The Band Perry pioneers world tour
Friday, August 16, 2013
– The Band Perry today announced the We Are Pioneers World Tour, the trio's first worldwide headline arena tour in support of "Pioneer."
The tour kicks off in Gothenburg, Sweden on Nov. 8 and crisscross Europe for five weeks before the band jumps back for dates in Canada and the U.S. from January 2014 until mid-March.
"We live to play," said lead singer Kimberly Perry. "In our minds, everything we do - writing, recording, interviews, appearances - is the means to the live end. To fully and totally understand our band, you have to see us live. It's the three of us in our element, our living room, our therapy session, our recess. We can't wait to bring We Are Pioneers to the world."
Throughout the tour, The Band Perry will debut an entirely new show, including a new set, sound and light.
On the run of European dates, various local acts will be in the support slot on the tour, and starting on Jan. 9, Easton Corbin and Lindsay Ell will join The Band Perry on the North American date.
"Marching forward and making noise together. That's what a Band Perry show is all about. There are these moments that we've built into the show when the three of us and our band are like an army or a marching band. Us, our band, and the crowd - it's like we're a team, and we're all in it together. We are very fortunate that we get to walk on stage and do what we love to do - and it's our fans that have given us that opportunity. We sincerely appreciate each and every one of them, and we are looking forward to meeting new people across the world and making The Fans Perry a global community," said Reid Perry.
"We believe pioneers are everywhere. Big and small, young and old, on North-American shores and abroad - we are coming to find you," said Neil Perry.
Tour dates are:
8 Gothenburg, SWEDEN Tradgarn
10 Stockholm, SWEDEN Cirkus
11 Skien, NORWAY Ibsenhuset
12 Oslo, NORWAY Folketeateret
13 Troheim, NORWAY Olavshallen
15 Helsingborg, SWEDEN Tivoli
16 Raers, DENMARK Vaerket
18 Cologne, GERMANY adtgarten
19 Hamburg, GERMANY Knu
20 Berlin, GERMANY C-Club
22 Munich, GERMANY rom
23 Zurich, SWITZERLA Mascotte
25 Paris, FRANCE Divan Du Moe
26 Ameam, E NEERLAS Melkweg (e Max)
29 Birmingham, UNITED KINGDOM Birmingham HMV Initute
30 Glasgow, UNITED KINGDOM ABC
1 Manchester, UNITED KINGDOM Ritz
2 Loon, UNITED KINGDOM HMV Forum
4 Dublin, IRELA Vicar reet
5 Belfast, UNITED KINGDOM Maela Hall
9 Penticton, BC SouOkanagan Event Centre
10 Kamloops, BC Interior Savings Centre
11 Prince George, BC CN Centre
12 Dawson Creek, BC EnCana Events Centre
15 Red Deer, AB Enmax Centrium Arena
16 Lestbridge, AB Enmax Centre
18 Regina, SK Brat Centre
21 Sudbury, ONT Sudbury Arena
22 Kitchener, ONT Memorial Auditorium
23 Oshawa, ONT General Motors Centre
24 Kingston, ONT K-Rock Centre
6 Independence, MO Iepeence Events Center
8 Bemidji, MN Sanfo Center
9 Grand Forks, N.D. Ralph Englead Arena
13 Dubuque, IA Five Flags Center
14 Kearney, NE Viareo Event Center
15 Rapid City, SD Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
16 Billings, MT Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark
20 Rockford, IL BMO Harris Bank Center
21 Cape Girardeau, MO Show Me Center
22 Corbin, KY e Corbin Arena
23 Saginaw, MI Dow Events Center
27 Green Bay, WI Resch Center
28 Mankato, MN Verizon Wireless Center
1 Duluth, MN DuluEnt. Convention Center
2 Cedar Rapids, IA U.S. Cellular Center
7 Savannah, GA Savannah Civic Center
20 Macon, GA Macon Centreplex
21 St. Augustine, FL . Auguine Amphieatre
22 Estero, FL Germain Arena
More dates will be announced.
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