Dan + Shay Share Heartfelt Letter With Fans

The hand-written letter comes ahead of their debut on ‘The Voice’ and their tour kick-off.

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Lauren Jo Black

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February 25, 2024

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Dan+Shay; Photo by: Art Streiber/NBC

Ahead of their debut on The Voice and the kick-off to their headlining tour, Dan + Shay took a moment to share a gratitude-filled hand-written letter with fans, thanking them for their unwavering support amid the “busiest time” in the duo’s history. 

A Thank You To Fans

On Saturday, the duo, comprised of Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney, released a heartfelt statement that began with a thank you to their devoted fanbase for purchasing tickets to their shows.     

“It’s not lost on us how expensive it is to exist in the world these days, and the fact that so many of y’all decided to spend your hard-earned money to buy a ticket to see us play music is truly humbling,” they shared. “Just know that we are more grateful than we could ever put into words.” 

Dan & Shay; Photo Courtesy of Robby Klein
Dan & Shay; Photo Courtesy of Robby Klein

Tour Preparations Underway

With their Heartbreak On The Map Tour kicking off in less than a week, Smyers and Mooney then revealed that they have been emersed in intense preparations for the trek.  

“We’ve been camped out since the beginning of the year putting in early mornings, late nights, and everything in between to make sure that The Heartbreak On The Map Tour is our best show yet. The setlist will be a mix of new and old and will account for a whole lot of your requests,” they wrote. 

The letter comes at the beginning of what will be a hectic year for the duo. They explained that they wanted to take time to express a sincere thank you to their fans before things kick into high gear. 

Dan+Shay; Photo by: Art Streiber/NBC
Dan+Shay; Photo by: Art Streiber/NBC

The “Busiest Time” In The Band’s History

“With the premiere of The Voice on Monday, tour kicking off on Thursday, ‘Bigger Houses’ launching at country radio, the making of a secret project y’all have been asking us for since December of 2013, and so much more, it’s undoubtedly the busiest time in our band’s history,” Dan + Shay explained. 

“But before things get crazy this week, we just wanted to pause and say thank you. Thank you for continuing to show us so much love and support. You are the reason we get to do things beyond even our wildest dreams, and we’ll never not acknowledge that. Hope your year is off to a healthy and happy start and we can’t wait to see everyone on the road so soon. 2024 is going to be the best yet.”

Tour Extension

Just days ago, Dan + Shay revealed plans to extend their 2024 The Heartback On The Map Tour with a slew of newly announced dates. The summer trek kicks off on July 18 in Cincinnati, Ohio, and runs through September 21 with the tour wrapping up in Denver, Colorado. This portion of the tour will feature support from Jake Owen and Dylan Marlowe.   

Additionally, Dan + Shay will make their debut as coaches on NBC’s The Voice alongside Reba McEntire, John Legend, and Chance the Rapper. Season 25 of The Voice premieres on Monday at 8/7c on NBC.    

The Heartbreak On The Map Tour (2024)

^Newly Added Date

Date                           City, State                 Venue

Thu, Feb 29               Greenville, SC           Bon Secours Wellness Arena

Fri, Mar 1                   Charlottesville, VA     John Paul Jones Arena

Sat, Mar 2                  Greensboro, NC        Greensboro Coliseum Complex

Thu, Mar 7                 Austin, TX                  Moody Center ATX

Fri, Mar 8                   Fort Worth, TX           Dickies Arena

Sat, Mar 9                  Oklahoma City, OK    Paycom Center

Thu, Mar 14               Grand Rapids, MI      Van Andel Arena

Fri, Mar 15                 Columbus, OH           Nationwide Arena

Sat, Mar 16                Knoxville, TN             Thompson-Boling Arena at Food City Center 

Wed, Mar 20              Savannah, GA           Enmarket Arena

Thu, Mar 21               Nashville, TN             Bridgestone Arena

Fri, Mar 22                 Chicago, IL                 United Center

Thu, Apr 4                  Milwaukee, WI           Fiserv Forum

Fri, Apr 5                    Saint Paul, MN           Xcel Energy Center

Sat, Apr 6                   Omaha, NE                CHI Health Center Omaha

Sun, Apr 7                  Kansas City, MO        T-Mobile Center

Thu, Apr 11                Philadelphia, PA         Wells Fargo Center

Fri, Apr 12                  Newark, NJ                Prudential Center

Sat, Apr 13                 Boston, MA                TD Garden

Thu, Jul 18                Cincinnati, OH          Riverbend Music Center^

Fri, Jul 19                  Noblesville, IN          Ruoff Music Center^

Sat, Jul 20                 St. Louis, MO            Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis, MO^

Thu, Jul 25                Toronto, ON              Budweiser Stage^

Fri, Jul 26                  Syracuse, NY            Empower Federal Credit Union Amphitheater at Lakeview^

Sat, Jul 27                 Gilford, NH                BankNH Pavilion^

Thu, Aug 1                Clarkston, MI            Pine Knob Music Theatre^

Fri, Aug 2                  Burgettstown, PA    The Pavilion at Star Lake^

Sat, Aug 3                 Bristow, VA               Jiffy Lube Live^

Fri, Aug 9                  Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center^

Sat, Aug 10               Wantagh, NY             Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater^

Sun, Aug 11              Bangor, ME               Maine Savings Amphitheater^

Thu, Aug 15              Charleston, SC         Credit One Stadium^

Fri, Aug 16                Charlotte, NC            PNC Music Pavilion^

Sat, Aug 17               Raleigh, NC               Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek^

Thu, Aug 22              West Palm Beach, FL iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre^

Fri, Aug 23                Tampa, FL                 MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre^

Sat, Aug 24               Alpharetta, GA          Ameris Bank Amphitheatre^

Thu, Aug 29              Rogers, AR               Walmart AMP^

Fri, Aug 30                Dallas, TX                 Dos Equis Pavilion^

Sat, Aug 31               Woodlands, TX        The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman^

Thu, Sep 5                 Phoenix, AZ              Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre^

Fri, Sep 6                   Chula Vista, CA        North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre^

Thu, Sep 12               Ridgefield, WA         RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater^

Fri, Sep 13                 Bend, OR                  Hayden Homes Amphitheater^

Sat, Sep 14                Mountain View, CA  Shoreline Amphitheatre^

Sun, Sep 15              Stateline, NV             Lake Tahoe Harveys Outdoor Arena^

Thu, Sep 19               Nampa, ID                 Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater^

Fri, Sep 20                 West Valley City, UT  Utah First Credit Union Amphitheater^

Sat, Sep 21                Denver, CO               Fiddlers Green Amphitheater^

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.