Frankie Ballard Planning Fall European Tour
European fans, get ready: Frankie Ballard is headed overseas for the second time.
The singer has revealed plans for a European tour this October, with dates scheduled in Holland, Germany, England, Scotland and Ireland -- a total of 10 shows. The trek is scheduled to begin on Oct. 3 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, at the Holland Sugar Factory.
Ballard's upcoming European tour follows up his first overseas adventure, which included sold-out shows at London’s Hoxton Bar and Brooklyn Bowl.
"Our first trip was such a great time, we decided to come back for more,” says Ballard in a press release. “I'm anxious to see how the new album reacts overseas ... it'll have its sea-legs by October!"
Ballard's new album, El Rio, is set for release on June 10. The project includes the Top 20 single “It All Started With a Beer” and more tracks, all recorded in El Paso, Texas, rather than Music City.
“I’ve done a lot of recording in Nashville and other places, but I really wanted to get out and away and try to focus and eliminate some distractions that come from recording in Nashville,” Ballard tells The Boot, “just in an effort to make the music better.”
El Rio is available for pre-order now on the singer's official website.
Frankie Ballard, 2016 European Tour Dates:
Oct. 3 — Amsterdam, the Netherlands @ Holland Sugar Factory
Oct. 4 — Hamburg, Germany @ Nochtspeicher
Oct. 5 — Munich, Germany @ Backstage
Oct. 7 — Manchester, England, United Kingdom @ Academy 3
Oct. 8 — Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom @ Oran Mor
Oct. 9 — Leeds, England, United Kingdom @ Brudenell Social Club
Oct. 11 — Birmingham, England, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy 2
Oct. 12 — Brighton, England, United Kingdom @ Concorde 2
Oct. 13 — London, England, United Kingdom @ Bush Hall
Oct. 14 — Dublin, Ireland @ Academy 2
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