KICKS OFF THE 21-CITY TOUR AT THE TOP OF NEXT YEAR
“WORLD ON FIRE” REACHES TOP 20 AT COUNTRY RADIO
Breakout country star Nate Smith is set to bring his fiery vocals to 21 cities at the top of next year with his WORLD ON FIRE TOUR 2024. Rising singer-songwriter Dylan Schneider will join Smith on his cross-country trek for the first 20 dates, and Aidan Canfield will open the final show of the tour. Tickets for most shows go on sale Friday, Oct. 20 at 10am local time. Smith’s fan club presale will begin Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 10am local time. Fans can also purchase VIP Packages, which may include premium tickets, Meet & Greet and photo opportunities with Smith, autographed posters and more. Visit NateSmithOfficial.com for tickets and additional info.
Smith spent the summer touring with Thomas Rhett and will hit the road this fall with Cole Swindell. Following his headline tour next year, Smith will join Morgan Wallen for his ONE NIGHT AT A TIME 2024 tour. He will open for Wallen in stadiums across the country, including stops in Arlington (TX), Charlotte, Denver, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Nashville, Oxford (MS) and Tampa. Smith will also return to Stagecoach next year after his debut appearance at the festival this year.
Following his Platinum-certified, multi-week No. 1 hit “Whiskey On You,” Smith’s current single “World On Fire” has reached Top 20 at country radio. With over 80 million global streams to date, the breakup hit is one of 26 tracks on Smith’s self-titled album / deluxe version released on April 28. Upon its release, the project achieved the largest album debut from a new artist this year (2023), as well as the largest full length album debut from a new artist since 2020. The album hit #6 on Billboard’s Country albums chart and #30 overall on the Billboard Top 200. Nate Smith also includes RIAA Gold-certified hits “Wreckage” and “Under My Skin.”
Press raved about the album, with The Tennessean sharing that it “lends itself well to country’s radio-ready expectations, but also is so well-delivered that it explodes them, too… Smith’s vocal is a flexible instrument that is so genuinely powerful that, aided by intentional musicianship, it achieves songs that feel familiar in a heart-warming and instantly connective manner.” Billboard lauded his “formidable, rangy and raw vocal power” while Holler noted that his range bears “resemblance to country legend Vince Gill, whose vocal control could cause fainting spells three states over,” adding that “this is Smith’s superpower.”
Smith, who is known for his “strong voice that grips a lyric with ferocity” (Billboard), was nominated for NEW MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR at the 58th ACM Awards in addition to his 2023 CMT Awards nomination for BREAKTHROUGH MALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR for his smash single “Whiskey On You.”
Photo credit: Chris Ashlee
WORLD ON FIRE TOUR 2024:
Jan. 4, 2024 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theater*
Jan. 5, 2024 – Charlotte, NC – Coyote Joes*
Jan. 6, 2024 – Greenville, SC – Blind Horse Saloon*
Jan. 11, 2024 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair*
Jan. 12, 2024 – Uncasville, CT – Wolf’s Den*
Jan. 13, 2024 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza*
Jan. 31, 2024 – Oxford, OH – Brick Street Bar*
Feb. 1, 2024 – Chicago, IL – Joe’s Bar*
Feb. 2, 2024 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection*
Feb. 3, 2024 – Indianapolis, IN – 8 Second Saloon*
Feb. 8, 2024 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex*
Feb. 9, 2024 – Las Vegas, NV – Stoney’s Rockin Country*
Feb. 11, 2024 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater*
Feb. 15, 2024 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theater*
Feb. 16, 2024 – Bakersfield, CA – Buck Owens*
Feb. 17, 2024 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades*
Feb. 21, 2024 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom*
Feb. 22, 2024 – Kelowna, BC – Community Theater*
Feb. 23, 2024 – Calgary, AB – The Palace Theater*
Feb. 24, 2024 – Edmonton, AB – Midway Music Hall*
May 23, 2024 – Dewey Beach, DE – Bottle & Cork^
*Dylan Schneider support
^Aidan Canfield support
About Nate Smith:
Featuring a mix of gritty backwoods soul, rock ‘n’ roll swagger and velvet-thunder vocals, Nate Smith’s personal journey inspired him to be a beacon of country-music hope, an inspirational mission he puts front-and-center. A California native, former worship leader, and lifelong music lover, Smith approaches that mission with a background as eclectic as it gets. Learning guitar at 13, Garth Brooks, Elvis Presley and Bob Seger were among those informing his powerful, fire-from-within vocals, while Michael Jackson made him crave the spotlight and Nirvana gave his sound a jagged edge. In 2018, Smith lost everything he owned in the devastating Camp Fire which tore through Paradise, California, now known as the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in the state’s history. Although his family was safe, he struggled to cope and turned back to music, hoping that it would help comfort himself and others. Help it did, inspiring a month-long road trip across the U.S. to Music City, writing music and playing dive bars along the way.
