Rhett heads back to Europe
Monday, March 14, 2016
– Thomas Rhett will head back to Europe in November for a string of dates.
Rhett gigged at the C2C MainStage show in London this past weekend.
Rhett kicks off his international shows Nov. 9 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, at Mandela Hall and will continue the run with stops slated in England, Ireland, Belgium, Netherlands and Norway. Presale tickets for select dates start Wednesday. Tickets go on-sale for first dates beginning this Wednesday at 9 a.m. local at his web site.
"I've had a lot of artist buddies play Europe and come back talking about how great the crowds are," said Rhett. "After getting my first taste this week, I definitely get what they're saying now. I'm pumped we're going to have a chance to come back this fall. Hopefully we'll get to see a few familiar faces from this weekend and meet some new fans too."
Tour dates are:
Nov. 9 Belfast, Northern Ireland @ Mandela Hall
Nov. 10 Dublin, Ireland @ Vicar Street
Nov. 12 London, UK @ O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
Nov. 13 Manchester, UK @ O2 Ritz
Nov. 14 Glasgow, UK @ O2 ABC
Nov. 16 Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix
Nov. 17 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melkweg
Nov. 19 Oslo, Norway @ Sentrum Scene
Nov. 20 Bergen, Norway @ USF Verftet
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