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Dan + Shay’s “Where It All Began Tour” Stops At Starland Ballroom in New Jersey

Dan + Shay’s “Where It All Began Tour” stopped at a packed Starland Ballroom in NJ on Saturday night.  If you’ve been to any concert in New Jersey, you know the crowds can get crazy, and this was definitely one of the best we’ve experienced.   It’s been wonderful to see the support for Dan + Shay grow since we first saw them around a year ago (Mohegan!)  and their live show is not to be missed. There’s nothing like a first time feeling, but they just get better and better each time we see them.

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Opening act Canaan Smith got the crowd pumped up with his hit single “Love You Like That,” and songs from his recently released EP like “Hole In The Bottle” and “Mad Love.” Canaan also played a serious rock cover of Nick Jonas’ smash single “Jealous.” The Virginia native knows how to get a crowd singing and dancing along even if they’re not familiar with him.

Canaan Smith WIAB Tour 2015

One of the best things about watching Dan + Shay perform is seeing just how much they love being on stage.  If you can find something to do that makes you half as happy as they are performing, then you’d be pretty lucky.   Their passion and energy on stage is unrivaled – they really give it all on stage night after night.   And still make time for a post-show meet and greet.  We still get chills every time during “19 You + Me” when they let the crowd sing, and see their genuine reaction to having people sing one of their songs.  Although really the whole concert is one big singalong from start to finish. They played almost every song from their debut album, “Where It All Began,” a fun new track, “Partner in Crime,” and a few covers for good measure.

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They certainly know their Jersey audience, as their set included covers of Journey and Def Leppard, and a little Guns N Roses, proving they know how to rock.  As we’ve said before, we’re sure they would have found success in any genre they chose, but we’re sure glad they chose country!   Shay Mooney’s voice is also chill-inducing, and harmonizes perfectly with Dan Smyers, who played both guitar and piano during the show.

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As usual, they had a small acoustic set before the concert AKA the return of the Tent Concert Series, where it all began for the duo.  The acoustic set gives fans a chance to ask questions, hang out with the guys, and hear a couple of songs in an intimate setting before the show.  We are always impressed by how great Dan + Shay are to their fans, and how much they appreciate each person that comes out to see them.

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Dan + Shay are nominated for Duo of the Year at the ACM Awards for the 2nd year in a row!  Make sure to tune into the awards on CBS April 19th to cheer them on and catch their performance with Nick Jonas!

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Set List:
Somewhere Only We Know
Nothing Like You
Stop Drop & Roll
Parking Brake
Any Way You Want It (Journey cover)
Partner in Crime
Close Your Eyes
Thinking Out Loud (Ed Sheeran cover)
Show You Off
Pour Some Sugar On Me / Meet In The Middle
What You Do To Me
Red Dirt Road (Brooks&Dunn cover)
Party Girl
First Time Feeling
Can’t Say No
Dynamite / Moves Like Jagger
19 You + Me

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The “Where It All Began Tour” wraps up at the end of the month in Chicago.  Check out all of Dan + Shay’s upcoming tour dates here & pick up a copy of “Where It All Began” on iTunes now!

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Be sure to follow Dan + Shay & Secret Fangirls for more updates!

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Dan + Shay Announce 2015 Where It All Began Tour with Canaan Smith!

Dan + Shay Where It All Began Tour 2015 Dates
Feb 28th – Cotton Eyed Joe’s – Knoxville, TN – Buy Tickets
March 1st – Amo’s Southend – Charlotte, NC – Buy Tickets
March 3rd – Lincoln Theater – Raleigh, NC – Buy Tickets
March 5th – Music Farm – Columbia, SC – Buy Tickets
March 6th – Center Stage – Atlanta, GA – Buy Tickets
March 7th – Florida Strawberry Festival – Plant City, FL – Buy Tickets
March 11th – George’s Majestic  – Fayetteville, AR – Buy Tickets
March 12th – Varsity Theater – Baton Rouge, LA – Buy Tickets
March 13th – House Of Blues – Houston, TX – Buy Tickets
March 14th – House Of Blues – Dallas, TX – Buy Tickets
March 17th – Whiskey Dick’s – El Paso, TX – Buy Tickets
March 19th – House Of Blues – San Diego, CA – Buy Tickets
March 20th – House Of Blues – Anaheim, CA – Buy Tickets
March 21st – Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas, NV – Buy Tickets
March 23rd – Regency Theater  – San Francisco, CA – Buy Tickets
March 24th – Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA – Buy Tickets
March 25th – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR – Buy Tickets
March 27th – Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA – Buy Tickets
March 28th – Showbox @ The Market – Seattle, WA – Buy Tickets
March 29th – Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC – Buy Tickets
April 1st – Knitting Factory – Boise, ID – Buy Tickets
April 2nd – The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT – Buy Tickets
April 3rd – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO – Buy Tickets
April 4th – Arvest Bank Theatre – Kansas City, MO – Buy Tickets
April 7th – Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH – Buy Tickets
April 9th – Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA – Buy Tickets
April 11th – Starland Ballroom – Sayerville, NJ – Buy Tickets
April 12th – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA – Buy Tickets
April 14th – Mod Club – Toronto, ON – Buy Tickets
April 15th – Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY – Buy Tickets
April 21st – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO – Buy Tickets
April 22nd – Old National Centre – Indianapolis, IN – Buy Tickets
April 24th – Royal Oak Music Theatre – Royal Oak, MI – Buy Tickets
April 25th – Joe’s On Weed Street – Chicago, IL – SOLD OUT
April 26th – Joe’s On Weed Street – Chicago, IL – Buy Tickets *All Ages Show

*VIP Tickets for all shows are available HERE!

If you haven’t had a chance to see Dan + Shay live, this is one tour you don’t want to miss.  They are one of our favorite artists to see live because of how passionate they are on stage.  You can see how much they absolutely love what they are doing, and they’re having fun, too.  And the show is one big singalong – everyone in the audience knows the words.  And the harmony.  Watch their performance of “Partner and Crime” from Highline Ballroom in NYC on their first headlining tour!

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