Brad Paisley Crunches His Tour Numbers
Brad Paisley recently wrapped up his eight-month, nationwide American Saturday Night tour. Playing an astonishing 74 dates for almost 1.2 million fans, Brad is now giving us a by-the-numbers look at what it takes to make a tour of such magnitude come together!
Covering 1,151, 880 miles with 12 semi-trucks and 10 tour buses, the band and crew used 230,376 gallons of diesel fuel, 924 hotel rooms, consumed 41,000 bottles of water, and had 17,955 meals served. While on stage, they went through 12, 840 guitar picks, 3,570 AA batteries, 1,056 packs of guitar strings, 840 nine volt batteries and 214 pairs of drumsticks.
Wearing out 74 cowboy hats, the 95-minute show used 340,000 watts of power, with 80,000 lbs. total flying weight. Using 400 of the 34,000 photos taken by the tour photographer, they also used 836 square feet of video.
Not for the faint of heart, the tour boasts 45 stage jumpers, 17 people arrested for lewd behavior — nine in Charlotte, S.C. and eight in Tampa, Fla. — two births and one Las Vegas wedding.
And one very large bruise from the last show of the tour!
Brad is nominated for four ACM Awards, including the coveted Entertainer of the Year. Not one to stay still for long, dates for his upcoming H20 World Tour will be announced next week.