Since making it to Nashville, the singer’s “powerhouse tenor” has become “perhaps country music’s fastest-rising beloved voice” (The Tennessean). He’s made a huge splash with songs such as his Platinum-certified multi-week No. 1 hit “Whiskey On You,” which was lauded as the “breakup song of the summer” by Country Now and “an enormously satisfying country kiss-off anthem” by Stereogum. “Whiskey On You” amassed over 7.5 million total global on-demand streams in its first week, reaching No. 10 on the Country On-Demand Streaming Chart. The smash hit has racked up over 380 million total global on-demand streams to date. Nate released his debut, self-titled album along with the deluxe version on April 28. The hefty 26-song project hit #6 on Billboard’s Country album charts and #30 on the Billboard Top 200. His latest single off the album, “World On Fire,” is impacting country radio now. The CMT Awards and ACM Awards nominee is currently on tour with Thomas Rhett and will hit the road with Cole Swindell this fall. Nate is managed by Kevin “Chief” Zaruk and Simon Tikhman with The Core Entertainment.
About Dylan Schneider:
Drawn to the storytelling aspects of country music, Dylan Schneider started performing and writing songs at the age of 14, after meeting Brett Eldredge and singing with him on-stage during a concert. After that, he began posting videos to his Facebook page, where he’d cover popular Country songs, gaining a devoted online following. Since then, Schneider has made a name for himself in the Country music community, forging a sound that merges modern pop sensibilities with a down-home feel. He’s been named a “Breakthrough Artist to Watch” by Amazon Music, an “Artist to Watch” by Pandora, Taste of Country and Sounds Like Nashville and declared “Country Music’s Next Rising Star” by Billboard. He’s toured with Florida Georgia Line, Kane Brown, Morgan Wallen, Dan + Shay, Granger Smith, LANCO, Mitchell Tenpenny, Chris Lane and Niko Moon, co-wrote Dustin Lynch’s Top 5 hit song “Momma’s House,” scored two RIAA-certified Gold records, accumulated over 1M social media followers and banked an upwards of 250M on-demand streams (and counting). Signed to BBR Music Group/Wheelhouse Records, his latest five-track EP College Town truly embraced his irresistible rock-n-roll edge and unrestrained pop-country swagger. Now, after posting a snippet of his new break-up anthem “Ain’t Missin’ You” on social media, the sound went viral, racking up more than 115M TikTok views, 112k user-generated TikTok videos and 26M on-demand streams, before climbing to #3 on TikTok’s Country playlist and securing placement on viral-song charts. Giving into fan demand, the rising country star’s “Ain’t Missin’ You” is out now and currently climbing the country radio charts
About Aidan Canfield:
Aidan Canfield is singer/songwriter from Pleasantville, NY. He Grew up on country music and classic rock. Some of his biggest inspirations are artists like Zach Bryan, Bob Seger, Kenny Chesney, and Bruce Springsteen. When the pandemic hit in 2020, Aidan used the time to discover his passion for playing the guitar, and he started singing and writing songs. In two short years, he started growing a following on social media platforms and released his first single, “The Idea of Me,” in April of 2022. Since then, Aidan has released six additional singles, an album and his music has nearly 3 million streams. Aidan’s heartfelt lyrics and melodies are what make his music relatable to his fans.