Bellamy Brothers Safely Return From Sold-Out European Tour Following Brussels Attacks
Iconic Duo Entertained Crowds in Denmark, Switzerland and Sweden
The Bellamy Brothers returned to the U.S. after another sold-out European tour that included packed venues in Denmark, Switzerland, Sweden and Finland. While they did not travel to Brussels, the internationally-acclaimed duo were warned of heightened security and potential threats while overseas.
"The news of the Brussels Airport bombing was released less than an hour before we were due to depart our hotel to the Zurich Airport for our flight to Stockholm via Amsterdam. There was heightened security in the form of armed guards at the check-in counters at the Zurich Airport. By the time we landed in Amsterdam, the news had reached our family and friends in the USA. We all started receiving emails, text and Facebook messages and phone calls from people concerned about our safety. Many of those concerned wanted to know if we would cancel the remainder of the tour and return to the USA. While this was a horrific tragedy, unfortunately it is unrealistic to think a similar attack can't happen in the USA or anywhere else in the world. If we live our lives in fear, the terrorists have succeeded. Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Brussels and the families of those who lost loved ones," David Bellamy said.
The iconic duo played five sold-out shows during the European leg of their 40th Anniversary Tour. The first stop was in Aalborg, Denmark on March 17 at Kongres & Kulture Center:
"Bellamy Brothers have always been a big success in the Scandinavian countries. They are one of the most popular country artists here with SOLD OUT shows. It's always a pleasure to work with the Bellamy Brothers and their amazing international agent Judy Seale," said Stig Ulrichsen, CB&Ole B Booking AS.
After Denmark, the Bellamy Brothers embarked to Zurich, Switzerland for three sold-out performances at Albisguetli Schutzenhaus.
"For 32 years, the International Country Music Festival has been held in Zurich, Switzerland and we have worked with the Bellamy Brothers since the 90's. We thank the Bellamy Brothers for their stellar performances and being so gracious," Show & Music promoter Albi Matter said.
Following their performance at the International Country Music Festival, the duo set sail for the M/S Cinderella Viking Cruise Line between Sweden and Finland.
"This was the first concert we booked on the M/S Cinderella in the country rock genre and to our surprise the ship was sold-out thanks to the Bellamy Brothers. We thank them for coming on board and I'm thankful they didn't let violence in Brussels affect their tour,"," Jason Colombick said.
The Bellamy Brothers will be back on the road this spring and summer with dates across the U.S. as well as stops in Germany, Norway and Canada, just to name a few (tour dates below). The successful second leg of their tour coincides with their new album "40 Years: The Album," a compilation of past hits and new songs, which also benefits Susan G. Komen by donating $1 of every U.S. iTunes download to fund breast cancer research, education and community outreach programs. Click here to purchase "40 Years: The Album."
"40 Years: The Album" encompasses more than their four decades in the music business. The project is a compilation of past hits, like "Let Your Love Flow," "Redneck Girl" and "If I Said You Have a Beautiful Body (Would You Hold It Against Me)" and 20 new songs.
BELLAMY BROTHERS 40TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR:
April 06 Jamestown Fraternal Order Of Police Jamestown Civic Center- Jamestown, N.D.
April 07 Bismarck Rural Fire Department Bismarck Civic Center- Bismarck, N.D.
April 09 Havre Police Protective Association/ Armory-MSU- Northern- Havre, Mont.
April 10 Five Valley Crime Stoppers/ University Theatre-University Of Montana- Missoula, Mont.
April 12 Billings Police Protective Association/ Alterowitz Gym- Billings, Mont.
April 14 Platte Valley Community Center Theatre- Saratoga, Wyo.
April 15 Grizzly Rose- Denver, Colo.
April 16 Salt Creek Sports Lounge- Nephi, Utah
April 21 Private - Lecanto, Fla.
April 23 Private- Austin, Texas
April 26 ASAP Energy, Inc. Trade Show/ Pioneer Cellular Event Center- Weatherford, Okla.
April 28 Steiner Ranch Steakhouse- Austin, Texas
April 29 House Of Fi Fi Dubios- San Angelo, Texas
April 30 Redneck Country Club- Stafford, Texas
May 06 League City Village Fair- League City, Texas
May 07 Freiheit Country Store- New Braunfels, Texas
May 14 Music City Texas Theatre- Linden, Texas
May 27 Silver Saloon- Terrell, Texas
May 28 Atwood Music Festival/ Atwood Water Park- Monticello, Miss.
