Dan + Shay announce The Tour
Monday, October 22, 2018
– Dan + Shay announced today they would mount Dan + Shay The Tour next year as headliners.
Joined by label mate Morgan Evans during the first leg and Big Loud Records' Chris Lane for the second, Dan + Shay will kick the tour off on Feb. 28 in New Orleans.
Fan presale will begin now with password TEQUILA, and tickets for the general public* will go on sale Friday, Oct. 26 at 10 a.m. local time.
Tour dates are:
Feb. 28 New Orleans, LA+
March 1 Atlanta, GA+
March 8 Hartford, CT+
March 9 Philadelphia, PA+
March 14 Birmingham, AL+
March 15 St. Augustine, FL+
March 16 Charleston, SC+
March 21 Omaha, NE+
March 22 Minneapolis, MN+
March 29 Madison, WI^
March 30 Chicago, IL^
March 31 Mt. Pleasant, MI^
April 11 Seattle, WA^
April 13 Boise, ID^
April 15 Portland, OR^
April 16 Spokane, WA^
April 17 Abbotsford, BC^
April 19 Edmonton, AB^
April 20 Calgary, AB^
with Morgan Evans +
with Chris Lane ^
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The track list on Dan +Shay's self-titled third album has a song crediting Kelly Clarkson as a featured vocalist. Upon a full listen, you will think they forgot about a few others. The disc features the duo's contemporary sound that mirrors many artists in the genre. The lead-off track, "Alone Together," evokes Rascal Flatts' Gary LeVox and is half of the only seven minutes on the tidy 35-minute collection that represent anything near up-tempo.
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Where It All Began
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Editorial: Walking the talk
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