When The Band Perry opens for Rascal Flatts’ coming Live & Loud tour stop at the Nutter Center in Fairborn on Saturday it will most likely be one of the superstar country group’s final dates as a support act.
The Band Perry, riding an impressive commercial streak, embarks on its first global headlining dates, the We Are Pioneers World Tour, beginning in Sweden on Nov. 8.
Here’s a little history on The Band Perry, which was unavailable for an interview.
Origin story: Singer Kimberly Perry formed the trio in the late 1990s in Mobile, Ala., with her younger brothers, Neil and Reid. The Band Perry honed its craft for a decade, doing grassroots tours in the family motor home, before signing a major label deal in 2009.
Platinum champs: The group, which has sold more 10.3-million tracks, released its self-titled debut album on Republic Nashville in 2010. It reached platinum status, meaning sales of more than one-million copies, and spawned the smash hits “If I Die Young,” “You Lie” and “All Your Life.”
No sophomore slump: The band’s follow-up full-length, “Pioneer,” debuted at number one on the Billboard Country Albums Chart upon its release in April 2013. The album, which was certified gold in early October with sales exceeding 500,000 units, has already produced two consecutive No. 1 country hits “Better Dig Two” and “Done.” The current single, “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely,” is currently in the Top 25 at country radio.
Critical darlings: In addition to being one of the most commercially successful new country acts in recent years, The Band Perry has also been embraced by critics. The group has won multiple ACM, CMA, and CMT awards, and has been nominated for Grammy Awards, Billboard Music Awards, AMAs and other prestigious honors. The talented trio is nominated in the category for Vocal Group of the Year at the upcoming CMA Awards, Nov. 6.
Telegenic band: The Band Perry has become staples on American television with memorable performances on awards programs such as the CMAs, Grammy Awards and Billboard Music Awards and talk shows such as “American Idol,” “Good Morning America,” “Ellen,” “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” and The Late Show With David Letterman.”
More TV time: At 10 p.m. Nov. 29, The Band Perry will be joined by pop-punk outfit Fall Out Boy for an unusual mash-up of songs and stories during CMT’s popular in-concert program “Crossroads.”
How to go
Who: The Band Perry with headliner Rascal Flatts and opener Cassadee Pope
Where: The Nutter Center, 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Fairborn
When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday
Cost: $29.75, $49.75 or $59.75
More info: (937) 775-4789 or www.nuttercenter.com
Artist info: www.thebandperry.com
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