Dan + Shay help Nebraska flood victims
Friday, March 22, 2019
– In a spontaneous move, Dan + Shay announced they would donate proceeds from their merchandise sales to the American Red Cross to benefit those ravaged by the spring flooding in the Midwest during a concert in Omaha, Neb. last night.
"At the show, it was spontaneous," Dan Smyers said. "We met some of the people that have been affected and are hurting from this massive disaster, and we knew that we needed to give back. Just before the end of the show, we announced it from the stage. We're thrilled to play a small part in helping rebuild the community."
The pair will begin the second leg of their sold-out headlining run "Dan + Shay The Tour" next weekend in Madison, Wisc. The run will continue through April, and they will join Florida Georgia Line on the "Can't Say I Ain't Country Tour" in June.
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