With a new year just getting started we are already hearing of artists with intentions of coming to the UK this year we’ll take a look at what we know so far.
Brothers Osborne has already confirmed their tour for this May and was the first to do so towards the end of 2017. The 6 date tour is set to start in Bristol and end in Glasgow, no dates have been given for Ireland.
Lindsay Ell is due to perform at the country to country festival in March on the spotlight stage. With her set expected to be limited Lindsey has confirmed with country at Heart that she intends to set up a tour to make the most of the time over here around the UK, we await the tour announcement.
Chris Young was currently on his losing sleep world tour. I was speculating last year that being a world tour we would expect Chris to come to the UK. Chris Young’s team is said to be in the process of finalizing his UK tour dates. The announcement could come any day.
Southern Halo confirmed with country at Heart last year that they would be returning to the UK in 2018. This tour was expected to take place in March surrounding any invite to the C2C festival in London. Receiving no invite to the UK Festival that are currently seems to be on hold. With the release of their second album on the 1st January 2018 it is currently not Known whether the UK tour is on hold or cancelled altogether. Country at heart is keeping a close eye on the situation where possible and will update you in the future of any changes.
Chris Lane has now been in country music for just over 2 years since this day be released in October 2015. Country at heart asked Chris through Twitter in early December if he had any plans to tour the UK in 2018, he simply replied “yes hopefully soon!!”. Watch out for this guy if he does indeed come to our shores this year, you won’t want to miss out.
Dan and Shay
Dan and Shay toured the UK which ended in early November. Upon returning to the United States after their European Tour the lads basically confirmed that they will be back in 2018. With new music due to be released on the 10th of January and this confirmation coming I think we can clearly say that a brand new album is very soon set for release.
Maddie and Tae
Maddie and tae second album is now a year late for release. During the first tour in October 2016 the girls confirmed they want to come back to the UK a couple times a year. It is hard to see if they will be able to keep that up this year with no one knowing what the situation is regarding their second album.
Another artist to keep an eye on is hunter Hayes. Hunter has said to told fans on a live video chat that he will return to the UK this year. Although us at country at Heart has not heard anything ourselves with two single releases in the last 6 months or so and this information given to us it may be worth keeping an eye on aswell as a possible new album whose last released was 2015.
Darius released his latest album “When was the last time” in 2017. Darius is said to have said that the UK will get a Tour in 2018 during an interview with c2c. Fans are keeping everything crossed for this one.