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