During the month of December Brad Paisley and band had several days of tour rehearsals and it was during the stage set-up and rehearsals that Paisley realized the tour begged to have a new name – “Virtual Reality World Tour 2012” presented by Chevy.

“When you see plans and sketches on paper it’s one thing but to actually see it in real life is something else, and that’s what happened to me when we were in tour rehearsals.  When I saw the visuals and how exciting and sometimes mind-blowing they were I just felt the tour name needed to reflect what the fans were going to see,” says Paisley.  “For two hours each night of the tour they can be taken away from reality – literally.”

The tour kicks-off next week with special guests CMA New Artist of the Year The Band Perry and 2011 American Idol Winner Scotty McCreery. Live Nation is the national tour promoter.  Log on to www.bradpaisley.com and www.livenation.com for on-sale and current information.

2012 First Quarter Tour Dates:

January 12                   Grand Rapids, MI                   Van Andel Arena

January 13                   Milwaukee, WI                       Bradley Center

January 14                   St. Paul, MN                           Xcel Energy Center

January 19                   Kansas City, MO                    Sprint Center

January 20                   Wichita, KS                            Intrust Bank Arena

January 21                   Denver, CO                             Pepsi Center

January 26                   Boise, ID                                 Idaho Center

January 27                   Salt Lake City, UT                  Maverik Center

January 28                   Las Vegas, NV                       Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino

February 9                   Spokane, WA                          Spokane Arena

February 10                 Eugene, OR                            Matthew Knight Arena

February 11                 Tacoma, WA                           Tacoma Dome

February 16                 Lubbock, TX                           United Spirit Arena

February 17                 Las Cruces, NM                      Pan American Center

February 23                 Madison, WI                           Alliant Energy Center

February 24                 Moline, IL                               iWireless Center

February 25                 Springfield, MO                      JQH Arena

March 1                       Baltimore, MD                        1st Mariner Arena

March 2                       Knoxville, TN                         Thompson-Boling Arena

March 3                       Lexington, KY                        Rupp Arena