Dan + Shay have dropped another hint about an upcoming tour. The duo, made up of Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney, hinted on social media that they were working on tour dates, while sharing a clip of a new song, “Heartbreak On The Map.” Now, Dan + Shay are sharing more details about how they plan on spending 2024, which seems to include plenty of concert dates.
“It’s always good to be out on the road,” Smyers said, ahead of the CMA Fest TV special, which features Dan + Shay performing their mega-hit, “Speechless.” “We’re playing a bunch of shows this year, and a million shows next year. Just being able to be on stage in front of our fans — we’ve been off of the road for a minute, and hearing the fans singing these words back to us, it never gets old, truly.
“It’s the greatest feeling in the entire world,” he continued. “And it makes all the hard work that we’ve been doing in the studio — we’ve been kind of locked in the studio for the last eight to ten months … it just makes it all worth it to be able to stand on that stage and people sing your words back to you, is truly the greatest feeling in the world.”
We put HEARTBREAK ON THE MAP and pretty soon it'll be time to put TOUR DATES on the map. Let us know which cities we should play and don't forget to pre-order the new album. 🏠https://t.co/twSpwyMIhs pic.twitter.com/UzO0WjoCuc
— Dan + Shay (@DanAndShay) July 16, 2023
Dan + Shay’s new single, “Save Me The Trouble,” debuted in the Top 30 on the charts. The song, written by Smyers and Mooney, along with Ashley Gorley, Jordan Reynolds and Jordan Minton is the first release from their forthcoming Bigger Houses album, out on September 15.
“‘Save Me The Trouble’ was the very last song that we wrote for this album,” Smyers told Audacy. “That’s kind of how it always goes; you turn in the whole album, you think you’re done. All the pressure’s off and you get back in the writing room, when nobody’s looking over your shoulder, expecting anything, and this song poured out of us. The same thing happened with ‘Speechless,’ on our self-titled album.”
In a video Dan + Shay posted on social media called “The Drive,” the two revealed that they went four months without speaking in 2022. Their separation, followed by a reconciliation, made Dan + Shay stronger than ever.
THE DRIVE pic.twitter.com/F5G0SPoFXg
— Dan + Shay (@DanAndShay) July 9, 2023
“I can feel the closeness of our relationship and our friendship when I listen back to the music,” Smyers said. “We are by far, a million times the closest we have ever been, for so many reasons. But because we worked at it, that makes what we’re doing now infinitely sustainable. I could do this the rest of my life with you.”
The CMA Fest TV special will air at 9:00 PM ET on ABC. Tickets for the 2024 CMA Fest are on sale now at CMAFest.com.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of CMA / Natasha Moustache