This fall will bring together two iconic country artists, Dean Brody and Dallas Smith, for the first-ever, larger-than-life, Friends Don’t Let Friends Tour Alone Tour, kicking off in Sault Ste. Marie on Sept 18, before heading across the country, including three shows in Southwestern Ontario – in Kitchener, London and Windsor.
Shortly thereafter, the two unique artists known for their multiple #1 smash hits will take to the Budweiser Stage in Toronto for an epic co-headlined evening. Familiar friends will share the stage with Brody and Smith throughout the anticipated event, with special guests Chad Brownlee and MacKenzie Porter joining the award-winning pair on the national tour.
Tickets to this impressive two-hour collaborative show involving two of the country’s biggest acts will be available on March 8 at 10am local time. VIP packages will also be available for sale and will include an intimate performance and meet & greets with Brody and Smith, along with an exclusive VIP merch item, and early access to the venue.
With multiple JUNO Awards and a plethora of CCMA Awards to each of their credits, Dean Brody and Dallas Smith remain two of the most celebrated artists in Canadian Country Music. New music is on the immediate horizon from both artists heading into the summer festival season and tour, with Smith’s EP “The Fall” out on March 15, which includes his latest chart topping single, “Rhinestone World”; and Brody dropping a brand new single March 8, titled “Whiskey in a Teacup”, followed by a new EP in April.
Smith’s knack for chart topping singles has him credited as the first and only Canadian Country Artist in the Nielson BDS era to have four consecutive #1 singles from the same album, and six in total, surpassing Shania Twain on both fronts. Brody’s compelling songwriting abilities have also led to record-breaking stats, such as the title and award for #1 selling Canadian country digital track of all-time, while showcasing his unparalleled ability to bring storytelling to the forefront of country music. Fans across the country are sure to be blown away by the pairing of these two award-winning artists, through the course of an immersive, co-headlined show.
Also joining this acclaimed duo on tour as special guests are: country star Chad Brownlee, who is actively preparing for his first major label album debut, with a new single recently released, titled, “Forever’s Gotta Start Somewhere”; and rising star MacKenzie Porter, who recently released two new tracks, “Drive Thru” and her single currently climbing the Canadian charts, “About You”, both of which showcase the incredible abilities of this Nashville-based, Canadian-born singer-songwriter.
Also joining as a special guest on Toronto and Ottawa dates will be American singer-songwriter, Jimmie Allen, best known for his #1 hit single, “Best Shot”.
The official opening act across all dates will be announced in the coming months.
THE FULL LIST OF TOUR DATES IS AS FOLLOWS:
- 18 – GFL Memorial Gardens – Sault Ste. Marie, ON
- 19 – Archie Dillion Sportsplex – Timmins, ON
- 20 – Centre in the Square – Kitchener, ON
- 21 – Budweiser Stage – Toronto, ON
- 22 – Richcraft Live at Canadian Tire Centre – Ottawa, ON
- 24 – Mile One Centre – Road to Cavendish – St Johns, NL
- 26 – Scotiabank Centre – Halifax, NS
- 27 – Centre 200 – Road to Cavendish – Sydney, NS
- 28 – Harbour Station – Road to Cavendish – Saint John, NB
- 29 – Casino New Brunswick – Road to Cavendish – Moncton, NB
- 2 – Leon’s Centre – Kingston, ON
- 3 – Start.ca Performance Stage at Budweiser Gardens – London, ON
- 4 – Caesars Windsor – The Colosseum – Windsor, ON (official announcement TBA)
- 5 – Meridian Centre – St. Catharines, ON
- 6 – Sudbury Arena – Sudbury, ON
- 9 – The Community Auditorium – Thunder Bay, ON
- 16 – Centrium at Westerner Park – Red Deer, AB
- 17 – Grey Eagle Resort & Casino – Calgary, AB
- 18 – Grey Eagle Resort & Casino – Calgary, AB
- 19 – Rogers Place – Edmonton, AB
- 20 – Nexen Field House – Fort McMurry, AB
- 21 – ENMAX Centre – Lethbridge, AB
- 23 – Revolution Place – Grande Prairie, AB
- 24 – Sandman Centre – Kamloops, BC
- 25 – South Okanagan Events Centre – Penticton, BC
- 26 – Abbotsford Centre – Abbotsford, BC