THE BAND PERRY ANNOUNCES THE PURVEYORS OF PERFORMANCE TOUR TO KICK OFF AUGUST 15, 2011
TBP PLANS OWNHEADLINING SHOWS AND SUPPORT DATES FOR KEITH URBAN, REBA AND A TO-BE-ANNOUNCED STAR AS TIM MCGRAW TOUR COMES TO CLOSE
In August: Jimmy Kimmel Live! Concert (8/17); Video for New Single, "All Your Life" To Debut; Success of "If I Die Young" Continues – Now A Hit on Top 40, Hot A/C and A/C Charts
Nashville, Tennessee (August 5, 2011) – The Band Perry has announced The Purveyors of Performance Tour – a trek of approximately 75 dates that will include their own headlining shows, support dates for Keith Urban, Reba and yet-to-be-announced dates with one of Country music's major touring forces. The tour kicks off August 15, 2011 and will continue into 2012 with performances at theaters, arenas, amphitheaters and even stadiums!
"It has always been our dream to play Country music," says the band. "We've been on the road as a family band for thirteen years and experienced the intimacy of theaters, the energy of county fairs and the joy of connecting with new faces as we support these amazing artists at arenas andamphitheaters. Artists like Tim McGraw, Keith Urban and Reba were the ones who originally inspired us to dream big...now they have helped our dreams come true. We couldn't be more grateful to them or excited about the future."
As they prepare for their upcoming tour dates, the band is also approaching the end of Tim McGraw's Emotional Traffic tour. The experience has left the sibling trio in awe. "Tim McGraw is a gentleman, a gracious host and the epitome of a mega-star – we have learned so much from him."
August is shaping up to be a high profile month for TBP with the debut of a new video, the airing of the Teen Choice Awards, where they have two nominations (8/7), a performance on CMA Music Festival: Country's Night To Rock on ABC (8/14) and a Jimmy Kimmel Live! concert (8/17).
The new video for their fourth Country single, "All Your Life" is planned for a mid-August debut (details to be announced.) The cinematic video will feature TBP as a vagabond troupe and actually inspired the "Purveyors of Performance" theme of the upcoming tour (photo attached).
The band is also celebrating the extended life of "If I Die Young," which has gone from being the #1 song in Country music to the Pop charts. The single is at #15 on the Top 40 Chart, #9 on the Hot A/C Chart and #14 on the A/C Chart, according to Billboard. The video for the song is also receiving airplay on VH1 and MTV.
Also in August, ABC will air CMA Music Festival: Country's Night To Rock that will include a performance from TBP (8/14). At the Teen Choice Awards, The Band Perry is nominated for Choice Country Group and Choice Country Single. Fans can now vote each day at teenchoiceawards.com and tune in to the Awards on FOX on Sunday, August 7. On August 8 in Dallas, TBP will headline a Samsung AT&T Summer Krush concert, excerpts of which will air on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on August 17th. Other artists participating in the Summer Krush Concert Series across the country include Coldplay, Lenny Kravitz, OneRepublic, Luke Bryan and Cee-Lo, among others.
ABOUT THE BAND PERRY: The Band Perry's "modern throwback" style combines classic Country with an eclectic infusion of Rock, Gospel and Soul. As songwriters and musicians, their sound is distinct and rounded out by the rare magic of perfect three-part harmonies. Released in October 2010 by Republic Nashville, the self-titled debut album, THE BAND PERRY was certified Gold just four monthsafter it arrived in stores and is now poised to go Platinum by the end of 2011. The album contains the Double-Platinum, Grammy-nominated, #1 hit single, "If I Die Young"; the Gold-certified cheatin' anthem, "You Lie," which reached the #2 spot on Country Charts; their light-hearted, uptempo debut single, "Hip To My Heart"; and of course, their latest ballad, "All Your Life."
In June 2011, The Band Perry won the CMT Music Award for USAWEEKEND Breakthrough Video of the Year (fan-voted) and was chosen as Country music's best new live act in a category sponsored by Nationwide Insurance (fan-voted). In April 2011, they earned ACM Awards for New Duo or Group of the Year (fan-voted) and thecoveted New Artist of the Year (fan-voted). TBP has also been nominated forGrammy, CMA and ACA awards. The Band Perry is currently nominated for two TEEN CHOICE 2011 nominations for Choice Country Group and Choice Country Single.
They have performed on the TODAY Show, The View, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and have been profiled by E! News, CNN, Extra, Access Hollywood and Fox & Friends. Additionally, they have graced the cover of Pollstar and Music Connection and have been featured in a wide range of print publications from USAToday to People magazine.
