Rhyme Report Dan + Shay (Photo: Patrick Tracy)

Published on October 23rd, 2018 | by Jerry Doby



Dan + Shay (Photo: Patrick Tracy)Tickets On Sale Friday, October 26

After a record-breaking and career-defining year, chart-topping duo Dan + Shay have made a massive splash today by announcing a surprise headlining tour “Dan + Shay The Tour” and immediate access to the presale. Joined by labelmate Morgan Evans during the first leg and Big Loud Records’ Chris Lane for the second, Dan + Shay will kick the tour off on February 28 in New Orleans, LA. Fan presale will begin NOW (see HERE) with password TEQUILA, and tickets for the general public* will go on sale Friday, October 26 at 10:00 am local time.

One week after their hit single “Tequila” reached 100 million streams on Spotify, the platinum-selling country stars released a new version of the viral smash along with their cover of Lady Gaga’s “Million Reasons” as Spotify Singles (listen HERE). “Tequila” continues to take the world by storm as the most-streamed country song released in 2018, recently certified Double Platinum in Canada and surpassing two million US track equivalent sales. Currently nearing the Top 10 on the Hot AC charts, the “nostalgic ballad” (Rolling Stone) has earned more than 277 million total on-demand streams. In addition to Spotify Singles, Dan + Shay have released vocal-only (listen HERE) and remixed (listen here) versions of the massive track.

The skyrocketing duo has, even more, to celebrate after receiving a 2018 CMA Awards nomination forDuo of the Year along with three additional nods for Song (Dan Smyers), Single, and Video of the Year (“Tequila”). Keeping the momentum going, Dan + Shay have also received two American Music Awards nominations for Favorite Song – Country (“Tequila”) and Favorite Duo or Group. Their latest smash “Speechless” is officially their fastest growing single to date. The romantic tune has already achieved 92 million on-demand streams and sold almost 700,000 track equivalents. Described as the “wedding song of 2018” (Taste of Country), “Speechless” is currently Top 15 at country radio and ranks No. 1 in consumption, track sales, and streams among this week’s Mediabase Top 50.

Dan + Shay have made their presence known throughout the last few months on national television stages including Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Ellen, the CMA Fest concert special, the 53rd Annual ACM Awards, the 2018 CMT Music Awards and the Citi Summer Concert Series on TODAY. They will join Chris Young for the fall leg on his “Losing Sleep” Tour this month and will continue to share new music alongside their collection of No. 1 hits across the globe with a headlining UK tour kicking off January 17, 2019.


Date               City
Feb 28           New Orleans, LA+
March 1          Atlanta, GA+
March 8          Hartford, CT+
March 9          Philadelphia, PA+
March 14        Birmingham, AL+
March 15        St. Augustine, FL+
March 16        Charleston, SC+
March 21        Omaha, NE+
March 22        Minneapolis, MN+
March 29        Madison, WI^
March 30        Chicago, IL^
March 31        Mt. Pleasant, MI^
April 11          Seattle, WA^
April 13          Boise, ID^
April 15          Portland, OR^
April 16          Spokane, WA^
April 17          Abbotsford, BC^
April 19          Edmonton, AB^
April 20          Calgary, AB^

w/Morgan Evans+
w/Chris Lane^

*General tickets for the Mt. Pleasant, MI show (March 31) will go on sale Saturday, November 3, with pre-sales starting Monday, October 29.


Dan + Shay’s self-titled third studio album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart at the same time its lead single “Tequila” reached No.1 at country radio, the first time since 2009 that a duo or group has topped both charts simultaneously. The project’s achievements include the highest debut-week stream-total of any new country release in 2018 and the only country album released this year to have all 11 tracks hit Nielsen’s Country On-Demand Streaming chart, including the current single “Speechless.” The romantic tune was most-added at country radio upon impact and has already earned more than 80 million streams. “Speechless” follows the Platinum-certified global smash “Tequila,” written by Smyers, Jordan Reynolds, and Nicolle Galyon, which became their first multi-week country radio No. 1. The track has accumulated a staggering 260+ million on-demand streams, making it the second most-streamed country song of the year. They’ve performed it on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Ellen, the CMA Fest concert special, the 53rd ACM Awards, TODAY Summer Concert Series and the 2018 CMT Music Awards. Together the duo is currently nominated for four CMA Awards including Song, Single and Video of the Year for “Tequila” as well as Duo of the Year.

Dan + Shay made SoundScan recorded history as the first new country duo to debut at No. 1 onBillboard’s Country Albums Chart with their Gold-certified first album, Where It All Began, featuring the No. 1 single “Nothin’ Like You” and the Platinum-certified “19 You + Me.” The breakout duo followed up with 2016’s Obsessed, which produced two more No. 1 hits with the Gold-certified “How Not To” and the Platinum-certified “From The Ground Up.” In addition to national TV appearances, they have shared the stage with some of country music’s biggest superstars, spanning Thomas Rhett, Sam Hunt, and Keith Urban. They recently wrapped Rascal Flatts’ “Back To Us” Tour and will join Chris Young for the fall leg of his “Losing Sleep” Tour this month

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