For Immediate ReleaseContact: Hilarie Carpenter (616) 742-6397
February 21, 2019
Why Don’t We announce summer tour plans, August 26 DeVos Performance Hall concert
Tickets for “8 Letters” Tour go on sale Saturday, February 23 at 10:00 AM
“One of pop music’s biggest breakout stories” – NBC’s TODAY
“Artist To Watch” – ROLLING STONE
Grand Rapids — Atlantic recording artists Why Don’t We have unveiled details for the summer leg of their wildly popular 8 Letters Tour. The newly announced shows kick off at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa, CA, on July 18 before making its way to SMG-managed DeVos Performance Hall in Grand Rapids on Monday, August 26, 2019 at 7:00 PM. The dates mark an extension of the breakout pop group’s biggest headline tour thus far, which begins on March 20 at Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, AZ, and already includes sell outs in Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, and New York City, where they sold out the legendary Radio City Music Hall in just 2 hours.
Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Saturday, February 23 at 10:00 AM. Tickets will be available at the DeVos Place® and Van Andel Arena® box offices, online at Ticketmaster.com, and charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000. A purchase limit of six (6) tickets will apply to every order. See Ticketmaster.com for all current pricing and availability
Why Don’t We’s current single “8 Letters” continues to climb at Top 40 radio, ascending into the Top 25 and boasting over 130 million global audio and video streams to date. The group recently performed “8 Letters” and other hits on the outdoor stage at Jimmy Kimmel Live! in front of one of the loudest audiences the show has seen.Marking the event, Rolling Stone noted “…the crowd’s screams and shrieks of glee nearly overpowered the musicians’ voices” while Billboard simply described the performance as “epic.” The pandemonium mirrored the band’s outdoor concert in Rockefeller Plaza as part of TODAY’s Citi Concert Series, where they garnered one of the largest crowds of the summer.
Known for their prolific, creative output, Why Don’t We unveiled “Cold in LA,” their second brand new song and companion music video of 2019. The track follows last month’s arrival of “Big Plans,” which instantly shot to #1 on the iTunes all genres chart, with the accompanying music video seeing nearly 5 million views on YouTube.
Amassing more than 750 million global audio streams, 3.7 million Instagram followers, and total You Tube views exceeding 378 million with over 2.5 million subscribers in under 2 years, Why Don’t We has become one of pop music’s biggest breakout stories. Taking an innovative and unconventional approach towards releasing new music and actively engaging their rapidly growing fanbase, the prolific young group – the quintet ranges in age from 17-20 years old – put out four EPs in under 12 months.The group closed 2017 on a high note, performing on the entire iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour, including the NYC stop at Madison Square Garden where they shared the stage with Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Camilla Cabello and more. Their debut full length album, 8 Letters, debuted in the top 10 on the Billboard 200 at #9 and immediately shot to #1 on US iTunes’ Overall Albums chart (along with topping charts in over 20 more territories around the globe). The band has sold out back-to-back North American headlining tours, including their biggest trek to date earlier this year that was highlighted by multiple nights in NYC, LA, Chicago, and Toronto. High profile national television appearances include performances on ABC’s Good Morning America, nationally syndicated Live with Kelly and Ryan, CBS’s The Late Late Show with James Corden and more. Press highlights include features in Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Billboard, and TIME among others.
WHY DON’T WE is:Daniel Seavey, Zach Herron, Corbyn Besson, Jonah Marais, and Jack Avery
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DeVos Performance Hall is managed by SMG. Founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to 243 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theaters, performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 19 million square feet of exhibition space and more than 1.5 million sports and entertainment seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre-opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Soldier Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s NRG Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering companies, currently serving more than 140 accounts worldwide. For more information visit www.smgworld.com.