On May 19th, platinum-selling, two-time JUNO Award nominee and CCMA Award winner Tim Hicks will release his first live album aptly titled “Tim Hicks Live”, via Open Road Recordings. A determined road warrior known for his compelling stage presence, Hicks brings his highly praised road show to life on the six-track digital release, delivering some of his biggest hits and fan favourites including the viral smash “Stronger Beer”.
“I’m so excited for this release,” shares Tim Hicks. “For me, the live show has always been a huge part of who I am as a performer and having captured a little bit of our “Shake These Walls Tour” in a digital release is really cool. We started recording the tour as a means for us to critique ourselves on a nightly basis, but when I went back and heard the performances I felt that we just had to share them with our fans. I hope everyone enjoys these songs live as much as we loved performing them on the tour.”
Hicks’ rapturously received live shows have become notable over the past few years. As he continues to grow in popularity, his stage prowess has played an important role in the development as one of Canadian Country music’s leading touring acts. Hicks the “elite Country music star” (GoBe Weekly), has made an impression on fans and critics alike, becoming a “household name” (Niagara Falls Review) and “one to watch” (Toronto Star), creating unforgettable moments for capacity crowds and getting audiences fired up with many declaring “his country-rock infused live show is one fans will be talking about long after the encore.” He marches to the beat of his own drum and mines that perspective on stage, building one of country music’s most loyal audiences show by show, and song by song.
Proven to have as much momentum as any Country artist in the business, Hicks has already earned five GOLD certified singles in addition to two JUNO Award nominations and the 2014 CCMA Award for Rising Star. His cumulative streams on Spotify add up to 7 million+ including 1.5 million for “Stompin’ Ground,” and his North American hit “Stronger Beer” is knocking on the door of PLATINUM certification where it will join Hicks’ break out track “Get By”.
Hicks’ Summer Tour continues to heat up with the announcement that he will join Dean Brody on August 24th in Toronto at the iconic Budweiser Stage. Also announced, Hicks will return to Ottawa Bluesfest on July 16th as direct support for Tom Petty and he will once again headline the annual Summer Throwdown concert celebrating Canada 150 on July 1 in Wasaga, ON. Notable dates throughout the summer include Dauphin Countryfest (June 30), Cavendish Beach Music Festival (July 9), Sunfest (August 5) and many more.
Earlier this month, Hicks announced that he’ll bring the highly praised Shake These Walls Tour to Quebec for six headlining dates in January and February (2018). Throughout the month of January (2017), the tour played to thousands of fans, with Hicks delivering a raucous set night after night – igniting crowds from coast to coast with the “right kind of magic to bring fans back for another round” (Bucketlist).