Legendary Country Group Announces First Round of Concert Dates for 2018 Tour Schedule
Due to popular demand, legendary GRAMMY® Award-winning country music group Shenandoah has announced an extension of its 30th Anniversary Tour into 2018. Today, the band unveiled its first round of live concert dates scheduled to take place next year as a continued celebration of Shenandoah’s three decades of music. A total of 21 extended tour concerts were announced with stops in Green Bay, WI, Bremen, GA, Hinton, OK, Lubbock, TX, Pigeon Forge, TN, Greenville, AL, and more.
“I still can’t believe it’s been 30 years since we started this journey,” notes Shenandoah’s Mike McGuire. “We could’ve never imagined back then that we would’ve lasted this long. A big ‘thank you’ to the unsung heroes that are the driving force in any career like ours, the songwriters. They gave us great material to record and other than Marty’s vocals, I believe that is the biggest ingredient that has afforded us this kind of longevity.”
Shenandoah frontman Marty Raybon adds, “It’s been great watching the crowds get larger and more energized. It allows you to believe and feel that what you’re doing is right. It’s not only a wonderful time in life, it’s a great place to spend it, in front of a multitude of people, friends and fans. I say load the calendar and bring on 2018!”
Last month, Shenandoah premiered a new song, “Noise,” on SiriusXM Prime Country, marking the group’s first single released to radio in 20 years. The track, available through BMG, and produced by Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts fame, has critics raving and is quickly gaining traction at radio. The new song serves as a preview to an upcoming full-length album, currently scheduled for an early 2018 commercial release.
“Noise” is available for digital download now at iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon and Google Play. Digital review copies are available upon request.
Shenandoah’s 2018 30th Anniversary Tour kicks off January 12 is Palmetto, FL. Additional tour dates will be announced soon.
2018 Shenandoah 30th Anniversary Tour schedule:
Jan 12 – Palmetto, FL – Manatee County Fair
Jan 25 – Green Bay, WI – Meyer Theatre
Jan 26 – Eau Claire, WI – State Fair
Feb 16 – Poplar Bluff, MO – Black River Coliseum
Feb 17 – Bremen, GA – Milltown Music Hall
March 22 – New Braunfels, TX – Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre
March 24 – Hinton, OK – Sugar Creek Casino
April 12 – Pigeon Forge, TN – Dollywood
April 20 – Black River Falls, WI – Ho Chunk Casino
April 28 – Lubbock, TX – Boots & Badges Fundraiser
May 12 – Greeneville, TN – Niswonger PAC
June 2 – Buffalo, TX – Leon County Expo Center
June 17 – Marinette, WI – Porterfield Country Music Festival
June 22 – Fredericksburg, TX – Rockbox Theater
June 23 – Weatherford, TX – Texas Opry Theater
July 28 – Benkelman, NE – Dundy County Fair
Aug 25 – Chattanooga, TN – Tivoli Theatre
Sept 8 – Gail, TX – The Coyote Store
Oct 11 – Greenville, AL – The Ritz Theatre
Oct 19 – Pigeon Forge, TN – Country Tonite Theatre
Nov 8 – Somerset, KY – Center for Rural Development
Shenandoah originally formed in Muscle Shoals, Alabama in 1985. The band has charted 26 singles on the Billboard Hot Country charts, including #1 Hits “The Church on Cumberland Road,” “Sunday in the South” and “Two Dozen Roses” from 1989, “Next to You, Next to Me” from 1990, and “If Bubba Can Dance (I Can Too)” from 1994. The single “Somewhere in the Vicinity of the Heart,” which featured guest vocals from Alison Krauss, won both artists a GRAMMY®, Award for “Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.” To date, the group has sold millions of albums worldwide and is a recipient of the Academy of Country Music’s coveted “Vocal Group of the Year” award.
For more information on Shenandoah, visit shenandoahband.com.