The East West / Warner Nashville rising star, who recently announced his new single ‘Dark Horse’, will return to the UK to open for the duo at six shows across the country
LONDON, UK – (Mon 19th Nov 2018) – Fresh from his biggest London show to date at the legendary Hammersmith Apollo this weekend, Devin Dawson has announced he’ll be kicking off 2019 with a return visit to the UK – his fifth trip across the pond in just eighteen months – to support CMT ‘Duo Of The Year’ award winning and CMA & ACM award-nominated country/pop duo Dan + Shay on each of their forthcoming tour dates across the country:
Jan 17th: The Garage – Glasgow (sold out)
Jan 18th: 02 Institute – Birmingham
Jan 19th: 02 Ritz Manchester – Manchester (sold out)
Jan 22nd: SWX – Bristol
Jan 23rd: Cambridge Junction – Cambridge
Jan 24th: 02 Shepherd’s Bush Empire – London
Having spent the last few months on tour with label-mate Brett Eldredge, Dawson also started his first-ever USA headlining tour earlier this month; and due to popular demand, the “Stray Off Course Tour” has now been extended through February 2019, with members of the brand new “Dark Horse Family” getting early access to tickets, among other exclusive content and benefits (sign up here).
In October he also made his debut at the world-famous Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, with a surprise guest appearance from global pop superstar Ed Sheeran. Devin’s links with the UK don’t end there: he recently appeared alongside Dan + Shay and a number of other high-profile artists and industry figures in BBC Radio 1’s ‘Beyond Nashville’ documentary (watch here), presented by DJ Scott Mills.
The album ‘Dark Horse’, featuring the new single & title track, is out now to stream/download worldwide. Limited tickets remain for select cities on the Dan + Shay UK tour dates in January 2019 – visit AXS for details.
ABOUT DEVIN DAWSON + ‘DARK HORSE’:
Atlantic Records/Warner Music Nashville breakout Devin Dawson co-wrote every track on his outstanding debut album Dark Horse, which exploded out of the gate this year arriving Top 3 and Top 5 on Billboard’s Country Albums Charts. Produced by Jay Joyce, it features his current single “Dark Horse” alongside the Gold-certified hit “All On Me.” Dawson has been honored with multiple award nominations this year including ACM’s “New Male Artist” award, CMT Music’s “Breakthrough Video of the Year” award and Radio Disney Music’s “Best New Country Artist,” recently winning MusicRow’s “Breakthrough Artist-Writer” award. The Nor-Cal native has made numerous national TV appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, ELLEN, TODAY and twice on Late Night with Seth Meyers. He has received overwhelming critical praise from outlets such as Billboard, Huffington Post, Entertainment Weekly, People, ELLE, The Tennessean, AXS, HITS and more.
For a song that almost didn’t make his album, Devin Dawson’s new single ‘Dark Horse’ is definitely living up to its name. Co-written by Dawson alongside Andy Albert and Andrew DeRoberts, it ended up becoming the title track on his Warner Music Nashville (East West / Atlantic Records) debut LP and now serves as the rising star’s latest single. According to American Songwriter, “Dawson gets raw and deeply personal [on ‘Dark Horse’]… it shows off the classic country vocals and acoustic guitar prowess he has come to be known and loved for. ‘Dark Horse’ gets to the heart of who Dawson is…” Called a “moody and confident stunner” by Nashville industry publication MusicRow, it showcases why his music “is true to country’s roots even as it stretches beyond them” (People).
Check out the Vault Sessions acoustic version here:
And the album version here (full album available to stream/download here).
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