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, who’s 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 2015 shows, which include: Carfest South and 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:
The Shires Official Website