The Band Perry to play Merrimack College

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With their highly anticipated sophomore album due in April, The Band Perry have revealed plans for a handful of headlining concerts this spring. The country favorites will stop in Massachusetts for a performance at Lawler Arena on the campus of Merrimack College in North Andover on Friday, April 19. Tickets for the show are available to the general public through eTix for $30.

Pioneer, The Band Perry’s second studio effort and follow-up to their self-titled 2010 debut album, will hit stores on April 2. The trio of siblings – Kimberly, Reid and Neil Perry – began working on the album last spring in California with acclaimed producer Rick Rubin (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Adele).

“Our time in the studio with Rick was so incredible because during our early sessions he challenged us to set higher goals as songwriters,” said Reid Perry in a press release. Ultimately, however, the band decided to return to Nashville to complete the album with producer Dann Huff (Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban).

“With that experience came the realization that we needed to take the music back home to Tennessee and have Dann Huff bring the songs to life with his production,” explained Neil Perry. “Sometimes where one starts off is not where one ends up, which is a big theme for us on Pioneer.”

Pioneer features lead single “Better Dig Two”, which recently marked the band’s third song to reach #1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. The video for the song is streaming below.

Joel Crouse, a native of Holland, Massachusetts native, will open the show at Merrimack College. The 20-year-old country pop artist, who is currently recoding his debut album in Nashville, recently released his first single “If You Want Some”. Crouse’s debut album is expected to be released later this year through Show Dog – Universal Music records.

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