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Dan + Shay announced a new 2021 Arena Tour with more than 30 dates.
“thank you to our fans for being so patient while we worked through the rescheduling of the (arena) tour. we’re absolutely crushed that it wasn’t able to happen this year, but your safety is more important to us than anything, so we made the difficult decision to move the tour to 2021,” said Dan + Shay via Instagram. “even though it seems like an eternity, the new year will be here before we know it, and we promise it will be worth the wait. we miss you all so much (seriously, more than you even know), and hope that you’re staying well in the meantime. all tickets for the original shows will be honored at the rescheduled dates. and it hurts our hearts to say this, but unfortunately, some of the shows were not able to be rescheduled. we tried everything in our power to include as many as we possibly could, but the global pandemic has left our industry fighting an uphill battle, especially when it comes to logistics. if your show is one that has been canceled, or if you are unable to attend a rescheduled date, you can get a refund at your point of purchase. details aside, just know that we care about every single one of you, and are grateful, as always, for your continued support. it’s been a rollercoaster of a year, but hopefully we’ll become better because of it. much love to all, and see you on the road in 2021.”
Dan + Shay kicked off their 2020 Arena Tour with back-to-back shows in Nashville on March 6 and 7, followed by a stop in Columbus, Ohio, on March 8. However, the duo was forced to cancel the remaining 30-plus dates due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dan + Shay The Arena Tour 2021
Sept. 9 | Greenville, S.C. | Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Sept. 10 | Charlottesville, Va. | John Paul Jones Arena
Sept. 11 | Uncasville, Ct. | Mohegan Sun Arena
Sept. 14 | Philadelphia, Pa. | Wells Fargo Arena
Sept. 16 | New York, N.Y. | Madison Square Garden
Sept. 17 | Pittsburgh, Pa. | PPG Paints Arena
Sept. 18 | Greensboro, N.C. | Greensboro Coliseum
Sept. 23 | Louisville, Ky. | KFC Yum! Center
Sept. 24 | Milwaukee, Wisc. | Fiserv Forum
Sept. 25 | Minneapolis, Minn. | Target Center
Oct. 1 | Indianapolis, Ind. | Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Oct. 2 | Chicago, Ill. | United Center
Oct. 3 | Grand Rapids, Mich. | Van Andel Arena
Oct. 17 | Glendale, Ariz. | Gila River Arena
Oct. 20 | San Francisco, Calif. | Chase Center
Oct. 21 | Sacramento, Calif. | Golden 1 Center
Oct. 23 | Salt Lake City, Utah, Vivint Smart Home Arena
Oct. 24 | Denver, Colo. | Pepsi Center
Oct. 28 | Portland, Ore. | Moda Center
Oct. 29 | Tacoma, Wash. | Tacoma Dome
Nov. 4 | Orlando, Fla. | Amway Center
Nov. 5 | Atlanta, Ga. | State Farm Arena
Nov. 12 | Omaha, Neb. | Chi Health Center
Nov. 13 | Tulsa, Okla. | BOK Center
Nov. 14 | Kansas City, Mo. | T-Mobile Center
Nov. 20 | New Orleans, La. | Smoothie King Center
Nov. 21 | Dallas, Texas | American Airlines Center
Dec. 3 | Detroit, Mich. | Little Caesars Arena
Dec. 4 | Hershey, Pa. | Giant Center
Dec. 5 | Newark, N.J. | Prudential Center
Dec. 7 | Boston, Mass. | TD Garden
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Tim McGraw shared a new acoustic performance video for “Good Taste in Women,” a track from his upcoming 16th studio album, Here On Earth, which drops on Aug. 21.
Penned by Jaren Johnston, Bryan Simpson and Nathan Spicer, “Good Taste in Women” is among a handful of songs Tim has shared from the upcoming album, following “I Called Mama,” the title track and “Hallelujaville.”
The upcoming project will be Tim’s first solo release since 2015’s Damn Country Music. Tim and wife Faith Hill released a duets album, The Rest of Our Life, in 2017. A press release notes that the album “offers a collection of songs McGraw brought together to create vignettes of shared human emotions such as love, relationships, introspection and fun.”
Watch Tim’s new acoustic performance video for “Good Taste in Women” below.
photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com
More people are using their toothbrush thanks to masks. According to a new survey, 57% of people say they’re brushing their teeth more now because their mask has made them realize JUST how bad their breath actually is. Also the average person can only handle the nasty morning breath taste in their mouth for 14 minutes before they have to go brush their teeth.
So brush away!
Lindsay Ell will release her new concept album, heart theory, on Aug. 14.
Produced by Dann Huff, heart theory is comprised of 12 tracks that journey through each stage of grief: shock, denial, anger, bargaining, depression, testing and acceptance. The album title and song titles have been stylized in lowercase.
Lindsay co-penned 11 tracks on the new project with a host of top songwriters, including Brandy Clark, Laura Veltz, Jessie Jo Dillon, Nicole Gaylon and more. The album’s lead single, “wAnt me back,” was penned by Lindsay, Kane Brown, Matt McGinn and Lindsay Rimes.
“If theory is the science of music, heart theory is the science of a heart,” says Lindsay. “I hope this roadmap can be a comfort if you need it, reassurance when you need to remember to believe in yourself or maybe just a glimpse into a memory that’s made you who you are.”
In July, Lindsay revealed she is a survivor of sexual assault. With the release of the upcoming album’s “make you,” Lindsay publicly addressed—for the first time—being a survivor of sexual violence. The deeply personal song explores her life after being raped as a 13-year-old. Penned by Lindsay and Brandy Clark, “make you” is the first song in the acceptance stage, a reflection of Lindsay’s determination to use her platform to help other sexual trauma survivors.
In conjunction with the release of “make you,” Lindsay launched the Make You Movement, a charitable fund that endeavors “to help organizations that support at-risk youth, domestic abuse and sexual assault survivors by providing funds on an as-needed basis.” Lindsay is donating proceeds from “make you” to the Make You Movement.
The upcoming album follows the release of Lindsay’s major-label debut album, The Project, in 2017. In 2018, Lindsay released The Continuum Project, a track-by-track cover of John Mayer’s Continuum.
Beginning at 11 p.m. CT on Aug. 13, Lindsay will go live on her Instagram for 24 hours through release day on Aug. 14. The livestream will include special guests, performances and more surprises in celebration of the release of heart theory. The current ACM New Female Artist of the Year nominee will perform “wAnt me back” on the Today show on Aug. 17 during the 10 a.m. hour from Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium.
Listen to the new album’s “ReadY to love” below.
photo by TCD
John and TJ Osborne of Brothers Osborne will headline a livestream concert—Brothers Osborne: Let’s Play Live—on Aug. 21 to benefit ACM Lifting Lives.
During the free concert, fans will be encouraged to donate to the ACM Lifting Lives COVID-19 Response Fund, which was created to support individuals in the country music community who are currently in need of pandemic relief assistance.
“We can’t wait to get back on the road but in the meantime, we hope y’all come hang with us on August 21,” said the Brothers in a statement.
Brothers Osborne will release their third studio album, Skeletons, on Oct. 9. The upcoming project follows the release of the Brothers’ 2016 debut album, Pawn Shop, and 2018 sophomore album, Port Saint Joe.
John and TJ Osborne had a hand in writing all 12 tracks on Skeletons, including lead single, “All Night,” which is currently No. 42 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart after 12 weeks.
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