The United States has opened its mind quite a bit about country music over the last few decades. What used to be something isolated in the South has become a genre accepted across the country (as Los Angeles and Denver-based country music festivals point out). However, there's still a lot of ground where many feel the genre hasn't stuck its neck out: the rest of the world.
The Band Perry may be taking a slight risk when they embark on a European tour on November 8, but they're hoping that the month-long sojourn into Europe will reward its fans across the pond, and perhaps even pick up some new listeners.
"They are a band that understands you have to be present to win," said Brad Turcotte, Big Machine's international director of marketing. "That's what every market wants to see. [The market's] going to invest in artists that invest in them, and the Band Perry are really, really aware of that."
11/08: Goteburg, Sweden @ Tradgaarn
11/10: Stockholm, Sweden @ Cirkus
11/11: Skien, Norway @ Ibsen-Huset
11/12: Oslo, Norway @ Folketeateret
11/13: Trondheim, Norway @ OlavsHallen
11/15: Helsingborg, Sweden @ Tivoli
11/16: Randers. Denmark @ Vaerket
11/18: Cologne, Germany @ Stadtgarten
11/19: Hamburg, Germany @ Knust
11/20: Berlin, Germany @ Columbiaclub
11/22: Munich, Germany @ Strom
11/23: Zurich, Switzerland @ Mascotte
11/25: Paris, France @ Le Divan du Monde
11/26: Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melkweg
11/29: Birmingham, UK @ The Institute
11/30: Glasgow, Scotland @ ABC1
12/01: Manchester, UK @ The Ritz
12/02: London, UK @ The Forum
12/04: Dublin, Ireland @ Vicar Street
12/05: Belfast, UK @ Mandela Hall