MY KINDA PARTY TOUR
“I get a pretty good cardio workout every night-I’m pretty sure I lose about 5 lbs.,” Aldean says of his high-energy show, which features buddy Luke Bryan and, in summer, newcomer Rachel Farley.
IN THE HANDS OF THE FANS TOUR
The duo’s setlist each night will be made up of fan requests via text, Twitter, Facebook and signs in the crowd at the show. Any song the band has ever recorded or performed onstage is fair game.
THE AMERICAN BAND TOUR
The trio brings Little Big Town, Eli Young Band and Edens Edge on board for a tour in support of their new album. “We’re just pumped,” says Gary LeVox. “We feel like new artists again.”
LIVE IN OVERDRIVE TOUR
Raise your glass (or, better yet, your red Solo cup) and proceed to party as the Big Dog hits the road with opener Brantley Gilbert. Keith takes his show to 28 cities beginning in June.
PLUS LADY ANTEBELLUM continues their OWN THE NIGHT TOUR, then takes the show to Europe; heavy hitters like TAYLOR, KEITH and DIERKS wind down headlining tours and hit the fest and fair circuit, while CARRIE plays fest and fair dates before a fall tour.
The longtime friends, who last toured together 10 years ago, double their star power for the summer’s biggest show. Expect “one big spring-break party all summer long,” Chesney said.
LASERS! METEORS! STAGE SWIMMING!
BRAD’S MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR
PAISLEY OFFERS VIRTUAL FUN WITH HIGH-TECH WIZARDRY
“I’m a fan of ’80s stadium rock bands like U2 and Pink Floyd and Van Halen,” Paisley says of the inspiration behind his latest extravaganza. “People went to those shows to get transported out of reality.” With a dozen semis packed with 2,000 sq.-ft. of LED video and five of the “highest tech lasers you’ve ever seen,” his Virtual Reality World Tour will transport his own fans this summer. “My audience would be happy with an evening of music,” he says. “But I think they’re even happier with an evening of music and circus act.” The show is packed with 3-D laser animation, digital trickery (a pool appears onstage!) and duets (real and virtual) with pals like Carrie Underwood. But he’s reluctant to divulge too much: “Some things I want people to just see. If I talk about it ahead of time, it’s like seeing the wizard behind the curtain.”
DRINK PINK WITH MIRANDA & CHRIS
ON HER SIZZLING ON FIRE TOUR, MIRANDA LAMBERT AND CHRIS YOUNG KICK BACK WITH THESE COLORFUL COCKTAILS!
2 parts Crystal Light Raspberry Lemonade, one part Bacardi Rum and a splash of Sprite Zero.
“It’s refreshing, and there are no calories except for the rum. Plus, it’s low-carb and no caffeine-it’s pretty awesome.”
2 parts Sparkling Ice Pomegranate Berry flavor, 1 part Tito’s vodka
“My tour manager stocked the bus with Sparkling Ice, and we were all hooked. Add vodka for an easy party drink!”
MY TOUR ESSENTIALS
I DON’T GO ON THE ROAD WITHOUT…
NEST VOTIVE CANDLES “They have gorgeous scents. I’m all about setting up the ambience, with lighting and scent.”
TOOTHBRUSH “My toothbrush and my blankie.”
FLAVORED MINI TOOTSIE ROLLS “They were on the bus one day, and I grabbed a few and got hooked.”
BABY WIPES “We just like to be clean.”
FRENCH VANILLA CREAMER “I love coffee, but I can’t drink it without that.”
OUR MOM “Because she sometimes has to play mediator for the three of us.”
SUNGLASSES “I don’t get up till the afternoon when the sun’s really bright, so if I don’t have sunglasses, I’m like one of those moles coming out of a hole. It’s ridiculous.”
RECORDS “I bought a record player last year, and it is just the most incredible thing to wake up and put on a vinyl record.”
MY iPAD “It’s where my books are. I’m reading Diana Gabaldon’s series of Outlander books right now-for the second time.”