Dan + Shay sell out Britain
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
– On the heels of announcing their North American Obsessed Tour, Dan + Shay announced that all of their U.K. shows scheduled for next month have sold out.
The shows mark the duo's debut across the pond. "We were so pumped to hear the news that our entire run of U.K. shows have sold out," said Dan Smyers. "We love our fans overseas, and it's been a dream of ours to be able to perform live for them."
Joining Dan + Shay on these dates will be U.K.-based country group, Pauper Kings.
Tour dates are:
Sept. 16 - Glasgow
Sept. 18 - Manchester
Sept. 19 -Birmingham
Sept. 20 - London
The pair will tour behind their sophomore album, "Obsessed," which includes the hit single "From The Ground Up."
"'From The Ground Up' is the most personal song we have ever written, and to have it be so well embraced by country radio and our fans is a dream come true," Shay Mooney said. "We wrote the song about our grandparents, and they would be proud of this accomplishment."
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