(Fort McMurray, March 5, 2019) - This fall will bring together two iconic country artists, Dean Brody and Dallas Smith, for the first-ever, larger-than-life, Friends Don’t Let Friends Tour Alone Tour, joining the region on October 20 in the CNOOC Nexen Fieldhouse at MacDonald Island Park.

Familiar friends will share the stage with Brody and Smith throughout the anticipated event, with special guests Chad Brownlee and MacKenzie Porter joining the award-winning pair on the national tour.

With multiple JUNO Awards and a plethora of CCMA Awards to each of their credits, Dean Brody and Dallas Smith remain two of the most celebrated artists in Canadian Country Music. New music is on the immediate horizon from both artists heading into the summer festival season and tour, with Smith’s EP “The Fall” out on March 15, which includes his latest chart topping single, “Rhinestone World”; and Brody dropping a brand new single March 8, titled “Whiskey in a Teacup”, followed by a new EP in April.

Smith’s knack for chart topping singles has him credited as the first and only Canadian Country Artist in the Nielson BDS era to have four consecutive #1 singles from the same album, and six in total, surpassing Shania Twain on both fronts. Brody’s compelling songwriting abilities have also led to record-breaking stats, such as the title and award for #1 selling Canadian country digital track of all-time, while showcasing his unparalleled ability to bring storytelling to the forefront of country music. Fans across the country are sure to be blown away by the pairing of these two award-winning artists, through the course of an immersive, co-headlined show.

Also joining this acclaimed duo on tour as special guests are: country star Chad Brownlee, who is actively preparing for his first major label album debut, with a new single recently released, titled, “Forever’s Gotta Start Somewhere”; and rising star MacKenzie Porter, who recently released two new tracks, “Drive Thru” and her single currently climbing the Canadian charts, “About You”, both of which showcase the incredible abilities of this Nashville-based, Canadian-born singer-songwriter.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on March 8. They can be purchased online at macdonaldisland.ca/events or in-person at the Box Office located at the Suncor Community Leisure Centre Guest Services. VIP packages will also be available for sale, and will include an intimate performance and meet & greets with Brody and Smith, along with an exclusive VIP merch item, and early access to the venue.

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THE FULL LIST OF TOUR DATES IS AS FOLLOWS:

September 2019

18 – GFL Memorial Gardens – Sault Ste. Marie, ON

19 – Archie Dillion Sportsplex – Timmins, ON

20 – Centre in the Square – Kitchener, ON

21 – Budweiser Stage – Toronto, ON

22 – Canadian Tire – Ottawa, ON

24 – Mile One Centre – Road to Cavendish – St Johns, NL

26 – Scotiabank Centre – Halifax, NS

27 – Centre 200 – Road to Cavendish – Sydney, NS

28 – Harbour Station – Road to Cavendish – Saint John, NB

29 – Casino New Brunswick – Road to Cavendish – Moncton, NB

 

October 2019

2 – Leon’s Centre – Kingston, ON

3 – Budweiser Gardens – London, ON

4 – Caesars Windsor – The Colosseum – Windsor, ON

5 – Meridian Centre – St. Catharines, ON

6 – Sudbury Arena – Sudbury, ON

9 – The Community Auditorium – Thunder Bay, ON

16 – ENMAX Centrium – Red Deer, AB

17 – Grey Eagle Resort & Casino – Calgary, AB

18 – Grey Eagle Resort & Casino – Calgary, AB

19 – Rogers Place – Edmonton, AB

20 – Nexen Field House – Fort McMurray, AB

21 – ENMAX Centre – Lethbridge, AB

23 – Revolution Place – Grande Prairie, AB

24 – Sandman Centre – Kamloops, BC

25 – South Okanagan Events Centre – Penticton, BC

26 – Abbotsford Centre – Abbotsford, BC

 

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DEAN BRODY

DALLAS SMITH