The Shires to Support Michael Bublé at BST Hyde Park

It is fast becoming a trend for British country acts to play at the prestigious Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time Hyde Park Festival. Last year the first ever Brit country act to score a number 1 album on the Official UK Album Chart, Ward Thomas supported the now sadly deceased Tom Petty, and this year the fastest selling UK country music act of all time, The Shires will play the festival in support of Canadian crooner Michael Bublé.

After a massively successful two years, the exciting announcement comes as Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes -AKA The Shires are gearing up for the release of their eagerly anticipated third studio album ‘Accidentally On Purpose‘ which will be released on Friday, 20th April. Their first single lifted off the upcoming LP ‘Guilty‘, has gone straight into this week’s BBC Radio 2 ‘B’ playlist and is currently Record of the Week.

Speaking about playing the BST Festival, The Shires said:  “We are hugely excited to be playing Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park and supporting the incredible Michael Bublé. We recorded our new album ‘Accidentally on Purpose’ in Nashville, the home of Country Music, so to be performing our new music in Hyde Park which has so much musical history, feels like coming full circle. Headlining the second stage for thousands of fans in the sunshine, will be a very special moment for us”  

The duo’s performance at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park will come just a few weeks after they wrap their national tour of the UK, with dates throughout May and June;

The Shires 2018 UK Tour dates:

May 12th: Guildford G Live
May 13th: Bournemouth Pavilion
May 14th: Cardiff St. David’s Hall
May 16th: Bristol Colston Hall
May 18th: London Royal Albert Hall
May 19th: Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall
May 20th: Sheffield City Hall
May 22nd: Ipswich Regent Theatre
May 23rd: Cambridge Corn Exchange
May 24th: Oxford New Theatre
May 27th: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
May 28th: Gateshead The Sage
May 30th: Carlisle Sands Centre
May 31st: York Barbican
June 1st: Birmingham Symphony Hall
June 3rd: Stoke Victoria Hall
June 4th: Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
June 5th: Llandudno Venue Cymru
June 6th: Manchester Bridgewater Hall
June 8th: Nottingham Royal Centre
June 9th: Brighton Dome
June 10th: Basingstoke The Anvil

Tickets for the UK tour and BST Festival are on sale now! Make sure you follow the duo on Twitter @theshiresuk to keep up to date with all their latest music and tour news.

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Written by Laura Klonowski

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