Friday, 2 October 2015

The Shires: Graham Norton Show + New Single & Tour Dates

The UK's “Hottest Country Act” The Shires To Perform On The Graham Norton Show On Friday Night
Return With New Single ‘I Just Wanna Love You’ (Oct 30th)
Playing The London Palladium (Nov 29th) The Magic Of Christmas
Touring The UK In October + Support The Corrs In January 2016

Well if you wanna say, hey, take a shot, 1, 2, 3, 4, line them up, Well, it's alright, on a Friday night

The break-out British country act of the yearThe Metro
"Spearheading a British country boom" Daily Mail

Photo Credit: CourtesySp Television / BBC

(Oct 1, 2015) The UK's hottest country act The Shires (Crissie Rhodes and Ben Earle) confirmed they will be performing on BBC 1's The Graham Norton Show
Broadcast this Friday night (2 October 2015 on BBC 1 at 10.35pm)

They will appear alongside a start studded guest line of including: 
Academy and Golden Globe Award winning actor Robert DeNiro
Oscar winner Anne Hathaway
Sir Kenneth Branagh (Night of the Theatre)
and English actor Tom Hiddleston.

Combining the classic pop-rock drive of Fleetwood Mac with the uplifting, infectious anthems of The Lumineers, British duo Crissie Rhodes and Ben Earle have become the face of the UK’s rising country scene. 

Their success has continued since as the band started the year as the biggest selling UK-signed debut artist of 2015, a great achievement for the band who have built up a loyal group of supporters throughout the country with their warm personalities and stunning songs. The band can also list a show at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, the home of country Music, amongst their bucket list achievements for the year. With forthcoming performance on BBC1’s Graham Norton show topping off a great year of TV for the band who have already appeared on Sunday Brunch, BBC Breakfast News, Andrew Marr and The One Show.

The Shires celebrate their breakthrough year with the release a brand new single

They announced they are releasing their wonderful new single ‘I Just Wanna Love You’ (Decca Nashville) which drops October 30th.

New single is the band’s most romantic song yet, a pure, heartfelt ballad which is as catchy as it is poignant. 

The sweet harmonies and sincere lyrics carry all the hallmarks of an enduring country classic so it’s no surprise that this song has been hand-picked by many fans as the soundtrack for many newlyweds’ first dances (Something which Ben remarked on opening for Carrie Underwood at the Apple Music Festival).

The video was first published on July 1, 2014 (160K views). 

The single is taken from their debut album BRAVE which released on March 2nd 2015 and entered at No.10 (9,516 sales; chart week March 14, 2015) and has spent 28 weeks on Top 100 Official UK Album Chart selling over 69,000 copies in 30 weeks.

Available for purchase
The Shires - BRAVE (Decca) 
14 Tracks Time: 47:30 CD (Standard Ver) MP3 - UK iTunes

The band have also created a fan/lyric video put to the music of "All Over Again" which was "A" play-listed by BBC Radio 2. Up till 22nd August 2015. They shared “We have had the most amazing few months playing at festivals all over the UK. You can see a little of what we got up

October Headline Tour
They wrapped up a summer of festival appearances, including a sensational set at Glastonbury and appeared as part of this year’s Apple Music Festival at London’s Roundhouse, where they supported country queen Carrie Underwood.

The Shires have headed out on their UK Tour (playing venues including London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire on 24 Oct 2015).

They hit the road, embarking on a 3 week tour of the UK, opening in Bedford and culminating in a much anticipated and triumphant return to London's Shepherd's Bush Empire on 24 October 2015. This is less than a year after they were a support act at the same venue for CMA Group of the Year and fellow country act Little Big Town - yet another example of The Shires remarkable success and rapid rise to become out of the biggest break through acts of 2015! The Shires are also set to perform at One Big Night for BBC Children in Need on 8 October 2015, which will be staged at the SSE Arena, Wembley, with The Shires performing alongside: 5 Seconds of Summer, James Morrison, Laura Mvula and Dame Evelyn Glennie.

