Sheppard Talks to Billboard Ahead of First U.S. Tour in Two Years
It has been two years since Brisbane, Australia pop-rock group Sheppard splashed onto the music scene with their debut album Bombs Away and their certified-Platinum single "Geronimo." However, this November they are set to return for a headlining North American tour that will begin on Nov. 13 in San Francisco and run through Nov. 27 in Chicago.
"We couldn't be more excited to finally visit the U.S.A. again," the band tells Billboard. "We hope to show the U.S. fans what else we have up our sleeves."
The band has been building on the momentum of their 2015 debut by focusing on a bigger, broader sound that they hope will soar to arena-sized heights. This was confirmed by the string of tracks to roll out over 2017, including "Keep Me Crazy" in March and the latest, an exuberant single called "Edge Of The Night."
Multi-platinum recording artist Sheppard are set to tour the US this November - marking their first headlining tour in the States since their hit "Geronimo." The run kicks off in San Francisco on November 13th and wraps up in Chicago on November 27th. Tickets are on-sale now and can be purchased
Multi-platinum recording artist Sheppard are set to tour the US this November - marking their first headlining tour in the States since their hit "Geronimo." The run kicks off in San Francisco on November 13th and wraps up in Chicago on November 27th. Tickets are on-sale now and can be purchased here.
Sheppard's return to the US comes after a pair of massive tours supporting Justin Bieberon the Australian and New Zealand legs of his Purpose Tour and Little Mix's European tour. The band exploded globally with the massive success of 2015's "Geronimo" - theRIAA certified Platinum lead single from debut album Bombs Away which has more than 400 million streams. The song rose all the way to #53 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart,Top 5 at AAA and landed them on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Ellen Degeneres Show, Today Show, and The Talk. Sheppard have also appeared at festivals such as Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, and many more to date.
The group released two new songs - "Edge of the Night" and "Keep Me Crazy" - earlier this year via School Boy Records/Republic Records. Both singles are from the band's forthcoming sophomore album, due out early 2018! Check out the official video for both singles below!
Confirmed North American Tour Dates
November 13 @ Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco, CA
November 14 @ The Roxy in Los Angeles, CA
November 18 @ Curva 4 Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City, Mexico
November 20 @ U Street Music Hall in Washington, DC
November 21 @ Bowery Ballroom in New York, NY
November 22 @ Once Ballroom in Boston, MA
November 24 @ The Foundry in Philadelphia, PA
November 25 @ The Rex in Pittsburgh, PA
November 26 @ The Basement in Columbus, OH
November 27 @ Lincoln Hall in Chicago, IL