The Shires Announce Spring 2017 UK Tour. Their new album ‘My Universe’ becomes fastest selling UK country album of all time.

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UK Country superstars The Shires will tour the UK in spring 2017, performing at venues across the UK culminating in a performance at the prestigious London Palladium on Tuesday 2nd May 2017.

The Shires stated: “We are so happy to be hitting the road again in 2017 – we love playing in the UK, the audience for UK country is growing and growing and every tour and show we do, we see more and more new faces! It’s been such an amazing year but we can’t wait to get started on the next, bring on 2017!”

The Shires have celebrated a landmark year in 2016. Key moments on the live music scene include a packed summer festival schedule, with their first headline performance at Glastonbury Festival on the Acoustic Stage and a performance at CMC Rocks to look forward to in Australia in 2017.

The Shires released their brand new album ‘My Universe’ in September, storming the charts, landing at No.3 and becoming the fastest-selling UK Country album of all time. They also joined the ranks of prominent US Big Machine Label Group Country artists Tim McGraw, Florida Georgia Line and Thomas Rhett, by signing an exclusive recording deal with the leading US Country music record label.

The Shires were not only the biggest-selling Country act in the UK in 2016 (including US artists), but have positioned themselves comfortably alongside more mainstream pop acts, being one of the biggest UK debut acts of any genre last year. The duo set the tone with their first album, ‘Brave’ in 2015, becoming the trailblazers of the UK Country music movement,which has seen a sea change in the opinion of the British public, who have embraced the genre.

This year The Shires have build on this unprecedented success, winning praise from critics and fans alike, and landing endorsements from celebrity fans including Robbie Williams who praised their UK Country cover of his classic track ‘Angels’ after they performed it for him live on Chris Evans’ BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show. ‘My Universe‘ has been Album of the Week at BBC Radio 2 and three singles have been A-listed at the station including, ‘Beats To Your Rhythm‘, ‘My Universe‘ and current single, ‘A Thousand Hallelujahs’, which is out now.

Glenn Sargeant

The Shires new studio album ‘My Universe’ is out now on Decca Records. For more information visit their official website here:‎ Find the full list of dates and venues below:
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Tuesday 18th April 2017 – Blackpool Opera House, Blackpool, United Kingdom

Wednesday 19th April 2017 – Beach Ballroom, Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom

Thursday 20th April 2017 – Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Sunday 23rd April 2017 – Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth, United Kingdom

Monday 24th April 2017 – G Live, Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom


Tuesday 25th April 2017 – Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, United Kingdom

Thursday 27th April 2017 – Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, United Kingdom

Friday 28th April 2017 – Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone, United Kingdom

Sunday 30th April 2017 -Royal Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Monday 1st May 2017 – Regent Theatre, Ipswich, United Kingdom

Tuesday 2nd May 2017 – Palladium Theatre, London, United Kingdom