JUNO Award nominees and CCMA Award winners Chad Brownlee and Tim Hicks announced today that they will team up for 8 co-headlining dates across Western Canada in 2017. The run of dates mixes Brownlee’s “Hearts On Fire Tour” with Hicks’ newly announced “Shake These Walls Tour”. The star duo will kick off the western run on January 6 in Kelowna and will play dates in Vancouver, Fort McMurray, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg before going their separate ways. See a list of confirmed shared dates below, and please visit each respective website for additional independent dates.
Fan pre-sale for all shows will begin on Tuesday, October 18th at 10:00 a.m. local time, followed by tickets on sale to the general public on Thursday, October 20th at 10:00 a.m. local time. A limited number of VIP ticket packages are available for each date and include a meet and greet and photo with Hicks and Brownlee, access to a pre-show acoustic performance, commemorative VIP laminate and more.
An award-winning singer, songwriter, philanthropist and former NHL draft pick (for the Vancouver Canucks), country music artist Chad Brownlee is by definition a renaissance man. With over a billion radio impressions to date, his singles have rapidly climbed the country music charts, with multiple singles cracking the national Top 10, including his last two singles “Hearts On Fire” and “I Hate You For It”. “I Hate You For It” was also the top selling country digital song by a Canadian artist (source: Nielsen SoundScan) for 10 weeks earlier this year. Chad recently released his latest single “Somethin’ We Shouldn’t Do” to Canadian radio on October 4, 2016.
A proud native of British Columbia, throughout his career Brownlee has received critical acclaim and numerous accolades including a highly coveted 2013 JUNO nomination for Country Album of the Year. Most recently he also received multiple 2016 CCMA Award nominations, including Album of the Year forHearts On Fire, the fourth release in his discography.
The five-time GOLD certified Hicks released “Shake These Walls”, the follow-up to 2014’s CCMA Award nominated sophomore album 5:01/5:01+ on September 9th. The album is a combination of slick party-fueled anthems, blue collar country and free-spirited romance, shaping the evolution of an artist the Toronto Star named “one to watch” and one who remains intent on leading the pace within an evolving musical landscape. Co-written by Hicks, “Shake These Walls” debuted as the #1 selling Canadian Country Album on the Nielsen SoundScan Top Country Albums Chart, bringing the acclaimed country artist front and centre for his proverbial close-up.
With over 378,000 total digital singles sold to date, Hicks is currently celebrating his highest charting hit with “Stompin’ Ground” which was the #1 most added song at Canadian Country Radio upon release and topped the digital singles chart for one week as the best-selling Canadian country song. Hicks will release the fan favourite track “Slow Burn” to radio in coming weeks.
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For more information about Tim Hicks and the Shake These Walls Tour visit: TimHicksMusic.com /TimHicksMusic.com/tour
Combined 2017 HEARTS ON FIRE & SHAKE THESE WALLS TOUR DATES:
All dates, venues, cities subject to change. Tickets go on sale October 20th at 10 a.m. local time.
January 6 Prospera Place – Kelowna, BC
January 7 Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
January 8 Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
January 11 Nexen Field House – Fort McMurray, AB
January 12 TCU – Saskatoon, SK
January 13 Grey Eagle Resort & Casino – Calgary, AB
January 14 West Edmonton Mall – Edmonton, AB
January 16 Club Regent Event Centre – Winnipeg, MB