Friday, August 5, 2011
– The Band Perry announced The Purveyors of Performance Tour - a trek of approximately 75 dates that will include their own headlining shows, support dates for Keith Urban, Reba and yet-to-be-announced dates with one of country's major touring acts.
The tour starts Aug. 15 in Lewisburg, West Va. and will continue into 2012 with performances at theaters, arenas, amphitheaters and even stadiums.
"It has always been our dream to play country music," the band said in a statement. "We've been on the road as a family band for 13 years and experienced the intimacy of theaters, the energy of county fairs and the joy of connecting with new faces as we support these amazing artists at arenas and amphitheaters. Artists like Tim McGraw, Keith Urban and Reba were the ones who originally inspired us to dream big...now they have helped our dreams come true. We couldn't be more grateful to them or excited about the future."
The band is also approaching the end of Tim McGraw's Emotional Traffic tour. The experience has left the sibling trio in awe. "Tim McGraw is a gentleman, a gracious host and the epitome of a mega-star - we have learned so much from him."
This month, TBP will debut a new video, be on the Teen Choice Awards, where they have two nominations (Aug. 7), perform on CMA Music Festival: Country's Night To Rock on ABC (Aug.14) and a Jimmy Kimmel Live! concert (Aug. 17).
The new video for their fourth country single, All Your Life, is planned for a mid-August debut. The cinematic video will feature TBP as a vagabond troupe and inspired the "Purveyors of Performance" theme of the upcoming tour.
The band is also celebrating the extended life of If I Die Young, which has gone from being the number one song in country to the pop charts. The single is at 15 on the Top 40 Chart, 9 on the Hot A/C Chart and 14 on the A/C Chart, according to Billboard.