Eli Young Band Heads To Australia For First International Tour
March 16, 2012 at 11:46 AM (PT)
REPUBLIC NASHVILLE group THE ELI YOUNG BAND head out on their first international tour TODAY (3/16) to open concerts for Country artist TIM McGRAW and his wife, WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE artist FAITH HILL. The group's AUSTRALIAN itinerary includes stops in ADELAIDE, HUNTER VALLEY, MELBOURNE, BRISBANE and SYDNEY.
"It's kind of surreal," ELI YOUNG BAND’s JON JONES told CMT. "If this was 20 years ago, it'd seem really odd, but our music is very accessible to anyone with an internet connection. It's going to be great to see what their Country music is like compared to ours. The festival [in HUNTER VALLEY] is about half of their artists and half from the States. The different nuances from what we call Country music should be really interesting."
Starting this JUNE, THE ELI YOUNG BAND heads out on the road for BIG MACHINE group RASCAL FLATTS’ “AMERICAN BAND” tour.
"It's really cool that they're doing the band thing," ELI YOUNG BAND member CHRIS THOMPSON. "Every artist on there is a vocal group or a band, and we haven't seen a tour like that in Country music that I can think of. It's the biggest thing that we've ever done. RASCAL FLATTS will have a huge production and a great show, which we're all interested in. It's a treat. And this past week, we spent getting to know them because our paths have never really crossed."
For more on THE ELI YOUNG BAND, visit www.eliyoungband.com.