Juno Award nominees and CCMA Award winners Chad Brownlee and Tim Hicks announced today that they will team up for eight co-headlining dates across Western Canada in 2017.
The run of dates mixes Brownlee’s Hearts On Fire Tour with Hicks’ newly announced Shake These Walls Tour.
The star duo will kick off the western run on Jan. 6 in Kelowna and will play dates in Vancouver, Fort McMurray, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg before going their separate ways.
Originally from Kelowna, Brownlee is an award-winning singer, songwriter, philanthropist and former hockey defenceman. He played for the Vernon Vipers in the BCJHL for two season in 2001 and 2002, was was an NHL draft pick for the Vancouver Canucks in 2003. He also played for Minnesota State and made his pro debut in the Idaho Steelheads.
He entered the music business after a series of injuries and has since climbed the country music charts, with multiple singles cracking the national Top 10.
His single, “I Hate You For It,” was the top selling country digital song by a Canadian artist (source: Nielsen Soundscan) for 10 weeks earlier this year. Brownlee recently released his latest single, “Somethin’ We Shouldn’t Do,” to Canadian radio Oct. 4.
Throughout his music career, Brownlee has received critical acclaim and numerous accolades including a 2013 Juno nomination for Country Album of the Year and, most recently, multiple 2016 Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Award nominations, including Album of the Year for Hearts On Fire, the fourth release in his discography.
The five-time Gold certified Hicks released Shake These Walls, the follow-up to 2014’s CCMA award nominated sophomore album 5:01/5:01+.
The album is a combination of slick party-fueled anthems, blue collar country and free-spirited romance, shaping the evolution of an artist The Toronto Star named “one to watch” and one who remains intent on leading the pace within an evolving musical landscape.
Co-written by Hicks, Shake These Walls debuted as the #1 selling Canadian country album on the Nielsen SoundScan Top Country Albums Chart, bringing the acclaimed country artist front and centre for his proverbial close-up.
With more than 378,000 total digital singles sold to date, Hicks is currently celebrating his highest charting hit with “Stompin’ Ground,” which was the #1 most added song at Canadian country radio upon release and topped the digital singles chart for one week as the best-selling Canadian country song.
Hicks will release the fan favourite track “Slow Burn” to radio in coming weeks.
Chad Brownlee and Tim Hicks “Hearts On Fire Tour Collides with Shake These Walls Tour” arrives at Prospera Place Friday, Jan. 6. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale Thursday, Oct. 20 at 10 a.m. Order at www.selectyourtickets.com or charge by phone at 250-762-5050. Tickets are also available at the Prospera Place Box Office. Cost is $39.50, $34.50 (Plus FMF and service charges).