49 Winchester have announced their first ever European live tour dates which include supporting Luke Combs at Manchester Arena.

The group will join Luke Combs on his 2023 World Tour opening in Oslo, with 14 European dates taking in six UK and Ireland shows.

Ahead of the shows, 49 Winchester will also appear at London’s C2C Festival.

49 Winchester have been on the road for the past year in support of their critically acclaimed New West Records debut Fortune Favors the Bold. The new album has quickly generated over 40 million global streams and over 17 million global streams for the single Russell County Line. The band has also been selected as a Spotify “Hot Country Artist to Watch in 2023” and an Apple Music “Country Riser in 2022.” Fortune Favors the Bold debuted at #7 on the Billboard Top New Artist Chart, #7 on the Billboard Current Country Chart, and #10 on the Billboard Folk Americana Chart as well.

Formed on Winchester Street in the small mountain town of Castlewood, Virginia (population: 2,045), 49 Winchester started as a group of neighbourhood teenage friends set on a calculated DIY path. In 2014 they independently released their eponymous debut, followed by 2018’s The Wind, and 2020’s celebrated III.

When do 49 Winchester support Luke Combs at Manchester Arena?

49 Winchester support Luke Combs at Manchester Arena on 17 October 2023.  The Manchester gig is one of six UK and Ireland dates they will perform:
October 13 – Dublin, 3 Arena
October 14 – Belfast, SSE Arena
October 16 – Glasgow, OVO Hydro Arena
October 17 – Manchester, AO Arena
October 19 – London, O2 Arena
October 20 – London, O2 Arena

Image of 49 Winchester courtesy Joshua Black Wilkins