Monday, July 20, 2015
– Maddie & Tae, with hits "Girl In A Country Song" and "Fly," will rev it up with the Start Here Tour.
The headlining tour starts Oct; 7 in New York and concludes Nov. 7 in Chicago with a total of 12 dates at listening rooms and historic music clubs.
"Maddie and I wanted to get out and play all the songs from this new record," Tae said. "We've spent a few years writing these songs, figuring out how to say what we thought was important about being our age, and figuring out how to create our kind of music, so before we get back onto someone else's tour, we wanted to take some time and show people all of who we are."
"Spending the summer with Dierks Bentley was an amazing master class in playing," said Maddie of their summer tour. "He has such a great sense of how to connect with the audience, but he also understands how to keep music the focus... to make sure the playing and the songs don't get lost in the fun of it. To write songs that matter is one thing, to bring people inside them is another. I can't wait to share all the songs with the fans once Start Here comes out."
Slated for release Aug. 28, "Start Here" was produced by Dann Huff.
"A lot of what's happened to us is a blur," Maddie said. "So much, so fast, so wow. But every face we've seen, every smile in the crowd, every person we've met who tells us about one of our songs, whether it's 'Fly' or 'Shut Up and Fish,' we remember that. With the album almost here and this tour being announced, it finally feels like we're catching up with ourselves and our dream."
"Looking back, maybe it was crazy for Maddie and I to pick up, leave home and chase these songs to Nashville," Tae said. "But the music was too strong, and our need to hear songs that talked about the things happening in lives like ours was too real... and so we didn't have a choice. Suddenly, with everything coming together, it feels real. And this tour means we get to share it with all the people just like us."
Tour dates are:
Oct. 7 Highline Ballroom New York
Oct. 8 Paradise Rock Club Boston
Oct. 10 The Asylum Portland, ME
Oct. 15 Cotton Eyed Joe Knoxville, TN
Oct. 16 Amos' Southend Charlotte, NC
Oct. 17 Track 29 Chattanooga, TN
Oct. 22 Cain's Ballroom Tulsa, OK
Oct. 23 Banita Creek Hall Nacogdoches, TX
Oct. 24 House of Blues Houston, TX
Nov. 5 Boondocks Springfield, IL
Nov. 6 St. Andrew's Hall Detroit.
Nov. 7 Joe's On Weed Street Chicago