Hey Maine: Here’s Some Country News
Just after reaching the No. 1 spot with their single “From the Ground Up,” Dan + Shay have announced that they’ll hit the road this fall for their 2016 Obsessed Tour. On Nov. 10, Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney will kick off their month-long headlining trek, during which they’ll play 15 shows across the U.S. and Canada before wrapping up on Dec. 17 in Boston, Mass.
After spending the summer on tour as an opening act, Old Dominion are taking their headlining show on the road. They announced their Fall 2016 Meat and Candy Tour. The 31-date tour is set to kick off on Sept. 22 in Cleveland, Ohio, and will wrap up just before Christmas in Kansas City, Mo. Unfortunately they will not be coming close to Maine.
New security procedures are being put in place at the Ryman Auditorium and Grand Ole Opry House to keep artists and fans safe. The venues have begun using walk-through metal detectors but you do have the option to be screened with handheld metal-detecting wands as well. In addition, guests are now subject to enhanced bag checks. These new security measures will apply to both concerts as well as daytime tours and backstage events.