Brad Paisley Launches 'Bonfires & Amplifiers' Tour
Over the past 12 months the Brad Paisley Bonfires and Amplifiers Tour has been one of the best country packages. Now Brad is prepared to hit the road once again for the Paisley Party Tour along with three supporting acts. The tour kicks off with a show in Albuquerque, N.M.
Just a few months ago, Paisley celebrated his tenth year in country music. In particular this tour serves to demonstrate how he continues growing and learning from each new experience.
Paisley said, last year we designed the stage and when we came for rehearsal we took a look and said we could put this over here and the lights on those. This year instead we designed the stage around the song. There is a back screen that is interactive that I can work with. You can actually stand next to a screen and play right off of it. Some of it will get incorporated. Like the instrumental, I drew cartoons that run during the instrumental. The cartoon this year will be more interactive. I will be able to just walk up and be right in front of them.
Brad also has designed three runways for Paisley Party. The middle one juts way into the crowd at the venue’s main floor.
Paisley said, the front thrust goes practically all the way over to our sound board. That way the people that are in back get better seats for some parts in the show such as the acoustic set. We are thinking about things like that. You can just add some more lights. We have already crammed about as many lights that can possibly be crammed into an amphitheater. We are learning tricks that will help us to play better and better each year.
Paisley Party will feature Julianne Hough, Chuck Wicks and Jewel as well. After the Albuquerque show, Paisley will play consecutive nights in the cities of Phoenix, then San Diego and finally Orange County in California.