THE BAND PERRY'S PURVEYORS OF PERFORMANCE TOUR DATES BELOW - FOR MORE INFO VISIT www.thebandperry.com:
8/15/2011 LEWISBURG, WV State Fair of West Virginia
8/17/2011 DES MOINES, IA Iowa State Fair
8/18/2011 FAIRMONT, MN Martin County Fairgrounds
8/19/2011 ABERDEEN, SD Brown County Fair
8/20/2011 IMPERIAL, NE Chase County Fair & Expo
8/21/2011 SAINT JOSEPH, MO Trails West Festival
8/24/2011 MITCHELL, SD The Corn Palace Festival
8/26/2011 GRAND ISLAND, NE Nebraska State Fair
8/27/2011 PUEBLO, CO Colorado State Fair Grandstand
8/30/2011 MONROE, WA Evergreen State Fair
8/31/2011 WALLA WALLA, WA Walla Walla Frontier Days
9/02/2011 SALEM, OR L.B. Day Amphitheater
9/03/2011 LAKEVIEW, OR Lake County Fair
9/04/2011 FILER, ID Twin Falls County Fair
9/09/2011 OTTAWA, ONTARIO, CA Scotiabank Place (with Keith Urban)
9/10/2011 TORONTO, ONTARIO, CA Air Canada Centre (with Keith Urban)
9/12/2011 LONDON, ONTARIO, CA John Labatt Center (with Keith Urban)
9/15/2011 WINNIGPEG, CA MTS Centre (with Keith Urban)
9/16/2011 REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN, CA Brandt Centre (with Keith Urban)
9/17/2011 REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN, CA Brandt Centre (with Keith Urban)
9/18/2011 SASKATOON, SK, CA Credit Union Centre (with Keith Urban)
9/21/2011 EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CA Rexall Place (with Keith Urban)
9/23/2011 CALGARY, AB, CA Scotiabank Saddledome (with Keith Urban)
9/24/2011 PENTICTON, BC, CA South Okanagan Events Centre (with Keith Urban)
9/26/2011 VANCOUVER, CA Rogers Arena (with Keith Urban)
9/28/2011 FORT SMITH, AR Arkansas Oklahoma State Fair
9/29/2011 MARIETTA, GA North Georgia State Fair
9/30/2011 ST. LOUIS, MO The Pageant
10/6/2011 MOLINE, IL iWireless Center (with Reba)
10/7/2011 BLOOMINGTON, IL US Cellular Coliseum (with Reba)
10/08/2011 MARYVILLE, TN Foothills Festival
10/11/2011 JACKSON, MS Mississippi State Fair
10/13/2011 GREEN BAY, WI Resch Center (with Reba)
10/14/2011 FT. WAYNE, IN Allen County WMC (with Reba)
10/15/2011 HUNTINGTON, WV Big Sandy Arena (with Reba)
10/19/2011 PHOENIX, AZ Arizona State Fairgrounds
10/20/2011 BOZEMAN, MT Brick Breeden (with Reba)
10/21/2011 CASPER EVENTS CENTER Casper, WY (with Reba)
10/22/2011 BISMARCK, ND Bismarck Civic Ctr (with Reba)
10/27/2011 SIOUX CITY, IA Tysons Events Center (with Reba)
10/28/2011 ST. LOUIS, MO Chaifetz Arena (with Reba)
10/29/2011 KANSAS CITY, MO Sprint Center (with Reba)
11/3/2011 OMAHA, NE Quest Center (with Reba)
11/4/2011 TULSA, OK BOK Center (with Reba)
11/5/2011 WICHITA, KS InTrust Bank Arena (with Reba)
11/10/2011 GRAND RAPIDS, MI Van Andel Arena (with Reba)
11/12/2011 ATLANTA, GA Gwinnett Center (with Reba)
11/17/2011 LAFAYETTE, LA Cajundome (with Reba)
11/18/2011 BILOXI, MS Mississippi Coast Coliseum (with Reba)
11/19/2011 TUPELO, MS Bancorp South Arena (with Reba)
ABOUT REPUBLIC NASHVILLE: Scott Borchetta, President and CEO of the Big Machine Records Label Group and Monte Lipman, President and CEO of Universal Republic, announced the formation of its new label partnership – Republic Nashville – in May 2009. Former Capitol Records Promotion executive Jimmy Harnen serves asPresident with Borchetta serving as CEO. The imprint is headquartered on Music Row and utilizes the combined resources of Big Machine Records and Universal Republic Records. Big Machine and Universal Republic first joined forces in2007 to propel country Superstar Taylor Swift to Top 40 radio and beyond, with Taylor becoming the best-selling all-genre artist in 2008. Republic Nashville's artist roster includes Grammy-winning, multi-platinum superstar Martina McBride; Grammy-nominated, Double-Platinum sensations The Band Perry; Eli Young Band and Sunny Sweeney.
Pictured (L-R): Reid, Kimberly, Neil Perry (Photo Credit: Ivan Clow, Courtesy of Republic Nashville)