit, MI @ Freedom Hill
8/12 - Pomona, NY @ Provident Bank Park
8/13 - Aston, PA @ Sun Center
8/14 - Stamford, CT @ Columbus Park
8/15 - Hampton Beach, NH @ HB Casino Ballroom
8/16 - Newport, RI @ Yacht Club
8/17 - Webster, MA @ Indian Ranch
8/21 - Princeton, IL @ Bureau County Fair
8/26 - Chicago, IL @ Ravinia
8/27 - Livermore, CA @ Wente Winery
8/28 - Jacksonville, OR @ Britt Pavilion
8/30 - Snoqualmie, WA @ Casino Amphitheater
8/31 - Ferndale, WA @ Silver Reef Casino
9/01 - Salem, OR @ State Fair
9/07 - Wooster, OH @ Wayne County Fair
9/18 - Paducah, KY @ Carson Center
9/19 - Belleville, IL @ Town Square
9/20 - Dubuque, IA @ Diamond Jo Casino
10/03 - Rancho Mirage, CA @ Agua Caliente
10/04 - Las Vegas, NV @ Cannery
10/05 - San Diego, CA @ Humphrey's
10/08 - San Antonio, TX @ Majestic Theatre
10/09 - Houston, TX @ Arena Theater
10/10 - Biloxi, MS @ Beau Rivage
10/11 - Biloxi, MS @ Beau Rivage
11/21 - Paris, France @ L'Olympia
11/22 - Frederikshavn, Denmark @ Denmark-Arena Nord

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