Dan + Shay Celebrate No. 1 Single, “From The Ground Up” by Announcing Fall Headlining Tour
Obsessed Tour to hit 15 cities across the U.S. and Canada this November and December
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 22, 2016) Earlier today, “From The Ground Up,” the impactful first song released from Dan + Shay’s critically acclaimed sophomore album, Obsessed, hit No. 1 on both the Mediabase and Billboard Country Charts. So what better way to celebrate than for the Warner Bros. Records/Warner Music Nashville Platinum-selling recording duo to announce the Obsessed Tour. Earning its name from the title of their hit album and its title track, which was directly inspired by fans, the headlining tour will also feature special guest singer/songwriter Walker Hayes. The Obsessed Tour kicks off Nov. 10 in Denver, Colorado and will hit 15 cities across the U.S. and Canada through Dec. 17, including their first ever tour stop in Honolulu, Hawaii.
“We have been so humbled by the response to our new album, and can’t wait to perform live for our fans this fall,” said Dan Smyers. “Our fans inspired the title of the Obsessed album, so it was only fitting to name the tour after the album.”
“We are also so grateful to everyone for help making ‘From The Ground Up’ No. 1,” added Shay Mooney. “This is such a personal song for both of us, and we are thrilled that people have loved the song as much as we do.”
The tour is the perfect ending to what has been a monumental year for Dan + Shay. Earlier this year, the duo released their second album, Obsessed, whose first single, “From The Ground Up,” was an immediate hit. The pair debuted the song on Good Morning America and has since performed it on Live With K= elly, Dancing With the Stars, The Bachelorette and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The song marks the second No. 1 for the duo in less than a year, and also the first No. 1 song produced by Smyers, along with Scott Hendricks.
Tickets for Dan + Shay’s Obsessed Tour go on sale Friday, Aug. 26 with the exception of the Salt Lake City, Flagstaff and New York City shows, which go on sale Friday, Sept. 9. The dates for the tour are as follows:
Nov. 10 – Ogden Theatre, Denver, Colorado
Nov. 11 – The Depot, Salt Lake City, Utah
Nov. 12 – Prochnow Audito rium, Flagstaff, Arizona
Nov. 15 – The Novo, Los Angeles, California
Nov. 18 – The Republik, Honolulu, Hawaii*
Dec. 1 – Cain’s Ballroom, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Dec. 2 – The Blue Note, Columbia, Missouri
Dec. 4 – House of Blues, Dallas, Texas
Dec. 9 – Newport Music Hall, Columbus, Ohio
Dec. 10 – London Music Hall, London, Ontario
Dec. 11 – Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, Ontario
Dec. 13 – Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park, New York
Dec. 15 – Rams Head Live, Baltimore, Maryland
Dec. 16 – Playstation Theater, New York, New York
Dec. 17 – House of Blues, Boston, Massachusetts
*Special guest Walker Hayes will not play this date.
Obsessed follows Dan + Shay’s 2014 debut Where It All Began, which made them the first new country duo in SoundScan recorded history to debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Albums Chart. The album included the debut single, “19 You + Me” which earned RIAA Platinum certification, and their first No. 1 single, “Nothin’ Like You,” which earned RIAA Gold certification. Racking up more than 42 million YouTube views, the pair has impressively sold more than two million digital tracks and more than 500,000 album equivalents to date, including 200 million streams. They have previously earned three consecutive nominations for ACM “Vocal Duo of the Year” and two nominations for CMA’s Vocal Duo of the Year award as well as nods for an American Country Countdown Awards, CMT Awards, and Radio Disney Music Awards. The pair finished up 2015 with their sold-out headlining Just the Right Kind of Crazy Tour and is currently on the road with Darius Rucker this summer on the Good for a Good Time Tour. For more information on VIP packages and tour dates, please visit DanAndShay.com and follow @DanandShay on Twitter and Instagram.
Released on May 3, 2016, Walker Hayes’ 8 Tracks (Vol. 1): Good S**t pooled together some of the Alabama native’s best work tapes from songwriting sessions. These raw productions exploded online, quickly garnering placement on Spotify’s Viral Chart and catching the ear of syndicated radio host Bobby Bones, who played the song “Shades” — declaring it the song of the summer — and the powerful “Beer in the Fridge.” On Aug. 19, 2016, Hayes released 8 Tracks (Vol. 2): Break The Internet, and features poignant tracks like “Comedian” and “Halloween.” Hayes is cur rently in the studio working on his full-length album with songwriter/producer Shane McAnally (Sam Hunt, Kacey Musgraves).