NASHVILLE, Tenn. (DreamWorks press release) - DreamWorks Nashville recording group Emerson Drive
is more than excited about their upcoming winter tour schedule. The band has been asked to open for Shania Twain
on the American leg of her UP! tour throughout the late fall and early winter 2003.
"We have been having such a fantastic time on the road with Shania that when we received the news that we picked up more shows touring with her in the United States, we were thrilled!" shares lead vocalist Brad Mates. "This tour was a huge dream for us and it doesn't get better than this."
Emerson Drive has two Top 5 singles, "I Should Be Sleeping" and "Fall Into Me" from their self-titled debut album (released 5/21/02). The Academy of Country Music awarded the group the Top New Vocal Group or Duo Award earlier this year. They have also been named the Group or Duo of the Year for the last two years by the Canadian Country Music Association. Nominations for a Juno Award (for Country Recording of the Year) and a CMT Flameworthy Award (for Breakthrough Video of the Year) round out their list of recent accomplishments.
The band is currently finishing their sophomore album for DreamWorks Nashville with producer Richard Marx for early 2004 release with their first single from the album expected for release in January 2004.
2003 UP! Tour dates:
11/21 Houston Arena - Houston, TX
11/22 SBC Center - San Antonio, TX
11/23 American Airlines Center - Dallas, TX
11/25 Ford Center - Oklahoma City, OK
11/28 Savvis Center - St. Louis, MO
11/29 Kemper Arena - Kansas City, MO
12/01 Pepsi Center - Denver, CO
12/02 Delta Center - Salt Lake City, UT
12/04 Pengrowth Saddledome - Calgary, AB
12/05 Skyreach Center - Edmonton, AB
12/07 Pacific Coliseum - Vancouver, BC
12/08 Pacific Coliseum - Vancouver, BC
12/11 Rose Garden - Portland, OR
12/13 Arco Arena - Sacramento, CA
12/14 HP Pavilion - San Jose, CA
12/16 Pond Center - Anaheim, CA
12/17 Cox Arena - San Diego, CA
12/18 America West Arena - Phoenix, AZ
12/20 Mandalay Bay Casino - Las Vegas, NV