Brad Paisley’s Weekend Warriors Unite in Philadelphia [Pictures]
Brad Paisley recently kicked off his Weekend Warriors Tour, and Taste of Country was on hand at a show to capture some exclusive concert shots.
Like Paisley, Lindsay Ell is a virtuoso guitarist. A few months back, Ell told the Times-Tribune, “If you told me I would be standing on stage trading licks with Brad Paisley, even a few years ago, I wouldn’t believe it.” Starting off the show, the singer played an energetic set that showcased her singles “By the Way” and “Shut Me Up,” as well as “Trippin’ on Us.”
Bryant hit the stage next with his perfect hair and macho showmanship. Playing as a three piece, Bryant and his band set the bar up high while playing guitar lefty to his jumpy “Getaway Car” and thrilling radio hit “Little Bit of You.” He made a dance floor out of the party pit with his irresistible cover of the Chainsmokers’ “Closer” and a compelling version of Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition” before passing the stage over to Lynch.
Lynch started off high above his drum riser, kicking off a hell of a show with “Hell of a Night.” Stepping down from the halo point of his stage, Lynch continued with “Mind Reader” and “Name on It.” Whatever he had to raise up, he urged the crowd to join him in his red cup salute with “Seein’ Red” before slowing it all down to the acoustic melody of “Love Me or Leave Me Alone.” Lynch gave the crowd a clasic rock medley and finished with “Where It’s At” before the headliner took the stage.
Paisley hit the stage to memorialize recently passed celebrities and loved ones interspersed with clips of the music video from his brand new single “Last Time for Everything,” displayed on the massive video screen behind the stage. Paisley and his onstage bar continued the party with “Old Alabama” and brought on a “Perfect Storm” with waves crashing on screen to the thunderous ballad.
“American Saturday Night,” “River Bank” and “Water” were just some of the many hits he offered the fans in Philly. Paisley ventured into the crowd for a guitar solo and brought his intimate acoustic set to a second stage on the back lawn of the amphitheater. Lynch joined in during “I’m Still a Guy,” while Ell came back to duet on “Whiskey Lullaby” and Chase Bryant then joined his tour mate to play some lead guitar on “Ticks” before closing out the show.
Brad Paisley’s Weekend Warrior Tour is set to run through Sept. 24, when it wraps up in St. Louis.
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