Friday, 18 September 2015

Chris Young Goes Global With Sold-Out World Tour


Check out:
a) News of Chris Young’s European Tour 
b) Reviews & Photos of his Shepherds Bush Empire concert in London
c) Listen back as he performed live and talked to Ricky Ross on BBC Radio Scotland
d) New Album and US Tour dates announced  

(Sept 15, 2015…Nashville, TN)
CHRIS YOUNG the British Country Music Award International Act of the Year has quickly become an international ambassador for Country Music as he returned to Europe for his “I’m Comin’ Over” World Tour. Young, “one of country music’s most reliable hitmakers,” (USA Today) is headlining nine sold-out shows in England, Germany, Ireland, Scotland, Sweden and Switzerland through September 24. Earlier this year he played to audiences in Australia, South Korea and Japan.
Photo Credit: Anthony D’Angio (Flex) 

This is my third year of touring overseas and the audiences blow me away every time,” declared Young. “That being said, the sold out crowd at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London was absolutely one of the best crowds I've ever played for! They packed the house and sang along and just have this love for country music – it’s mind-blowing!”

Chris returns to the US at the end of the month where he’ll headline the hometown “I’m Comin’ Over” World Tour stop at Nashville’s new Ascend Amphitheater on September 30. For a complete list of tour dates and to purchase tickets to catch the CMA, ACM and Grammy-nominated hit-maker in concert, visit ChrisYoungCountry.com.  “I’m Comin’ Over” is the latest smash from Young and the title track to his fifth studio album, due November 13.

ABOUT CHRIS YOUNG: At the age of 30, Chris Young has accomplished more than some artists do in a lifetime. Already a Grammy-nominated vocalist, he’s also a dynamic live performer who plays a powerhouse show packed with hits, including chart toppers “Gettin’ You Home,” “Voices,” “Tomorrow,” and  “Who I Am With You.” With four albums to his credit, Young has amassed six #1 singles, seven Gold/Platinum certifications and performed for audiences ranging from Good Morning America to Australia and Dublin to The Late Show with David Letterman. The RCA Records artist is an international ambassador for his genre, a talented songwriter, and a southern gentleman who is frequently declared one of country music’s sexiest men by Peopleand Country Weekly magazines.  With the release of his most recent record, “I’m Comin’ Over,” from his highly anticipated fifth studio album due November 13, Young is just as well known for his classic baritone as he is for melt-your-heart ballads and is winning audiences across the globe. Join the conversation with Chris Young’s more than 2.5 million followers on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and get tickets to catch him on tour at www.chrisyoungcountry.com.
Source: Press Release

CHRIS YOUNG plays LONDON!

Chris Young played a sold out show at London's Shepherds Bush Empire on Monday Sept 14th 2015.
See the Facebook 12 picture gallery taken by CMA photographer Anthony D’Angio (aka Flex The Frog; Website) : Last minute request for specific photos from Chris Young's management in Nashville meant my pass was changed to AAA/Full Show, giving me more scope for a variety of shots. No question that Chris is an absolute favourite here in the UK and last night's sold out crowd at the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire was testament to this. A great, revitalised performance from Chris Young and his band. #getflexd
See 14 picture gallery taken by Helen Parish (Hels Bels Photography) for Think Country in “some of the worst light conditions known to man”.

(15 Sept) Chris Young - Shepherds Bush Empire | Mon 14th Sept 2015
(Live Review) by Erica Fielder 2country.net

First up was the lovely Frankie Davis. She has a beautiful voice and played the guitar well but I have to be honest and say that I personally think the venue was too big for her and the crowd didn’t look engaged or ‘warmed up’.  Many were chatting loudly at the bar throughout her set. I would however, like to see her again with a full band at a smaller venue.

Then the lights dimmed, the crowd suddenly exploded and Chris Young burst on to the stage with A.M! ....We were treated to old and new hits from ‘Lost’,’ Voices’, ‘Tomorrow’ right through to ‘Neon’ & ‘I’m Coming
Over’. Chris looked amazed that everyone knew the words to ‘I’m Coming Over’. At one point Chris was about to play a song when someone shouted out ‘Text Me Texas’. Everyone cheered as it’s a song that has been well received here in the UK. Chris said “You asked for it, we know it, so I’m gonna sing it”. I thank the person who shouted that request and it was beautiful moment.
He looked visibly in awe at the reception he was receiving and it was so obvious that he was excited and ready for a rocking night!.....Read More - Photos

For The Country Record (by Nick Jarman)
Chris Young - Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, UK | September 14, 2015 – Review
Kicking off the show was my very favourite UK artist, Frankie Davies, hailing from the island of Jersey. Since seeing her at the UK Country Roots showcase late last year, the rest of the UK crowd simply haven’t done it for me since Frankie just blew them out of the competition with sharp guitar work and a stunning voice. This happened again, with a diverse and wonderful supporting set winning a large portion of the packed audience, pretty rare for an early support set.....By the time Chris actually took to the stage the crowd was already hyped up, and from my perch up on the balcony, the wall of noise hitting me was very impressive, unlike what I usually experience standing in the pit. Beginning with ‘AM’ was also a good move, since the upbeat nature of the song would stir the crowd even more. Throughout the show, Chris was visibly taken aback by the raucous reception he received from the UK crowd, and as he repeated throughout the show, he talked to us way more than he usually would. It was this that was really impressive to see as a fan, that he obviously had a set-list that he repeats night after night, but that he could break it up based on the crowd responses.
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He even went as far as to kick his band off the stage at one point to play an acoustic version of ‘Text Me Texas’ after a member of the audience shouted a request during a quiet moment.... Examples of Chris’ charm include an intermission during ‘I Can Take It From There’, where he preceded to perform a Conway Twitty impression after name-dropping him in the song. 

