“SHAKE THESE WALLS” DEBUTS AS #1 CANADIAN COUNTRY ALBUM ON NIELSEN SOUNDSCAN TOP COUNTRY ALBUMS CHART
“HICKS CELEBRATES 5TH GOLD CERTIFIED SELLING SINGLE AND HIGHEST CHARTING SINGLE AT COUNTRY RADIO TO DATE
Toronto, ON (October 17, 2016) – JUNO Award nominee and CCMA Award winner Tim Hicks announced today that he will hit the road in 2017 for the Shake These Walls Tour. The highly praised, five-time GOLD certified artist, who has built one of country music’s most loyal audiences show by show, and song by song, confirmed that he will visit some of his favourite “Stompin’ Grounds” in major markets across the country including: Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Hamilton, London and Halifax, with capacity crowds expected along the way. Featuring co-headliner Chad Brownlee in western Canada where the “Shake These Walls Tour” collides with Brownlee’s “Hearts On Fire Tour”, and special guests Jason Blaine, River Town Saints and James Barker Band for select dates in the east, the 2017 Shake These Walls Tour kicks off in Kelowna, BC on January 6th and continues across the country until the end of the month.
Fan pre-sale for all shows will begin on Tuesday, October 18th at 10:00 a.m. local time, followed by tickets on sale to the general public on Thursday, October 20th at 10:00 a.m. local time. A limited number of VIP ticket packages are available for each date and include a meet and greet and photo with Hicks, access to a pre-show acoustic performance, commemorative VIP laminate and more. Visit www.TimHicksMusic.com/tour for full details.
The follow-up to 2014’s CCMA Award nominated sophomore album 5:01/5:01+, “Shake These Walls” is a combination of slick party-fueled anthems, blue collar country and free-spirited romance, shaping the evolution of an artist the Toronto Star named “one to watch” and one who remains intent on leading the pace within an evolving musical landscape. Co-written by Hicks, “Shake These Walls” debuted as the #1 selling Canadian Country Album on the Nielsen SoundScan Top Country Albums Chart, bringing the acclaimed country artist front and centre for his proverbial close-up.
With over 378,000 total digital singles sold to date, Hicks is currently celebrating his highest charting hit with “Stompin’ Ground” which was the #1 most added song at Canadian Country Radio upon release and topped the digital singles chart for one week as the best-selling Canadian country song.
Hicks recently headlined the Pepsi Live Main Stage at the Scotiabank World Cup of Hockey Fan Village, which also saw appearances from The Killers, Sam Roberts Band and the legendary Lenny Kravitz. After wrapping a summer filled with blockbuster festival and headlining appearances, including his 4th coveted slot at the Boots and Hearts Music Festival (the most of any artist), Hicks will release the fan favourite track “Slow Burn” to radio in coming weeks.
Watch the video for “Slow Burn” here.
Watch Tim perform Kenny Rogers’ “The Gambler” for the CMA Forever Country Cover Series here.
2017 SHAKE THESE WALLS TOUR DATES:
All dates, venues, cities subject to change. Tickets go on sale October 20th at 10 a.m. local time.
**co headline with Chad Brownlee
*Special guests Jason Blaine & River Town Saints
^Special guests James Barker Band
January 6 – Prospera Place – Kelowna, BC**
January 7 – Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC**
January 8 – Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC**
January 11 – Nexen Field House – Fort McMurray, AB**
January 12 – TCU – Saskatoon, SK**
January 13 – Grey Eagle Resort & Casino – Calgary, AB**
January 14 – West Edmonton Mall – Edmonton, AB**
January 16 – Club Regent Event Centre – Winnipeg, MB**
January 19 – Hamilton Place Theatre – Hamilton, ON*
January 20 – General Motors Centre – Oshawa, ON*
January 21 – Budweiser Gardens (RBC Theatre) – London, ON*
January 22 – Sudbury Community Arena – Sudbury, ON*
January 27 – Molson Canadian Centre At Casino NB – Moncton, NB^
January 28 – Halifax Forum Multi-Purpose Centre – Halifax, NS^