22 November 2017
US country superstars KIP MOORE and LEE BRICE today revealed they will embark on a national co-headline tour in April 2018. In addition to their already-announced appearance at Winton’s Way Out West Fest, the international hit-makers will visit Tamworth as part of their Australian tour, tearing up the stage for an all-ages show at TRECC Monday 23 April.
Multi-platinum singer-songwriter and one of country’s hottest stars, KIP MOORE returns to Australia for the third consecutive year, with a brand new album under his belt. Released in September, Slowheart has garnered praise from Rolling Stone for its "gut-punch of a vintage album, the vocals out front and clear as crystal." The partly self-produced 13-song collection is evocative and profound, a warm and honest embrace of Moore’s rugged rock roots and a showcase for his innate poetic prowess. Lead single ‘More Girls Like You’ is a guitar-heavy rollicking country anthem which, in true Kip form, speaks from the heart.
Known for his electric live shows and adoring fans, Kip Moore is the ultimate road-warrior, having traversed North America top to bottom, coast-to-coast countless times. He’s currently halfway through an epic North American tour run, coming off the back of headlining UK dates through October including a stop at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire.
Multiple Grammy Award nominee and CMA and ACM Award-winner, LEE BRICE, makes his return visit to Australia in April. Across three studio albums, Brice has chalked up sales in excess of 11 million, spawning five platinum and double-platinum chart-topping radio hits in ‘A Woman Like You’, ‘Hard To Love’, ‘I Drive Your Truck’, ‘I Don’t Dance’ and ‘Drinking Class’.
Released earlier this month, Lee’s 15-track self-titled record is his fourth studio offering and most evocative to date. USA Today named him "one of the finest singer-songwriters country music has to offer." An established songwriter, Brice has penned songs for the likes of Garth Brooks, Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Faith Hill and more.
Performing to a capacity crowd at LA’s The Novo, Brice is in the midst of extensive North American dates. Billboard hailed a recent show as, “… the night belonged to Brice, who demonstrated once again why he is one of the most respected artists out in the genre right now… he simply keeps raising the bar to new heights”.
Neither Kip nor Lee are strangers to Australian shores, with both artists hitting the annual CMC Rocks QLD festival in 2016 to huge acclaim, and Kip returning to this year’s event for an anticipated follow-up appearance.
Peter Ross, Manager Entertainment Venues, says, “The international recognition that Kip Moore and Lee Brice bring to Tamworth is invaluable in many ways. Two world renowned country performers returning to Australia to do shows in three capital cities, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and one regional city, befitting our title, Tamworth, Australia’s Country Music Capitol.”
With millions of record sales, streams, and Youtube views, thousands of miles of touring and countless sold out shows between them, Kip Moore and Lee Brice’s April dates will be some of the most explosive country shows to land in Australia this year!
Tickets go on sale Monday 27 November, click here for more information.