The Shires are back with new single 'New Year' from upcoming new album

26 November 2019, 17:15

The Shires
The Shires. Picture: Getty

By Tom Eames

The UK’s best-selling country group The Shires have unveiled a track from their forthcoming album Good Years.

The Shires released single ‘New Year’ earlier this week, taken from their upcoming fourth studio album, which will be available as a limited edition red vinyl, as well as the usual CD and streaming platforms.

Listen to the song below:

Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes' new music arrives with the announcement of a brand new UK tour, which will see the duo play perform at the London Palladium, Bristol Academy, Birmingham’s Symphony Hall and Brighton’s Dome among other venues.

Good Years was recorded in the home of country music, Nashville. Speaking about their new single and album, Crissie and Ben said: “We are so excited to be releasing Good Years, our 4th album recorded in Nashville and also announce our next UK tour!

"Honesty and storytelling has always been such an important part of our songwriting. We’ve poured some of the incredible experiences and life we’ve lived into these songs.

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"We can’t wait to hit the road next year and play these live across the country. The songs mean so much to us personally, but there really is nothing like looking out at our fans in the crowd and seeing how much of an impact they can have in someone else’s life. It’s truly a very special thing”.

The full tour dates in 2020 are:

27th April, Weymouth Pavilion
28th April, Torquay Princess Theatre
29th April, Stoke Victoria Hall
1st May, Lincoln Engine Shed
4th May, Birmingham Symphony Hall
5th May, Aberyswyth Arts Centre
6th May, Guildford G Live
8th May, Bristol o2 Academy
9th May, Cambridge Corn Exchange
10th May, Nottingham Royal Centre
12th May, Carlisle Sands Centre
13th May, Aberdeen Beach Ballroom
14th May, Edinburgh Liquid Room
15th May, Gateshead The Sage
17th May, Ipswich Regent Theatre
19th May, Manchester Bridgewater Hall
20th May, York Barbican
22nd May, Oxford New Theatre
23rd May, Liverpool Philarmonic Hall
24th May, Cardiff St David’s Hall
26th May, Basingstoke The Anvil
27th May, London Palladium
2nd June, Brighton The Dome
3rd June, Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall
4th June, Bedford Corn Exchange