COLUMBUS, OH - August 23, 2013 - The Band Perry was well into their spirited set last night at The Ohio State University performing their smash "All Your Life" when the generators unexpectedly blew out leaving the band in darkness. That is until the crowd pulled out their cell phones and created enough light for the show to go on. (See enclosed photo). The superstar sibling trio followed up with their cover of "I Will Always Love You," and shortly thereafter light returned.
"We never know what's going to happen when we step on stage," said Kimberly Perry. "One show I'm throwing bits of my shredded dress into the audience, and another we're playing under the cell phone spotlight," says Kimberly Perry.
"We already play a cover of Queen's 'Fat Bottom Girls' in our set and after last night we may need to prepare a cover of Meat Loaf's 'Paradise by the Dashboard Light' except ours would be called 'Paradise by the Cellphone Light'" said Reid Perry.
"The OSU students definitely lit up the house in more ways than one! They were great and they were with us all the way!" says Neil Perry.
The Band Perry will perform to a sold out crowed tonight in Memphis, TN at the Memphis Botanical Garden.
In other news, The Band Perry recently announced their first world headline arena tour, WE ARE PIONEERS WORLD TOUR, that will kick off in Gothenburg, Sweden on November 8, 2013 at Tradgarn and traverse Europe for five weeks before returning to North America.Throughout the WE ARE PIONEERS WORLD TOUR, The Band Perry will debut an entirely new show, including a new set, sound, lights and even a few new tricks.
On the run of European dates various local acts will be in the support slot on the tour, and starting on January 9th Easton Corbin and Lindsay Ell will join The Band Perry on the North American dates for what is sure to be one of the most talked about concerts of the season. See list of dates below, with more to be added in the coming weeks. For up-to-the-date information on the tour and how to buy tickets please visit www.thebandperry.com.
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ABOUT THE BAND PERRY: Since releasing their self-titled debut album on Republic Nashville in 2010, The Band Perry has ascended to dizzying heights. Fronted by Kimberly Perry and rounded out by her younger brothers Reid and Neil, the band has notched a string of hit singles, including the quadruple-platinum "If I Die Young" (which climbed to #1 on Billboard's Country and AC charts), the platinum "You Lie," and the gold-certified Country #1 "All Your Life" as well as the consecutive #1 hits, "Better Dig Two" and "DONE." (co-written by Reid and Neil) from their sophomore release PIONEER, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart and #2 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. Produced by Dann Huff, Pioneer sold nearly 130,000 copies in the first week and has received acclaim from top critics across the country. They've also enjoyed sold-out headlining dates and a showering of honors, including multiple ACM, CMA, and CMT Music awards, as well as Teen Choice, AMA, ACA, Billboard Music Award and Grammy award nominations. Additionally they have taken over the American television airwaves with unforgettable performances on the CMA and ACM Awards, The Billboard Music Awards, The Grammy Awards, American Idol, Good Morning America, The Today Show, Ellen, The Talk, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Late Show with David Letterman, all of which has cemented the sibling trio as one of the hottest acts in recent history.