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RISING STAR FRANKIE BALLARD SETS RETURN TO EUROPE AFTER OVERWHELMING RESPONSE ON FIRST VISIT

  • May 04, 2016
    RISING STAR FRANKIE BALLARD SETS RETURN TO EUROPE AFTER OVERWHELMING RESPONSE ON FIRST VISIT

    NASHVILLE, TN (May 4, 2016) – Frankie Ballard made a vow after his exciting first trip overseas that he’d come back sooner or later.

    Make it sooner. The rising star announces his return this October with dates in England, Scotland and Germany as well as a jaunt farther afield to Holland and Ireland. The tour is another sign of the rockin’ Michigan native’s growing popularity as he prepares to release his new album, El Rio, on June 10.

    "Our first trip was such a great time, we decided to come back for more,” says Ballard. “I'm anxious to see how the new album reacts overseas...it'll have its sea-legs by October!"

    Ballard’s first foray overseas included sold-out shows at London’s Hoxton Bar and Brooklyn Bowl. The new tour is much more ambitious with 10 dates, beginning Oct. 3 in Amsterdam. He then travels to Hamburg and Munich, Germany, before hitting Manchester, Glasgow, Leeds, Birmingham, Brighton, London and Dublin. Each has a rich pageantry of rock ‘n’ roll history, something Ballard taps into when he writes and records his music.

    El Rio is Ballard’s follow up to Sunshine & Whiskey, the breakthrough album that contained three No. 1 hits and helped take the singer-songwriter to a new level of popularity. El Rio was streamed for 24 hours exclusively on Apple Music Connect in a first-of-its-kind partnership and made Rolling Stone’s “35 Most Anticipated Country Albums of 2016.”

    Overseas fans will hear several new cuts when Ballard arrives, including new single “It All Started With A Beer,” which is nearing Top 20 at Country Radio.

    DATE/CITY/VENUE
    10/3/16 Amsterdam, Holland Sugar Factory
    10/4/16 Hamburg, Germany Nochtspeicher
    10/5/16 Munich, Germany Backstage
    10/7/16 Manchester, UK Academy 3
    10/8/16 Glasgow, Scotland Oran Mor
    10/9/16 Leeds, UK Brudenell Social Club
    10/11/16 Birmingham, UK O2 Academy 2
    10/12/16 Brighton, UK Concorde 2
    10/13/16 London, UK Bush Hall
    10/14/16 Dublin, Ireland Academy 2

    El Rio Track Listing
    1. El Camino (Lee Thomas Miller, Chris Stapleton)
    2. Cigarette (Kip Moore, Chris Stapleton, Jaren Johnston)
    3. Waste Some Of Mine (Jimmy Yeary, Craig Wiseman)
    4. Little Bit Of Both (Ben Hayslip, Chris Janson, Craig Wiseman)
    5. L.A. Woman (Frankie Ballard, Brad Warren, Brett Warren)
    6. It All Started With A Beer (Jaren Johnston, Neil Mason, Jeremy Stover)
    7. Sweet Time (Frankie Ballard, Jaren Johnston, Jon Nite)
    8. Good As Gold (Mando Saenz, Justin Bogart)
    9. Southern Side (Monty Criswell, Rick Huckaby)
    10. You’ll Accomp’ny Me (Bob Seger)
    11. You Could’ve Loved Me (Dustin Christensen, Chris Gelbuda)

    Follow @FrankieBallard on Twitter.

    Photo: Mike Coppala/Getty Images for York Sisters, LLC

on May 4, 2016 - 12:00am

NASHVILLE, TN (May 4, 2016) – Frankie Ballard made a vow after his exciting first trip overseas that he’d come back sooner or later.

Make it sooner. The rising star announces his return this October with dates in England, Scotland and Germany as well as a jaunt farther afield to Holland and Ireland. The tour is another sign of the rockin’ Michigan native’s growing popularity as he prepares to release his new album, El Rio, on June 10.

"Our first trip was such a great time, we decided to come back for more,” says Ballard. “I'm anxious to see how the new album reacts overseas...it'll have its sea-legs by October!"

Ballard’s first foray overseas included sold-out shows at London’s Hoxton Bar and Brooklyn Bowl. The new tour is much more ambitious with 10 dates, beginning Oct. 3 in Amsterdam. He then travels to Hamburg and Munich, Germany, before hitting Manchester, Glasgow, Leeds, Birmingham, Brighton, London and Dublin. Each has a rich pageantry of rock ‘n’ roll history, something Ballard taps into when he writes and records his music.

El Rio is Ballard’s follow up to Sunshine & Whiskey, the breakthrough album that contained three No. 1 hits and helped take the singer-songwriter to a new level of popularity. El Rio was streamed for 24 hours exclusively on Apple Music Connect in a first-of-its-kind partnership and made Rolling Stone’s “35 Most Anticipated Country Albums of 2016.”

Overseas fans will hear several new cuts when Ballard arrives, including new single “It All Started With A Beer,” which is nearing Top 20 at Country Radio.

DATE/CITY/VENUE
10/3/16 Amsterdam, Holland Sugar Factory
10/4/16 Hamburg, Germany Nochtspeicher
10/5/16 Munich, Germany Backstage
10/7/16 Manchester, UK Academy 3
10/8/16 Glasgow, Scotland Oran Mor
10/9/16 Leeds, UK Brudenell Social Club
10/11/16 Birmingham, UK O2 Academy 2
10/12/16 Brighton, UK Concorde 2
10/13/16 London, UK Bush Hall
10/14/16 Dublin, Ireland Academy 2

El Rio Track Listing
1. El Camino (Lee Thomas Miller, Chris Stapleton)
2. Cigarette (Kip Moore, Chris Stapleton, Jaren Johnston)
3. Waste Some Of Mine (Jimmy Yeary, Craig Wiseman)
4. Little Bit Of Both (Ben Hayslip, Chris Janson, Craig Wiseman)
5. L.A. Woman (Frankie Ballard, Brad Warren, Brett Warren)
6. It All Started With A Beer (Jaren Johnston, Neil Mason, Jeremy Stover)
7. Sweet Time (Frankie Ballard, Jaren Johnston, Jon Nite)
8. Good As Gold (Mando Saenz, Justin Bogart)
9. Southern Side (Monty Criswell, Rick Huckaby)
10. You’ll Accomp’ny Me (Bob Seger)
11. You Could’ve Loved Me (Dustin Christensen, Chris Gelbuda)

Follow @FrankieBallard on Twitter.

Photo: Mike Coppala/Getty Images for York Sisters, LLC

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