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- 26/10/2021Find ticketsLeamington Spa Assembly - Leamington Spa The Shires Acoustic Oct 26 19:00Tuesday 19:00Leamington Spa Assembly - Leamington SpaThe Shires AcousticLow Availability
- 01/11/2021Find ticketsSaint Luke's - Glasgow The Shires - Acoustic Nov 01 19:00Monday 19:00Saint Luke's - GlasgowThe Shires - AcousticLimited Availability
- 04/11/2021Find ticketsLeadmill - Sheffield The Shires Nov 04 19:30Thursday 19:30Leadmill - SheffieldThe Shires
- 22/04/2022Find ticketsAberystwyth Arts Centre - Aberystwyth The Shires Apr 22 2022 20:00Friday 20:00Aberystwyth Arts Centre - AberystwythThe Shires
- 23/04/2022Find ticketsSt David's Hall - Cardiff The Shires Apr 23 2022 19:00Saturday 19:00St David's Hall - CardiffThe ShiresLow Availability
- 25/04/2022Find ticketsBrighton Dome - Brighton The Shires Apr 25 2022 19:00Monday 19:00Brighton Dome - BrightonThe ShiresLow Availability
- 30/04/2022Find ticketsVictoria Hall - Stoke-On-Trent The Shires Apr 30 2022 19:00Saturday 19:00Victoria Hall - Stoke-On-TrentThe ShiresLow Availability
- 01/05/2022Find ticketsO2 Academy Bristol - Bristol The Shires May 01 2022 19:00Sunday 19:00O2 Academy Bristol - BristolThe Shires
- 02/05/2022Find ticketsLiverpool Philharmonic Hall - Liverpool The Shires May 02 2022 19:00Monday 19:00Liverpool Philharmonic Hall - LiverpoolThe ShiresLow Availability
- 04/05/2022Find ticketsCarlisle Sands Centre - Carlisle The Shires May 04 2022 19:00Wednesday 19:00Carlisle Sands Centre - CarlisleThe ShiresLow Availability
- 05/05/2022Find ticketsSage Gateshead - Gateshead The Shires May 05 2022 19:30Thursday 19:30Sage Gateshead - GatesheadThe Shires
- 06/05/2022Find ticketsYork Barbican - York The Shires May 06 2022 19:00Friday 19:00York Barbican - YorkThe ShiresLow Availability
- 08/05/2022Find ticketsLiquid Room - Edinburgh The Shires May 08 2022 19:00Sunday 19:00Liquid Room - EdinburghThe Shires
- 09/05/2022Find ticketsBeach Ballroom - Aberdeen The Shires May 09 2022 19:00Monday 19:00Beach Ballroom - AberdeenThe Shires
- 12/05/2022Find ticketsLeas Cliff Hall - Folkestone The Shires May 12 2022 19:00Thursday 19:00Leas Cliff Hall - FolkestoneThe Shires
- 13/05/2022Find ticketsBedford Corn Exchange - Bedford The Shires May 13 2022 19:00Friday 19:00Bedford Corn Exchange - BedfordThe Shires
- 15/05/2022Find ticketsCambridge Corn Exchange - Cambridge The Shires May 15 2022 19:00Sunday 19:00Cambridge Corn Exchange - CambridgeThe ShiresLimited Availability
- 16/05/2022Find ticketsBridgewater Hall - Manchester The Shires May 16 2022 19:00Monday 19:00Bridgewater Hall - ManchesterThe ShiresLow Availability
- 17/05/2022Find ticketsSymphony Hall - Birmingham The Shires May 17 2022 19:00Tuesday 19:00Symphony Hall - BirminghamThe ShiresLow Availability
- 19/05/2022Find ticketsNew Theatre Oxford - Oxford The Shires May 19 2022 19:00Thursday 19:00New Theatre Oxford - OxfordThe ShiresLimited Availability
Talented country-pop duo renowned for their sublime vocal harmonies
With their hearts in the UK and their heads in Nashville, The Shires have combined the best of both musical worlds.
Formed in 2013, the duo are comprised of Bedfordshire native Crissie Rhodes and Hertfordshire bred Ben Earle. Both were former contestants on The X Factor who were brought together by a Facebook message Earle had posted seeking a partner.
As fans of vocal harmonies, blending their voices came naturally and they’ve drawn inspiration from acts like The Civil Wars and Lady A as well as country luminaries like Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette, Faith Hill and Alison Krauss. In addition to sharing vocal duties, they’re both songwriters, with Earle also playing piano and guitar.
After performing just a few shows together, The Shires were signed to Decca. When they released their debut album Brave in 2015, the pair became the first homegrown British country act to break into the top 10 on the UK albums chart.
The Shires follow-up album My Universe came out in 2016 and climbed to the No.3 spot. It was the fastest selling UK country album of all time, and helped secure them a contract with Dot Records, an imprint of the American label Big Machine.
They returned to Nashville to work with Rimes again on their fourth album Good Years. Arriving in 2020, it followed in the footsteps of its predecessors by reaching No.3 on the UK albums chart.
The Shires supported it with a livestream concert in 2021, during which they also played a plethora of music from their back catalogue.
In July 2021, the duo announced an intimate acoustic tour for October and November 2021 to perform their greatest hits and favourite tracks. The Shires also confirmed an extensive UK tour in April and May 2022.
The Shires announce acoustic tour
The popular country-pop duo are going to play a series of intimate venues across the UK from 5 October – 4 November 2021. Tickets go on sale from 10:00 on Friday 9 July 2021.
The Shires are playing an evening of acoustic songs from 5 October – 4 November 2021, plus they touring the UK from 22 April – 24 May 2022.
The Shires will be visiting the following UK cities on their 2021 and 2022 tours:
The Shires Acoustic – 2021 UK tour
The Shires – 2022 UK tour
Tickets for The Shires’ 2021 acoustic shows go on sale from 10:00 on Friday 9 July 2021. Tickets for The Shires’ tour dates are on sale now.