Shires to sign new album at HMV

See them in Manchester, Glasgow and London


hmv is pleased to announce that The Shires will be celebrating the release of their latest album “Accidentally On Purpose” with an exclusive instore performance at hmv 363 Oxford Street and signing events at hmv Birmingham and hmv Manchester this month.
The biggest selling UK country act of all time, The Shires will be showcasing brand new tracks from their eagerly anticipated album at hmv 363 Oxford Street’s dedicated gig space on 24th April before taking time to meet and greet fans.
Additional signing events at hmv Birmingham on 22nd April and Manchester on 23rd April will give fans the chance to meet the country superstars in an intimate hmv setting shortly before they embark on a full UK tour in May.
Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, The Shires’ new album combines massive Country-pop choruses and emotive words about their whirlwind journey, relationships and their time in the States. ‘Accidentally on Purpose’ also features a track written by Ed Sheeran after he met the band on a night out in Nashville, a beautiful anthemic love song called ‘Stay The Night’.
“Accidentally on Purpose is full of personal songs that really sums up the whirlwind journey we’ve been on together. From the first day we met, we’ve been crazy dreamers with big plans, who really believed that Country could break into the UK mainstream. For all those dreams, we never imagined it would all happen so quickly and we’re so proud and excited to be releasing our third album.”
– Ben and Crissie, The Shires
The Shires will appear at:
hmv Birmingham             Sun 22 Apr          2:00 pm                (signing only)
hmv Manchester             Mon 23 Apr        5:30 pm                (signing only)
Access to these event will be restricted to customers purchasing any format of the album in person from hmv Manchester from Friday 20th April, subject to availability and while stocks last. Online orders, including Click and Collect, will not be valid.
hmv 363 Oxford St           Tue 24 Apr          6:00 pm                (live & signing)
Access to this event will be limited to ticket-holders only. 400 Online tickets for entry will be available via, limited to one ticket per person only, subject to availability and while stocks last. Customers who obtain a ticket will be required to purchase a copy of the album from hmv 363 Oxford Street on the day of the event.
10 x pairs of purehmv priority access will be available.
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