Dan + Shay slate fall + tour
Monday, May 19, 2014
– Dan + Shay announced fall tour dates on their "Where It All Began Tour," kicking off in October in Minneapolis and ending later that month in Columbus, Ohio.
The duo, Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney, just released their debut disc, "Where It All Began," which contains the hit "19 You + Me."
The ACM Award Nominees have been on the road with Hunter Hayes this spring and will join Blake Shelton this summer.
Tour dates are:
Oct. 9 Minneapolis, MN Mill City Nights
Oct. 10 Madison, WI Majestic Theater
Oct. 15 Nashville, TN Cannery Ballroom
Oct. 16 Birmingham, AL Workplay Soundstage
Oct. 17 Robinsonville, MS Horseshoe Tunica
Oct. 19 Tulsa, OK Cain's Ballroom
Oct. 23 New York, NY Highline Ballroom
Oct. 24 Philadelphia, PA The Trocadero Theatre
Oct. 25 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
Oct. 26 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
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