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Brad Paisley Announces Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland Shows!

19 November 2021 | 9:41 am | Mallory Arbour

Brad Paisley will play his first ever headline shows in Australia and New Zealand, along with Morgan Evans, who are both slated to headline CMC Rocks QLD!

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Brad Paisley will play his first ever headline shows in Australia and New Zealand, along with Morgan Evans. Both are also slated to headline CMC Rocks QLD with Kane Brown in 2022!

The concerts are scheduled at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena on Thursday 29 September, Sydney’s Qudos Arena on Wednesday 5 October and Auckland’s Spark Arena on Saturday 8 October 2022. Local New Zealand country star, Kaylee Bell will join the pair in Auckland only.

Paisley is a global country music superstar who has earned his place in country music history as one of the genre’s most talented and decorated artists. Over the past 21 years, his songwriting and unmatched showmanship have won him numerous awards, including three GRAMMYs, two American Music Awards, 14 Country Music Association Awards and 15 Academy of Country Music Awards among many others.

A member of the Grand Ole Opry since 2001, Paisley has written 21 of his 24 number one hits, has amassed over 4.6 billion career streams and in 2008 became the first artist to achieve 10 consecutive Billboard Country Airplay number one singles.

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His 2017 album, Love and War, which features collaborations with the likes of Mick Jagger, John Fogerty and Timbaland, debuted at number one on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. This year saw the release of new music from Paisley with City of Music, an ode to the dreamers who arrive in Nashville hoping to make it big.

Australian born and bred, Evans has grown to become one of the most exciting artists on the global country music scene right now. Having relocated to Nashville in 2017, Morgan exploded onto the US Billboard Country Airplay chart with Kiss Somebody hitting number one and being certified gold and achieving platinum in Australia. Day Drunk followed, which hit the Top 20 in the US and is certified 2 x platinum in Australia.

Both hit singles feature on his album Things That We Drink To, which reached the Top 10 on the US Billboard Country Album chart and Top 5 in Australia on the ARIA Album chart. Evans went on to win the ARIA Award for ‘Country Album of the Year’ in 2019. He recently released his new EP, The Country And The Coast Side A featuring the single Love Is Real, which has spent six weeks at number one on the Australian Country Radio chart.

Frontier Members can access their pre-sale from 3pm Monday 22 November to 3pm Tuesday 23 November 2021 (local time) before tickets go on sale to the general public at 3pm Wednesday 24 November 2021 (local time). Ticket details are available here.

Thursday 29 September – Rod Laver Arena (All Ages) 

Wednesday 5 October – Qudos Bank Arena (All Ages) 

Saturday 8 October – Spark Arena (All Ages)

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