Nichols returns Down Under
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
– Joe Nichols returns to Australia this month for the fourth time in three years.
Nichols will perform at a major international music festival, as well as his first ever appearance in Tamworth. Nichols' first trip to Australia was in 2009 when he headlined CMC Rocks the Snowys.
This trip starts Sept. 26 at Sydney's Evan Theatre, followed by his debut appearance in Tamworth on Sept. 28 at the Tamworth Regional Entertainment Convention Centre. Nichols then debuts at the Deni Ute Muster, where he shares the bill with a lineup that includes Kelly Clarkson and The Living End.
"It's always a pleasure to perform for people who love country music, and Australians definitely fall into that category," Nichols said. "Each time I go back, I learn something new about the country, and I get to see some of the most beautiful places on the planet. Australia is breathtakingly beautiful, and I can't wait to visit again."
Following his performances in Australia, Nichols will return to his U.S. tour through the rest of the year.
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