Dan + Shay Prepare to Launch 2020 The (Arena) Tour With Sold Out Weekend of Shows at Bridgestone Arena
Two-time GRAMMY Award-winning duo Dan + Shay are set to kick off their massive headline Dan + Shay The (Arena) Tour with back-to-back sold out shows in their hometown of Nashville beginning tomorrow night, March 6.
In light of the devastating tornadoes that ripped through Nashville on Tuesday morning, Dan + Shay have announced a $100,000 donation to relief efforts:
“We are heartbroken by the devastation the tornadoes left upon Tennessee earlier this week. Our love goes out to everyone affected by this tragedy. We are so proud to call Nashville our home, and have seen first hand that this community is strong, resilient, and compassionate. What this town does best in times of need, is come together, so it is only fitting that our tour starts tomorrow in Nashville at Bridgestone Arena. Friday and Saturday, through the power of music, we will all unite to celebrate the spirit of our incredible city. On behalf of Dan + Shay, we will be making a $100,000 donation to The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. We are looking forward to two unforgettable shows, in the town we hold dearest to our hearts.”
AEG Presents, Sandbox Entertainment, CAA and Bridgestone Arena are each also donating a monetary amount per ticket sold for both Nashville shows to The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.
The tour, presented by AEG Presents, will travel to Columbus, OH on Sunday, March 8 for another sold-out show before continuing for 35+ dates, including 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 The (Arena) Tour launch follows an incredible start to 2020 for the duo, who earlier this year won their second consecutive GRAMMY Award for Best County Duo/Group Performance. They are among the most nominated artists for the Academy of Country Music Awards, which include a nod for Duo of the Year, which they won at the 2019 ceremony. They received additional nominations 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” currently sits in its 21st consecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. 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 is nearing more than 850 million global streams. The global hit also rose to #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. On top of its success stateside, “10,000 Hours” has exploded throughout the world. The song is certified Double Platinum in Canada, Platinum in Australia and Gold in Brazil, Ireland, New Zealand, the Netherlands and Sweden. Upon release, it landed on 39 out of 40 Spotify New Music Friday and all 115 of Apple’s New Music Daily playlists. The single also claimed No. 5 on Spotify’s Top 200 Global chart, No. 3 on Apple Music’s Top 100: Global chart and No. 1 all-genre on the US iTunes chart. The duo recently also received a nomination for the 2020 CMA International Awards in the International Artist Achievement category.
Fans were able to catch a glimpse of Dan + Shay’s live show when the duo traveled to Miami, FL for a weekend of double-header performances during Super Bowl LIV weekend. Pop superstar Demi Lovato joined them at the Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest for a special rendition of their 3x Platinum smash “Speechless” on Saturday, February 1. They then took the stage on Sunday, February 2 for the televised FOX Super Bowl LIV Pregame Show at the NFL Tailgate Tropicale, where they sang their 4x Platinum global hit “Tequila.” Following the performance, Dan + Shay’s 2018 self-titled album saw a return to the Top 25 of the all-genre iTunes albums chart.
Dan + Shay The (Arena) Tour follows their sold-out Dan + Shay The Tour in 2019.