October Dates:
Friday 2nd October, 2015 - The Lyric Theatre, 8 King St, Carmarthen SA31 1BD
Sunday 4th October, 2015 - Glee Club Cardiff, Mermaid Quay, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff CF10 5BZ SOLD OUT
Monday 5th October, 2015 - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy St, Exeter, Devon EX4 3LS
Tuesday 6th October, 2015 - Pyramids Centre, Clarence Esplanade, Portsmouth PO5 3ST
Wednesday 7th October, 2015 - Leas Cliff Hall, The Leas, Folkestone CT20 2DZ
Saturday 10th October, 2015 - The IronWorks, 122B Academy St, Inverness, Inverness-Shire IV1 1LX
Sunday 11th October, 2015 - The Liquid Room, 9C Victoria St, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH1 2HE SOLD OUT
Monday 12th October, 2015 - The Lemon Tree, 5 W N St, Aberdeen AB24 5AT SOLD OUT
Wed, 14th October 2015 - Empire, Middlesbrough (Corporation Road, Middlesbrough TS1 2RT)
Thurs, 15th Oct 2015 -The Leadmill, Sheffield (6-7 Leadmill Road, Sheffield, S1 4SE) SOLD OUT
Fri, 16th Oct 2015 - Roadmender, Northampton (Lady Lane, Northampton NN1 3AH) SOLD OUT
Sun, 18th Oct 2015 - The Institute, Birmingham (78 Digbeth High Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 6DY) 
Mon, 19th Oct 2015 - O2 Academy, Liverpool (11-13 Hotham Street, Liverpool L3 5UF)
Tues, 20th Oct 2015 - J1, Cambridge Junction, Cambridge (Clifton Way, Cambridge CB1 7GX) SOLD OUT
Thurs, 22nd Oct 2015 - Bath Pavilion, Bath (North Parade Road, Bath, Avon, BA2 4EU)
Friday 23rd October, 2015 – The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 7QR  
Sat, 24th Oct 2015 - O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London (O2 Shepherds Bush Green, London, London, W128TT) - (Presale SOLD OUT) £17.60 (£16.00 + £1.60 fees; Ticketmaster UK) SOLD OUT

Little Big Town Support US Tour:
Nov 12th, 2015 - 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

The Shires are excited to be performing at The Magic Of Christmas
When: Sunday November 29th 2015
Where: The London Palladium (Argyll Street, London, W1F 7TF)
Ticket Prices from £35 + Booking Fee
O2 presale begins: Wed 30/09/2015 | Onsale to General Public Fri 2nd October at 9am
On Sunday 29th November, a host of very special music artists will kick off the festive season at The London Palladium for the inaugural The Magic of Christmas. 

A night of great music hosted by Ronan Keating and Nick Snaith including performances from Best Male Brit Award winner James Morrison, West End favourite Beverly Knight, 80’s legend and Magic Radio presenter Kim Wilde, British country duo The Shires, London born singer Andreya Triana and Britain’s Got Talent finalists Jack Pack
This very special evening hosted by multi-million album selling Ronan Keating will see a 12 piece band take to the stage and see a host of stellar artists perform their classic hits, plus their favourite Christmas songs and festive favourites.

Touring with The Corrs
Early 2016 will also see the band hitting the road for their first arena tour where they will support veteran superstars The Corrs.

The Corrs & The Shires dates:
Standard, VIP and Hot Ticket options are available:
Public Sale started Sept 21, 2015
The Corrs (support The Shires)
Tue 19 January 2016 - Genting Arena, Birmingham (National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, B40 1NT) (Tiered Seating £34.55 - £94.65/ Floor Seating £51.80 - £94.65 / Hot Tickets: Tiered Seating £145.00 - £160.70; Floor Seating £145.00 - £160.70)
Wed 20 Jan 2016 - Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Cardiff (Mary Ann Street, Cardiff, CF10 2EQ)
Fri 22 Jan 2016 - Liverpool Echo Arena (Convention Centre Liverpool, Kings Dock, Waterfront, L3 4FP)
Sat 23 Jan 2016 - The O2, London, Peninsula Square, Greenwich, London, SE10 0DX (£41.80 - £95.45)
Sun 24 Jan 2016 - Manchester Arena, Victoria Station (Hunts Bank, Manchester, M3 1ar) (Upper Tier 33.85* - £93.95/ Lower Tier £51.10* - £93.95/ Floor Seated 51.10* - £93.95/ Vip Tickets Upper Tier £270.00* - £285.00 Lower Tier £270.00 - £285.00 Floor Seated £270.00 - £285.00)
Tue 26 Jan 2016 - The SSE Hydro, Glasgow (Exhibition Way, Glasgow,G3 8YW)
Fri 29 Jan 2016 - The SSE Arena, Belfast, Belfast

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