The Shires Announce New Album and UK Tour

British country music duo The Shires have been teasing fans for the past week about their new album. The chart record-breaking duo consisting of Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes sent out postcards to fans with the hashtag #TheShiresAOP printed on them along with the website address

And after waiting a week to find out the exciting news, all has finally been revealed. The Shires’ new album is titled ‘Accidentally On Purpose’ and will be released on the 20th of April, and they are touring the UK later this year.

The LP is available to pre-order now and those who purchase the album will get the chance to get early access to tour tickets on Tuesday, January 31st. Tickets go on general sale Friday, February 2nd.

Full tour details are as follows:

12/05/2018 Guildford G Live
13/05/2018 Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre
14/05/2018 Cardiff St David’s Hall
16/05/2018 Bristol Colston Hall
18/05/2018 London Royal Albert Hall
19/05/2018 Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall
19/05/2018 Sheffield City Hall
20/05/2018 Sheffield City Hall
22/05/2018 Ipswich Regent Theatre
23/05/2018 Cambridge Corn Exchange
24/05/2018 Oxford New Theatre
27/05/2018 Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
28/05/2018 Gateshead The Sage
30/05/2018 Carlisle Sands Centre
31/05/2018 York Barbican
01/06/2018 Birmingham Symphony Hall
03/06/2018 Stoke-On-Trent Victoria Hall
04/06/2018 Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
05/06/2018 Llandudno Venue Cymru
06/06/2018 Manchester Bridgewater Hall
08/06/2018 Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
09/06/2018 Brighton Dome
10/06/2018 Basingstoke The Anvil

You can get all the album and tour info by visiting

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Written by Laura Klonowski

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