Nashville country rock act A Thousand Horses will return to the UK in November 2016 for a short tour. The band recently released the title track from their Big Machine Label Group album 'Southernality' as a single and you can check out the video + those all important tour dates.
With the clue in the name, ‘Southernality’ is a thumping groove laden party anthem. Directed by Shaun Silva (TackleBox Films), the video features scenes from A Thousand Horses’ high-energy performances throughout their recent stint opening for Jason Aldean on his We Were Here Tour. “This was a really fun shoot since we got to film most of it in a concert setting,” said frontman Michael Hobby. “Our fans relate to the message of this song and we love getting to show our Southern personalities when we perform.”
The band made their UK debut earlier this year with a performance at C2C, the UK’s biggest country music festival, at the O2 Arena alongside an intimate headline show at The Barfly in Camden, London and will be returning at the end of the year with the following dates.
Wed 30th Nov Islington Academy London
Thurs 1st Dec Academy 3 Manchester
The band are quickly becoming a staple on UK radio with their previous single ‘First Time’ being C-Listed at Radio2, and their UK debut single ‘Trailer Trashed’ sitting proudly on the Planet Rock Radio A-list.
Back in the US, the band have made an equally impressive impact with their first single ‘Smoke’ soaring to Number 1 on both the Mediabase and Billboard Country Airplay Charts, making Country Aircheck history as the highest debut for a new artist’s first single. They also became the first band (with at least three members) to send a debut single to Number 1 on Billboard Country Airplay Chart this decade.
The band were nominated for the Academy of Country Music Award for ‘New Vocal Duo or Group Of The Year’ and were hotly tipped by Rolling Stone Country and USA Today for ‘Smoke’, with its video – which now has over 14 million views – also receiving a nomination at the CMT Music Awards.
“A Thousand Horses are your new favourite Nashville band …their sound is a lively, swaggering party recalling Lynyrd Skynyrd, Black Crowes and the Rolling Stones.”
– The Independent
"A Thousand Horses, who mix polished country with gritty Southern rock and soul, are…helping lead the charge."
– Rolling Stone Country
Tickets are on-sale from 9am on Friday 22nd July priced at £14 for London and £12 for Manchester (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk