UK country hit makers the Shires today announced they will be supporting US country music superstars Little Big Town on their Pain Killer tour in the USA this year marking another significant landmark moment in their domination of the UK country scene and also their rapidly developing profile in the United States.
The band will support Little Big Town, whose monster hit ‘Girl Crush’ has dominated the billboard charts this year, at key shows including: the Taco Bell Arena in Boise, Idaho on 13 November 2015 and also Little Big Town’s show in Canada, at the Abbotsford Centre, in British Columbia on the 19 November 2015. Full dates detailed below.
The Shires stated: “We can’t believe how fast things are progressing. In November last year, we were supporting Little Big Town at Shepherd’s Bush Empire. Within a year, we are now headlining Shepherd’s Bush Empire and supporting Little Big Town in the United States!”
The Shires US and Canadian support tour will follow a triumphant return for the band to Hyde Park on September 13, when they will play BBC Radio 2 Live In Hyde Park for the second year in a row.
The Shires stated: “BBC Radio 2’s support has been incredible this year, they’ve played several of our singles and now to be able to return to Hyde Park where it all started, is just magic. We just can’t thank them enough”
The Shires have had an impressive 2015 to say the least. They became one of the biggest break through artists of this year after scoring a top 10 for their debut album Brave, they’ve supported Tom Jones on tour, debuted multiple festivals including: Isle Of Wight and Glastonbury Festival, secured inclusion on multiple Radio 2 playlists, and also played country music’s most important stage: The Grand Ole Opry.
Following their remaining summer shows, which include: BBC Radio 2’s Live in Hyde Park, The Shires tour the UK in October, with performances across the UK and the tour beginning at Bedford Corn Exchange on 1 October and culminating in a headline show at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on 24 October, before heading to the USA to support Little Big Town.
For more information please visit: http://www.theshiresmusic.com
The Shires – Live Dates:
Friday 4th September – Cottingham Folk Festival, Cottingham
Saturday 12th September – Boomerang Hickstead, Hickstead
Sunday 13th September – BBC Radio 2 Live In Hyde Park
October National Tour:
Thursday 1st October – Bedford Corn Exchange, Bedford
Friday 2nd October – The Lyric Theatre, Carmarthen
Sunday 4th October – Glee Club, Cardiff
Monday 5th October – Exeter Phoenix, Exeter
Tuesday 6th October – Pyramid Centre, Portsmouth
Thursday 8th October – Leas Cliff Hall Theatre, Folkestone
Saturday 10th October – Ironworks, Inverness
Sunday 11th October – Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh
Monday 12th October – Lemon Tree, Aberdeen
Wednesday 14th October – Empire, Middlesbrough
Thursday 15th October – The Leadmill, Sheffield
Friday 16th October – Roadmender, Northampton
Sunday 18th October – The Institute, Birmingham
Monday 19th October – O2 Academy Liverpool, Liverpool
Tuesday 20th October – Cambridge Junction, Cambridge
Thursday 22nd October – Bath Pavilion, Bath
Saturday 24th October – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London
Little Big Town Support Tour:
Nov 12th – Adams Center, Missoula, Montana
Nov 13th – Taco Bell Arena, Boise, Idaho
Nov 14th – Keller Auditorium, Portland, Oregon
Nov 19th – Abbottsford Centre, Abbotsford, Canada
Nov 20th – Paramount Theatre, Seattle, Washington
Nov 21st – INB Performing Arts Center – Spokane, Washington