Country superstar Brad Paisley will be ‘Amplified’ at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 16
From a press release:
Country music superstar Brad Paisley has announced the continuation of his highly successful Life Amplified World Tour with dates added in February of 2017. The tour will be making stops in Eastern Canada and Northeastern United States, including the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Special guests will be hit-maker Chase Bryant and rising star Lindsay Ell.
Tickets, which are $36.50 and $72, go on sale this Friday, Dec. 16 at noon through the NBT Bank Box Office at Mohegan Sun Arena (255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Twp.), ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, and by phone at 800-745-3000.
Brad Paisley is a critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, guitarist, and entertainer whose talents have earned him numerous awards, including three Grammys, two American Music Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards, and 14 Country Music Association Awards (including “Entertainer of the Year”), among many others.
He has been a proud member of the Grand Ole Opry since 2001. Paisley has written 20 of his 23 No. 1 hits, including “He Didn’t Have to Be,” “Mud on the Tires,” “She’s Everything,” “Water,” and “Remind Me,” among others. His popular 2016 Life Amplified World Tour traveled across the U.S. and Canada. Paisley also took his Country Nation College Tour presented by Frontier Communications to 9 IMG College partners in the fall of 2016 for free concerts on the campuses, a follow-up to his initial 2015 college tour.
His current single, “Today,” is resonating with people around the globe, and the music video has been viewed over 30 million times. Paisley has partnered with Boot Barn and developed an exclusive line of jeans, hats, t-shirts, jewelry, belts, and woven shirts called Moonshine Spirit by Brad Paisley.
One of the most celebrated new artists in today’s country music landscape, 24-year-old Chase Bryant was raised in Orange Grove, Texas (pop. 1,200). Bryant’s grandfather played piano for Roy Orbison and Waylon Jennings. His uncles co-founded the group Ricochet. Conway, Merle, Petty, Vince, Bob Wills, Steve Wariner, Bryan Adams, and more were early influences, as were records by Keith Urban, Sarah Buxton, and Jedd Hughes.
Bryant’s second consecutive hit, “Little Bit of You,” rose to No. 3 on the country radio charts. His guitar-wielding Top 10 debut single “Take It on Back” spent 15 consecutive weeks on the CMT Hot 20 Countdown, seven weeks on the GAC Top 20 Country Countdown, and was a Top 20 Most Watched Video on VEVO TV Nashville. Internationally, the single was a Top 20 hit in Canada and earned the No. 1 spot on Australia’s CMC Countdown.
Bryant’s new single, the smoldering “Room to Breathe” marks a thrilling evolution in the young star’s artistry and is available now at all digital retailers and streaming partners.
Named one of The Huffington Post’s “Top Country Artists to Watch in 2016, Lindsay Ell is a triple threat: accomplished musician, unique vocalist, and songwriter. The young Calgary native learned to play guitar while traveling with her father to country bluegrass camps as a young girl. Ell honed her craft as a musical stylist and songwriter after being discovered by BTO and The Guess Who’s Randy Bachman (“American Woman,” “Taking Care of Business”) who discovered her at the age of 13. The multi-instrumentalist was soon opening for the likes of Luke Bryan, Buddy Guy, The Band Perry, and Keith Urban.
Ell received critical acclaim for her singles “Trippin’ on Us,” “Shut Me Up,” and “By the Way,” including being named one of Rolling Stone’s “10 Artists You Need to Know” and one of CMT’s Next Women of Country. A 2016 CMT Music Award and Canadian Country Music Award nominee, Ell most recently wowed audiences from coast-to-coast as part of the 2016 CMT Next Women of Country Tour.