Maddie Marlow and Taylor Dye, best known as duo Maddie & Tae, burst on to the country music scene with their snarky tune “Girl in a Country Song” that took a stand against the controversial sub-genre of “Bro Country.” Using their hit song to catapult them to the forefront as one of the hottest acts of 2014, Maddie & Tae have not slowed down since their quick introduction to the industry.
Maddie & Tae are currently on tour with Dierks Bentley, Kip Moore, and Canaan Smith on the Sounds of Summer Tour, and they have no intention of stopping once the tour reaches a conclusion. Rather, the darling, yet dynamic, duo will be kicking off a tour of their own. The START HERE Tour will begin October 7th at New York City’s Highline Ballroom and will continue for one month, ultimately culminating with a show at Chicago’s famous Joe’s on Weed Street (November 7th).
In discussing the decision to head out on a tour of their own, Tae explained:
Maddie and I wanted to get out and play all the songs from this new record. We’ve spent a few years writing these songs, figuring out how to say what we thought was important about being our age, and figuring out how to create our kind of music, so before we get back onto someone else’s tour, we wanted to take some time and show people all of who we are!
Luckily the girls were able to get some amazing experience under their belts, learning from one of the most exciting entertainers in country music, Dierks Bentley. To that end, Maddie stated:
Spending the summer with Dierks Bentley was an amazing masterclass in playing. He has such a great sense of how to connect with the audience, but he also understands how to keep music the focus…to make sure the playing and the songs don’t get lost in the fun of it. To write songs that matter is one thing, to bring people inside them is another. I can’t wait to share all the songs with the fans once START HERE comes out.
Maddie & Tae’s START HERE album will be released on August 28th and will include hit song “Girl in a Country Song” and current single “Fly.” Get album details and see the cover art by clicking here.
The dates for the START HERE Tour 2015 are as follows:
10/07/15 Highline Ballroom New York, NY
10/08/15 Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA
10/10/15 The Asylum Portland, ME
10/15/15 Cotton Eyed Joe Knoxville, TN
10/16/15 Amos’ Southend Charlotte, NC
10/17/15 Track 29 Chattanooga, TN
10/22/15 Cain’s Ballroom Tulsa, OK
10/23/15 Banita Creek Hall Nacogdoches, TX
10/24/15 House of Blues Houston, TX
11/05/15 Boondocks Springfield, IL
11/06/15 St. Andrew’s Hall Detroit, MI.
11/07/15 Joe’s On Weed Street Chicago, IL