Australian Country fans are certainly in for a treat March 2012!
The Tim McGraw and Faith Hill double header recently had the Eli Young Band announced as special guests turn the tour into a triple treat.
The Eli Young Band have claimed the #2 spot on the Billboard Country Chart in recent weeks and become platinum selling. They can boast over one million downloads and more than 6,000,000 YouTube views. The first single from their 4th Album, Life At Best, is Crazy Girl and it has gained the band their first American Country Award nomination for Breakthrough Artist of the Year as well as a spot on Letterman to perform the hit.
The band were confirmed for CMC Rocks The Hunter a few months ago so it is a real treat for Australian Country fans to discover they have joined the Australian leg of the Tim McGraw and Faith Hill tour.
Mike Eli, James Young, Jon Jones and Chris Thompson formed the Eli Young Band in college eleven years ago and have risen from one strength to another. They began their career playing Texas bars and are now rocketing up mainstream country charts and playing arenas.
This will be the first time the band have been in Australia and it’s an exciting time for the band as well as Australian country music fans.
The sound is a combination of edgy country and heartland rock. A hint of bands such as Tom Petty and classic Eagles can be heard in their music. They have toured with artists as varied as Alan Jackson and the Dave Matthews Band, and they have an infectious live energy coupled with cross-genre appeal.
Lead singer Mike Eli said, “We’ve heard great things about the country fans in Australia.
“We’ve also wanted to just visit for a long time and with the success of Crazy Girl there and a chance to tour with Faith & Tim, well there couldn’t be a better way to come introduce ourselves to every Australian we can!”
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TIM MCGRAW & FAITH HILL / AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2012 with special guests ELI YOUNG BAND
Wednesday 14 March
Burswood Dome Perth, WA
Friday 16 March
Adelaide Entertainment Centre (Arena) Adelaide, SA
Sunday 18 March
CMC Rocks the Hunter Hunter Valley, NSW
Tuesday 20 March
Rod Laver Arena Melbourne, VIC
Friday 23 March
Brisbane Entertainment Centre Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 24 March
Brisbane Entertainment Centre (SOLD OUT) Brisbane, QLD
Tuesday 27 March
Allphones Arena Sydney, NSW
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