THE BAND PERRY TO KICK OFF NORTH AMERICAN LEG OF WE ARE PIONEERS WORLD TOUR THIS THURSDAY
EASTON CORBIN AND LINDSAY ELL
January 6, 2014 - Nashville, TN - After a short holiday break, one of the hardest working bands in music today, THE BAND PERRY, will pick up where they left off at the end of 2013. Days into the New Year, the award-winning sibling trio will kick off the North American leg of their first headlining tour - WE ARE PIONEERS WORLD TOUR - this Thursday, January 9th in Penticton, BC at the South Okanagan Events Centre and will continue well into the spring. For their first-ever headlining arena tour, the band will unveil a brand new production, including top-notch stage and lighting design and a vamped up set list. The show will be bigger and more dynamic than anything we've previously seen from The Band Perry. Easton Corbin and Lindsay Ell will support.
The Band Perry wound down the European leg of the tour in early December, and fans and critics were equally blown away by their explosive performances. The UK's influential Renowned For Soundhailed, "The band masterfully blended the rock and country sounds that they were raised upon with pinpoint precision. The band's rock features didn't end with their music, but were also quite rocky in their performance, with Kimberly, Reid and Neil all taking complete control of the stage and whipping the audience up into an utter frenzy." Three Chords and The Truth went on to say, "as long as artists like The Band Perry are the leading lights of new country then evolution need not be viewed too negatively and the spirit in the title of the Pioneer album can continue to set the agenda" and The Music Intro declared "The Band Perry have amazing musical talent, they're built for performing."
The Band Perry were recently hailed in the Top Inspirational Stories of 2013 in their home state of Mississippi by the Biloxi Sun Herald, sharing the spotlight with folks like Good Morning America's Robin Roberts, Sarah Thomas, who is set to be the first permanent female NFL official, record-breaking long jumper Brittany Reese and more. They were also named one of the hardest working acts, and only country band, across all musical genres by Songkick.com, one of the world's most comprehensive databases of concerts and tours, a list they shared with artists such as P!nk, The Lumineers, and Local Natives among others. The superstar-sibling trio performed 126 shows to hundreds of thousands of fans around the world in 2013, earning them the honor.
Come see why publications such as Billboard Biz, Country Weekly, Taste Of Country, Amazon,SPIN, Village Voice and more added The Band Perry to their best of 2013 year end lists. Full list of tour dates can be found below.
1/9 - South Okanagan Event Centre - Penticton, BC
1/10 - Interior Savings Center - Kamloops, BC
1/11 - CN Centre - Prince George, BC
1/12 - EnCana Events Centre - Dawson Creek, BC
1/15 - Enmax Centrium Arena - Red Deer, AB
1/16 - Enmax Centre - Lethbridge, AB
1/18 - Brant Centre - Regina, SK
1/21 - Sudbury Arena - Sudbury, ONT
1/22 - Memorial Auditorium - Kitchener, ONT
1/28 - K-Rock Centre - Kingston, ONT
1/29 - General Motors Centre - Oshawa, ONT
1/31 - Cross Insurance Center - Bangor, ME
2/6 - Independence Events Center - Independence, MO
2/7 - Swiftel Center - Brookings, SD
2/8 - Sanford Center - Bemidji, MN
2/9 - Ralph Englestad Center - Grand Forks, ND
2/13 - Five Flags Center - Dubuque, IA
2/14 - Viareo Event Center - Kearney, NE
2/15 - Rushmore Plaza Civic Center - Rapid City, SD
2/16 - Rimrock Auto Arena @Metrapark - Billings, MT
2/20 - BMO Harris Bank Center - Rockford, IL
2/21 - Show Me Center - Cape Girardeau, MO
2/22 - The Corbin Arena - Corbin, KY
2/23 - Dow Events Center - Saginaw, MI
2/27 - Resch Center - Green Bay, WI
2/28 - Verizon Wireless Center - Mankato, MN
3/1 - Duluth Ent. Convention Arena Ctr. - Duluth, MN
3/2 - U.S. Cellular Center - Cedar Rapids, IA
3/7 - Savannah Civic Center - Savannah, GA
ABOUT THE BAND PERRY
The Band Perry has ascended to dizzying heights since releasing their self-titled debut album on Republic Nashville in 2010, which scored the sibling trio a string of hits, including the quadruple-platinum "If I Die Young" (#1 on Billboard's Country and AC charts); platinum "You Lie" and gold "All Your Life" (#1 Country). Fronted by Kimberly Perry and rounded out by her younger brothers Neil and Reid, the band has amassed over 10.3 million tracks sold from their platinum debut and gold sophomore release PIONEER, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart and #2 All Genre. In addition to acclaim from top critics across the country, PIONEER has produced two consecutive #1 Country smashes - the platinum "Better Dig Two" and gold "DONE.," which earned Neil and Reid their first chart-topper as songwriters. Their current single, "Don't Let Me Be Lonely," is in the Top 5 and still climbing at Country radio. The Band Perry have also enjoyed sold-out headlining dates and recently wound down the European leg of their first global headline dates - WE ARE PIONEERS World Tour. In the past year, they have taken over the American television airwaves with unforgettable performances on the ACM, CMA, Grammy and Billboard Music Awards as well as American Idol, Good Morning America, The Today Show, Ellen, The Talk, The Arsenio Hall Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Late Show with David Letterman as well as a banner performance of "CMT Crossroads" with rockers Fall Out Boy. Their showering of honors include multiple ACM, CMA, and CMT Music Awards, as well as GRAMMY, Teen Choice, AMA, ACA, and Billboard Music Award nominations - all of which has cemented the sibling trio as one of the hottest acts in recent history. For tour dates and more, visit thebandperry.com/thefansperry.com.
ABOUT EASTON CORBIN
Mercury Nashville recording artist Easton Corbin is lauded for his traditional country sound, authentic lyrics and mastery of understatement. His self-titled debut album released in 2010 and spawned back-to-back hits "A Little More Country Than That" and "Roll With It;" making him the first country male artist in 17 years to have his first two consecutive singles reach No. 1. That same year the Gilchrist County Florida native won all of the Breakthrough Artist awards at the American Country Awards - Artist of the Year: Breakthrough Artist, Single of the Year: Breakthrough Artist and Music Video: Breakthrough Artist for "A Little More Country Than That." Billboard named Corbin as the Top New Country Artist of 2010. Visit www.eastoncorbin.com or www.umgnashville.com to learn more about the Florida native.
ABOUT LINDSAY ELL
Originally from Calgary, Alberta, Lindsay Ell started playing piano at 6, guitar at 8 and singing in her church youth group at 10 and discovered at 13 by fellow Canadian Randy Bachman of BTO and The Guess Who. Lindsay's passion and study served her well, leading to several unique opportunities including an opening slot with blues icon Buddy Guy. Her first songwriting trip to Nashville was the catalyst that brought her early affinity for country full-circle. Lindsay's debut Stoney Creek Records single "Trippin' On Us" was released in Fall 2013, and she recently supported The Band Perry on the European leg of the WE ARE PIONEERS WORLD TOUR.