Dan + Shay announce third release
Friday, May 18, 2018
– Dan + Shay (Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney) will put their self-titled, third studio release due on June 22 on Warner.
"Tequila," written by Smyers, Nicolle Galyon and Jordan Reynolds, is the lead single from the release.
"Our first two albums helped us build an incredible and super loyal fan base, so we knew it was our responsibility to them to put out the best music we could on this record," said the duo in a press release. "Most importantly, we wanted to deliver a project that would satisfy the people who got us where we are in the first place. Where we are musically and in our personal lives is different than where we were when this all started, which makes this album unique while still being true to who we are."
The debut, "Where It All Began," featured the Platinum-certified "19 You + Me" as well as the Gold-certified number one 1 hit "Nothin' Like You." The sophomore release, "Obsessed," produced the chart-topping, Platinum-certified "From the Ground Up" and Gold-certified "How Not To."
Smyers co-produced the album with longtime collaborator and WMN executive Scott Hendricks (Alan Jackson, Faith Hill, Blake Shelton). Earlier today the duo released the brand new music video for their pre-release song "Speechless," featuring footage from their real-life weddings.
"Speechless was inspired by the moment we first saw our beautiful brides walking down the aisle on our wedding days," said Mooney. "Our genuine reaction was perfectly captured on film, and we wanted to share it with our fans by accompanying this special song with a special video."
On June 7, they will perform at Nashville's Nissan Stadium for this year's CMA Fest before heading to New York on June 25 for the TODAY Show Summer Concert Series. They will join Rascal Flatts for the rest of the summer on their "Back To Us" Tour.
The track list is:
1. "Alone Together" (Dan Smyers, Shay Mooney, Jesse Frasure, Hillary Lindsey)
2. "Tequila" (Dan Smyers, Jordan Reynolds, Nicolle Galyon)
3. "What Keeps You Up At Night" (Jordan Reynolds, Jordan Minton, Chase Foster)
4. "All To Myself" (Dan Smyers, Shay Mooney, Jordan Reynolds, Nicolle Galyon)
5. "Keeping Score" feat. Kelly Clarkson (Dan Smyers, Jordan Reynolds, Laura Veltz)
6. "Make or Break" (Dan Smyers, Shay Mooney, Emily Weisband, Jordan Reynolds)
7. "Speechless" (Dan Smyers, Shay Mooney, Jordan Reynolds, Laura Veltz)
8. "Stupid Love" (Dan Smyers, Shay Mooney, Jgon Nite, David Hodges)
9. "No Such Thing" (Dan Smyers, Shay Mooney, Matt Dragstrem, David Lee Murphy)
10. "My Side of the Fence" (Shay Mooney, Benjy Davis)
11. "Island Time" (Dan Smyers, Shay Mooney, Andy Albert, Jimmy Robbins)
Tour dates are:
June 7 - Nashville, TN - CMA Music Festival
June 8* - Hartford, CT - Xfinity Theatre
June 9* - Mansfield, MA - Xfinity Center
June 10* - Gilford, NH - Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
June 14* - Alpharetta, GA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park
June 15* - Charlotte, NC - PNC Music Pavilion
June 16* - Raleigh, NC - Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
June 28* - Virginia Beach, VA - Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
June 29* - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
June 30 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
July 2 - Traverse City, MI - National Cherry Festival
July 6 - Wantagh, NY - Northwell Health at Jones Beach
July 7* - Saratoga Springs, NY - SPAC
July 9 - Cavendish, PE - Cavendish Beach Music Festival
July 20* - Tampa, FL - MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
July 21* - West Palm Beach, FL - Coral Sky Amphitheatre at the South Florida Fairgrounds
July 26* - Camden, NJ - BB&T Pavilion
July 27* - Burgettstown, PA - Keybank Pavilion
Aug. 2 - Detroit Lakes, MN - WE Fest 2018
Aug. 4* - Maryland Heights, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug. 5* - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
Aug. 9* - Noblesville, IN - Ruoff Mortgage Music Center
Aug. 10* - Tinley Park, IL - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug. 11 - Arcadia, WI - Memorial Park
Aug. 16* - Toronto, ON, Canada - Budweiser Stage
Aug. 17* - Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Blossom Music Center
Aug. 18* - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug. 25* - Dallas, TX - Starplex Pavilion
Sept. 2 - Buena Vista, CO - Seven Peaks Festival 2018
* - Rascal Flatts Back To Us Tour
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