Ahead of releasing their eagerly anticipated new album ‘My Universe,’ The Shires announce a run of intimate shows in hmv stores across the country, set to coincide with the release of their latest record. Starting on the 2nd October in Birmingham, the Country duo will also play shows at hmv stores in Cardiff, Liverpool, London and Manchester throughout the week, where fans can hear their favourite Shires tracks, as well as new tracks from ‘My Universe’ performed live for the first times.
‘My Universe,’ released on 30th September 2016, builds on The Shires’ reputation as the UK’s biggest country act, with huge tracks such as the current single and title track ‘My Universe,’ the infectious summer smash ‘Beats to Your Rhythm’ and the foot stomping ‘Not Even Drunk Right Now.’ ‘My Universe’ also continues to showcase The Shires’ trademark beautiful harmonies, which come naturally to Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes whose voices blend together perfectly as they share lead vocals.
hmv In-Store Dates:
2nd hmv Birmingham – 2pm
3rd hmv Cardiff – 5.15pm
4th hmv Liverpool One – 5.15pm
5th hmv London, 363 Oxford Street – 6pm
6th hmv Manchester – 5.15pm
TICKET LINK HERE
With the release of their debut album ‘Brave’ in 2015, The Shires became the biggest-selling country act in the UK last year (including US artists), and one of the biggest-selling breakthrough UK acts of any genre along with James Bay, Years & Years & Jess Glynn. Ben & Crissie continued to build a huge following, in fans and critics alike, landing 5 A list singles at BBC Radio 2 and appearing on a string of high profile TV shows including Graham Norton, BBC Music Awards, Children in Need Rocks and many more. The band were then given their first headline slot at Glastonbury this summer, topping the bill on the Acoustic Stage on Saturday night.