Record breakers and chart toppers Ward Thomas have announced 22 UK Dates for 2017 including their biggest headline show to date at Shepherds Bush Empire on May 10th.
22 year old twins Catherine and Lizzy made history with their stunning major label debut when it reached the top spot in the U.K. Album charts, by becoming the first ever UK country act to achieve the feat. On top of that extraordinary achievement, the album stayed in the top five for three weeks: a rare accomplishment.
Armed with the “devastating title track” (Sunday Times, Culture) taken from their No.1 album ‘Cartwheels’, Ward Thomas announce these shows after completing an impressive run of 16 completely sold out UK dates in October, including a sensational show at Bush Hall. Ahead of these dates they play a sold out show at the Brooklyn Bowl, for the Christmas Country 2 Country Social December 3rd.
Fri 28th GUILDFORD, G Live
Sat 29th BIRMINGHAM, O2 Birmingham Institute
Sun 30th EDINBURGH, Queens Hall
Tue 2nd YORK, York Barbican
Wed 3rd SHEFFIELD, The Plug
Thu 4th LEEDS, Church
Fri 5th NORWICH, Open
Sat 6th OXFORD, O2 Academy
Tue 9th LEICESTER, De Montfort Hall
Wed 10th LONDON, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Thu 11th WORTHING, Pavilion Theatre
Fri 12th PORTSMOUTH, Pyramids Centre
Tue 16th BATH, Komedia
Wed 17th CARDIFF, Tramshed
Thu 18th EXETER, Lemon Grove
Fri 19th FALMOUTH, Princess Pavilion
Tue 23rd NORTHAMPTON, The Roadmender
Wed 24th MANCHESTER, O2 Ritz
Thu 25th LINCOLN, Engine Shed
Sat 27th ABERDEEN, The Lemon Tree
Mon 29th GATESHEAD, The Sage
Tue 30th CAMBRIDGE, Junction
Tickets on sale Fri 11 November at 9am
Written in Nashville in 2014, ‘Cartwheels’ was the song that kick started the entire writing process for the album. Reflecting on experiences of young women (and men!) everywhere, it tells the sad tale of someone who refuses to accept that a relationship is over. The heartbreaking story is brought to life by the sisters’ stripped back vocals and beguiling harmonies.
Ward Thomas were barely out of their teens when they became country crossover stars with their independently released 2014 debut album ‘From Where We Stand’ which sold over 25,000 copies in the UK.