THE BAND PERRY: The new album PIONEER set for release on April 2 featuring the current #1 single, "Better Dig Two"
Doors Open: 7pm
Performance Begins: 8pm
Students $15 through April 1
Students $20 beginning April 2
Students, Faculty & Staff can purchase their tickets from the Coliseum Ticket Office, and Public can purchase their tickets at Ticketmaster.com.
"Daddy rocked us to sleep with the Rolling Stones; Mama woke us up with Loretta Lynn. So we get it honest." - Kimberly Perry
The Band Perry's "modern throwback" style combines classic Country with an eclectic infusion of Rock and Soul. As songwriters and musicians, their sound is rounded out by perfect three-part harmonies. The self-titled debut album, THE BAND PERRY, was released in October 2010 by Republic Nashville and one year later was certified Platinum.
The sibling trio’s current HIT “Better Dig Two,” from their forthcoming sophomore album, was released to country radio on October 29th and was made available on iTunes on October 30, 2012 and quickly reached the Billboard Hot Country Song #1 position. The Band Perry performed the new song for the very first time on national television on the 46th Annual CMA Awards show on ABC-TV. Just moments after their performance, the band was trending in the Top 10 on Twitter and later that evening “Better Dig Two” hit the iTunes Country Chart in the #1 position and went to #3 on the iTunes Overall Chart later that week. The new single debuted in the Top 30 at country radio and first week digital sales were extremely impressive with over 82,000 downloads. Second week sales put “Better Dig Two” at over 131, 337 downloads in just two weeks!
The band received three nominations for the 2012 American Music Awards in the categories of “Artist of the Year: Group,” “Single of the Year: Group” and “Music Video of the Year: Group or Collaboration.” They were also nominated for CMA “Vocal Group of the Year” in 2012. Additionally, The Band Perry received a nomination for a Grammy in the “Best New Artist” category in 2012 and later that spring an ACM “Vocal Group of the Year” nomination, to add to their list of honors. The Band Perry was also among the nominees for the 2012 Teen Choice Awards for “Choice Country Group.”
The Band Perry has not only received nominations, they have garnered their share of industry awards including, the 2011 ACM “New Artist of the Year,” as well as the 2011 CMA “New Artist of the Year.” They earned the 2011 CMA Award for “Single of the Year” while Kimberly Perry was honored with the 2011 CMA “Song of the Year” award. Other honors include the 2011 CMT Music Awardfor “Breakthrough Video of the Year,” the "Best New Live Act" Award and another CMT nomination for “Group Video of the Year” as well as TEEN CHOICE, AMA, and ACA award nominations.
Since celebrating a two-week #1 with their Gold-certified single, “All Your Life,” and a Platinum debut album in 2012, the excitement continues for The Band Perry. The RIAA has certified their #1 smash, “If I Die Young” Quadruple Platinum, for sales exceeding 4 million. The breakout hit is the only single from a debut album in the last 18 months to achieve this status and has sold more copies than any other Country artist in the same timeframe. The band’s single “You Lie” has also been certified PLATINUM.
The Band Perry is currently on Rascal Flatts’ “Changed Tour” and the sibling trio is slated to release their new album on April 2, 2013.
When talking about The Band Perry, each member of the trio stresses how much family figures into the mix: "Reid, Neil and I share genes and a musical pedigree," Kimberly explains. "We read the same classics and cook from the same recipes. With all of our likenesses though, I believe it's our distinctions that stir up the magic when we create. When the three of us sit down to write songs together, we pull from all of our individual perspectives and happenstances to create the most interesting song concoctions."
"There's a tightness between the three of us that goes way beyond even best friends, "Neil adds. "Family vocal harmonies can't be fabricated. And, besides - the three of us know that through the thick and thin of life and the music business, we're watching after each other."
"Blood runs thick. The music business can be hard, but the three of us are committed not only to our lives in music, but to living them together," Reid says. "I think the security of knowing that about each other allows us to be uninhibited when we create. It's a democracy. It's a safe haven."
"We've walked a long way to find your ears," Kimberly Perry finishes with a grin. "So play us long and play us loud. The Band Perry is here, and we just have so darn much to say."
"We're The Band Perry and we play country music!"