The Shires have announced an intimate duo acoustic tour for 2024 including a Manchester gig.  The duo, the UK’s biggest country music export, will headline at Manchester’s RNCM Theatre.

The Manchester gig is one of 18 UK dates they have announced.

The tour will find Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes performing tracks from their back catalogue, amassed during a career which has included three consecutive UK Top 3 albums, four #1 UK Country albums, 100 million+ streams, two Gold-certified records, and countless sold-out headline shows, including filling the prestigious Royal Albert Hall.

The Shires first broke through in 2014 with their single Nashville Grey Skies.  UK success quickly lead to US success with CMA Awards and adoption by the Nashville scene.

When do The Shires headline at Manchester’s RNCM Theatre?

The Shires headline at Manchester’s RNCM Theatre on 11 May 2024.  The Manchester gig is one of 18 UK dates they have announced:

20 April – Frome, Cheese and Grain
21 April – Chelmsford, Theatre
27 April – Brighton, St. George’s Church
28 April – Hayes, Beck Theatre
4 May – Norwich, UEA
5 May – Southend, Palace Theatre
11 May – Manchester, RNCM Theatre
12 May – Stroud, Sub Rooms
16 May – Birmingham, Town Hall
17 May – Warwick, Arts Centre
19 May – Newark, Palace Theatre
25 May – Tunbridge Wells, Assembly Hall Theatre
26 May – Milton Keynes, The Stables
31 May – London, Union Chapel
10 June – Bromley, Churchill Theatre
16 June – Sunderland, Fire Station
22 June – Edinburgh, Queen’s Hall
23 June – Glasgow, Oran Mor

When do tickets go on sale for The Shires at Manchester’s RNCM Theatre?

Tickets for The Shires acoustic duo tour go on sale at 10am on Friday 15 December.