June 03 Lone Star Grill - Cedar Park, Texas
June 04 Tom Tom Festival - Yoakum, Texas
June 09 Private Engagement- Cleveland, Ohio
June 11 Lake Striker Marina / Concert Field- Reklaw, Texas
June 17 House Pasture Cattle Company- Concan, Texas
June 18 Mid-Coast Spring Break Bikefest Pickleheads Roadhouse- Sunrise Beach, Mont.
June 24 16th Annual Funtastic Fourth-Festival- Big Spring, Texas
June 25 Waylon's And Ray's- Brownwood, Texas
July 02 Redneck Country Club- Stafford, Texas
July 09 Margaritaville Resort Casino - Bossier City, La.
July 15 Bluegate Theatre- Shipshewana, Ind.
July 16 Bluegate Theatre- Shipshewana, Ind.
July 19 Anderson Music Hall- Hiawassee, Ga.
July 22 Country Thunder USA- Twin Lakes, Wis.
July 29 Billy Bob's Texas- Fort Worth Texas
July 30 Main Street Crossing- Tomball, Texas
Aug. 04 Clayton County Fair- National, Iowa
Aug. 05 Gillespie Family Farms "Friends & Neighbor Celebration"- Johnson, Minn.
Aug. 06 Private- Dickinson, N.D.
Aug. 07 Rollie's- Sauk Rapids, Minn.
Aug. 10 Umatilla County Fair Open Grass Courtyard- Hermiston, Ore.
Aug. 11 Tillamook County Fair Rodeo Arena w/ Grandstand- Tilamook, Ore.
Aug. 13 Hawg-A-Rama Points West Farm- Regina, SK, Canada
Aug. 18 Music Ranch Montana- Livingston, Mont.
Aug. 19 The Outlaw Saloon - Ogden, Utah
Aug. 20 I-Bar Ranch / Concert Series- Gunnison, Colo.
Aug. 27 Theatre Dublin- Dublin, Ga.
Sept. 03 Loften Country Festival- Leknes, Norway
Sept. 07-22 Norway Tour (Venues TBA)
Sept. 17-24 Rock And Blues Cruise- MSC Sinfonia- Italy, Croatia, and Greek Isles
Sept. 24 Grosses Kurhaus- Bad Fussing, Germany
Sept. 30 Come And Take It Celebration Downtown Gonzalez- Gonzalez, Texas
Oct. 01 Red Neck Country Club- Stafford, Texas
Oct. 02 South Texas Fall Festival- Robstown, Texas
Oct. 08 Private - Midland, Texas
Oct. 15 Bayou Fest / Highland Bayou Park- La Margue, Texas
Oct. 23 Private- San Marcos, Texas
Oct. 28 Stampede - Houston, Texas
Oct. 29 Lone Star Ball / Private- Houston, Texas
Nov. 04 Hank's Texas Grill- McKinney, Texas
Nov. 03 Private - Houston, Texas
Nov. 05 Wellington Ritz Theatre, Wellington, Texas
Nov. 10 The Museum Club- Flagstaff, Ariz.
Nov. 11 Peppermill Concert Hall- Wendover, Nev.
Nov. 12 Sevier Valley Center- Richfield, Utah
Nov. 13 Hitching Post 1- Apache Junction, Ariz.
Nov. 18 Country Tonite Theater- Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
Nov. 19 A. Curtis Andrews Auction Barn- Federalsburg, Md.
Nov. 26 Sugar Creek Casino / Event Center- Hinton, Okla.
ABOUT THE BELLAMY BROTHERS:
Howard and David continue to prove that the trail they've ridden to fame has been as unique as their music itself-music that is now celebrating 40 years of success. The road that started on the pop music charts in the '70's, took a winding turn into country music in the '80's, paving the way for duos to come, such as Brooks & Dunn, Montgomery Gentry, Big & Rich, and The Judds. "If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body (Would You Hold It Against Me)," originally scrawled on a dinner napkin by David, rocketed them to the top of the country charts the way "Let Your Love Flow," had done in the pop market just a few years earlier. It proved to be the first of a string of fourteen No. 1 singles in the U.S. alone. They're the only U.S. country music act who've toured in India, Sri Lanka, New Caledonia and Qatar. The Bellamy Brothers hold the record in both the Academy of Country Music (ACM) and the Country Music Association Awards (CMA) for the most duo nominations. Numerous Grammy nods have also been directed toward the brothers. For more information, visit bellamybrothers.com.