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Shenandoah sets 30th anniversary tour

Monday, December 5, 2016 – Shenandoah will hit the road in 2017 to commemorate 30 years as a band, announcing dates today for its upcoming tour.

The tour kicks off on Jan. 22 in Annapolis, Md. and will continue throughout the year with many additional live dates scheduled across the country. Shenandoah will also perform two live concerts in Zurich, Switzerland, a first for the band.

"After 29 years in the music business, we find ourselves more determined than ever before," said lead singer Marty Raybon. "The past helps us to realize where we've been and sets vision to where we want to be. Our mission in 2017, with new music, is to expand our fan base while continuing to enjoy the performances and making our 30th year the best ever."

Shenandoah has released a new Christmas single for country radio. "The First Noel," is included on the group's "Christmas Comes Alive" EP.

Hits include "The Church on Cumberland Road," "Next to Me, Next to You" and "Two Dozen Roses."

Tour dates are:
Jan. 22 - Annapolis, MD
Feb. 25 - LaBelle, FL
March 2-3 - Zurich Switzerland
March 25 - Weatherford, TX
March 30 - Vienna, GA
March 31 - Hartsellle, Alabama
April 8 - Winchester, Ohio
April 29 - Geneva, Alabama
June 3 - Syria, VA
June 10 - Emmetsburg, IA
June 20 - Clayton, NY
July 29 - Rural Retreat, VA
Aug. 4 - Schulenburg, TX

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