During this interlude, I could hear a collective panty-drop from the women (and some men) in the audience, but based on some lewd signs hoisted during the show, I wouldn’t be surprised if some fans came without underwear in the first place!..Thanks to the exceptional enthusiasm by both the fans and Chris, the show was actually extended past the 75 minute set list that Chris usually plays, and when I left at 11, he was still playing his second encore, including his fun drinking song ‘Save Water, Drink Beer’. I can’t say how impressed I was with Chris Young and his band, especially the amount they gave back to the fans in London, playing extra songs, taking requests, and just generally talking to us outside of the usual rehearsed spiel that comes from artists on stage. Come back Chris, I would like to buy you a beer (or 7).

CHRIS YOUNG in session BBC Scotland

(16 Sept 2015) Chris Young | Interview and Session: American country singer-songwriter Chris Young performs live and talks to Ricky Ross on BBC Radio Scotland. He played live on Another Country ahead of his debut sold-out show in Glasgow.
Hear the stories behind some of his songs, winning Nashville Star in 2006 and performs "You", "Neon" also his cover of ZZ Top's Sharp Dressed Man.

The discussion, includes Young's excitement about scoring a Gold certification for the Neon album and new single "I'm Comin' Over" and steamy video which accompanied it (6.7 million YouTube views; published on May 29, 2015).


With a crisp, recognizable voice full of traditional Country depth and just enough twang laid over a pedal steel, this power ballad from Chris Young delivers everything a Country traditionalist could want with a contemporary touch. Young pours equal parts seduction and heartbreak in to this yearning track, which is the perfect vehicle for his trademark smooth baritone vocals. A tale of the struggle to separate love from lust, I'm Comin' Over; swells with an easily relatable chorus: So I’m comin’ over / Runnin’ every red light / To hell with the closure / Save it for another time / Try not to think about you / But it ain’t workin’ / Why put out a fire when it’s still burnin’ / Just when I think movin’ on is gettin’ closer / I’m comin’ over
Everything we've come to love about Chris Young is on full display in the first single from a forthcoming album.
Listen to I'm Coming Over:


CHRIS YOUNG TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM

 I’M COMIN’ OVER  NOVEMBER 13

(Sept 1, 2015…Nashville, TN) …Chris Young’s latest smash single “I’m Comin’ Over” has quickly become the fastest selling single of his career. Nearing RIAA Gold certification, the title track single will lead off his fifth studio album, I’m Comin’ Over, releasing November 13.

 “’I’m Comin’ Over’ is honestly such a sonic bridge for me, between what I sounded like on the last record and what we’ve done on this one,” revealed Young. “I think that this song is a really good introduction to what you’ll hear on the rest of this record.”
Super fan packages can be reserved at ChrisYoungCountry.com Specially designed for the ultimate country music fan, the bundles contain everything from a Chris Young t-shirt, poster, flask, hoodie, keychain, koozie and coffee mug in addition to the new CD, I’m Comin’ Over

In celebration of the upcoming release of I’m Comin’ Over, Young made a return appearance to ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live  Wednesday, September 2.   
Chris Young will be kicking off his “I’m Comin’ Over” World Tour September 30 in Nashville, TN at the new Ascend Amphitheater. Tickets start at $15 for lawn seats, available at this special price for a limited time. Joining Young for the hometown show are Sony Music Nashville labelmates Jerrod Niemann and Cam.

Tickets for the “I’m Comin’ Over” Tour, presented by AEG Live, went on sale starting this Friday, August 14.
Purchased at aeglive.com and ChrisYoungCountry.com. A limited number of exclusive VIP Packages will also be available for sale. These packages can include premium tickets, access to a Chris Young preshow acoustic event, limited-edition merchandise and much more. The CMA, ACM and Grammy-nominated hit-maker will welcome five-time, chart-topping breakout artist, Eric Paslay and country newcomer, Clare Dunn, to open on Oct 22nd.
 
“I’m Comin’ Over” US Tour Dates*

SEP30  Ascend Amphitheater, Nashville, TN ( with Jerrod Neimann , Cam)                      
Oct 2    Lc Pavilion, Columbus, Oh        
Oct 3    Joliet Memorial Stadium Joliet, Il
Oct 6    Abraham-Cahvez Theatre, El Paso, TX   
Oct 8    La Hacienda Event Center, Midland, TX 
Oct 9    Constellation Field, Sugarland, TX         
Oct 16  Cowboys Dance Hall, San Antonio, TX  
Oct 17  Billy Bob's Texas, Fort Worth, TX          
Oct 22  Savannah Civic Center, Savannah, GA
Oct. 23  Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park    Alpharetta, GA
Oct. 24 Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Auditorium, Chattanooga, TN
Oct. 29 Santander Arena, Reading, PA**
Oct. 30 Erie Insurance Arena, Erie, PA
Oct. 31 Big Sandy Superstore Arena, Huntington, WV
Nov. 13  Emens Auditorium, Muncie, IN
Nov. 14  Miller Auditorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Nov. 19  1STBANK Center , Broomfield, CO***
Nov. 20  Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark, Billings, MT**
Nov. 21 Bismark Event Center Arena, Bismarck, ND
Dec. 3   AMSOIL Arena, Duluth, MN
Dec. 4   Mayo Civic Center Arena, Rochester, MN
Dec. 5   Resch Center Theatre, Green Bay, WI

**Clare Dunn is not appearing on these dates

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