TBP sells out in Canada, readies world tour
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
– The Band Perry performed their first sold-out headlining show in Ontario, Canada on Sunday night, just days after they played to a packed house at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City.
"We recorded our latest CD, 'Pioneer,' with our live show in mind. We are moving forward and marching onward and we love to see the audience pick up on that and fall into pace with us," said the band in a statement.
The Band Perry will kick off its first headlining tour, the We Are Pioneers World Tour, on Nov. 8 in Sweden and bring it back over to North America with a full tour of the U.S. and Canada early next year.
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Sports fans may be familiar with the term "sophomore slump," where a player has an excellent rookie season, but then struggles mightily in his second. With "Pioneer," The Band Perry demonstrates that the phrase can carry over to the music world as well. Where the group's debut was quirky and showed real potential, their second release takes some artistic steps backwards while developing a more mainstream sound.
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Image-wise, the siblings of The Band Perry are aiming squarely at the youth market. Sister and lead singer Kimberly has a Taylor Swift thing going on, with big curly blonde hair, while brothers Neil and Reid could be Jonases as easily as Perrys. Their musical style trends young, as well. There's an element of bluegrass in the music, but it's often more of a grace note on top of the pop-rock guitars and drums that remain the focus of the album.
Lyrically, the songs also offer a ...
The Band Perry gets its name from the fact that all three of its members are siblings. There's Kimberly Perry, who sings lead, in addition to playing piano and guitar. Her brother Reid Perry is the bassist, while Neil Perry plays drums, mandolin and accordion. The centerpiece song of this five-track EP is the single If I Die Young, which is made all the more striking by the fact that it's also sung by a young lady. Being young is usually no time to contemplate death - leave that to the old folks. ...