The Shires Return With New Album & Tour

The UK’s best-selling country act The Shires have just released a taster single ‘New Year’ from their eagerly awaited forthcoming album ‘Good Years’.  ‘New Year’ is out now on BMG, and ‘Good Years’ will be available as a limited edition red vinyl as well as on CD and streaming platforms.

The title of the group’s newest record couldn’t ring truer for Ben and Crissie as the release follows two gold-certified albums and three Top 10 singles firmly cementing their status as two of country music’s most prominent voices.

The band’s new music coincides with the announcement of a UK tour which will see the duo play the likes of the London Palladium, Bristol O2 Academy, Birmingham’s Symphony Hall and Brighton’s Dome alongside a number of other venues across the UK.

As with all their albums ‘Good Years’ was recorded in the home of Country Music, Nashville. It is a poignant project for Crissie and Ben now having made huge waves both on home soil and across the pond as the first UK artists to win ‘Best International Act’ at the prestigious CMAs.

Speaking on the release of their latest single and the new album Crissie and Ben said; “We are so excited to be releasing ‘Good Years’, our 4th album recorded in Nashville and also announce our next UK tour!  Honesty and storytelling has always been such an important part of our songwriting. We’ve poured some of the incredible experiences and life we’ve lived into these songs. We can’t wait to hit the road next year and play these live across the country. The songs mean so much to us personally, but there really is nothing like looking out at our fans in the crowd and seeing how much of an impact they can have in someone else’s life. It’s truly a very special thing”.

Ben and Crissie will embark on a UK tour in May 2020, full list of dates noted below:

27th April – Weymouth Pavilion

28th April – Torquay Princess Theatre

29th April – Stoke Victoria Hall                       

1st May – Lincoln Engine Shed        

4th May – Birmingham Symphony Hall

5th May – Aberyswyth Arts Centre

6th May – Guildford G Live

8th May – Bristol O2 Academy

9th May – Cambridge Corn Exchange

10th May – Nottingham Royal Centre           

12th May – Carlisle Sands Centre

13th May – Aberdeen Beach Ballroom

14th May – Edinburgh Liquid Room

15th May – Gateshead The Sage    

17th May – Ipswich Regent Theatre              

19th May – Manchester Bridgewater Hall

20th May – York Barbican

22nd May – Oxford New Theatre

23rd May – Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

24th May – Cardiff St David’s Hall  

26th May – Basingstoke The Anvil

27th May – London Palladium                         

2nd June – Brighton The Dome

3rd June – Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall

4th June – Bedford Corn Exchange

Tickets go on sale Friday 29 November at 10:00 via gigst.rs/TheShires. For more information visit www.theshiresmusic.com.