The country singer will be touring the UK next month and there’s so much to be excited about.
Nashville country artist Chase Rice has just released his latest album Lamb & Lions via Broken Bow Records last week, and current single Three Chords & The Truth is rapidly gaining momentum. So time to get pumped for his upcoming first tour of the UK & Ireland, with headline dates in London and Manchester already sold out, and limited tickets still available in Birmingham, Glasgow & Dublin. The shows form part of a tour spanning two continents, three countries, four months, and over 30 tour dates.
He may already have three albums under his belt —including, most recently, 2014’s Ignite the Night, which hit No. 1 on the country charts and reached the top five of the Top 200—but with Lambs & Lions, he is making a fresh start. With a new label and a renewed sense of creative purpose, he is making music that draws from multiple sources and influences, but is unified by his vision, integrity, and honesty.
“This is an album that stands for what I stand for,” says Rice. “I don’t think of myself as a country artist specifically—I’m here to be an artist, period. I’m very proud of the country genre, and I think we have some big country radio songs on here, but outside of that, there’s a story I wanted to tell, regardless of genre. I had to completely put out of my mind what anyone else would think. I knew I wouldn’t be satisfied until I took it as far as I possibly could.”
The ten-track record draws from Rice’s life and experience, triumphs and disappointments, and ultimately his determination to stand up for his convictions. Produced by Chris DeStefano, Mac MacAnally and, most surprisingly, Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, Cold War Kids), Lambs & Lions offers up sounds from the unsettling strings and horns on the title track to the spare piano and swelling choir of Amen. And if it took him walking out on his record company and finding a new home to get there, it also reflects the unconventional path that led him to make music in the first place.
Broken Bow Records, home of Jason Aldean and Dustin Lynch, which decided to give Rice and Lambs & Lions a chance. “I had all these songs, and I knew I wanted to tell a story, but I wasn’t sure what that was,” says Chase. “I wanted each song to have its own identity, and it would fill the album with what it needed.”
Check out Chase Rice’s UK dates for December:
1 December – King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow
2 December – Deaf Institute, Manchester – SOLD OUT
4 December – O2 Institute2, Birmingham
5 December – Borderline, London – SOLD OUT
6 December – Whelansm Dublin, Ireland