DYNAMIC TRIO – The Band Perry will make a stop in Red Deer as part of their Canadian tour. The country trio plays the Centrium Jan. 15.

The Band Perry set to take City stage

Popular country group heads north for national tour

A country trio who has shot up the charts in recent years with their numerous hits will take the stage in Red Deer next month.

The Band Perry will perform at the Centrium on Jan. 15. Showtime is 7:30 p.m.

Kimberly, Reid and Neil Perry make up the powerful trio who have performed on the Academy of Country Music Awards, the Grammy and Billboard Music Awards, among others.

During a recent chat, Kimberly said the band is excited to head to Canada in the New Year to begin the Canadian leg of their tour.

“We have been to Canada a handful of times to play some festivals and we also did a few dates a couple of years ago with Keith Urban but this will be our first time to bring our headlining tour to Canada – we are looking forward to it,” she said.

The Band Perry has ascended to huge heights since releasing their self-titled debut album on Republic Nashville in 2010, which scored the siblings a string of hits, including If I Die Young, You Lie and All Your Life. Their sophomore release Pioneer was also praised by top critics and has produced two consecutive number one country hits – Better Dig Two and Done, the latter earning Neil and Reid their first chart-topper as songwriters.

Their current single, Don’t Let Me Be Lonely, is already in the top 25 at Country radio.

Neil said the Perrys have always been a musical family.

“We have always loved music. That is one of the things that we credit our parents with the most – is giving us a huge appreciation for all different types of music,” he said. “I remember growing up our mom in the morning would play country music – Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline and a little bit of Michael Jackson. And our dad at night would play us Queen, The Rolling Stones – all the great rock and roll bands.

“Eventually we just caught the fever and started picking up instruments and playing. That was our story 15 years ago and here we are today.”

When coming up with new material, The Band Perry draws from a variety of areas for inspiration.

“We draw from life experiences and the stories we hear whether it’s from each other or from people that we know,” said Reid. “Writing on the road is interesting because life stands still. We have mastered the skill of making life happen on the run.”

Kimberly added touring allows them to be inspired as well.

“We get inspired by just staying in a new place. New horizons always add to new inspiration. We are looking really forward to Canada in January because there will be fresh experiences and fresh inspiration.”

Moving forward, The Band Perry wants to gain the reputation of being a fantastic show on stage for fans to enjoy.

“I think we want to strive to continue having a great live show. I think that is where fans get a true sense of The Band Perry,” said Neil. “It’s what we were doing before writing music or doing interviews, we were playing on stage. I think having the reputation of being an exciting, live show where people can come and forget about all of their problems is the biggest thing.”

As for what The Band Perry has accomplished so far, Kimberly said it is “Really rewarding.

“It’s really wonderful to see a decade’s worth of work come to fruition. Everyday we live to play and it’s part therapy as well – we live for it.”

For tickets to the Red Deer show visit www.ticketmaster.ca.

efawcett@reddeerexpress.com

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