Dan+Shay; Photo Provided | Courtesy of Catherine Powell
Photo Provided | Courtesy of Catherine Powell

Dan+Shay Kick Off ‘The (Arena) Tour’ with Sold-Out First Weekend

It was three up, three down this weekend for two-time GRAMMY-award winning superstars Dan + Shay as they kicked off their headlining arena tour with two sold-out shows in Nashville and another last night in Columbus. More than 40,000 tickets were sold across the three nights and as The Tennessean noted, “Even with their three monster hits: ‘Tequila,’ ‘10,000 Hours’ and ‘Speechless,’ it seemed like nearly every song was greeted like a single by the packed house.”

“Nashville, there is no combination of words that could properly justify the feelings you made us feel,” the duo professed on Instagram. “We have dreamed of this moment our entire lives, and just like that, you made it into a reality. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. It was so special to see the community come together in one room and heal through the power of music.”

On Friday afternoon, Dan + Shay announced a $100,000 donation to The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee in response to the devastating tornadoes that ripped through Nashville last week. AEG Presents, Sandbox Entertainment, CAA and Bridgestone Arena each also donated a monetary amount per ticket sold for both Nashville shows to the Foundation. That evening the fans of Music City offered their support in return, holding up thousands of “Nashville Strong” signs across the arena in a moment of unity before the duo performed their moving hit, “From The Ground Up.”

Dan + Shay The (Arena) Tour, presented by AEG Presents, will resume this Thursday, March 12 in Philadelphia, PA before a weekend down south. The 35+ date run follows 2019’s sold-out Dan + Shay The Tour and includes a sold-out show at New York City’s iconic Madison Square Garden. For more information and all tour dates, visit http://www.danandshay.com.

Dan + Shay; Photo by Alan Poizner
Photo by Alan Poizner

The duo’s tour continues a meteoric rise that began nearly two years ago with the launch of their 4x Platinum smash single “Tequila.” 2020 began with their second consecutive GRAMMY Award for Best County Duo/Group Performance, and they are currently among the most nominated artists for the Academy of Country Music Awards. The reigning Duo of the Year and repeat nominees have earned additional nods for Video of the Year, Music Event of the Year, and Song of the Year for their global hit single “10,000 Hours” with Justin Bieber. The duo’s Shay Mooney also earned a nomination as songwriter and Dan Smyers an additional two for both songwriter and producer.

“10,000 Hours” has now topped the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for 21 consecutive weeks. The multi-week No.1, which holds the title of biggest first-week streaming total in country music history, helping Dan + Shay become the first country duo or group to ever debut a song inside the Billboard Hot 100 Top 5. The track has topped more than 850 million global streams. It rose to No. 9 on the Pop charts and is currently Top 5 at AC Radio. With more than 2.3 million track equivalents tallied in the U.S. to date, the RIAA Platinum-certified hit was the fastest country single of 2019 to reach one million track equivalents. Label and management family members presented Dan + Shay with a plaque celebrating the accomplishment at a post-show party on Saturday night (3/7) in Nashville with friends and industry guests. On top of its success stateside, “10,000 Hours” has exploded throughout the world. The song is certified Double Platinum in Canada and Australia and Gold in Brazil, Ireland, New Zealand, the Netherlands and Sweden. Its success drove the duo’s nomination for the 2020 CMA International Awards in the International Artist Achievement category.

Dan + Shay The (Arena) Tour 2020
*not an AEG Presents date
Date City Venue
March 12, 2020 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
March 13, 2020 Charlottesville, VA John Paul Jones Arena
March 14, 2020 Greenville, SC Bon Secours Wellness Arena
March 19, 2020 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
March 20, 2020 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
March 21, 2020 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
March 26, 2020 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
March 27, 2020 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
March 28, 2020 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
April 9, 2020 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
April 10, 2020 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
April 11, 2020 Milwaukee, WI Fiserv Forum
April 16, 2020 Indianapolis, IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse
April 17, 2020 Chicago, IL United Center
April 18, 2020 Omaha, NE CHI Health Center
September 17, 2020 North Little Rock, AR Simmons Bank Arena f.k.a. Verizon Arena
September 18, 2020 St. Louis, MO Enterprise Center
September 19, 2020 Detroit, MI Little Caesars Arena
September 24, 2020 Washington, DC Capital One Arena
September 25, 2020 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
September 26, 2020 Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints Arena
October 1, 2020 Orlando, FL Amway Center
October 2, 2020 Atlanta, GA State Farm Arena
October 3, 2020 New Orleans, LA Smoothie King Center
October 8, 2020 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
October 9, 2020 Boston, MA TD Garden
October 10, 2020* Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
October 11, 2020 Hershey, PA Giant Center
October 15, 2020 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
October 16, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT Vivint Smart Home Arena
October 17, 2020 Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena
October 21, 2020 Glendale, AZ Gila River Arena
October 23, 2020 San Francisco, CA Chase Center
October 24, 2020 Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center
October 29, 2020 Boise, ID ExtraMile Arena
October 30, 2020 Portland, OR Moda Center
October 31, 2020 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome

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