Frontier Touring presents
THE SHIRES (UK) with special guest Aleyce Simmonds Tickets
7:00pm, Tue 28 March, 2017
The Basement, Sydney, NSW
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Frontier Touring is thrilled to announce that The Shires will bring their ground-breaking country style to Sydney and Melbourne this March. These will be the duo’s first ever headline shows in Australia, coinciding with their appearance at the CMC Rocks Festival in Ipswich.
'Musically, lyrically and vocally there is little else you could ask for in a country album.' - Get To The Front (UK)
'They've certainly brought youthful glamour and an appealing crossover sound to the genre' - Stereoboard (UK)
'These are big tunes delivered with real passion' - Express (UK)
Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes, from Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire in England, are the United Kingdom's biggest-selling country act. Shortly after forming they were signed to Decca Records in the United Kingdom and Universal Music Group Nashville in the United States, making them the first ever English country act to be signed to a major Nashville record label.
They released their debut album Brave in March 2015, with it becoming the first ever British Country album to enter the UK top ten. It was certified gold by the end of the year, making it one of just four debut UK albums to sell more than 100,000 copies that year.
Last September, they released their second album My Universe, recorded partly at Soundstage Studios in Nashville and featuring some of Nashville's greatest session players. Combining some of Britain and Nashville's best songwriters, the album quickly became the fastest-selling UK country album in history and is about to become their second gold album in consecutive years.
The album features 'Beats To Your Rhythm' and title track 'My Universe', both singles that pushed the boundaries of country with a pop crossover. They were also awarded their first headline slot at Glastonbury last year.
The Shires will be supported on tour by Aleyce Simmonds. Born in Tamworth, New South Wales, Aleyce was awarded the Australian Independent Country Artist of the Year in 2015. She is a six time Golden Guitar Award nominee and has just released a new album More Than Meets The Eye.
The Shires' popularity is increasing rapidly with a busy past 18 months cementing them as an act to watch. These Sydney and Melbourne headline performances may be one of your only opportunities to see The Shires in such an intimate setting. Make sure you don't miss out!
FRONTIER MEMBERS PRE-SALE via frontiertouring.com/theshires
Begins: Mon 6 Feb (2pm AEDT)
Ends: Tue 7 Feb (2pm AEDT)
(or ends earlier if pre-sale allocation exhausted)
GENERAL PUBLIC ON SALE
Begins: Thu 9 Feb (10am local time)
Tue 28 Mar The Basement ' Sydney, NSW 18+
moshtix.com.au ' Ph: 1300 (GET TIX) 438 849
General Admission ticket buyers have an added option of purchasing The Basement's Plate & Glass deal on the following booking page.
The Plate & Glass meal includes one meal option with one glass of selected wine which will be made available at the Green Room Bar from the time doors open through to 10:30pm.
Plate and Glass meal and wine options are listed on the following booking page.
Dinner & Show tickets include entry, seating and 2 course meal.
Dinner & Show tickets are only available via Moshtix.
Some Dinner & Show Bookings may be on a shared table. Please let us know at the time of the booking as a special request should you prefer not to share, and subject to availability we'll do our best to accommodate your request. Note it is not possible to join ticket holders together across ticket groups (meaning A Reserve ticket holders cannot sit with B Reserve etc).
DOORS OPEN AT 7.00PM
MUSIC STARTS AFTER DINNER SERVICE, AROUND 8.30PM
SET TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE FROM SHOW TO SHOW
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
When General Admission Ticket sales have closed on the day of the show they may still be available at the door on the night.
All patrons must be over the age of 18
Once purchased tickets are non-refundable & non-transferable
(applies to both Standing and Dinner sales)
Please ensure you bring photo ID as proof of age
A booking fee applies to all advance tickets. (All quoted prices include tax).
Dress is Smart/Casual at Manager's discretion. No thongs.
The Basement has very limited accessibility for patrons with disabilities, however please contact the venue to ensure there is adequate availability for you to enjoy the show comfortably and they can advise on the recommended seating options.
RESTAURANT (GREEN ROOM BAR)
RESTAURANT HOURS ARE DEPENDENT ON SHOW
Please call The Basement to confirm opening times - (02) 9251 2797
SEATING MAP FOR DINNER & SHOW BOOKINGS
Please Note: tables cannot be joined together. Please ensure everyone you intend to seat at your table is included in your booking to avoid being seated separately. Unfortunately, Dinner & Show bookings are for a minimum of 2 people.
Specific table reservation is not available for this performance. It is the venue's decision as to which table you will be allocated. Whilst the venue would love to give everyone their preferred seats, it is not always possible. We ask that you respect this decision and enjoy the performance.