Three-time consecutive GRAMMY Award winners Dan + Shay are getting an early start to the weekend on Friday morning (7/16) as the multiple GRAMMY, CMA, ACM, AMA and Billboard honorees headline NBC’s Citi Music Series on TODAY, performing tracks from their catalog of hits that have added to their nearly eight billion global career streams.
Friday’s edition of the venerable morning show is one of the handful of concerts that is allowing guests to celebrate the music in-person on the plaza. The multi-platinum duo will perform three songs in the 8am hour, including their new single “Glad You Exist.” The RIAA Gold-certified track is rapidly approaching Top 5 at country radio and has over 800,000 track equivalents and counting. They will then return in the 9am hour for an additional performance.
The four-song TODAY concert is the perfect warm-up for the duo as they gear up to get back on the road on their headlining Dan + Shay The (Arena) Tour, kicking off with new 2021 dates beginning September 9 in Greenville, SC. The trek, which includes a stop at the famed Madison Square Garden in New York, NY on September 16, will continue for 30+ dates before concluding on December 7 in Boston, MA. Alternative pop rockers The Band CAMINO and 3x GRAMMY nominee and multi-Platinum selling singer/songwriter Ingrid Andress will join The (Arena) Tour as special guests for all dates.
The massive tour, presented by AEG Presents, marked a career milestone for the duo as their first ever headlining arena trek when it officially kicked off in March 2020 with three consecutive sold-out shows – two back-to-back in Nashville, TN and another in Columbus, OH. More than 40,000 tickets were sold across the three nights, prompting The Tennessean to note at the time, “Even with their three monster hits: ‘Tequila,’ ‘10,000 Hours’ and ‘Speechless,’ it seemed like nearly every song was greeted like a single by the packed house.”
Their current single “Glad You Exist” follows their most recent No.1, RIAA Platinum-certified smash “I Should Probably Go To Bed,” which has surpassed 1.5 million U.S. track equivalents and 300+ million global streams. The duo shattered records with their single “10,000 Hours” with superstar Justin Bieber, with the song claiming the title of the biggest first-week streaming total in country music history. Garnering nearly two billion global streams to date, the track was the fastest country song to reach over one million U.S. track equivalents in 2019 and spent 21 weeks at No.1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart (5th longest run in chart history).
Dan + Shay have earned multiple GRAMMY, CMA, ACM, American Music, and Billboard Music Award wins and nominations, recently claiming their 3rd consecutive GRAMMY Award for Best Country Duo/Group Performance, making them the first artist to do so 3x consecutively since the category’s inception. They also recently claimed Best Duo/Group of the Year at the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards as the only country act in the category. The duo has performed on countless television stages and recently teamed up with labelmate Blake Shelton on the current milestone 20th season of NBC’s The Voice, where they served as Shelton’s Battle Advisors. In the eight years since they formed, Dan + Shay are nearing eight billion global career streams (with over four billion impressions in 2020 alone), accumulated 39 total RIAA certifications and achieved eight No. 1 singles at country radio.