Brad Paisley Announces Free Ohio Show, Sells It Out in 20 Minutes
Brad Paisley just can't have a day off! On Wednesday (July 27), the singer announced that he will be performing a free concert in Ohio in August, after the Buckle Up Country Music Festival, which he was supposed to be headlining, was canceled.
Paisley's free show is set for Aug. 6 in Cincinnati, at the Riverbend Music Center. After announcing the concert on a local radio station, all of the tickets for the event were distributed within 20 minutes.
"I had a day off, and I love your area, and I love the amphitheater," Paisley told the DJs at Cincinnati's B 105.1 (quote via a press release), "so we're going to do a free concert."
As an added bonus, Paisley's 2016 Life Amplified Tour openers, Tyler Farr and Maddie & Tae, will play the show as well. All three acts were set to perform at Buckle Up, which was canceled on Monday (July 25), shortly before it was set to take place in Blue Ash, Ohio, on Aug. 5-6.
Paisley's Life Amplified Tour is scheduled to stop at the First Niagara Pavilion in Pittsburgh, Pa., on Aug. 5, then continue from Cincinnati onto the Hollywood Casino Amphitheater in St. Louis, Mo., on Aug. 7. The tour will be back in Ohio -- this time in Cleveland -- on Sept. 16, at the Blossom Music Center. A list of all of Paisley's upcoming stops can be found on his website.
Paisley recently released a new single, “Without a Fight,” as the lead single from his forthcoming 11th studio album. The track features pop star Demi Lovato, and on Tuesday night (July 26), Paisley stopped by her and Nick Jonas' Future Now Tour show in Washington, DC, to perform with them.
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