The Band Perry quickly sells out Ryman
Friday, August 26, 2011
– In just 20 minutes today, all 2,300 tickets to The Band Perry's first headlining show at the Ryman Auditorium on Feb. 20, 2012 sold out.
In today's edition of The Tennessean, Kimberly Perry - lead vocalist for the trio that also includes brothers Reid and Neil - spoke about headlining the venue. "It's an amazing thing. So much of our creative efforts have come inside Nashville ... and it's the center of our creativity. We so much revere that (Ryman) stage. And I feel like there's an amazing spirit about that place," she said.
While TBP has previously graced the Ryman stage during the Grand Ole Opry and other multi-artist events, this will be their debut as headliners.
TBP has a new single, the romantic ballad, All Your Life out now.
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